News Archives October, 2018


Newsline Special for Oct. 26, 2018: Fall meeting of the Mission and Ministry Board (October 26, 2018)

NEWS 1) Denominational board holds Fall meeting, adopts 2019 budget, hears from SCN delegation 2) Thriving in Ministry Initiative JOB OPENING 3) Church of the Brethren seeks director for Brethren Volunteer Service Read more »


Denominational board holds Fall meeting, adopts 2019 budget, hears from SCN delegation (October 26, 2018)

The Mission and Ministry Board adopted a budget for Church of the Brethren ministries in 2019, received news of a large grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Thriving in Ministry, and participated in a Compelling Vision Process session, among other agenda at the fall meeting Oct. 19-22. Read more »


Thriving in Ministry Initiative (October 22, 2018)

The Church of the Brethren has received a grant of $994,683 to help establish its Part-Time Pastor; Full-Time Church program. It is part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Thriving in Ministry Read more »


Brethren bits for October 19, 2018 (October 19, 2018)

In this issue: Remembrances, BVS project need, congregational and district news and events, Clergy Women’s Retreat, tax seminar, and more. Read more »


Newsline for October 19, 2018 (October 19, 2018)

NEWS 1) Brethren Disaster Ministries responds to Hurricane Michael, other needs 2) Atlantic Northeast District rejects “Policy on Same-Sex Marriage” 3) On Earth Peace board meets, addresses anti-racism initiatives 4) Bethany welcomes nine new students this fall PERSONNEL 5) Church of the Brethren seeks Mission Advancement Advocate UPCOMING EVENTS 6) Mission and Ministry Board gathers for fall meeting 7) Brethren bits Read more »


Mission and Ministry Board gathers for fall meeting (October 19, 2018)

The Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board (MMB) holds its fall meeting in Elgin, Ill., this weekend. Read more »


Brethren Disaster Ministries responds to Hurricane Michael, other needs (October 19, 2018)

Brethren Disaster Ministries and Children's Disaster Services work in Florida, North Carolina, Haiti, Texas, the US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico Read more »


Bethany welcomes nine new students this fall (October 19, 2018)

When fall semester classes at Bethany Theological Seminary (Richmond, Ind.) began on Aug. 30, nine new students joined the seminary community. Four are entering the Master of Divinity program, two are entering the Master of Arts program, and three are pursuing a Certificate in Theopoetics and Theological Imagination. Read more »


Atlantic Northeast District rejects "Policy on Same-Sex Marriage" (October 18, 2018)

A proposed “Policy on Same-Sex Marriage” in Atlantic Northeast District did not receive the two-thirds majority necessary to pass as delegates met at Elizabethtown (Pa.) College Oct. 5-6. Read more »


Church of the Brethren seeks Mission Advancement Advocate (October 16, 2018)

The Church of the Brethren is seeking a Mission Advancement Advocate. Major responsibilities include strengthening and nurturing the individual and congregational stewardship, direct gift, planned-giving, and enlistment programs of the Church of the Brethren through face-to-face visits with individuals and congregations and individuals. Read more »


Brethren bits for October 5, 2018 (October 5, 2018)

In this issue: Remembrance, personnel notes, district conference dates, anniversaries, disaster ministries, Nobel Prize, coming events, camp and college news, and more. Read more »


Newsline for October 5, 2018 (October 5, 2018)

NEWS 1) Districts consider policies on same-sex marriage 2) Annual Conference announces preachers, worship leadership for 2019 3) Emergency Disaster Fund grants aid work in Nigeria, Iowa 4) Global Food Initiative grants benefit wide range of projects PERSONNEL 5) Church of the Brethren seeks Manager of Buildings and Grounds UPCOMING EVENTS 6) Christian Citizenship Seminar will focus on “Creative Solutions” 7) November opportunities help to honor Native American Heritage Month 8) Brethren bits Read more »


Districts consider policies on same-sex marriage (October 5, 2018)

Items on same-sex marriage are receiving attention at several district conferences this fall, with agenda items seeking to formalize district policies following the actions of the 2017 Annual Conference that affirmed the role of districts in handling manners of ministerial conduct. Read more »


November opportunities help to honor Native American Heritage Month (October 5, 2018)

A variety of resources and a weekly call through November will provide ways for “Continuing Together the Conversation” and honoring Native American Heritage Month. Read more »


Annual Conference announces preachers, worship leadership for 2019 (October 4, 2018)

The Church of the Brethren Annual Conference Office has announced speakers and other worship leadership for the 2019 Annual Conference, which will take place July 3-7 in Greensboro, North Carolina, with the theme “Proclaim Christ: Reclaim Passion.” Read more »


Christian Citizenship Seminar will focus on “Creative Solutions” (October 4, 2018)

The Church of the Brethren 2019 Christian Citizenship Seminar will be held April 27-May 2 in New York and Washington, D.C., with the theme “Creative Solutions to Violent Conflict Worldwide.” Read more »


Emergency Disaster Fund grants aid work in Nigeria, Iowa (October 4, 2018)

The Church of the Brethren Emergency Disaster Fund has issued a major grant for the Nigeria Crisis Response and a smaller one to assist with tornado recovery efforts in Iowa. Read more »


Global Food Initiative grants benefit wide range of projects (October 4, 2018)

The Church of the Brethren’s Global Food Initiative (GFI) fund has made recent grants to projects in the US, the Caribbean, Africa, and Latin America, totaling more than $42,000 in aid. Read more »


Church of the Brethren seeks Manager of Buildings and Grounds (October 4, 2018)

The Church of the Brethren Inc. has announced an opening for Manager of Buildings and Grounds at the General Offices in Elgin, Ill. Read more »