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Seminary Computing Specialist Needed

Bethany Theological Seminary and Earlham School of Religion are seeking a Computing Specialist. This is a full-time position with benefits or part time. Click here for a full profile and information on how to apply. 

News and Updates

Aug 23

God's Servants Working Together

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

This event supports our District Conference theme taken from 1 Corinthians 3:1-9: "We are ...
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Sep 5

Women's Retreat

Sep 5, 4:00 pm – Sep 6, 8:00 pm

Even if you have not read your Bible cover to cover, you probably know that everything ...
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Sep 6

Fall Ethics Training

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This Ministerial Ethics refresher class for all licensed and ordained ministers will be held in ...
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Sep 13

District Board Meeting

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sep 29

Adult Bible School

Sep 29, 9:00 am – Oct 3, 1:00 pm

Bible School will be held daily from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM. Watch for more details.
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God is moving in our midst. Will you listen anew and afresh to the Spirit-- living out the love of Jesus for each of us; finding your place in carrying out the mission to which God is calling you? Together we are greater than the sum of our parts and with the Spirit of God moving, energizing, and inspiring, great, marvelous, and wonderful things will be accomplished. We are in this together, we are God's church known as the Church of the Brethren in Southern Ohio and Kentucky . . . the church with over 50 meeting places throughout this region with more meeting places to come. 


Resolution Supporting the Nigerian Brethren

Aug 23

Blessings for the Journey

Reflections from our District Executive

We come before you in prayer, loving Creator, and ask that you would help us to create with you. As we humble ourselves before you, we thank you for the seeds of faith you have planted in us when we were yet little children. We thank you for the Sunday school teachers, preachers, choir directors and parents who encouraged the growth of your word in us. Grant us the courage, we pray, to release the things in our lives which choke us and prevent us from growth. You know what hinders us, loving God; make us aware of the detritus of our lives and help us to clear a pathway for you. In those now uncluttered spaces, help us to fill up with your strength. Nourish us with your gifts of bread and wine that we might be able to give to others your patience, your hope and your love, that others, too, might grow and be freed from the weeds that stifle their lives. We offer our gratitude that, out of the gift of your grace, you have allowed us to flourish in spite of ourselves and granted us a place always at your table, regardless of the loads we carry and our own feelings of unworthiness. In this, the middle of summer, some of us are ready to give up because it is too hot, too windy or too uncomfortable, and we confess we would rather stop growing and giving and just rest in the shade. Keep us mindful, O God, that you did not call us to be cool and comfortable but rather hot and bothered by the needs of a weary world. How grateful we are that you are always present to us; let us now be present to you that we might be fed and nourished and therefore able to be present to others. We pray all this in the name of the one who came that we might know what a life of love looks like, Jesus, the Christ, Amen.

-- A prayer from the Homilectics website.

 Blessings for the journey!

Dave Shetler

District Executive

Southern Ohio District Church of the Brethren


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David Shetler (District Executive)

t. 937-475-6377

Mary Boone (Director of District Communications)

t. 937-203-5254

Mailing Address

Southern Ohio District Church of the Brethren

2293 Gauby Rd.
New Madison, OH   45346

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