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Renacer Hispanic Ministry announces new strategy plan (October 20, 2017)

The board of Renacer Hispanic Ministry has developed and adapted a new strategy plan to widely reach the denomination. The new strategy plans has three foundational components: Read more »


Being the church after a catastrophe: Response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico (October 20, 2017)

After the devastating damage of hurricanes like Maria, civil society often breaks down. Desperate or opportunistic people start looting or stealing and stresses keep increasing. Another part of society pulls together and helps each other, bringing out the very best in human nature...and our faith often brings out the very best of being the church. The Puerto Rican churches are an inspiring example of being the church in a crisis. While burdened with many hardships, the Puerto Rican Brethren are coming together supporting each other and reaching out to their communities. Read more »


Workcamp Ministry sets 2018 schedule of events (October 20, 2017)

The Church of the Brethren Workcamp Ministry has released the 2018 workcamp dates and locations. This programming for next summer will offer 10 locations for service, focusing on junior high opportunities because it will be a National Youth Conference year. Read more »


Domestic Violence Awareness Month is a call to peacemaking (October 20, 2017)

At last month’s National Older Adult Conference (NOAC), Jim Wallis, president and founder of Sojourners, spoke to us of faithfulness and of living our Christian witness. This month, Sojourners reminds us that this is a call to peacemaking in the context of our daily lives. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time for us to consider that while “one in three women experience intimate partner violence in their lives...95 percent of church-going women report they have never heard a sermon on abuse preached from the pulpit of their church.” Read more »


Newsline for Oct. 20, 2017 (October 20, 2017)

NEWS 1) Being the church after a catastrophe: Response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico 2) Insurance check will fund denomination’s envisioning work 3) Grant to EYN supports church rebuilding effort in Nigeria 4) Global Food Initiative grants support agriculture in several nations 5) Renacer Hispanic Ministry announces new strategy plan PERSONNEL 6) Traci Rabenstein to lead Church of the Brethren donor relations team 7) Amy Beery to direct youth programs at Bethany Seminary UPCOMING EVENTS 8) Openings are available for continuing education opportunity in urban ministry 9) Workcamp Ministry sets 2018 schedule of events RESOURCES 10) Domestic Violence Awareness Month is a call to peacemaking 11) Brethren bits Read more »


Insurance check will fund denomination’s envisioning work (October 18, 2017)

The Church of the Brethren earlier this year received a check of $50,000 from Brethren Mutual Aid Agency and Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company, representing a benefit earned through the Ministry Partner Program. The denomination’s Leadership Team has decided to use the money to fund work to frame a “compelling vision” for the denomination, with $1,000 provided to the Finance Office to cover costs of administering the money. Read more »


Traci Rabenstein to lead Church of the Brethren donor relations team (October 18, 2017)

Traci Rabenstein has assumed leadership of the Church of the Brethren Donor Relations team, as of Oct. 9. John Hipps has concluded his work with the Church of the Brethren as director of Donor Relations, a position he has held since Sept. 24, 2012. Read more »


Global Food Initiative grants support agriculture in several nations (October 18, 2017)

The most recent grants from the Global Food Initiative (GFI) bolster agriculture in several nations including Burundi, Ecuador, India, the Dominican Republic, and Venezuela. Find out more about the work of the GFI and how to support it at www.brethren.org/gfi . Read more »


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