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South Central Indiana District goes above and beyond in collection for Nigeria, Haiti (November 21, 2017)

South Central Indiana District has raised $28,800 to support the Church of the Brethren’s work in Nigeria and in Haiti, in a special district-wide project. The concept for the special giving emphasis started last fall at the district board’s annual retreat, when board member Brad Yoder suggested raising money to build wells in Haiti. Read more »


West Marva District adopts resolution on same-sex marriage. (November 21, 2017)

A resolution on same-sex marriage was approved by West Marva District at its district conference held Sept. 16 at Moorefield (W.Va.) Church of the Brethren. The resolution was adopted by a simple majority, with two dissenting votes. Read more »


President of EYN meets with Nigeria’s vice president (November 20, 2017)

Joel S. Billi, president of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) visited Nigerian Vice President Yomi Osinbanjo on Nov. 16, at the Presidential Villa in Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja. Read more »


Illinois and Wisconsin District Conference proclaims good news (November 17, 2017)

The Illinois and Wisconsin District Conference on Nov. 3-4 was held at York Center Church of the Brethren in Lombard, Ill., on the theme, “Don’t Be Afraid, I Bring You Good News” based on Luke 2:10. The conference was capably led by moderator Allegra Hess, a member of the York Center congregation. Read more »


Newsline for Nov. 10, 2017 (November 10, 2017)

NEWS 1) Brethren staff take part in Churches for Middle East Peace delegation meeting with Palestinian president 2) Food distributions in Nigeria continue during 'lean period' 3) Soybean Value Chain initiative advances in Nigeria PERSONNEL 4) Debbie Eisenbise concludes work with Congregational Life Ministries UPCOMING EVENTS 5) Young Adult Conference 2018 will ‘Teach with Your Life’ 6) Sixth Brethren World Assembly is set for August in Indiana RESOURCES 7) ‘The Magnificent Story’ is the 2017 Advent devotional from Brethren Press 8) Brethren bits: Remembrances, personnel, jobs, NYC speakers, Congressional Briefing on Nigeria, BVS Christmas card list, PowerHouse regional youth conference, and more Read more »


Brethren bits for Nov. 10, 2017 (November 10, 2017)

In this issue: Remembrances, personnel notes, job openings, NYC speaker announcements, Congressional Briefing on Nigeria, BVS Christmas card list, PowerHouse regional youth conference, and more news by, for, and about Brethren. Read more »


‘The Magnificent Story’ is the 2017 Advent devotional from Brethren Press (November 10, 2017)

This year’s Advent devotional booklet published by Brethren Press is titled “The Magnificent Story” and written by James H. Lehman. The Brethren Press devotional series is published twice a year, in anticipation of the Advent and Lenten seasons. The pocket sized paperback booklet is suitable for individual devotions as well as for congregations to give to their members, and costs $3.50 for regular print, or $6.95 for large print. Read more »


Debbie Eisenbise concludes work with Congregational Life Ministries (November 10, 2017)

Debbie Eisenbise’s work with the Church of the Brethren’s Congregational Life Ministries has concluded, as of Wednesday, Nov. 8. She had worked for about two and a half years as director of Intergenerational Ministries. Read more »


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