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Germantown Church of the Brethren is celebrating 300 years (February 28, 2019)

Germantown (Pa.) Church of the Brethren is starting a five-year celebration of its 300th anniversary this year. The congregation located in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia is considered to be the “mother church” of the denomination as the first congregation that the Brethren established in the Americas. Read more »


Brethren bits for February 22, 2019 (February 22, 2019)

Remembrance, personnel notes, prayer requests from Nigeria and Haiti, Bridgewater College project, Dunker Punks podcast, and more Read more »


Global Food Initiative manager visits sites in Ecuador (February 22, 2019)

In January GFI manager Jeff Boshart visited Fundación Brethren y Unida in Picalqui, Ecuador, making several field visits and attending a board of directors meeting as a new member. Read more »


Newsline for February 22, 2019 (February 22, 2019)

NEWS 1) Annual Conference registration opens March 4, business schedule will focus on compelling vision 2) Compelling vision online conversation is offered March 23 3) Interfaith letter opposes CIA lethal drone strikes, Brethren invited to May 3 rally against drone warfare 4) Global Food Initiative manager visits sites in Ecuador 5) National Youth Cabinet is named for 2019-2020 6) Brethren bits: Remembrance, personnel notes, prayer requests from Nigeria and Haiti, Bridgewater College project, Dunker Punks podcast, and more Read more »


Interfaith letter opposes CIA lethal drone strikes, Brethren invited to May 3 rally against drone warfare (February 21, 2019)

The Church of the Brethren has signed an interfaith letter to the US Congress about CIA drone strikes. The sign-on by the denomination’s Office of Peacebuilding and Policy represented one of 25 faith-based organizations that together released the statement on Feb. 19. The letter asks members of Congress to end the CIA’s use of armed drones to carry out lethal attacks. Find the full text of the letter below. Read more »


Compelling vision online conversation is offered March 23 (February 21, 2019)

The Compelling Vision Process Team is hosting an online compelling vision conversation on Saturday, March 23, at 3 p.m. (Eastern time). This is an opportunity for those who have been unable to participate in one of the district-based gatherings to take part in a compelling vision conversation. Read more »


Annual Conference registration opens March 4, business schedule will focus on compelling vision (February 21, 2019)

Annual Conference 2019 will be a very different event this year, according to Conference director Chris Douglas. Instead of a usual business schedule, the delegate body will spend much of its time in compelling vision conversations. Nondelegates may reserve seats at tables during the business sessions in order to fully participate in those conversations. And the Conference will hold a love feast for the first time in decades. Read more »


National Youth Cabinet is named for 2019-2020 (February 21, 2019)

A Church of the Brethren National Youth Cabinet has been named for 2019-2020. The group will work with the Youth and Young Adult Ministry director Becky Ullom Naugle to select the theme and write worship resources for National Youth Sunday in 2019 and in 2020. Read more »


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