News Archives August, 2020


Webinars explore path to healing racism, eco-discipleship (August 1, 2020)

Upcoming webinars are by the Church of the Brethren Discipleship Ministries, Intercultural Ministry, Outdoor Ministry Association, and Office of Ministry. Topics include “Witness of Churches on the Path to Healing Racism: A Theological Exploration” and “Cultivating a Verdant Faith: Eco Discipleship Practices for the 21st Century Church.” Read more »


Brethren bits for Aug. 1, 2020 (August 1, 2020)

In this issue: Remembering Art Myers, Brethren Disaster Ministries updates on Hurricane Isaias, Brethren Benefit Trust extends COVID-19 Emergency Grant as part of Church Worker’s Assistance Plan, Office of Ministry recommends webinar on “COVID-19 Mental and Spiritual Health of Children and Teens,” Columbia City Church participates in “Bells for John Lewis.” Read more »


COVID-19 Pandemic Grants Program issues grants to another 11 congregations (August 1, 2020)

As of the end of July, 25 congregations across 9 districts have received grants totaling $104,662. Programs have included food distributions, hot or takeaway meals, children’s summer meals, childcare, rental and utility assistance, hygiene and safety supplies, and shelter for vulnerable homeless populations. Brethren Disaster Ministries is beginning to receive reports about some of the first grants given, and it is clear that the assistance came at just the right time and has been received with gratitude. Read more »


Newsline for Aug. 1, 2020 (August 1, 2020)

NEWS 1) COVID-19 Pandemic Grants Program issues grants to another 11 congregations 2) Fellowship of Brethren Homes signs letter to the US President, Vice President, and Congress 3) Southeastern District Conference approves withdrawal of 19 congregations 4) Illinois and Wisconsin District issues statement of response to racial injustice 5) Giveaway Garden produces good food and good will UPCOMING EVENTS 6) Marking the 75th anniversary of the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki 7) Webinars explore path to healing racism, eco-discipleship 8) Brethren bits: Remembering Art Myers, Brethren Disaster Ministries updates on Hurricane Isaias, BBT extends COVID-19 Emergency Grant as part of Church Worker’s Assistance Plan, webinar on “COVID-19 Mental and Spiritual Health of Children and Teens,” Columbia City participates in “Bells for John Lewis” Read more »


Marking the 75th anniversary of the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki (August 1, 2020)

Aug. 6 and 9, 2020, mark the 75th anniversaries of the nuclear bombings of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. The Church of the Brethren has been involved in peace witness in Hiroshima through the placement of Brethren Volunteer Service workers at the World Friendship Center. Currently, Roger and Kathy Edmark of Lynnwood, Wash., are serving as directors of the center through BVS (see www.wfchiroshima.com/english ). Read more »


Church of the Brethren congregations offer online worship services (August 1, 2020)

Here is a listing of Church of the Brethren congregations that are offering online worship services during the time when COVID-19 is preventing the church from gathering in-person for worship. Read more »


Fellowship of Brethren Homes signs letter to the US President, Vice President, and Congress (August 1, 2020)

The Fellowship of Brethren Homes has joined other faith-based, aging services groups in a letter to the US President, Vice-President, and members of Congress, asking the nation’s leaders to “immediately deliver the leadership, resources, and support needed to ensure the health and wellbeing of millions of people facing special danger from the pandemic.” Read more »


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