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2011 Annual Conference

Annual Conference

July 2-6, 2011

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Webcasts: This Year, View Annual Conference Live from Anywhere

For 2011, every business session and every worship service at Annual Conference will be webcast. To view the live broadcasts over the internet, simply open your browser to www.brethren.org/webcasts, and then click on Annual Conference.  The broadcast window will appear on the Annual Conference broadcast page.  Additionally, recordings of each webcast will be available shortly after each session concludes, so those not able to watch live (or those wanting to review a session) may view the recordings from the links provided.

For the second year in a row, we encourage congregations to consider joining with all the attendees gathered at Annual Conference, and many other congregations across the country, to share Sunday morning worship together via the webcast. Using a computer to project Sunday

Morning’s worship live (or recorded, in the case of congregations in western time zones),

congregations can share in the prayers, the singing, and the preaching right from the conference floor for their worship July 3. Last year, estimates were that well over 1,000 Brethren from 16+ states joined in!  (For technical assistance to help your congregation join in this country-wide worship service, please feel free to contact Enten Eller, the webcast producer, at Enten@webcastcentral.net)

News from Annual Conference

Onsite news reporting from Annual Conference 2011 will begin with reports from the Standing Committee meetings and other pre-Conference events as of Friday, July 1, or before. During the Conference itself, from July 2-6, daily news reports and photo albums will report on business decisions, worship, and other special events. The Conference sermons will be posted online along with worship bulletins. Find the onsite reporting from Grand Rapids at www.brethren.org/news.

Witness to Host City

The Michigan District Commission on Witness is thrilled to be offering this opportunity of outreach to the city of Grand Rapids!  What better way to show the love of Christ and to share our testimony than by putting them into action?  These different service organizations offer various tasks for people of all abilities and ages.  You’ll be sure to find at least one that satisfies your desire to serve others. Go to: www.brethrenwitness.org on the right side of the page, there are three different service options for Tuesday, July 5.  Click on any of the three to get more information and to sign up!

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