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Preachers for the 2020 Annual Conference are announced (December 3, 2019)

The Annual Conference Program and Arrangements Committee has released the names of those preaching for the daily worship services at the 2020 Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren. The Conference takes place in Grand Rapids, Mich., on July 1-5. Read more »

Spring break service trips are offered by Brethren Volunteer Service (December 2, 2019)

For the first time, Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) is offering spring break service trips for college students. Join BVS in Boston either the first or second week of March 2020 for the opportunity to serve with organizations that are working to end hunger and provide essential resources to the Boston community. Read more »

Denominational Leadership Team issues response regarding the Covenant Brethren Church (November 21, 2019)

The following is a statement from the Leadership Team of the Church of the Brethren, made up of the Annual Conference officers--moderator Paul Mundey, moderator-elect David Sollenberger, and secretary James Beckwith--along with general secretary David Steele and Cindy Sanders representing the Council of District Executives: Read more »

Brethren Disaster Ministries announces changes in rebuilding project sites (November 18, 2019)

Brethren Disaster Ministries has announced several changes in its rebuilding project sites as 2019 closes out and the new year begins. In related news, volunteers are urgently needed at two rebuilding locations in the Carolinas and Puerto Rico: Read more »

Christian Association of Nigeria commemorates date of displacement (November 18, 2019)

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) commemorated Oct. 29, the day Boko Haram overran Mubi and Hong communities of Adamawa State in 2014. The entire community had fled to different areas within and outside the country of Nigeria. All church denominations in the area that are under the CAN umbrella gathered at the Mararaba Local Church Council of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN) for prayer, worship, speeches, and testimonies. Read more »

Elizabethtown College Peace Fellowship Lecture: Timely relevance and challenge of the Anabaptist tradition (November 18, 2019)

Elizabethtown (Pa.) Church of the Brethren was filled with congregants representing diverse Brethren churches and Anabaptist traditions for the Elizabethtown College Peace Fellowship lecture. Drew Hart, assistant professor of theology at Messiah College, introduced “not a light topic” of how white supremacy and Christianity are entangled together. Using the metaphor of “putting on our blue jeans,” Hart encouraged listeners to find and follow the message of Jesus over attachments to power and cultural affiliations. Read more »

Brethren bits for Nov. 18, 2019 (November 18, 2019)

In this issue: Remembering Dorothy Brandt Davis, “An orchestra at Annual Conference? Yes!” National Young Adult Conference 2020, “Honoring God” winter quarter of “Guide for Biblical Studies,” action alert on the “State and Local Resettlement Executive Order,” seven Messenger articles on thanksgiving, and more news by, for, and about Brethren. Read more »

Hearts for Nigeria: Roxane Hill concludes her position with Nigeria Crisis Response (November 18, 2019)

Roxane Hill is concluding her position as coordinator of the Nigeria Crisis Response, as of the end of this year. Her husband, Carl Hill, pastor of Potsdam (Ohio) Church of the Brethren, also previously worked with her on the response. Here is a concluding report from Roxane and Carl Hill: Read more »

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