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Brethren Service Europe office to be closed at the end of 2019 (November 15, 2019)

The Brethren Service Europe office of the Church of the Brethren will be closed at the end of 2019. It is hosted at the World Council of Churches’ Ecumenical Center in Geneva, Switzerland, the city where it has been located since 1947. Currently the work of the office centers on placement and supervision of Brethren Volunteer Service workers in Europe. The Brethren Service Europe office of the Church of the Brethren will be closed at the end of 2019. It is hosted at the World Council of Churches’ Ecumenical Center in Geneva, Switzerland, the city where it has been located since 1947. Currently the work of the office centers on placement and supervision of Brethren Volunteer Service workers in Europe. Read more »


Kristin Flory retires after 33 years as Brethren Service Europe representative (November 15, 2019)

Kristin Flory will retire at the end of 2019 as Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) staff at the Brethren Service Europe office in Geneva, Switzerland. The office is being closed. In the new year, the Europe program of BVS will shift to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Read more »


Newsline for Oct. 25, 2019 (October 25, 2019)

NEWS 1) Mission and Ministry Board approves 2020 budget for denominational ministries 2) Office of Peacebuilding and Policy participates in NCC observance, ‘A Day of Remembrance and Lament’ 3) Brethren Volunteer Service Unit 324 completes training UPCOMING EVENTS 4) Workcamp locations for summer 2020 include Rwanda 5) Brethren bits Read more »


Office of Peacebuilding and Policy participates in NCC observance, ‘A Day of Remembrance and Lament’  (October 24, 2019)

This year, 2019, marks the 400-year anniversary of the first enslaved African persons being brought to North America. In 1619, a ship carrying the first group of enslaved people from Africa arrived on the shores of what is now known as Virginia. According to records, there were “20 and odd Africans” on board the ship who, upon arrival, were forced into slavery or indentured servitude. Read more »


Brethren bits for Oct. 24, 2019 (October 24, 2019)

In this issue: Report on data from compelling vision conversations, job and volunteer openings, nursing scholarships, interview with Clergy Women’s Retreat speaker Mandy Smith, Clergy Tax Seminar is Jan. 25, report from 74th opening of the UN General Assembly, district conferences, Powerhouse regional youth conference, and more Read more »


Mission and Ministry Board approves 2020 budget for denominational ministries (October 24, 2019)

The 2020 budget for denominational ministries was a key item at fall meetings of the Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board on Oct. 17-21 at the General Offices in Elgin, Ill. Meetings were led by chair Patrick Starkey, assisted by chair-elect Carl Fike and general secretary David Steele. Read more »


Brethren Volunteer Service Unit 324 completes training (October 24, 2019)

The fall 2019 unit of Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) has completed orientation and its 13 volunteers have begun their work at project sites across the United States, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. Members of BVS Unit 324, their home congregations or hometowns, and their projects sites follow: Read more »


Workcamp locations for summer 2020 include Rwanda (October 18, 2019)

“We are so excited to bring you the locations for workcamps summer 2020!” said an announcement from the Church of the Brethren Workcamp Ministry. The announcement urged Brethren of all ages to “explore the possibilities of service.” “Voices for Peace” (Romans 15:1-6) is the theme. Read more »


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