Brethren Leaders Endorse Christmas Letter Regarding Federal Budget

This article is taken from the Brethren Newsline, December 21, 2017

Church of the Brethren general secretary David Steele and Office of Public Witness director Nathan Hosler have given endorsement to a Christmas letter to Vice President Mike Pence “to protect the humanitarian, diplomatic, and peacebuilding budget in the FY19 budget” of the federal government.

The letter was organized by Search for Common Ground ( ) and was hand-delivered to the Vice President’s office on Wednesday, Dec. 20. It was copied by e-mail to other government officials at the White House, USAID, the State Department, and Congress as key decision makers in the budget development process.

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Christmas Cantata: A Service of Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love

Trinity Lutheran Church and the Canton Church of the Brethren are celebrating Christian unity with a joint worship service and Christmas cantata on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 9:00am! The blended service will feature worship traditions from both Lutheran and Brethren perspectives, along with the celebration of Holy Communion. A fellowship and discussion time follows the service, and coffee and cookies will be served.

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The Big Clean!

Hey, everyone!

Come and share in the big clean, a few hours of working together to make our church building sparkle!

Date: December 8, 2017

Time: 2:00pm to 6:00 pm

Spend a few minutes or all 4-hours or any time you have available; many hands make light work.

Please call 309-647-4828 or email with any questions. Hope to see you there!

Living in Exile, 11/26/17

Please enjoy this special message from Pastor Kevin Kessler entitled “Living in Exile.” We also included the children’s story and giving message.

Sermon: Living in Exile

Speaker: Pastor Kevin Kessler

Scripture: Jeremiah 29:1, 4-14

Date: Sunday November 26, 2017

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