June 6, 2008

The Brethren and the Cubs

When the Brethren gathered in Des Moines, Iowa for their Bicentennial Celebration in June 1908, the Brethren offices were located in Chicago. On June 2, the Chicago Cubs had the best record in Major League Baseball and went on to win the World Series in 1908. They have not won the World Series since.

One Hundred years later, the Church of the Brethren offices are located just west of Chicago in Elgin, Illinois, and in this the Tricentennial year of the Church of the Brethren the Chicago Cubs have the best record in Major League Baseball at the beginning of June for the first time since 100 years ago. Will they go on to win the World Series in the Church of the Brethren Tricentennial year?