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Denominational facilities are closed to visitors, most staff to work from home (March 20, 2020)

The Church of the Brethren denominational staff are working to minimize the number of personnel present at both the General Offices in Elgin, Ill., and the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md., in light of health authorities’ advice to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. Read more »

New and Renew conference is canceled for 2020, postponed until 2021 (March 19, 2020)

After prayerful discernment over the ongoing health concerns and the safety of people due to the coronavirus, the New Church Advisory Committee and Discipleship Ministries of the Church of the Brethren are canceling the New and Renew Conference scheduled for May 13-15, 2020. The event was to be held at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill. Read more »

Plans continue for Annual Conference (March 19, 2020)

It is still our hope and plan to gather as the 234th Annual Conference on July 1-5, 2020. You are encouraged to register and plan to be with us! Read more »

Brethren Press makes free, downloadable resources available (March 19, 2020)

We know that many congregations are cancelling services as the COVID-19 virus spreads. Brethren Press wants to make it as easy as possible for your congregation to study and worship together--even from afar. Therefore, each week during this outbreak, will be updated with free resources to help people in your church stay connected. Read more »

Webinar on Holy Week worship planning is offered by the Office of Ministry (March 19, 2020)

The Office of Ministry of the Church of the Brethren will host a Zoom webinar conversation on March 26 focused on Holy Week worship planning. Many congregations have suspended in-person worship during the COVID-19 crisis yet are seeking to find ways to stay deeply connected to one another and their communities. Read more »

Children’s Disaster Services shares Covid-19 resources for children (March 19, 2020)

Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) associate director Lisa Crouch has shared Covid-19 resources for children. These include online resources from trusted sources for talking with children about the virus, a comic for exploring the situation, downloadable resources for working through emotions and helping children cope, among others: Read more »

Newsline for March 17, 2020 (March 17, 2020)

NEWS 1) Christian Citizenship Seminar 2020 is cancelled 2) New webpage provides ministry resources for congregations and church leaders Read more »

Christian Citizenship Seminar 2020 is cancelled (March 17, 2020)

Due to the continued concerns related to the coronavirus, Christian Citizenship Seminar (CCS) 2020 has been cancelled. Staff laments this cancellation but cannot continue making plans in the current environment. Read more »

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