The Board of Directors of the Brethren Encyclopedia and the board associates met yesterday in the archaeology room of Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio, to conduct the board’s spring business and to firm up joint plans for the 300th anniversary of the founding of the Brethren movement, to be celebrated in Schwarzenau, Germany, in early August, 2008.
The Brethren Encyclopedia Project is comprised of members from six Brethren groups descended from the original believer’s baptism performed by Alexander Mack in the Eder River in Schwarzenau in 1708.
Gathering yesterday were (front row, from left), Dale Ulrich, secretary, Church of the Brethren; Robert Lehigh, president, Dunkard Brethren; Kenneth Kreider, chair of the history department emeritus at Elizabethtown College; Dale Stoffer, vice-president, The Brethren Church; and Fred Benedict, past president, Old German Baptist Brethren.
In the back are, from left, Ronald Lutz, assistant treasurer; Michael Miller, board member from the Old German Baptist Brethren; William Eberly, editor of the Monograph series; John Bryant, Conservative Grace Brethren Churches International; and Terry White, treasurer, Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. (Ted Rondeau photo)
Information regarding the FGBC-sponsored historical tour to Schwarzenau and other European missionary sites will be available by this year’s national conference, Equip07, in late July.
More information on the project is available at www.brethrenencyclopedia.org.