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BWM to Host May 6 Celebration of the Global COB at Hempfield

          Brethren World Mission is sponsoring its first ever fundraising event on Saturday,
         May 6, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Hempfield COB. Billed as a Celebration of
         the Global Church, the evening will include a meal, an update on work supported
         by BWM, and a concert by the Bittersweet Gospel Band. There is no cost to attend,
         but an offering will be received. The church is located at 1186 Stevens St., Man-


         After the meal, a short program and hour-long concert will begin in the sanctuary

         at 6:30 p.m. BWM Chair Bob Kettering will give a whirlwind tour of the exciting
         ministries happening in some of the countries where there are Brethren churches,
         especially highlighting the new and emerging churches in East Africa.

         To top off the evening, the Bittersweet Gospel Band will perform a lively concert.
         Pastor Gilbert Romero, of Los Angeles, began the six-member group more than 30
         years ago to provide cross-cultural musical experiences, praising Jesus no matter
         what language is sung. Other familiar names in the group include Scott Duffey,
         Leah Hileman, and former COB moderator Dave Sollenberger. A link to join the
         program and concert virtually will be shared closer to the event.

         To attend in person, please RSVP by April 26 with the number attending and
         choice of entrée (hamloaf or baked ziti) to Dennis Garrison at dgarri- or 717-451-3440. The cost is by donation but tables of eight
         can be reserved.

         Donations can be given by check (made out to Brethren World Mission) or online
         (directly to COB Global Missions–link available that night). If you can’t attend the
         event and want to give, please use the link or send your check to Brethren World

         Mission (Memo Line: Banquet), PO Box 393, Manheim, PA 17545.

         Mission Statement: The purpose of Brethren World Mission is to help the Church of

         the Brethren fulfill the Annual Conference mandate to become a world church.
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