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Atlantic Northeast hires Pete Kontra as district executive (October 7, 2017)

Atlantic Northeast District of the Church of the Brethren has called Pete Kontra to the position of district executive minister effective Jan. 1, 2018. He has been in pastoral ministry for more than 20 years, and currently is senior pastor at Hempfield Church of the Brethren in Atlantic Northeast District. Read more »


CDS deploys Critical Response Childcare team to Las Vegas (October 7, 2017)

Children's Disaster Services (CDS) has deployed a specially trained team of Critical Response Childcare volunteers to Las Vegas, Nev., following the mass shooting there. The team was requested by the American Red Cross, and are serving in a Family Assistance Center, reported CDS associate director Kathleen Fry-Miller. Read more »


Northern Indiana District issues resolution against racism (October 7, 2017)

Among other business accomplished by Northern Indiana District at its district conference this year was the affirmation of the resolution “We Reaffirm that Racism is a Sin Against God and Our Neighbors.” The conversation was characterized by a unified desire to express the pain felt by the gathered body on the heels of the protests and counter-protests witnessed in Charlottesville, Va., and in other places around this country. Read more »


NYC registration will open Jan. 18, youthworker applications are due Nov. 1 (October 7, 2017)

National Youth Conference (NYC) takes place next summer, July 21-26, 2018, in Fort Collins, Colo., at Colorado State University. This Church of the Brethren conference is held every four years for youth who have completed grade 9 through 1 year of college (or the age equivalent). Read more »


Newsline for Oct. 7, 2017 (October 7, 2017)

NEWS 1) CDS deploys Critical Response Childcare team to Las Vegas 2) Iran deal represents meaningful step to prevent nuclear conflict 3) New students begin at Bethany Seminary 4) Northern Indiana District issues resolution against racism 5) Nobel prize-winner ICAN says it will work for full nuclear ban PERSONNEL 6) Atlantic Northeast hires Pete Kontra as district executive UPCOMING EVENTS 7) NYC registration will open Jan. 18, youthworker applications are due Nov. 1 8) Mission Alive 2018 to be hosted at Frederick church 9) Next Nigeria workcamp is scheduled for January 10) Brethren bits Read more »


Disaster staff to visit Puerto Rico, CDS work continues in Texas, prayer requested for DR Congo (September 28, 2017)

Brethren Disaster Ministries is organizing the Church of the Brethren response in Puerto Rico, following Hurricane Maria. The response will include--in the short term--the shipping of a container of disaster relief supplies and a visit by associate executive director Roy Winter, tentatively scheduled for next week. In the long-term, plans are being developed for relief and long-term recovery programs, including home repair. Read more »


Newsline for Sept. 21, 2017 (September 21, 2017)

NEWS 1) Call to prayer for those in the path of Hurricane Maria, and related hurricane relief news 2) Leadership Team statement to the denomination 3) Congregational Life Ministries announces Renaissance 2017-2020 initiative 4) Pre-tax insurance savings are available for some pastors PERSONNEL 5) Debbie Roberts resigns from Bethany Seminary faculty UPCOMING EVENTS 6) Workcamp Ministry announces 2018 theme 7) ‘Justice Like Water’: Reflecting on a retreat planned for Virlina District INSPIRATION 2017: NATIONAL OLDER ADULT CONFERENCE 8) Inspiration 2017: NOAC by the numbers 9) Inspirational quotes from the week at NOAC 10) Brethren bits Read more »


Inspirational quotes from the week at NOAC (September 21, 2017)

National Older Adult Conference this year featured an inspiring line up of speakers and preachers. These quotes give just a taste of their messages. Recordings of each of these keynote presentations, Bible studies, and worship services are available to view in full online. Find a link to view the NOAC webcasts at www.brethren.org/news/2017/noac2017 . Read more »


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