News Archives November, 2018


NOAC planning committee unveils 2019 logo (November 16, 2018)

Planners of the 2019 Church of the Brethren National Older Adult Conference (NOAC) have unveiled the logo for the event, highlighting the conference theme, “Reaching … across generations, beyond differences, through conflict … into joy,” based on Romans 15:7. Read more »


Brethren bits for November 16, 2018 (November 16, 2018)

In this issue: Remembrance, personnel, Brethren Historical Committee, Action Alert, district conferences and news, workshops, recognitions, “Brethren Voices,” and more. Read more »


Office of Ministry seeks program manager for new initiative (November 16, 2018)

The Office of Ministry is seeking a part-time program manager for the Lilly Endowment, Inc.-funded program “Part-Time Pastor; Full-Time Church.” The program manager will work with an advisory committee to implement this new program initiative that addresses the practical needs of multivocational ministers in the Church of the Brethren. Read more »


Conference examines Native American boarding school history (November 16, 2018)

The National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition on Oct. 2-3 held their first-ever boarding school healing conference, called “The Spirit Survives: A National Movement Toward Healing.” Read more »


Newsline for November 16, 2018 (November 16, 2018)

NEWS 1) Fire likely destroys Paradise (Calif.) congregation 2) SVMC celebrates its silver anniversary 3) Haiti Medical Project makes progress on pure water program 4) Conference examines Native American boarding school history PERSONNEL 5) Office of Ministry seeks program manager for new initiative UPCOMING EVENTS 6) Workcamp Office announces 2019 summer schedule 7) NOAC planning committee unveils 2019 logo RESOURCES 8) Brethren Academy offers “Christianity in the Early-Modern and Modern Worlds” 9) Brethren bits Read more »


Workcamp Office announces 2019 summer schedule (November 16, 2018)

The Church of the Brethren Workcamp Office has released dates and locations for the 2019 workcamp schedule. A total of 18 different workcamps will be offered for junior high, senior high, young adult, and “We Are Able” participants. Read more »


Haiti Medical Project makes progress on pure water program (November 16, 2018)

The efforts of the Church of the Brethren’s Haiti Medical Project (HMP) to provide pure water to 20 communities via two dozen projects by the end of 2020 are taking root. Read more »


Fire likely destroys Paradise congregation (November 12, 2018)

Paradise (Calif.) Community Church of the Brethren, located about 15 miles east of Chico in the northern part of the state, is assumed to be destroyed, along with its parsonage. Read more »


SVMC celebrates its silver anniversary (November 8, 2018)

The Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center (SVMC) celebrated its 25th anniversary Nov. 3 at Chambersburg (Pa.) Church of the Brethren Read more »


Elizabethtown College re-opens expanded Young Center (November 2, 2018)

Elizabethtown (Pa.) College’s Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies officially re-opened on Oct. 20 following a $2 million renovation and expansion Read more »


Western Pennsylvania District adopts “Resolution on Biblical Marriage” (November 2, 2018)

Western Pennsylvania became the latest district to pass a policy on same-sex weddings and related issues as delegates gave overwhelming support to a measure while meeting Oct. 20 at Camp Harmony (Hooversville, Pa.). Read more »


Manchester’s new Intercultural Center offers unique space (November 2, 2018)

Manchester University has created a unique new space for discussions about diversity and inclusion, civic engagement, and civil discourse Read more »


Three new grants support disaster recovery, farming efforts (November 2, 2018)

Church of the Brethren funds will aid projects in Honduras, Indonesia, and Haiti, responding to disasters and assisting training for farmers. Read more »


Newsline for November 2, 2018 (November 2, 2018)

NEWS 1) Three new grants support disaster recovery, farming efforts 2) Elizabethtown College re-opens expanded Young Center 3) Manchester’s new Intercultural Center offers unique space 4) Western Pennsylvania District adopts “Resolution on Biblical Marriage” PERSONNEL 5) Gail Connerley named executive director of institutional advancement at Bethany 6) Bethany seeks faculty position in Ministry Formation UPCOMING EVENTS 7) Brethren Academy offers “Race and the Congregation” course 8) Brethren bits Read more »


Brethren bits for November 2, 2018 (November 2, 2018)

In this issue: Correction, vigils for shooting victims, BDM and CDS update, remembrances, anniversary, congregational and district news, evangelism conference, Outdoor Ministries Association, job opening, and more. Read more »


Brethren Academy offers “Race and the Congregation” course (November 1, 2018)

The Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership will offer a course on “Race and the Congregation” Feb. 21-24 at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill. Read more »