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New webpage provides ministry resources for congregations and church leaders (March 17, 2020)

A new webpage with resources for congregations and church leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic has been posted at www.brethren.org/discipleshipmin/resources.html . This webpage, which will be updated on a regular basis, is focused on ministry resources to support congregations and church leaders during a time when congregations may not gather in person. Read more »


Brethren Disaster Ministries temporarily suspends volunteer travel to rebuilding sites, Children’s Disaster Services postpones spring training workshops (March 13, 2020)

Brethren Disaster Ministries has been closely monitoring the rapidly changing information about the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, the illness that it causes. “We have been tracking where the virus has been reported with an eye toward making decisions regarding our rebuilding project sites and out of concern for our volunteers, leaders, host communities, and the clients in whose homes we work,” said an announcement today. “After considerable discussion and prayer, BDM has made the decision to temporarily suspend all volunteer travel to rebuilding sites.” Read more »


Brethren Disaster Ministries offers resources and recommendations on coronavirus COVID-19 (March 13, 2020)

A webpage of resources and recommendations on coronavirus COVID-19 has been posted by Brethren Disaster Ministries. The webpage includes sections of guidance for families and individuals, guidance for church leaders and congregations--including emergency planning, and a warning about coronavirus scams. Go to www.brethren.org/bdm/covid-19.html Read more »


Brethren bits for March 13, 2020 (March 13, 2020)

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Some Church of the Brethren congregations are offering live-streamed worship (March 13, 2020)

A number of Church of the Brethren congregations already offer live streaming of worship services. Now those congregations are in a position to be able to offer worship and fellowship online in the event in-person worship services are canceled because of the coronavirus. Read more »


Virus forces changes and/or cancellations of events at all levels of the denomination (March 13, 2020)

Events at all levels of the Church of the Brethren denomination have been changed, canceled, and/or postponed because of the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, from the Mission and Ministry Board to Bethany Seminary and the Brethren Academy to districts, congregations, and other groups. Read more »


Newsline for March 13, 2020 (March 13, 2020)

NEWS 1) Brethren Disaster Ministries offers resources and recommendations on COVID-19 2) Brethren Disaster Ministries suspends volunteer travel to rebuilding sites, Children’s Disaster Services postpones spring trainings 3) Virus forces changes or cancellations of events at all levels of the denomination 4) Some Church of the Brethren congregations are offering live-streamed worship PERSONNEL 5) Brethren Academy hires coordinator for Spanish-language programs 6) Joelle Hathaway to join Bethany Seminary faculty 7) Brethren bits Read more »


Church of the Brethren staff plan to go forward with spring and summer events, while monitoring circumstances surrounding coronavirus (March 6, 2020)

The Church of the Brethren staff planning events this spring and summer do not intend to make any cancellations because of the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). However, they are assessing risks and monitoring information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other health authorities to plan ahead for eventualities and circumstances beyond their control. Read more »


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