Category: News & Events

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.

Letters for Bridgewater

Yesterday on Facebook I posted a message from Brethren Mennonite Council for LGBTQ+ Interests about Bridgewater Church of the Brethren’s Associate Pastor, Chris Zepp; “On [December 10, 2015], Mark Flory-Steury, acting district executive minister of the COB Shenandoah District, notified

Gearing up for Tampa!

The Open Table Cooperative Board is preparing for Annual Conference in Tampa Bay, Florida, from July 11- 15, 2015. Conference organizers have put together what looks like a fun and spirit-filled gathering. While the Open Table community extends well beyond

New Forum for LGBTQ Youth & Young Adults

We are excited about the opening of a new online forum for lgbtq youth and young adults. We hope you will join us, or share the word with lgbtq youth and young adults in your circles. ROYGBrethren is a forum

2014 Annual Conference Wrap-Up

“You who created and formed us, who carries and calls us, who brings to us and sings to us the song of life, give us the courage to breathe deeply, take in and offer out your music as Jesus did.

Open Table Spring Update

Greetings Sisters and Brothers, I hope this letter finds you well! As spring begins to turn toward summer we are eagerly preparing for Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio July 2-6. While the work and ministry of Open Table extends well