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Sept/Oct 2012

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ICI •pg_19-28__BMT_pg3-58 12/21/12 3:16 AM Page 24 R e l i g i o u s R ev i e w NEWS NOTES The Gospel Heritage Foundation (GHF) will hold its 2013 Praise and Worship Conference on February 14 – 16, 2013 at the Changing a Generation Church in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference host hotel is the Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel. The Gospel Heritage Foundation (GHF) was founded as an educational organization to help preserve the heritage and perpetuate the legacy of gospel ministry and music through education, performance and celebration. Many acknowledge The GHF praise and Worship Conference as the premier educational setting of its type. Pastors, church music and worship arts department personnel (leaders and participants), and gospel music fans all attend the conference. The conference presents daytime presentations, classes, seminars, showcases and workshops, nightly services and special presentations. For more information, contact Dr. Teresa Hairston at (770) 7662427. Join the Unity Online Radio hosts up close and in person as they cruise the Caribbean on November 10 – 17, 2012. This seven-day funfilled Caribbean adventure sails from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Holland America Lines' Eurodam. Attendees will enjoy sunshine, exceptional dining and a selection of island excursions at these ports of call: Turks and Caicos; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; and, Half Moon Cay, Bahamas. Feed the spirit with music, message and daily meditation and prayer services as well as one-on-one time with some of Unity Online's favorite hosts. For more information, contact (888) 558-6489. WORDS AND DEEDS The sixth annual theological training seminar of L'Eglise des Freres Haitiens (the Church of the Brethren in Haiti) took place August 13 -16, 2012 and concluded with a day of church business on August 17. A final worship service included the licensing of 19 new ministers. The training reviewed related Church of the Brethren concepts, such as the idea that as followers of Jesus, the Church of the Brethren is a living peace church, and the Church of the Brethren peace position as evidenced in its church polity. The Haitian Brethren also considered the belief that there should be no force in religion. Approximately 75 leaders in the Haitian congregations attended, representing the 24 churches and preaching points in the denomination. Leadership included Annual Conference moderator Robert Krouse, mission and service executive Jay Wittmeyer, Ludovic St. Fleur, who pastors two Miami (Fla.) congregations, and Dominican pastors Isaias Santo Teña and Pedro Sanchez. This annual seminar is intended to become the annual conference of L'Eglise des Freres Haitiens. This year's theme reinforces that goal and gives a framework to lead in this direction. For more information, contact Anna Emrick at (847) 429-4363. 24 BM&T ••• CALENDAR OF EVENTS BY PATRICE A. KELLY August 31-September 3, 2012, "49th ISNA Convention – One Nation Under God, Striving for the Common Good," Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC. Contact Bisharat Saleem at (317) 839-1825 for information. September 3-5, 2012, "NMBCA 132nd Annual Session," National Missionary Baptist Convention of America (NMBCA), Sheraton Gateway Hotel, Los Angeles, California. Contact Dr. T. L. Brown at (214) 376-2447 for information. September 3-7, 2012, "NBCUSA 132nd Annual Session," National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. (NBCUSA), Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia. Contact Dr. Calvin McKinney at (973) 773-2444 for information. September 4-10, 2012, "United Methodist Course of Study," UMC South Central Jurisdiction, Mount Sequoyah Conference Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas. Contact Dr. David Severe at (405) 202-9846 for information. September 6-7, 2012, "COGIC Elisha Conference," Church of God in Christ (COGIC), Mason Temple, Memphis Tennessee. Contact (901) 947-9310 for information. September 7-9, 2012, "Ocean City Youth Weekend 2012," United Methodist Church (UMC) St. Peter's UM Church Ocean City, New Jersey. Contact Ginny Kaiser at (609) 399-9318 for information. September 9-14, 2012, "2012 World Day of Prayer Retreat Living the Life Divine," Unity Church, Unity Village Hotel and Conference Center, Unity Village, Missouri. Contact (816) 251-3540 for information. September 13-14, 2012, "Coach Approach Skills Training Two (CAST 2)," UMC, BWC Mission Center, Fulton, Maryland. Contact Chris Holmes at (410) 309-3400 for information. September 12-13, 2012, "ABCUSA International Ministries Board Meeting," American Baptist Church, USA (ABCUSA), Hyatt Place, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Contact Cathy Holmes at (610) 768-2201 for information. September 17-21, 2012, "COGIC Bishop's Conference 2012," COGIC, Greater Emmanuel Institutional Church Of God In Christ, Detroit Michigan. Contact Bishop Albert Galbreath at (916) 487-4044 for information. September 22, 2012, "Walk Thru the Bible Seminars – The old Testament," Walk Thru the Bible Ministries, Asian's Place, Apple Valley, California. Contact (760) 810-0990 for information. September 24, 2012, "Moving from Ignorance to Wisdom: Seven Ways of Knowing," Foundation for the Preservation of Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), Land of Medicine Buddha Retreat Center, Soquel, California. Contact (831) 462-8383 for information. September 24-26, 2012, "Mission Summit-Biennial Planning Team Meeting," ABCUSA, Radisson Hotel, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Contact (800) 222-3872 for information. September 25-29, 2012, "CME Unity Summit," Christian September/October 2012•••

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