Grace Brethren people from all around the U.S. and some other parts of the world are gathering in Tampa, Florida, at the Innisbrook Resort this week for ig08, the annual national conference of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches.
Registrations were brisk before the opening session of conference this morning. Helping at the registration desk were Judi Rose, Sandy Barrett, and Carol Allebach. The FGBC Coordinator’s office, under the direction of coordinator Tom Avey, has planned and is implementing the conference, which will conclude with a delegate’s brunch and conference business session on Thursday, July 31.
Conference activity for this evening, Saturday, July 26, includes an International Food Fest and fellowship time sponsored by Grace Brethren International Missions. Tomorrow is a full day with the Brethren Missionary Herald Co. corporation breakfast at 8 a.m., a morning celebration service with Mark Cahill speaking at 10 a.m., Grace College and Seminary luncheon and corporation meeting at 12:30, seminars in the afternoon, and the military chaplains appreciation dinner and Grace Brethren Investment Foundation corporation meeting at 5 p.m., followed by another general session with Mark Cahill speaking.