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In Response to the Shootings in El Paso and Dayton (August 5, 2019)

“A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be consoled, because they are no more” (Matthew 2:18). Read more »


Global Food Initiative makes grants for community gardens, pig raising, more (July 29, 2019)

The Church of the Brethren’s Global Food Initiative (GFI) has announced several grants for community gardens related to church congregations in various US states. Also listed among recent grant recipients are a pig raising project in Rwanda and a refrigeration project for Navajo families. Read more »


ESPANA 2025: Congregations in Spain work on a new strategy plan (July 29, 2019)

Close to 65 people gathered for 2 full days to brainstorm about the future of the church of the Brethren in Spain under the theme “Un Lider Para las Naciones” (a leader for the nations) The idea of this gathering was in the making since the last Mission Alive conference where leaders from Spain first heard about becoming a global Church of the Brethren. Read more »


Newsline for July 29, 2019 (July 29, 2019)

NEWS 1) Church of the Brethren reaffirms its historic commitment to opposing the death penalty 2) Global Food Initiative makes grants for community gardens, pig raising, more 3) ESPANA 2025: Congregations in Spain work on a new strategy plan PERSONNEL 4) Kendra Harbeck resigns as manager of Global Mission and Service office 5) Hannah Schultz to begin as coordinator of short-term service UPCOMING EVENTS 6) Children’s Disaster Services announces fall trainings 7) Brethren bits Read more »


Children’s Disaster Services announces fall trainings (July 29, 2019)

Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) has announced its fall training workshop line-up. The training workshops are for those interested in volunteering with CDS, and for returning volunteers to re-certify. Go to www.brethren.org/cds for more information and to register. Read more »


Hannah Shultz to begin as coordinator of short-term service (July 29, 2019)

Hannah Shultz has been hired by the Church of the Brethren as coordinator of short-term service, working as staff of Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS). She will begin her new position at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill., on Aug. 5. Read more »


Kendra Harbeck resigns as manager of Global Mission and Service office (July 29, 2019)

Kendra Harbeck has resigned as manager of the office of Global Mission and Service for the Church of the Brethren, effective Aug. 31. She has worked in the position for six years, since Sept. 1, 2013. Read more »


Brethren bits for July 29, 2019 (July 29, 2019)

In this issue: Corrections, job openings, continuing updates from Annual Conference, letter on the Authorization for the Use of Military Force, seminary open house, Nigeria news, SVMC seminar on preaching, Voices of Conscience display, webinar on “A Religious Perspective on Carbon Pricing,” news from districts and congregations, and more. Read more »


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