There has been a recent flurry of activity as churches in several states have reached out to the Covenant Brethren Church requesting information. Many of them are taking the steps to join while others are giving prayerful consideration to joining.
One recently visited church was the White Branch Church near Richmond Indiana. (above) Craig Alan Myers, Grover Duling, and Craig Howard met with members of this congregation, and with representatives from two other nearby congregations on March 30th to share information and to answer their questions. There was a great deal of interest, and many important questions were answered. The CBC representatives were met with warmth and appreciation, and it is our hope that these churches will soon be joining the CBC family.
On March 27th, Grover Duling, Joe Brown, and Craig Howard traveled to the Johnstown, PA area. The first stop was the Tire Hill Church of the Brethren to present them with their Covenant Agreement, bringing their church into the CBC family. Grover presented the document to the leaders of that church, and Craig prayed as we laid hands on them. Also, three ordinations were presented to Royden Airesman, Frank Young, and Jack Rupert. (left)
The three CBC representatives then traveled to meet with Dan Rhodes, the pastor of the Moxham Church of the Brethren, (right) for the purpose of presenting him with his CBC ordination. A warm welcome was received at both churches, but that was not the end of the day’s activities.
Brian Coffman (left) also received his Licensure Certificate from Region Three Temporary Executive Board President Joe Brown. Brian is the pastor of the Yellow Creek Church in Region Three. As the picture shows, he was excited to become a part of the Covenant Brethren Denomination!