Atlantic Northeast District Conference

Leffler Chapel, Elizabethtown College

District Conference is the annual gathering of Church of the Brethren congregations, fellowships and projects within the Atlantic Northeast District.  District Conference offers an opportunity for fellowship, worship and a chance to participate in important topics related to the district.  The goal is to work together to create spiritually healthy congregations who covenant and network together to further the Kingdom of God.

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Elizabethtown College – Leffler Chapel and Performance Center

1 Alpha Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022

October 4-5, 2019

 

Pre-Conference Information

2019 Atlantic Northeast District Conference Moderator, Brian Berkey

      • I am very interested in getting out to as many churches during the coming year as I can to get to know more of the ANE before the 2019 District Conference. I can be available for a pulpit fill or just to introduce myself to your congregation on a Sunday morning. If you are interested in a visit, please contact me at bdberkey@comcast.net or (443) 553-0356.
  • Theme:  Living the Legacy

    • Scripture Reference
      • Job 29: 2-3 How I long for the months gone by, for the days when God watched over me, when His lamps shone upon my head and by His light I walked through darkness!
    • Bible Verse and Description:
      “If ever there was a person who could really lament about the “good old days”, it has to be Job. In this passage of scripture, even in the midst of his anguish over what has befallen him, Job comes to the realization of what really was good about the good relationship with God. In the 21st century church, as we become absorbed with all of the issues, and all of the “stuff” of the day, perhaps we, like Job, need to consider our Brethren legacy and where we are in our relationship with God. To follow up on the 2018 District Conference theme, perhaps it is time to focus on those things in our heritage that are good and positive, the important things that we have in common and less on the “stuff” that may cause division. As Brethren we may not study the Old Testament perhaps so much but as we enter into a new year with many challenges before us, I would really encourage us to take a look at Job. There are lessons that can be learned there about dealing with our struggles that apply in our world today.”
      • -Brian Berkey, Moderator
  • Registration Information

    • Online registration begins May 1st
    • Delegates register by July 1st – $30
    • July 2nd-September 15th – $35
    • Day of conference – $40
    • An updated list of Congregational Delegate Representation is available here .  Please be sure to verify the number of delegates that your congregation is permitted to send.
  • Childcare

    • Back by popular demand, free childcare will be offered during District Conference on Saturday, October 5. Registration is required. To learn more about this family friendly opportunity, please follow this link.
  • District Choir

    • Brothers and Sisters from all over the District are invited to praise the Lord with their voices! A District Choir will be forming soon. Please consider this enjoyable opportunity!
  • Housing

    • Do you have the gift of hospitality?  Are you traveling a distance to attend District Conference? Once again this year, the Program and Arrangements Committee is working to coordinate accommodations for those traveling to conference.

If you are interested in hosting our Brothers and Sisters, please click here.

If you are in need of housing, please follow this link.

  • Address and Driving Directions

    • The 50th Annual District Conference will be held at Leffler Chapel and Performance Center on Elizabethtown College’s campus. The address and driving directions can be found here.

District Conference Weekend Agenda

Please check back for additional updates!

 

Friday, October 4, 2019

  • Worship Service – 7:00 p.m.
    • We will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Atlantic Northeast District on Friday October 4, as we come together to worship. Please join us at 7:00 p.m. for an evening full of prayer, praise, music and memories!
    • The Atlantic Northeast is excited to welcome Don Fitzkee on Friday evening as he preaches to the congregation. Don is Brethren author, retired professional and Pastor.
    • Everyone is welcome! No registration required.

 

Saturday, October 5, 2019

  • Agenda
    • Bible Study – 7:30 a.m.
      • Please join us Saturday morning for breakfast and a Bible lesson, led by Pastor Galen Hackman.
    • “Living Our Vision” – small group conversations
    • Insight Sessions
    • District Displays
    • Free Childcare
    • Catered breakfast and lunch
    • Spanish Translators
      • Tendremos traductores de español para ayudarlo a escuchar cada aspecto de la Conferencia de Distrito. ¡Por favor únete a nosotros!

 

2018 District Conference Information

If you have questions, or would like additional information, please contact our District Conference Manager,
Christine Dugan at 717.367.4730 or cdugan@ane-cob.org.