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Fellowship of Brethren Homes announces leadership transition (May 25, 2018)

Leadership of the Fellowship of Brethren Homes is in transition following the resignation of executive director Ralph McFadden, who resigned earlier this year. McFadden had been staying on until a successor was found. The fellowship in mid-May announced that Dave Lawrenz, who recently retired from leadership of Timbercrest, a Church of the Brethren retirement community in North Manchester, Ind., has agreed to take the executive director role. Read more »

Conference business ranges from changes in delegate representation, to a new vision for mission, to creation care, and more (May 25, 2018)

Delegates to this year’s Annual Conference will address 11 new and unfinished items of business. Read more »

Newsline for May 4, 2018 (May 4, 2018)

NEWS 1) Annual Conference 2019 forced to change locations 2) Process team lays out road map for development of ‘compelling vision’ 3) Meeting promotes conversation about biblical inspiration and authority 4) Gathering prays for future direction of the Church of the Brethren UPCOMING EVENTS 5) NYC speech contest winners are announced 6) Young Adult Conference to meet at Brethren Woods RESOURCES 7) Brethren Press publishes book of poetry by Ken Gibble, among new resources 8) Brethren bits Read more »

Brethren bits for May 4, 2018 (May 4, 2018)

In this issue: Job openings, Global Mission executive visits with CNI, Miami Haitian Church of the Brethren plans “March for Equality” for immigrants, Pinecrest Community celebrating 125 years, Virlina District holds Ministry and Mission event, Mid-Atlantic District Disaster Response Auction is Saturday, Bridgewater College breaks ground for “learning commons,” NCC welcomes progress toward peace on the Korean Peninsula, and more news by, for, and about Brethren. Read more »

Meeting promotes conversation about biblical inspiration and authority (May 4, 2018)

“What kind of authority does the Bible have for us?” asked Karoline Lewis, one of the keynote presenters at the “Biblical Authority Conversations” on April 23-25. The Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary, she joined with Jason Barnhart, director of Brethren Research and Resourcing for the Brethren Church’s denominational office, in leading a group of about 100 Church of the Brethren ministers and lay people at a meeting called by the midwestern districts. Read more »

Brethren Press publishes book of poetry by Ken Gibble, among new resources (May 4, 2018)

Brethren Press has published a book of poetry by Ken Gibble, titled “A Poetry of the Soul,” among new resources from the Church of the Brethren denominational publishing house. The summer quarter of the Shine curriculum, jointly produced by Brethren Press and MennoMedia, is now available to order on the theme “God’s Creation.” A new children’s Advent devotional by Christy Waltersdorff and Mitch Miller is anticipated in June. Read more »

Annual Conference 2019 forced to change locations (May 3, 2018)

The Church of the Brethren Annual Conference planned for summer 2019 has been forced to change locations, according to director Chris Douglas. Unexpected delays with major renovations at the Town and Country resort in San Diego, Calif., where the Conference was to have been held, have forced this change. “Town and Country cancelled our contract,” she reported. Read more »

Young Adult Conference to meet at Brethren Woods (May 3, 2018)

The 2018 Church of the Brethren Young Adult Conference will meet at Brethren Woods on May 25-27. The location is a camp and outdoor ministry center near Keezletown, Va. The conference brings together young adults ages 18-35 on the theme “Teach with your Life” (1 Timothy 4:11-16), sponsored by the denomination’s Youth and Young Adult Ministry. Read more »

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