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Newsline for Oct. 7, 2017 (October 7, 2017)

NEWS 1) CDS deploys Critical Response Childcare team to Las Vegas 2) Iran deal represents meaningful step to prevent nuclear conflict 3) New students begin at Bethany Seminary 4) Northern Indiana District issues resolution against racism 5) Nobel prize-winner ICAN says it will work for full nuclear ban PERSONNEL 6) Atlantic Northeast hires Pete Kontra as district executive UPCOMING EVENTS 7) NYC registration will open Jan. 18, youthworker applications are due Nov. 1 8) Mission Alive 2018 to be hosted at Frederick church 9) Next Nigeria workcamp is scheduled for January 10) Brethren bits Read more »


Disaster staff to visit Puerto Rico, CDS work continues in Texas, prayer requested for DR Congo (September 28, 2017)

Brethren Disaster Ministries is organizing the Church of the Brethren response in Puerto Rico, following Hurricane Maria. The response will include--in the short term--the shipping of a container of disaster relief supplies and a visit by associate executive director Roy Winter, tentatively scheduled for next week. In the long-term, plans are being developed for relief and long-term recovery programs, including home repair. Read more »


Newsline for Sept. 21, 2017 (September 21, 2017)

NEWS 1) Call to prayer for those in the path of Hurricane Maria, and related hurricane relief news 2) Leadership Team statement to the denomination 3) Congregational Life Ministries announces Renaissance 2017-2020 initiative 4) Pre-tax insurance savings are available for some pastors PERSONNEL 5) Debbie Roberts resigns from Bethany Seminary faculty UPCOMING EVENTS 6) Workcamp Ministry announces 2018 theme 7) ‘Justice Like Water’: Reflecting on a retreat planned for Virlina District INSPIRATION 2017: NATIONAL OLDER ADULT CONFERENCE 8) Inspiration 2017: NOAC by the numbers 9) Inspirational quotes from the week at NOAC 10) Brethren bits Read more »


Inspirational quotes from the week at NOAC (September 21, 2017)

National Older Adult Conference this year featured an inspiring line up of speakers and preachers. These quotes give just a taste of their messages. Recordings of each of these keynote presentations, Bible studies, and worship services are available to view in full online. Find a link to view the NOAC webcasts at www.brethren.org/news/2017/noac2017 . Read more »


Call to prayer for those in the path of Hurricane Maria, and related hurricane relief news (September 21, 2017)

Brethren Disaster Ministries issued a prayer request for those in the path of Hurricane Maria, before the storm hit Puerto Rico. Following are portions of that prayer request: Read more »


Inspiration 2017: NOAC by the numbers (September 21, 2017)

Inspiration 2017: National Older Adult Conference (NOAC) brought older adults from across the denomination and across the country together for a week of worship, fellowship, laughter, and learning in early September. From Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 4, through Friday, Sept. 8, the conference was hosted at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center in western North Carolina, in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. Find the onsite coverage of Inspiration 2017 including photo albums, webcasts, daily news sheets, a form to order the NOAC 2017 DVD, and more at www.brethren.org/news/2017/noac2017 . Read more »


Workcamp Ministry announces 2018 theme (September 20, 2017)

The Church of the Brethren Workcamp office is excited to announce the 2018 workcamp theme: “Loving God, Loving People.” The theme is developed from the scripture 1 John 4:19-21 (The Message) which touches on the necessity for loving others in order to truly love God. Read more »


Congregational Life Ministries announces Renaissance 2017-2020 (September 20, 2017)

Congregational Life Ministries is committed to empowering every person to make a positive difference in their world through demonstrating the extraordinary God. If we are to be faithful to our commitment to transform the world, we will reach out with an open, genuine hospitality to people wherever they are, inviting and welcoming them as we seek to renew existing congregations, start new faith communities, and inspire faithful discipleship. Read more »


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