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A ‘Vigil for Holy Hospitality’ marks NOAC's first evening (September 2, 2019)

Monday night at National Older Adult Conference in Lake Junaluska, with everyone both exhilarated by Dawn Ottoni-Wilhelm’s message at opening worship, and exhausted from a day or two of travel to North Carolina, around 80 people attended a “Vigil for Holy Hospitality” led by Dave and Kim Witkovsky, the NOAC chaplains. Read more »


Newsline Special: Brethren Disaster Ministries update on Hurricane Dorian, NOAC coverage begins from Lake Junaluska (September 2, 2019)

Newsline Special: Brethren Disaster Ministries update on Hurricane Dorian, NOAC coverage begins from Lake Junaluska Read more »


New Ventures in Christian Discipleship season to begin September 28 (August 28, 2019)

The Ventures in Christian Discipleship program at McPherson (Kan.) College is moving into its eighth year of providing useful, affordable education to small church congregations. The first two online courses of the year will focus on creation care. All classes are donation-based and continuing education credit is available for $10 per course. Read more »


Brethren bits for Aug. 28, 2019 (August 28, 2019)

In this issue: Liao Chou Church of the Brethren print given to BHLA, job opening at BBT, upcoming Youth and Young Adult Ministry events, a “thank you” to the Church of the Brethren from health workers in Nigeria, Onekama congregation issues statement on family separations at border, Pleasant Hill Village files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and lots of news from congregations, districts, colleges, ecumenical partners, and more. Read more »


Brethren Disaster Ministries asks for prayer for Puerto Rico (August 28, 2019)

“Please keep our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico in your prayers with Hurricane Dorian heading their way,” said Brethren Disaster Ministries director Jenn Dorsch-Messler in an email. The National Hurricane Center upgraded Dorian from tropical storm to hurricane status at 2 p.m. today. A hurricane watch and tropical storm warning is in effect for Puerto Rico with tropical storm conditions expected there this afternoon and tonight. Read more »


Newsline for Aug. 28, 2019 (August 28, 2019)

NEWS 1) Brethren Disaster Ministries asks for prayer for Puerto Rico 2) CDS Critical Response Care serves children, families affected by mass shootings 3) Compelling Vision Process Team issues post-Annual Conference report PERSONNEL 4) Roxanne Aguirre resigns from Brethren Academy 5) Donna March retires from Brethren Benefit Trust 6) Colleen Michael retires, Pacific Northwest District appoints interim team 7) Elsie Koehn retires from Southern Plains District leadership UPCOMING EVENTS 8) New Ventures in Christian Discipleship season to begin September 28 9) Brethren bits Read more »


Donna March retires from Brethren Benefit Trust (August 28, 2019)

Donna March has announced her retirement as of Dec. 31 as Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT) director of Human Resources and Administrative Services. She has worked in Church of the Brethren-related positions for 35 years, including 30 years at BBT. Read more »


Compelling Vision Process Team issues post-Annual Conference report (August 28, 2019)

The Compelling Vision Team has written a report on the Compelling Vision conversations that took place at Annual Conference in Greensboro in July. This report is being shared at district conferences and/or through district communication channels. We thought that all of you might be interested in reading it since so much of our time at the past Conference was spent discussing together a compelling vision for the Church of the Brethren. You may find this report by clicking this link: https://new.brethren.org/ac/wp-content/uploads/sites/18/2019/08/AC-2019-District-Conference-Report.pdf . Read more »


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