…. 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!
Also, please note that on July 12, we will NOT BE HOLDING OUR REGULAR EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE. Instead, we invite you to watch the worship stream Sunday morning coming from Annual Conference. You can watch it live or in the archives at your convenience all day. This is the one Sunday all year that the entire Church of the Brethren gets online to stream worship, as we do every week, so we are excited to join this international stream of Brethren worship! And we are so grateful to Enten and his team of helpers who make it possible for us to take part in this way.
This summer, we’ll be streaming worship to you from points across the country, including stops at many of the big Church of the Brethren gatherings, from National Junior High Youth Conference to Annual Conference to National Older Adult Conference.
We’ll also have the chance to talk with several current voices within the Church of the Brethren, about everything from peacemaking to prayer caps to progressive preaching.
And so our theme will fit the spirit of these conversations and conferences: LIVING BRETHREN HERITAGE.
But what about you? How are you living out the heritage of the brothers and sisters who’ve gone before us? And how are you shaped by what we’ve inherited? Where are today’s trailblazers headed – and what could we learn from the trailblazers from the church’s history?
And if you like where we’re going as a Living Stream, please consider making a special offering to support our work. Your pledges and donations are what allow us to keep streaming on a shoe-string budget. Our pastors and board volunteer a lot of time to stream worship every week, and they pay their own way to get to the conferences we stream to you; your support will allow us to offset at least a fraction of their expenses. You can always mail offerings by check to Living Stream CoB, PO Box 42332, Portland, Oregon 97242, or visit our Paypal page to donate electronically.
Thank you for your support and being part of the Stream that is LIVING a new stream of BRETHREN HERITAGE this summer and into the future!
When bombs kill innocent children,
the world asks, “Why?”
When earthquakes rip nations apart,
People ask, “Why does God
allow such tragedies?”
When injustice steals from the ‘have-nots’
to enrich the ‘haves’,
We ask, “Where is God
and God’s justice?”
Understandable but unanswerable questions
from a human perspective.
Go back to Good Friday.
Take it upon yourself:
feel the innocent suffering,
watch the mindless cruelty,
experience the helplessness.
The answer is there!
Not in reason or logic,
but in the Logos of God
lynched on a cross.