Welcome!

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Logo Living Stream CoB…. Welcome to the Living Stream Church of the Brethren!  We worship together online on Sunday evenings at 5:00pm Pacific Timezone (6:00 Mountain Time, 7:00pm Central Time, 8:00 Eastern Time).  Join us then at our web streaming host to find the doorway to our online gatherings, with friends from around the country and around the world. All are welcome here!

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You may be wondering what this “online church” is all about.  Click here for a quick sampling of our worship, in introduction videos by Enten Eller. This is a new thing we are doing, but it is firmly rooted in the traditions of love, communication, adventure, and respect we have inherited from our roots in the Church of the Brethren.  Please find out more about who we are and hope to be, and how you can connect with us!  

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Worship in 2015

martin-luther-king-jr-quotes-9The new year is starting out well with worship opportunities live every Sunday evening at 5:00 pm Pacific time (7:00 Central, 8:00 Eastern). You can catch up on services you might have missed in the archives, located at the same link as the live streaming page.

For Epiphany season (January – mid February), join us by clicking this link.  Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., singing new songs for Sabbath, exploring the ‘masks’ we wear every day (not just Mardi Gras!), and a look at iconoclasm and ‘love icons’ – you are invited to join us for a fresh new worship experience week after week.

Living Streamer Lyn Guyer urges us to take action on this Amnesty International case, regarding her daughter’s friend in Gambia.  She writes,

As people all about justice,  I am writing to ask you to consider writing two emails on behalf of Kay’s Gambian friend, Sait Matty Jaw.  He is a human rights worker that is going on trial December 23rd. Kay was a student with him in The Gambia.  The attached Amnesty International Action sample letter can be used so the emails will take only a few minutes of your time.  It is a way to give international attention so the Gambian government knows we are concerned.   Thanks for considering this as a Christmas present of using your influence to help bring justice.

Please write to the following Gambian officials regarding this case:
Minister of Justice and Attorney General Basirou Mahoney,
AG Chambers Ministry of Justice Marina Parade
Banjul, Gambia
Email: info@moj.gov.gm
Minister of Foreign Affairs Bala Garba­ Jahumpa
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad 4, Marina Parade Banjul, Gambia
Email: info@mofa.gov.gm Fax: +220 422 7917
Here is a sample letter for you to tailor in writing to these officials:
Re: URGENT ­ RELEASE SAIT MATTY JAW AND CO­ACCUSED
Dear Minister,
Pursuant to Amnesty International’s action alert, I call for your intervention in securing the immediate and unconditional release of human rights defender Sait Matty Jaw, along with his colleagues Seth Yaw Kandeh and Olufemi Ernle Titus. Their imprisonment compromises Gambians’ right to freedom of expression and is an unfortunate injustice in a country so dedicated to maintaining freedom and peace. Sait has always loved his country, worked hard as an honest citizen, and helped countless Gambian youth, women, and children.
I urge you to ensure that:
    • ­the right to freedom of expression is protected and treated with respect; ­
    • human rights defenders are able to carry out their work without hindrance or harassment; and

Sait Matty Jaw, Seth Yaw Kandeh, and Olufemi Ernle Titus are released immediately and with all criminal charges dismissed.

Yours sincerely, …

Join us throughout the season of Advent this year as we embark on RE-TELLING THE CHRISTMAS STORY.

With leadership from our whole team of pastors, plus a special worship with Jim Lehman, we will look at our familiar, favorite Christmas stories with fresh eyes and ears.  Click here to join in worship live or in the archives, all season long.

canvas+3Advent I – November 30 – Pastor Audrey explores Mary’s story in our world today

Advent II – December 7 – Jim Lehman, member of the Living Stream CoB board, and Michael McKeever of Judson University share examples of popular movies telling pieces of the Christmas story – for audiences beyond the church walls

Advent III – December 14 – worship from Ambler, Pennsylvania brings us Enten Eller’s interview with Sarah and Musa Mambula, and

Advent IV  – December 21 – MarySue and Bruce Rosenberger share a South Texas Nativity storyScreen shot 2014-11-23 at 5.46.11 PM

Christmas Eve – December 24 – a short, musical worship service with Pastor Audrey, at 5pm Pacific time

December 28(Re) Telling the Story continues using the visual arts to present Scripture

Epiphany Sunday – January 4 – the Rosenbergers present some South Texas Magi  for the day of ‘Tres Reyes’

This season, you are invited to journey with us day by day using the Advent “Wreck-it” Journal designed by Elizabeth Ullery of Open Table CooperativeCheck it out at their website by clicking here, where you can download your copy to get crafty with each day of this season.  And feel free to share with us a picture of what you’ve created – we’d love to see your work!

Progressive Brethren Gathering 2014

Spiritual But Not Religious:
Living faith in the world today

November 7 – 9 2014

Stone Church of the Brethren
Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Streamed live by Living Stream CoB

Join us as we gather in quiet Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, for the 7th Progressive Brethren Gathering. Each fall we come together to celebrate, strategize, support, and engage in critical conversations about theology, social justice, biblical studies as we live into the future of the church. 

WATCH THE GATHERING LIVE STREAMED BY CLICKING HERE

Spiritual But Not Religious: Living faith in the world today
 In the 2012 survey by the Pew Religion and Public Life Project, nearly a fifth of those polled said that they were not religiously affiliated — and nearly 37 percent of that group said they were “spiritual” butE not “religious.” Between 1990 and 2010, the number of Americans who claimed to have no religious affiliation more than tripled, from 14 million to 46 million. This makes the so-called nones—individuals who respond to questions about their religious affiliations with “none”—the fastest growing “religious” group in the United States. So what does this mean for the church? What does this mean for Progressive Brethren?

Belief without bordersLinda A. Mercadante, professor at Methodist Theological School in Ohio and author of Beliefs Without Borders: Inside the Minds of the Spiritual but Not Religious, challenges our understanding of the SBNR (Spiritual but not religious). Based on interviews from nearly 80 self-professed nones Mercadante notes a recurring theme: for most nones, their rejection of organized religion did not equate to a rejection of God but rather provided a context for a principled reimagining of God. What can we learn from the nones as they challenge and discern traditional understanding of God and faith practice?

Join us as we explore together the cultural and faith trend of the SBNR and seek where God is leading us, individually and as a denomination.

Watch the live stream of events through Living Stream CoB here.