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Brethren bits for May 4, 2018 (May 4, 2018)

In this issue: Job openings, Global Mission executive visits with CNI, Miami Haitian Church of the Brethren plans “March for Equality” for immigrants, Pinecrest Community celebrating 125 years, Virlina District holds Ministry and Mission event, Mid-Atlantic District Disaster Response Auction is Saturday, Bridgewater College breaks ground for “learning commons,” NCC welcomes progress toward peace on the Korean Peninsula, and more news by, for, and about Brethren. Read more »


Young Adult Conference to meet at Brethren Woods (May 3, 2018)

The 2018 Church of the Brethren Young Adult Conference will meet at Brethren Woods on May 25-27. The location is a camp and outdoor ministry center near Keezletown, Va. The conference brings together young adults ages 18-35 on the theme “Teach with your Life” (1 Timothy 4:11-16), sponsored by the denomination’s Youth and Young Adult Ministry. Read more »


Annual Conference 2019 forced to change locations (May 3, 2018)

The Church of the Brethren Annual Conference planned for summer 2019 has been forced to change locations, according to director Chris Douglas. Unexpected delays with major renovations at the Town and Country resort in San Diego, Calif., where the Conference was to have been held, have forced this change. “Town and Country cancelled our contract,” she reported. Read more »


Gathering prays for future direction of the Church of the Brethren (May 3, 2018)

“Thanks for coming to do something new, something different,” said Grover Duling, chair of the West Marva District board, to the close to 400 people at the “Brethren Prayer and Worship Summit” April 20-21 in Harrisonburg, Va. People came to the event from 14 of the 24 Church of the Brethren districts. Read more »


NYC speech contest winners are announced (May 3, 2018)

It is with great excitement and anticipation that we announce the winners of the National Youth Conference (NYC) 2018 Speech Contest. These two youth will get to share their speeches with those attending NYC this summer in Fort Collins, Colo. Read more »


Process team lays out road map for development of ‘compelling vision’ (May 2, 2018)

This group brought a diversity of gifts and perspectives as it worked to lay out a general roadmap for the development of a compelling vision for the Church of the Brethren. This first meeting was led by Keister, who guided the team through its first stages of planning and the calling of the chair. Pittman Gingrich was called to be chair, and will work in partnership with the Annual Conference moderator to lead the work of the team going forward. Read more »


Reflections from the National Mall (April 20, 2018)

Two people who were on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on April 4 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. reflect on the experience: Read more »


Newsline for April 20, 2018 (April 20, 2018)

NEWS 1) Mission Alive gathers Brethren around the concept of a global church 2) Global Food Initiative issues grants for community gardens, agriculture initiatives 3) Class of 2018 to graduate from Bethany Seminary 4) Chiques kicks off 150th anniversary with old-time worship service PERSONNEL 5) Dan McFadden resigns as director of Brethren Volunteer Service UPCOMING EVENTS 6) Brethren Academy lists upcoming courses FEATURE 7) Reflections from the National Mall 8) Brethren bits Read more »


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