News Archives November, 2019


Denominational Leadership Team issues response regarding the Covenant Brethren Church (November 21, 2019)

The following is a statement from the Leadership Team of the Church of the Brethren, made up of the Annual Conference officers--moderator Paul Mundey, moderator-elect David Sollenberger, and secretary James Beckwith--along with general secretary David Steele and Cindy Sanders representing the Council of District Executives: Read more »


Brethren Disaster Ministries announces changes in rebuilding project sites (November 18, 2019)

Brethren Disaster Ministries has announced several changes in its rebuilding project sites as 2019 closes out and the new year begins. In related news, volunteers are urgently needed at two rebuilding locations in the Carolinas and Puerto Rico: Read more »


Christian Association of Nigeria commemorates date of displacement (November 18, 2019)

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) commemorated Oct. 29, the day Boko Haram overran Mubi and Hong communities of Adamawa State in 2014. The entire community had fled to different areas within and outside the country of Nigeria. All church denominations in the area that are under the CAN umbrella gathered at the Mararaba Local Church Council of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN) for prayer, worship, speeches, and testimonies. Read more »


Elizabethtown College Peace Fellowship Lecture: Timely relevance and challenge of the Anabaptist tradition (November 18, 2019)

Elizabethtown (Pa.) Church of the Brethren was filled with congregants representing diverse Brethren churches and Anabaptist traditions for the Elizabethtown College Peace Fellowship lecture. Drew Hart, assistant professor of theology at Messiah College, introduced “not a light topic” of how white supremacy and Christianity are entangled together. Using the metaphor of “putting on our blue jeans,” Hart encouraged listeners to find and follow the message of Jesus over attachments to power and cultural affiliations. Read more »


Brethren bits for Nov. 18, 2019 (November 18, 2019)

In this issue: Remembering Dorothy Brandt Davis, “An orchestra at Annual Conference? Yes!” National Young Adult Conference 2020, “Honoring God” winter quarter of “Guide for Biblical Studies,” action alert on the “State and Local Resettlement Executive Order,” seven Messenger articles on thanksgiving, and more news by, for, and about Brethren. Read more »


Hearts for Nigeria: Roxane Hill concludes her position with Nigeria Crisis Response (November 18, 2019)

Roxane Hill is concluding her position as coordinator of the Nigeria Crisis Response, as of the end of this year. Her husband, Carl Hill, pastor of Potsdam (Ohio) Church of the Brethren, also previously worked with her on the response. Here is a concluding report from Roxane and Carl Hill: Read more »


Newsline for Nov. 18, 2019 (November 18, 2019)

NEWS 1) Brethren Service Europe office to be closed at the end of 2019 2) Hearts for Nigeria: Roxane Hill concludes her position with Nigeria Crisis Response 3) Brethren Disaster Ministries announces changes in rebuilding project sites 4) On Earth Peace holds fall board meeting in Massachusetts 5) Elizabethtown College Peace Fellowship Lecture: Timely relevance and challenge of the Anabaptist tradition 6) Christian Association of Nigeria commemorates date of displacement PERSONNEL 7) Kristin Flory retires after 33 years as Brethren Service Europe representative 8) Brethren bits 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 »


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 »