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Summer workcamp registration is open for jr. and sr. high youth and young adults (January 17, 2019)

Church of the Brethren summer workcamps are offered for junior high and senior high youth and young adults. This year’s theme is “Grow” (2 Peter 1:5-8). Read more »

BBT president signs on to letter from denominational benefit plans (January 16, 2019)

The president of Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT), Nevin Dulabaum, has signed on to a letter to Congressional leaders sent by chief executive officers of denominational benefit plans. The November letter expressed concern about two separate sections of the Internal Revenue Code, one with potential to restrict participation in church retirement income account plans, and the other to potentially impose a tax on church parking lots. Read more »

Outdoor Ministries board members offer innovative retreat (January 15, 2019)

An innovative weekend retreat is offered this spring by board members of the Church of the Brethren Outdoor Ministries Association (OMA). Randall Westfall and Jonathan Stauffer are leading “Cultivating a Verdant Faith” at Camp Emmaus in Mount Morris, Ill., on March 8-10. Read more »

Nigerian Brethren host the Fellowship of Christian Churches in Nigeria (January 15, 2019)

Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) has hosted the 64th annual assembly of TEKAN at EYN headquarters in Kwarhi, Nigeria. TEKAN stands for the Fellowship of Christian Churches in Nigeria and includes 15 primarily Hausa-speaking denominations, making it the largest Christian ecumenical body in Nigeria. Read more »

‘You Deserve Love’ project addresses prisoners and Congress (December 20, 2018)

A preschooler is sending a message to Capitol Hill and death row--“You deserve love no matter what.” Read more »

Michigan and West Marva Districts call interim executives (December 20, 2018)

Michigan District has called Edward “Ike” Porter to serve as interim district executive minister beginning Jan. 1, 2019. West Marva has called John Ballinger to serve as interim district executive minister beginning Jan. 14. Read more »

Brethren bits for Dec 20, 2018 (December 20, 2018)

Brethren bits for Dec 20, 2018 Read more »

Register for youth and young adult events in 2019 (December 20, 2018)

Registration is open or is opening soon for several events and opportunities for youth and young adults in the Church of the Brethren, including the 2019 workcamps, Christian Citizenship Seminar, National Junior High Conference, and Young Adult Conference. Application deadlines are coming up for Ministry Summer Service and the Youth Peace Travel Team. Read more »

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