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GFI grants support gardens and gardeners, aquaponics, feeding program (January 26, 2018)

The Global Food Initiative (GFI) of the Church of the Brethren has made several grants in recent months. The grants support a Going to the Garden retreat, an aquaponics system in Haiti, two community gardens in Spain, and a feeding ministry in Mexico. Read more »


Brethren bits for Jan. 26, 2018 (January 26, 2018)

In this issue: Remembering Roger Forry, Owen Stultz, and Claude Hess; QSEHRA extended to February; prayers of thanksgiving for the rescue of a Chibok girl; Mission Alive 2018; a Seminar on Christian Minority Communities; Lindsay (New Harvest) Church of the Brethren closes; and more news by, for, and about Brethren. Read more »


SVMC celebrates 25 years, offers continuing education events (January 26, 2018)

The Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center (SVMC) is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018. “To commemorate this milestone, we will be sharing devotions on the 25th day of each month,” said an announcement. The first devotion is written by the center’s executive director Donna Rhodes. In related news, SVMC is publicizing several upcoming continuing education events. Read more »


Newsline for Jan. 26, 2018 (January 26, 2018)

NEWS 1) Brethren from Dominican Republic and Spain start house churches in Europe 2) EDF gives grants to Brethren Disaster Ministries projects 3) GFI grants support gardens and gardeners, aquaponics, feeding program PERSONNEL 4) Amy Gall Ritchie to resign from Bethany Seminary UPCOMING EVENTS 5) Children’s Disaster Services offers spring training workshops 6) SVMC celebrates 25 years, offers continuing education events 7) Ventures in Christian Discipleship offers courses to empower small churches REFLECTION 8) Emergency alert! Being in Hawaii on Jan. 13 9) Brethren bits Read more »


Ventures in Christian Discipleship offers courses to empower small churches (January 26, 2018)

The Ventures in Christian Discipleship initiative hosted at McPherson (Kan.) College offers series of courses aimed at empowering small congregations. The courses offered in coming months cover the topics of “How the Bible Came to Be the Bible,” “Revitalizing Worship Through the Arts,” and “Congregations Nurturing a Culture of Call.” Read more »


EDF gives grants to Brethren Disaster Ministries projects (January 26, 2018)

Brethren Disaster Ministries has directed grants from the Church of the Brethren’s Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) to the Disaster Recovery Support Initiative and the task of developing new project sites following the 2017 hurricane and fire season. In addition, a grant has been given to assist families displaced by violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Read more »


Roxanne Aguirre to coordinate Spanish-language ministry training (January 13, 2018)

Roxanne Aguirre begins Jan. 16 as part-time coordinator of Spanish-language ministry training programs at the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership. She will work from her home in central California. The academy is a ministry training partnership of Bethany Theological Seminary and the Church of the Brethren. Read more »


Brethren bits for Jan. 13, 2018 (January 13, 2018)

In this issue: Remembering Samsudin Moledina, personnel notes, job openings, Jan. 25 is the next moderator’s Town Hall, mission vehicle arrives in South Sudan, worship resources for Service Sunday on Feb. 4, Office of Public Witness involved with upcoming events in D.C., Global Women’s Project celebrates 40th anniversary, World Council of Churches begins 70th anniversary with delegation to China, and more. Read more »


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