May 6, 2016
- 1) ‘In Tune’ event at Bethany creates a beautiful dissonance 2) May is Older Adult Month 3) Song and Story Fest celebrates its 20th anniversary 4) Brethren bits
- Dissonance is the tension created from the use of two or more musical notes that just don’t seem to go together. When produced correctly or added into a larger chord, however, they create a lovely tension. A lot of churches are facing this dissonance in a metaphorical way as they attempt to include all musical preferences in a single worship service. But this dissonance doesn’t have to be disastrous. Out of the clash of genres can come something even more beautiful.
- Youth Sunday, graduations, Pentecost, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day--May is a busy month! The Office of Intergenerational Ministries encourages congregations to also celebrate May as Older Adult Month.
- This year’s Song and Story Fest, a family camp and gathering of Brethren musicians and storytellers, will mark a milestone: the 20th anniversary of the annual event. The 2016 Song and Story Fest is scheduled for July 3-9 at Camp Blue Diamond near Petersburg, Pa.
- Personnel notices, job openings, call for dessert testers for new Inglenook cookbook, developments in legislation regarding military draft, Brethren Voices features moderator Andy Murray, Elizabethtown College’s interfaith leadership studies major gets attention from the New York Times, and more news by, for, and about Brethren.
[Anglican Communion News Service] Churches throughout England have responded to a call from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York for a “great wave of prayer” in the week leading up to Pentecost Sunday for the re-evangelization of England. Dubbed, Thy Kingdom Come, from the words of the Lord’s Prayer, the week will see parish churches and cathedrals hold 24/7 prayer rotas, open prayer times and special services.
[Episcopal Diocese of New York] In a spirit of Christian friendship and unity with its roots deep in the 19th century, the Episcopal Church in New York has stepped forward to ensure that the congregation of the fire-gutted Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava will have a place to worship each week until they have a new permanent home.
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