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Brethren bits for Oct. 11, 2019 (October 11, 2019)

In this issue: Workcamp Ministry posts “sneak peek” preview of the international workcamp location for summer 2020, Annual Conference seeks nominations for the 2020 ballot, big weekend for district conferences, Bridgewater College hosts Ted & Company TheaterWorks performance of “We Own This Now,” “The largest disaster relief auction in the world,” and more news by, for, and about Brethren. Read more »


The gift continues: Puerto Rican Brethren host celebration of Heifer’s 75th anniversary (October 11, 2019)

The 75th anniversary of Heifer International was celebrated Oct. 5, in Castañer, P.R., hosted by Puerto Rico District of the Church of the Brethren, the Castañer congregation, and Castañer Hospital. Puerto Rico was the destination of the very first shipment of animals made by the Church of the Brethren’s Heifer Project in 1944. Read more »


Annual Conference 2020 logo is released, moderator shares thoughts on theme (October 11, 2019)

The logo for the 2020 Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren has been released, the theme “God’s Adventurous Future.” Next year’s Conference will take place on July 1-5 in Grand Rapids, Mich., with moderator Paul Mundey presiding. Read more »


Newsline for Sept. 28, 2019 (September 28, 2019)

NEWS 1) Anabaptist groups send joint letter to National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service 2) Children’s Disaster Services sends team to Texas 3) Brethren Faith in Action Fund allocates grants to eight churches 4) EYN disaster ministry assists displaced people at three camps in Maiduguri 5) New students enroll at Bethany Seminary 6) McPherson College teams with McPherson Hospital to offer new model for rural health care PERSONNEL 7) Brethren Volunteer Service Units 322 and 323 complete orientation 8) Michelle Kilbourne hired as BBT director of human resources and administrative services RESOURCES 9) Today, Sept. 28, is the deadline to order Advent devotional at ‘early bird’ price 10) Brethren bits Read more »


Michelle Kilbourne hired as BBT director of human resources and administrative services (September 28, 2019)

Michelle Kilbourne has been hired as director of Human Resources and Administrative Services for Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT). She will begin her duties on Oct. 1 at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill. Read more »


Brethren bits for Sept. 28, 2019 (September 28, 2019)

In this issue: Correction, remembering Leon Miller, personnel, job opening, general secretary signs letter on Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Workcamp Ministry and CCS announce themes for 2020, Clergy Women's Retreat, solidarity with refugees, Faith Over Fear trainings, Generosity NEXT, stories from 13th Peace Day campaign, East Nimishillen celebrates 215 years, and more news by, for, and about Brethren. Read more »


Children’s Disaster Services sends team to Texas (September 26, 2019)

Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) deployed a team to Beaumont, Texas, in response to the flooding from Tropical Depression Imelda. The team arrived Sunday, Sept. 22, and began serving children in Beaumont and Silsbee, Texas, the following day. Read more »


Brethren Volunteer Service Units 322 and 323 complete orientation (September 26, 2019)

The Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) Units 322 and 323 have completed orientation and their members have begun work at their placement sites. The new volunteers’ names, congregations or hometowns, and placements follow. Read more »


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