To the brethren gathered to the name of our Lord Jesus Christ in other places:

Dear brethren,

It has been almost 2 years since our last conference and we have felt keenly the absence of being gathered together with our brethren from other places. The Lord has thus gently exhorted us to value more the provisions and privileges He has given us to enjoy and profit from in the wilderness path.

We are reminded in the book of the Acts that when the Church was formed, it was marked by 4 things that we often refer to as 4 anchors, giving the thought of steadfastness.

“And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.”  Acts 2:42

The apostles’ doctrine reminds us of the Word of God as given by the Spirit; fellowship reminds us of communion; breaking of bread, the Lord’s death; and prayers, our constant dependence on God. Let us continue for the little while we are left here to be steadfast in what the Lord has provided to draw us after Him as we await His soon return.

It is truly with thankfulness to our Lord, as we believe we have His mind, that we are inviting our brethren for special meetings on September 11 & 12 to have God’s Word ministered to us by the Spirit, to enjoy fellowshipping together, to remember our Lord in His death, and to show our dependence upon Him in prayer. We value your prayers in this endeavor, knowing we need His help with the temporal things as well as the spiritual. Our desire is that the Lord would be honored during this time together.

The conference will be held, Lord willing, at the same location as in previous years, at the Montrose Bible Conference facility in Montrose, PA. Further details as well as registration information are attached on the following page. If you plan to attend, we ask that you please register by Wednesday, August 25th.


With much love to our brethren from those gathered to the name of the Lord Jesus in Scranton, PA,

Gary A. Gruen                                      Kenneth Tansits                                            Aaron Stewart