Scam email messages have been received by some Church of the Brethren members recently, asking for donations to help with refugee resettlement. These are scam messages and should be deleted.
The Church of the Brethren’s legitimate email requests for funding will invite giving online at the Church of the Brethren website www.brethren.org or via the mailing of a check to the Church of the Brethren General Offices, 1451 Dundee Ave., Elgin, IL 60120.
The Office of Mission Advancement sends the “eBrethren” email newsletter, print letters, and occasional fundraising messages by email to encourage church members to give to Church of the Brethren ministries. These will always invite donations sent by check to the denominational offices or online giving at a secure donation site such as www.brethren.org/give (powered by GivingFuel).
Please do not ever give out bank account information or personal details in response to an email message. Legitimate email messages from the Church of the Brethren will not request such information.
If you receive a request listing any other ways to give, please delete it or forward it to our webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org so that the denominational staff can track down the fraudulent senders.
The denominational staff appreciates the generous giving and support that is received for Church of the Brethren ministries, and encourages church members to be “wise as serpents and innocent as doves” (Matthew 10:16b).