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GFCF supports agriculture in DR Congo and Alaska, nutrition in Roanoke area, BVSer in DC (October 8, 2015)

The Global Food Crisis Fund (GFCF) of the Church of the Brethren has provided several grants in recent months that support agriculture by a Brethren group in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a gardening project in Alaska, nutrition education and cooking classes for Spanish speaking population living around Roanoke, Va., and the work of a Brethren Volunteer Service worker at the Church of the Brethren Office of Public Witness in Washington, D.C. Read more »

National Junior High Sunday will be observed on Nov. 1 (October 8, 2015)

National Junior High Sunday in the Church of the Brethren will be observed on Nov. 1. The 2015 theme is based on James 2:14-17 from “The Message”: “Faith Without Works Is Outrageous Nonsense.” Worship resources and other resources for the special Sunday are made available online and are free to download from . Read more »

Brethren bits for Oct. 8, 2015 (October 8, 2015)

In this issue: Positions at Camp Mack and Camp Pine Lake among other job openings, young adult committee sets dates for NYAC 2016, prayer requests for Nigeria and Haiti, Bread for the World Sunday, On Earth Peace Anti-Racism Transformation Team, Children’s Aid Society pictorial history, Elizabethtown College master of education degree to focus on peace education, and more news from churches, districts, camps, and colleges Read more »

Children’s Disaster Services cares for families affected by California fire (October 2, 2015)

“Our California team has cared for over 218 children in Calistoga, Calif., in response to the wildfires,” reports Children’s Disaster Services associate director Kathy Fry-Miller. “They are serving at a Local Assistance Center for families.” Read more »

Annual Conference registration fees to remain the same for next year (October 2, 2015)

Basic costs for the 2016 Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren, to be held in Greensboro, N.C., have been shared by the Conference Office. “Program and Arrangements Committee met and decided to make no increases in registration costs for delegates or non-delegates,” reported Conference director Chris Douglas. Read more »

Brethren bits for Oct. 2, 2015 (October 2, 2015)

Brethren bits for Oct. 2, 2015 Read more »

Freed from the smoke and ashes: Reflecting on Pope Francis’s service of prayer for 9/11 (October 2, 2015)

We lined up two by two in rows on Liberty Street in Manhattan to enter onto the Foot Prints grounds where the Twin Towers had once stood. In the line were the families of survivors and those like myself, representatives of our faith communities. As the line began to move you first hear the sounds of the water flowing, and then all eyes beheld the sight of the mighty pool of never-ending, streaming waters. Read more »

Frederick Church hosts Children’s Disaster Services Volunteer Workshop (October 2, 2015)

Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) is offering a workshop to train volunteers on Friday, Oct. 30, at 5 p.m., to Saturday, Oct. 31, at 7:30 p.m., at Frederick Church of the Brethren, 201 Fairview Avenue, Frederick, Md. Read more »

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