Author: Elizabeth

Christmas Reflection

Christmas Greetings! We have spent these weeks of Advent connected through these weekly reflections. We hope they have brought you moments of calm reflection in this busy season. We are so thankful for you as a friend and supporter of

Advent Reflection: Week 4

Advent Greetings! In these days of Advent we invite you to pause in reflection and prayer with the Open Table Community. Each Sunday of Advent we will send a meditative reflection to your inbox. (You can sign up here.) Use them

Advent Reflection: Week 3

Advent Greetings! In these days of Advent we invite you to pause in reflection and prayer with the Open Table Community. Each Sunday of Advent we will send a meditative reflection to your inbox. (You can sign up here.) Use them

Advent Reflection: Week 2

Advent Greetings! As we enter these days of Advent we invite you to pause in reflection and prayer with the Open Table Community. These Sundays of Advent we will send a meditative reflection to your inbox. (you can sign up here). Use them

Advent Reflection: Week 1

Advent Greetings! As we enter these days of Advent we invite you to pause in reflection and prayer with the Open Table Community. The four Sundays of Advent we will send a meditative reflection to your inbox (you can sign up here).

Open Table in Cincinnati!

In the fall of 2011, at the urging of young adults, a dozen or so people gathered in Northern Indiana to reflect, discuss and discern a way forward following the events of the 2011 Annual Conference in Grand Rapids. The

Compelled to Respond

As shared by the Church of the Brethren Newsline on October 25, 2017, during the fall Mission and Ministry Board (MMB) meeting, conservative leaders from the Church of the Brethren likened Brethren Mennonite Council (BMC) to a white supremacist group. The

Giving Tuesday

I write during a difficult, but important, time for our nation and our church. Nationally, we have just come through a divisive, angry campaign season which culminated in the vindication of fear-mongering and self-interest over reason and the common good. We

A Response to the Standing Committee Statement Regarding Same Sex Weddings

A response from Brethren Mennonite Council for LGBT Interests, the Supportive Communities Network Steering Committee, Open Table Cooperative, Womaen’s Caucus, and the Executive Committee of On Earth Peace to the Standing Committee Statement regarding Same Sex Weddings: “To be afraid is to behave

More Than Prayers

Friends, Together we mourn the horrific shooting at Pulse Latin night, the Orlando gay dance club. We offer support and love to our LGBTQ+ siblings in Christ in Orlando, around the country, and in the Church of the Brethren. But our tears, prayers, and love are not enough.

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