2014 District Conference
Jan Orndorff, moderator, set the tone for Shenandoah District Conference 2014 when she placed the District's historic gavel onto the towel folded over a basin on the worship center and explained that the symbol of leadership (the gavel) would take its place in the Church of the Brethren's symbol of service (the basin and towel).
Her conference theme, "The Return of the Word," was infused into each segment of the conference - worship, song, prayer and business.
A full report on the conference will be included in the December2014/January2015 Shenandoah Journal, scheduled for publication electronically the week of Nov. 24.
By the numbers:
Friday worship attendance was 294, and the offering for the Nigeria Crisis Fund is approaching $4,000 with more expected. That amount will be matched dollar-for-dollar!
Saturday attendance was 295, including 242 delegates from 79 congregations. The Saturday offering for district ministries was $2,345.
In addition, some 30 youth and advisors were part of the conference, attending worship, enjoying an overnight lock-in, doing service projects at Brethren Woods and reporting to the full conference about National Youth Conference and their District Conference experience.
Cole Scrogham, 2015 moderator, and David R. Miller, moderator-elect, were consecrated at the close of the conference.
Information about the Milestones in Ministry dinner, recognizing ordained pastors at five-year milestones in their ministry, has been posted on the Ministry page of this Web site.
Profile of Moderator Jan