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Denomination invited to gather online for worship and music on July 1 and 2 (June 19, 2020)

The Church of the Brethren is holding online celebrations for the whole denomination on July 1 and 2, the days when the now-canceled 2020 Annual Conference would have begun. These events are planned and sponsored by the Annual Conference Program and Arrangements Committee. Read more »


July Ventures course is on ‘Brethren in the Age of Pandemic’ (June 19, 2020)

A special course from the Ventures in Christian Discipleship program at McPherson (Kan.) College is coming up in July. “Brethren in the Age of Pandemic: A Century Ago and today” will be presented by Frank Ramirez. The class will be held online on Tuesday evening, July 7, at 6:30 to 8 p.m. (Central time). Read more »


Celebrating Juneteenth with news of Brethren actions, statements, and opportunities (June 19, 2020)

Today is Juneteenth, and To join in this celebration, Newsline shares some of the recent actions, statements, and opportunities from Church of the Brethren congregations, pastors, and church members, and the denomination’s Intercultural Ministry: Read more »


Newsline for June 19, 2020 (June 19, 2020)

NEWS 1) Brethren Volunteer Service makes statement supporting Black Lives Matter 2) Celebrating Juneteenth with news of Brethren actions, statements, and opportunities 3) Brethren Faith in Action Fund issues grants 4) Fellowship of Brethren Homes member communities share gratitude for grant 5) Fall reopening plans announced by Bethany Theological Seminary 6) Church World Service kit depots to re-open in mid-August PERSONNEL 7) Jocelyn Siakula resigns as orientation coordinator for Brethren Volunteer Service UPCOMING EVENTS 8) Denomination invited to gather online for worship and music on July 1 and 2 9) Bethany Seminary announces new courses 10) July Ventures course is on ‘Brethren in the Age of Pandemic’ 11) Brethren bits Read more »


Church World Service kit depots to re-open in mid-August (June 17, 2020)

“CWS is planning to open many of its spring kit depots from Aug. 17-Sept 4!” Brethren Disaster Ministries shared on its Facebook page this week. “Thank you for continuing to care for and send blessings to those affected by disasters. These kits make a real difference!” Read more »


Fellowship of Brethren Homes member communities share gratitude for grant (June 16, 2020)

Several of the member communities of the Fellowship of Brethren Homes have sent thank you notes expressing gratitude for a large grant of $500,000 given by the Church of the Brethren’s Health Education and Research Fund. The grant was given to defray expenses of the retirement communities related to the pandemic, and several communities shared information about how the money is being used. Read more »


Brethren Faith in Action Fund issues grants (June 16, 2020)

Formed by funds generated from the sale of the upper campus of the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md., the Brethren Faith in Action Fund provides grants to fund outreach ministry projects that serve their communities, strengthen the congregation, and expand the reign of God. Such ministries will honor and continue the legacy of service that the Brethren Service Center has epitomized while also addressing the dynamics of the present age. Read more »


Denomination to sell longterm BVS house in Elgin, purchases new house near General Offices (June 5, 2020)

Since 1948, the Victorian-style house at 923 West Highland Ave. in Elgin, Ill. has been called home by countless Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) workers and Church of the Brethren staff. It originally was purchased by the denomination to supply emergency rental quarters for staff, on a temporary basis, and then over the decades became the residence of BVS volunteers and interns who were serving at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin. Read more »


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