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National Day of Mourning and Lament on Monday, June 1, is a joint effort of faith leaders and mayors (May 30, 2020)

Faith leaders from around the country are working with the US Conference of Mayors to make Monday, June 1, a National Day of Mourning and Lament as the nation surpassed the grim milestone of 100,000 people lost to COVID-19. Read more »


Brethren active in health care (May 30, 2020)

This listing is provided by the Church of the Brethren Newsline in order to help us recognize, thank, and pray for Church of the Brethren members who are caring for people’s health right now. Read more »


Newsline for May 30, 2020 (May 30, 2020)

NEWS 1) National Day of Mourning and Lament on Monday, June 1, is a joint effort of faith leaders and mayors 2) Workcamp Ministry will offer seven weeks of virtual workcamps 3) Global Food Initiative grants support community gardens, agriculture in Haiti and Ecuador 4) Financial support is encouraged for Outdoor Ministries Association camps 5) Brethren bits: Ecumenical statements on the killing of George Floyd and a statement from Central Church of the Brethren in Roanoke, Va.; Annual Conference Moderator’s Town Hall on “Faith, Science, and COVID-19"; first-ever virtual graduation at McPherson College; and more Read more »


Brethren bits for May 30, 2020 (May 30, 2020)

In this issue: Ecumenical statements on the killing of George Floyd and a statement from Central Church of the Brethren in Roanoke, Va.; Annual Conference Moderator’s Town Hall on “Faith, Science, and COVID-19"; first-ever virtual graduation at McPherson College; and more. Read more »


Church of the Brethren congregations offer online worship services (May 30, 2020)

Here is a listing of Church of the Brethren congregations that are offering online worship services during the time when COVID-19 is preventing the church from gathering in-person for worship. Read more »


Workcamp Ministry will offer seven weeks of virtual workcamps (May 29, 2020)

The Workcamp office is excited to announce that we will be holding seven weeks of virtual workcamps this summer! Virtual workcamps will be held from 4-5 p.m. (Eastern time) every Monday from June 22 to Aug. 3. Each week will focus on one of the daily themes from our workcamp devotional book. Participants will hear a short reflection from one of our awesome workcamp directors, engage in small and large group discussions, and play some fun games with us! Read more »


Financial support is encouraged for Outdoor Ministries Association camps (May 29, 2020)

In these extraordinary times, camps are faced with significant challenges. Many have already lost months of rental/retreat group income which helps to off-set summer camp and other program costs. More cancellations are anticipated moving forward. Difficult decisions are being made about whether or not to proceed with summer camps as the health and safety of campers and staff/volunteers is weighed. While some have been able to apply for and receive loans or grants through government support programs, the possibility of staff reductions and salary reductions is real for many. Read more »


Global Food Initiative grants support community gardens, agriculture in Haiti and Ecuador (May 28, 2020)

The Global Food Initiative (GFI) of the Church of the Brethren has given several grants in recent weeks, supporting community garden projects, agriculture in Haiti, a consultant for assessment of the programs of Fundacion Brethren y Unida in Ecuador. Read more »


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