Church of the Brethren

Locations of Annual Conference

Prepared by Ron Gordon ~ Church of the Brethren Network ~ © Copyright 1997-2014 ~ Last Updated: July 17, 2014

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YEAR REC HOST CITY MODERATOR THEME
2019  7/3-7 233 San Diego, California
2018  7/4-8 232 Cincinnati, Ohio
2017  6/28-7/2 231 Grand Rapids, Michigan
2016  6/29-7/3 230 Greensboro, North Carolina (Andy Murray)
2015  7/11-15 229 Tampa, Florida David Steele
2014 228 Columbus, Ohio Nancy Heishman Live as Courageous Disciples
2013 227 Charlotte, North Carolina Robert Krouse Move In Our Midst
2012 226 St. Louis, Missouri Tim Harvey Continuing the work of Jesus
2011 225 Grand Rapids, Michigan Robert E. Alley Gifted with Promise: Extending Jesus’ Table
2010 224 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Shawn Flory Replogle Taking Jesus Seriously
General Board and Association of Brethren Caregivers merge to form Church of the Brethren, Inc. The new organization will be directed by a new Mission and Ministry Board which also absorbs the Annual Conference Council which began in 2001.

2009 223 San Diego, California David Shumate The Old has Gone - The New has Come
Church of the Brethren celebrates its 300th Anniversary at the Richmond Annual Conference from the time of its founding in 1708 when eight believers rebaptized themselves in the Eder River near the village of Schwarzenau, Germany.

2008 222 Richmond, Virginia James Beckwith Surrendered to God, Transformed in Christ, Empowered by the Spirit
2007 221 Cleaveland, Ohio Belita Mitchel Proclaim the Power of God
2006 220 Des Moines, Iowa Ronald Beachley Together: Exercise Daily in God
Closed-Circuit Captioning instead of Sign Language first debuted in 2005 at Peoria. A court stenographer sat in a back room and returned voice input with digital that was then projected on the main screens. In a few years, voice was outsourced to a firm, perhaps in another state, that returned a digital stream to the Conference.

2005 219 Peoria, Illinois Jim Hardenbrook Fixing Our Eyes on Jesus
2004 218 Charleston, West Virginia Christopher Bowman Loving God and Neighbor
2003 217 Boise, Idaho Harriet Finney In Jesus’ Name
2002 216 Louisville, Kentucky Paul Grout Thy Kingdom Come
Annual Conference Council established at Baltimore to mitigate administrative and procedural conflicts arising from the General Board Redesign of 1997, and further serve to relieve delegate overburden by interpreting polity and resolving misunderstandings between reporting agencies. Includes current Officers, the past Moderator, another former Moderator, and one District Executive.

2001 215 Baltimore, Maryland Phill Carlos Archbold Revive Us Again
Delegates will adjust to a new schedule in Kansas City with worship beginning on Saturday evening followed by worship on Sunday morning with business sessions on Sunday afternoon and evening. The final worship service and business session will be Wednesday morning including Moderator consecration.

2000 214 Kansas City, Missouri Emily Mumma Love As I Have Loved You
1999 213 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Lowell Flory Let the Servant Church Arise
1998 212 Orlando, Florida Elaine Sollenberger ...so that God is not ashamed to be called our God
General Board Redesign will become effective in January of 1998 after requesting approval from the 1997 Annual Conference at Long Beach. Congregational Life Teams will be formed to enhance communication and resourcing between the General Board, Districts and Congregations.

1997 211 Long Beach, California David Wine Count Well the Cost
1996 210 Cincinnati, Ohio H. Fred Bernhard ... as Christ welcomed you
AC 1996 at Cincinnati is the first Annual Conference to be on the Web through a joint cooperation of Church of the Brethren Network and the News Service of the General Board. COB-NET preceded the official General Board web site by several years.

1995 209 Charlotte, North Carolina Judy Mills Reimer Claim Christ’s Call
1994 208 Wichita, Kansas Earl K. Ziegler Come! Drink the Living Water
1993 207 Indianapolis, Indiana Charles Boyer Proclaiming God’s Peace
1992 206 Richmond, Virginia Phyllis J. Carter Forward - Seeking the Mind of Christ
1991 205 Portland, Oregon Phillip C. Stone Behold!! The Wonder of God’s Presence
1990 204 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Curtis W. Dubble Living in Obedience to God’s Calling
1989 203 Orlando, Florida Elaine M. Sollenberger Living as God’s Friends
1988 202 St. Louis, Missouri William A. Hayes Called Into Shalom
1987 201 Cincinnati, Ohio Guy E. Wampler Anointed
1986 200 Norfolk, Virginia Donald F. Durnbaugh Go Forth in Faith
1985 199 Phoenix, Arizona James F. Myer Called to Make Disciples
1984 198 Carbondale, Illinois Paul Fike God’s Grace Renews & Empowers
1983 197 Baltimore, Maryland Paul W. Hoffman God’s Grace as a Gift
1982 196 Wichita, Kansas Earle W. Fike, Jr. Would That You Knew the Things that Make for Peace
1981 195 Indianapolis, Indiana Duane H. Ramsey Go Now with God
1980 194 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania William R. Eberly The Church Faithful
1979 193 Seattle, Washington Warren F. Groff Partakers of the Promise
1978 192 Indianapolis, Indiana Ira B. Peters The Spirit of the Lord is Upon Us
1977 191 Richmond, Virginia Charles M. Bieber To Serve in a Changing World
1976 190 Wichita, Kansas A. Blair Helman Set Free to Serve
1975 189 Dayton, Ohio Donald E. Rowe All Creation Awaits
1974 188 Roanoke, Virgina Wayne F. Geisert Let the Word Become Flesh
1973 187 Fresno, California Dean M. Miller Liberating the Word
1972 186 Cincinnati, Ohio Dale W. Brown Flamed By the Spirit
1971 185 St. Petersburg, Florida Harold Z. Bomberger The Celebration of Love
1970 184 Lincoln, Nebraska A.C. Bridenstine Celebration of Hope
1969 183 Louisville, Kentucky Morley J. Mays Faithfulness in Change
General Brotherhood Board (created in 1946) is reorganized in structure, function, staffing, and renamed General Board. Five commissions become three: Parish Ministries Commission, World Ministries Commission, and General services Commission. The new Board is composed of twenty-five members: fifteen elected from geographical areas (districts), ten elected at large, plus Annual Conference Moderator and Moderator-Elect as ex-officio members. (See also 1997 Redesign).

Annual Conference Minutes, 1968, p. 80, ff.

1968 182 Ocean Grove, New Jersey Guy West God Loves the World So,
He Makes All Things New
The Elders' Council and the Elders, Pastors, and Moderators' council be discontinued, and that functions formerly carried by these councils shall become the responsibility of the district board and/or its commissions.

Annual Conference Minutes, 1967, p. 45.

1967 181 Eugene, Oregon Raymond R. Peters God Loves the World So...
1966 180 Louisville, Kentucky Dan West God Loves the World So...
District Organizations and Relationships revised through a new constitution of ten articles and bylaws of ten articles to realign each district with more consistenty. District Boards will be composed of four Commissions: Nurture, Witness, Ministry, and Stewards. Included are changes to bylaws, the role of district conference, functions of the district board, responsibilities and qualifications of officers, function of committees, and staff employment.

Annual Conference Minutes, 1965, p. 17, ff.

1965 179 Ocean Grove, New Jersey A. Stauffer Curry To Heal the Broken, In Loving Obedience
Congregational Organization and Polity revised through a new constitution of ten articles which establishes a Church Board of three Commissions (Nurture, Witness, Stewards) with an Executive Committee, Congregational Business Meeting (formerly Council Meeting), and further defines membership, legal church officials, fiscal & church year, bylaws governing personnel selection and tenure, employed staff, and provisions for ammendments.

Annual Conference Minutes, 1964, p. 24, ff.

1964 178 Lincoln, Nebraska De Witt L. Miller To Heal the Broken
1963 177 Champaign-Urbana, Illinois Harry K. Zeller, Jr. To Heal the Broken
1962 176 Ocean Grove, New Jersey Nevin H. Zuck Jesus Christ, The Light of the World
1961 175 Long Beach, California Charles E. Zunkel My Calling to Fulfill
1960 174 Champaign-Urbana, Illinois Edward K. Ziegler My Calling to Fulfill
1959 173 Ocean Grove, New Jersey William M. Beahm Brethren Under the Lordship of Christ, The Time So Urgent
Church of the Brethren celebrates its 250th Anniversary at the Des Moines Annual Conference from the time of its founding in 1708 when eight believers rebaptized themselves in the Eder River near the village of Schwarzenau, Germany.

1958 172 Des Moines, Iowa D.W. Bittinger Brethren Under the Lordship of Christ
1,023 total delegate body exceeds one thousand for the first time in the history of Annual Conference.

1957 171 Richmond, Virginia A.C. Baugher Seek First His Kingdom
1956 170 Eugene, Oregon Paul M. Robinson Seek First His Kingdom
1955 169 Grand Rapids, Michigan A. Stauffer Curry Seek First His Kingdom
1954 168 Ocean Grove, New Jersey William M. Beahm Win Men to Christ
1953 167 Colorado Springs, Colorado V.F. Schwalm Win Men to Christ
1952 166 Richmond, Virginia Ralph Schlosser Teaching Them to Observe All Things
1951 165 San Jose, California D.W. Bittinger
1950 164 Grand Rapids, Michigan Harper Will
( acting Moderator )
1949 163 Ocean Grove, New Jersey Paul H. Bowman
1948 162 Colorado Springs, Colorado Calvert N. Ellis
1947 161 Orlando, Florida Rufus D. Bowman
By far the most significant organizational development during this general time period was the growth of boards and committees. From these existing boards, Annual Conference created in 1946 a General Brotherhood Board of twenty-five members divided into five commissions: Foreign Missions, Ministry and Home Missions, Christian Education, Finance, and Christian Service (later Brethren Service Commission).

Brethren Encyclopedia

1946 160 Wenatchee, Washington Rufus Bucher
1945 159 North Manchester, Indiana Warren D. Bowman
1944 158 Huntingdon, Pennsylvania Charles C. Ellis
1943 157 McPherson, Kansas W.W. Peters
1942 156 Ashville, North Carolina Paul H. Bowman
1941 155 La Verne, California C. Ernest Davis
1940 154 Ocean Grove, New Jersey Rufus D. Bowman
1939 153 Anderson, Indiana D.W. Kurtz
1938 152 Lawrence, Kansas V.F. Schwalm
1937 151 Nampa, Idaho Paul H. Bowman
1936 150 Hershey, Pennsylvania D.W. Kurtz
“As the twentieth century progressed, Annual Meeting minutes proved to be less and less of an impediment for progressives, many of whom discovered they could simply ignore minutes that they viewed as peculiar or outdated. This was especially true after the 1911 dress decision abandoned the precedent of making plainness a test of membership. Reflecting this reality, a conservative brother remarked in 1920 that the mischief of the past fifty years had been ‘for churches to go ahead of Annual Conference,’ ignoring its decisions until the brotherhood faced a serious dilemma of how to handle those who were ‘out of order.’ The chronic solution, the brother commented, had been for conservatives to give ground: ‘We simply have submitted to those who were not loyal to the decisions of the church.’ Another echoed similar dissatisfaction with the fact that ‘many of our conference rulings have been lived down in practice before they were repealed by the Conference.’ ”

Brethren Society, C. Bowman, p. 258

1935 149 Winona Lake, Indiana Charles C. Ellis
1934 148 Ames, Iowa Otho Winger
1933 147 Hershey, Pennsylvania Charles D. Bonsack
1932 146 Anderson, Indiana D.W. Kurtz
1931 145 Colorado Springs, Colorado Otho Winger
1930 144 Hershey, Pennsylvania James Moore
1929 143 North Manchester, Indiana H.K. Ober
1928 142 La Verne, California Otho Winger
1927 141 Hershey, Pennsylvania J.W. Lear
1926 140 Lincoln, Nebraska D.W. Kurtz
1925 139 Winona Lake, Indiana Otho Winger
1924 138 Hershey, Pennsylvania J.J. Yoder
1923 137 Calgary, Canada Otho Winter
1922 136 Winona Lake, Indiana I.W. Taylor
1921 135 Hershey, Pennsylvania Otho Winger
The Church of the Brethren has preserved the general form and method of the Annual Meeting, known as Annual Conference since 1927, but has altered organizational procedural details to accommodate the changing nature of the denominations. Concerned about finding appropriate meeting sites for increasing number of Brethren, the 1912 meeting asked that future meetings be held on grounds dedicated to religious assemblies or in cities where auditoriums with good acoustics could be used. The frequent use between 1900 and 1970 of the Methodist ground at Ocean Grove, NJ, the interdenominational conference grounds at Winona Lake, IN, and facilities at Hershey, PA, attests the strength of this conviction.
1920 134 Sedalia, Missouri I.W. Taylor
1919 133 Winona Lake, Indiana H.C. Early
1918 132 Hershey, Pennsylvania I.W. Taylor
1917 131 Wichita, Kansas H.C. Early
1916 130 Winona Lake, Indiana I.W. Taylor
1915 129 Hershey, Pennsylvania H.C. Early
1914 128 Seattle, Washington Frank Fisher
1913 127 Winona Lake, Indiana D.M. Garver
1912 126 York, Pennsylvania H.C. Early
( Traditional plain clothing, known as the Garb, is no longer a test of membership ) “Elders were given the prerogative of determining, in conjunction with their local congregations, whether or not plainness would be a matter for church discipline. It is hard to say whether this report would have been adopted in 1911 had Annual Meeting convened in Ohio or Pennsylvania, but in Missouri, the balance of delegates tipped toward the progressive end of the spectrum. And tolerance held sway. Some viewed the following year as the true test of the new policy, for Annual Meeting traveled to York Pennsylvania, the heartland of Brethren traditionalism. Predictably, queries came from the conservative districts of southern Ohio and eastern Pennsylvania, which appealed the ‘loose’ clauses of the 1911 decision. These revisions would reestablish the disciplinary authority that had been lacking for a year ... In York in 1912, a majority of the Annual meeting delegates voted to toughen the ‘toothless’ 1911 decision - to reestablish stricter enforcement of the order. However, the required two-thirds was not forthcoming. Thus, the watershed 1911 decision was left unaltered, never again to be seriously challenged.”

Brethren Society, C. Bowman, p. 240, ff.

1911 125 St. Joseph, Missouri D.M. Garver
1910 124 Winona Lake, Indiana H.C. Early
1909 123 Harrisonburg, Virginia D.M. Garver
Church of the Brethren officially adopted as the new denominational label of the former German Baptism Brethren at it's bicentennial celebration on June 9 at the Des Moines, Iowa, Annual Conference. In the wake of the 1880 schism's of the progressive Brethren Church and the conservative Old German Baptist Brethren, this change now reflected the desire of the large central group to establish their own identity.

1908 122 Des Moines, Iowa H.C. Early
1907 121 Los Angeles, California L.T. Holsinger
1906 120 Springfield, Illinois S.F. Sanger
1905 119 Bristol, Tennessee John Zuck
1904 118 Carthage, Missouri H.C. Early
1903 117 Bellefontaine, Ohio S.F. Sanger
1902 116 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania D.L. Miller
1901 115 Lincoln, Nebraska Daniel Vaniman
1900 114 North Manchester, Indiana D.L. Miller
1899 113 Roanoke, Virginia L.T. Holsinger
1898 112 Naperville, Illinois W.R. Deeter
1897 111 Frederick, Maryland L.W. Teeter
1896 110 Ottawa, Kansas D.E. Price
1895 109 Decatur, Illinois Enoch Eby
1894 108 Meyersdale, Pennsylvania Enoch Eby
1893 107 Muncie, Indiana D.E. Price
1892 106 Cedar Rapids, Iowa Daniel Vaniman
1891 105 Hagerstown, Maryland Daniel Vaniman
1890 104 Pertle Springs, Missouri Enoch Eby
1889 103 Harrisonburg, Virginia S.S. Mohler
1888 102 North Manchester, Indiana Enoch Eby
1887 101 Ottawa, Kansas Enoch Eby
1886 100 Pittsburg, Ohio D.E. Price
1885 99 Mexico, Pennsylvania John Wise
1884 98 Dayton, Ohio Enoch Eby
The Brethren Church is founded on June 6-7, in Dayton, Ohio, by Henry Holsinger and other Progressive sympathizers. Their official voice of publication The Progressive Christian is renamed Brethren Evangelist

Brethren Timeline

1883 97 Bismark Grove, Kansas Enoch Eby
Progressive leader Henry Holsinger, publisher of The Progressive Christian having been reprimanded by the 1882 Annual Meeting to refrain from “slanderous and schismatic articles” is disfellowshiped from Annual Meeting. Old German Baptist Brethren held their first Annual Meeting near Brookville, Ohio, and established The Vindicator as their official voice of publication.

Brethren Timeline

1882 96 Arnold's, Kosciusko Co., Indiana Enoch Eby
Miami Valley Petition resubmitted by disappointed Old Order group “directly” to Annual Meeting and was rejected because it did not first receive approval from the local district conference. Old Order group met in November and decided to break from the authority of Annual Meeting, calling themselves the Old German Baptist Brethren.

Brethren Timeline

1881 95 Ashland, Ohio Enoch Eby
Miami Valley Petition is submitted by Old Order group to Annual Meeting and is rejected by delegates who also decide to use majority rule at each yearly meeting instead of a consensus vote. This petition requested strict adherence to diminishing values that had formerly been a watermark of Brethren culture: simplicity, distinctive clothing, non-conformity with outside worldliness. Miami Valley Ohio elders further declared their unwillingness to accept additional progressive innovations. Petition was accepted by local district conference, however, Standing Committee entered a moderated ‘substitute’ petition to Annual Meeting that contained statements such as “while we are conservative we are also progressive” that were entirely unacceptable to the Miami Valley elders.

Brethren Timeline

1880 94 Lanark, Illinois Enoch Eby
Annual Meetings before 1880 were devoted to doctrine and practice, particularly questions on baptism and discipline. During the mid-19th century, many queries appeared which questioned Brethren altitudes toward innovations of the day. Especially in questions of church life and ecclesiastical authority, Annual Meeting attempted to provide strong, but cautious leadership.

Brethren Encyclopedia

1879 93 Broadway, Virgina R.H. Miller
1878 92 North Manchester, Indiana Enoch Eby
1877 91 New Enterprise, Pennsylvania D.P. Sayler
1876 90 De Graff, Logan Co., Ohio H.B. Davy
1875 89 Covington, Ohio H.B. Davy
1874 88 Macaoupin Co., Illinois H.B. Davy
1873 87 Meyersdale, Pennsylvania H.B. Davy
1872 86 Wayne Co., Ohio H.B. Davy
1871 85 Berks Co., Pennsylvania H.B. Davy
Denominational Name Change: Would it not be more consistent with the gospel for the brethren to adopt a definite name in writing letters of recommendations? Answer: We think it would be good to head all letters of recommendation as follows: "We, the German Baptist Brethren, send greeting."

Annual Conference Minutes, 1871, Article 36 - BHLA

1870 84 Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., Iowa H.B. Davy
1869 83 Peters Creek, Virginia H.B. Davy
1868 82 Elkhart Co., Indiana H.B. Davy
1867 81 Pipe Creek, Maryland H.B. Davy
1866 80 Antietam, Franklin Co., PA H.B. Davy
1865 79 Rock River, Lee Co., Illinois H.B. Davy
1864 78 Nettle Creek, Wayne Co., IN John Kline
1863 77 Clover Creek, Blair Co., PA John Kline
1862 76 Erbaugh, Montgomery Co., Ohio John Kline
1861 75 Beaver Creek, Rockingham Co., VA John Kline
1860 74 Limestone, Washington Co., PA D.P. Sayler
1859 73 Elk Creek, Somerset Co., PA D.P. Sayler
1858 72 Bachelor Run, Carroll Co., MD George Hoke
1857 71 Manor, Washington Co., MD George Hoke
Delegates of Annual Meeting granted approval for the establishment of Districts that would be better able to serve and minister to the specific needs of congregations in their own geographical region.
1856 70 Waddams Grove, Stephenson Co., IL George Hoke
1855 69 Aughwick, Huntingdon Co., PA George Hoke
1854 68 Ashland Co., Ohio George Hoke
1853 67 Beaver Dam, Maryland George Hoke
1852 66 Turkey Creek, Elkhart Co., Indiana George Hoke
1851 65 New Hope, Augusta Co., Virgina George Hoke
1850 64 Bear Creek, Montgomery Co., Ohio George Hoke
1849 63 Somerset Co., Pennsylvania George Hoke
1848 62 Wayne Co., Ohio George Hoke
1847 61 Franklin Co., Pennsylvania ?
1846 60 Trout Creek, Lancaster Co., PA ?
1845 59 Roanoke, Virgina ?
Between 1844 and 1848 a small number of elders began to be chosen as members of a "general committee." This was a groups of five to seven elders who received the queries in private and organized them, giving answers to some, returning others to the congregations, and submitting the rest to the meeting. A Standing Committee replaced the general committee in 1853. Their duties were further clarified in 1866.

Brethren Encyclopedia

1844 58 Conewago, Pennsylvania ?
1843 57 Mohican, Wayne Co., Ohio ?
1842 56 Beaver Dam, Maryland ?
1841 55 Somerset Co., Pennsylvania ?
1840 54 Morrison's Cove, Bedford Co., PA ?
1839 53 Huntingdon Co., Pennsylvania ?
1838 52 Washington Co., MD ?
1837 51 Linville Creek, Rockingham Co., VA ?
1836 50 Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania ?
Denominational Name Change: What should be the name of our fraternity, when a title for a meeting-house is made and recorded in the public offices? Unanimously concluded to call ourselves the Fraternity of German Baptists. Note: There remains yet one congregation that still incorporates the name Fraternity in their title: Fraternity Church of the Brethren

Annual Conference Minutes, 1836, Article 6 - BHLA

1835 49 Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania ?
1834 48 Stark Co., Ohio ?
1833 47 Lost Creek, Juniata Co., PA ?
1832 46 Rockingham Co., Virginia ?
1831 45 Conestoga, Pennsylvania ?
1830 44 Pipe Creek, Maryland ?
1829 43 George Royer's, Franklin Co., PA ?
1828 42 York Co., Pennsylvania ?
1827 41 Lancaster, Pennsylvania ?
1826 40 Richard's, Washington Co., MD ?
1825 39 Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania ?
1824 38 Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania ?
1822 37 Canton, Ohio ?
1821 36 Glade, Somerset Co., PA ?
1820 35 Conestoga, Pennsylvania ?
1819 34 Great Conewago, Pennsylvania ?
1818 33 ? ?
1817 32 ? ?
1815 31 White Oak, Pennsylvania John Zug
1814 30 Pipe Creek, Maryland ?
1813 29 Coventry, Pennsylvania ?
1812 28 ? ?
1811 27 Elk Lick Twp., Somerset Co., PA ?
1810 26 Antietam, Pennsylvania ?
1809 25 ? ?
1804 24 Pipe Creek, Maryland ?
1803 23 ? ?
1800 22 ? ?
1799 21 Pipe Creek, Maryland ?
1798 20 Little Conewago, Pennsylvania ?
1797 19 Blackwater, Virginia ?
1794 18 Shenandoah, Virginia ?
1793 17 Great Conewago, Pennsylvania ?
1791 16 Germantown, Pennsylvania ?
1790 15 Coventry, Pennsylvania ?
1789 14 Great Conestoga, Pennsylvania ?
1788 13 Conestoga, Pennsylvania ?
1787 12 Pipe Creek, Maryland ?
1785 11 Big Conestoga, Pennsylvania ?
1783 10 Pipe Creek, Maryland ?
1782 9 ? ?
1781 8 Conestoga, Pennsylvania ?
1780 7 Conestoga, Pennsylvania ?
1779 6 Conewago, Pennsylvania ?
Minutes first recorded of an Annual Meeting at Pipe Creek in 1778. This signified a recognition that organization and details were important to what began as a single meeting to address a single issue.

1778 5 Pipe Creek, Maryland ?
1777 4 Conestoga, Pennsylvania ?
The time chosen for the meeting centered around Pentecost, although the arrangement of sessions varied. Before the 1830s, Brethren gathered on Friday morning before Pentecost Sunday. After a brief period of worship, the council or business meeting was conducted the rest of the day until all questions had been decided. Saturday was taken up in public worship with a love feast in the evening. After solemn worship on Sunday morning, the meeting was closed. This schedule held until 1847, when more time was reserved for business sessions. It was then decided to gather on Saturday before Pentecost and to spend that day and Sunday in worship. Love Feast was started on Monday morning and continued until all business was discharged. This arrangement held up to the 1880s.

Brethren Encyclopedia

1775 3 ? ?
1763 2 Conestoga, Pennsylvania ?
1742 1 Coventry(?), Pennsylvania Martin Urner



*** 1950 Annual Conference, Charles C. Ellis was the elected Moderator

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