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Brethren bits for May 9, 2020 (May 9, 2020)

In this issue: Remembering the Kent State shooting, remembrance for Josephine S. Wampler, prayer requests from Global Mission, youth scripture jam, Northern Plains district conference going virtual, more Bridgewater College student awards, global prayer day on May 14, and more Read more »


Denominational board amends BFIA grant guidelines to help churches and camps (May 8, 2020)

COVID-19 has created programming and financial stress on Church of the Brethren camps and congregations. Due to the coronavirus, the Mission and Ministry Board of the denomination made the following changes to the Brethren Faith in Action Fund guidelines. The amendments are in place through Dec. 31, 2020. Read more »


Church of the Brethren Annual Conference will not be held this summer (May 7, 2020)

The Standing Committee of the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference met by video conference call for a specially called meeting on Thursday, May 7. The Standing Committee, which is made up of district delegates to Annual Conference, discussed a recommendation from the denomination’s Leadership Team, in consultation with the Annual Conference Program and Arrangements Committee, to cancel the Annual Conference scheduled for July 1-5 in Grand Rapids, Mich. Read more »


EDF grants support international COVID-19 responses and flooding response in the DRC (May 1, 2020)

The staff of Brethren Disaster Ministries have directed several grants from the Church of the Brethren’s Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) to COVID-19 responses by sister churches and groups in Haiti, Spain, and Ecuador, as well as to response to flooding in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Read more »


Brethren bits for May 1, 2020 (May 1, 2020)

In this issue: Recognitions for the high school and college/university classes of 2020, naming Brethren serving in health care, special Mother’s Day package offers from Brethren Press (order now to get delivery by May 10!), and much more. Read more »


Newsline for May 1, 2020 (May 1, 2020)

NEWS 1) Church of the Brethren distributes $500,000 to Brethren retirement communities 2) Many complex new challenges face our senior living communities 3) Children’s Disaster Services to provide individual Kit of Comfort 4) EDF grants support international COVID-19 responses and flooding response in the DRC 5) NCC governing board shares ecumenical statement envisioning a just future UPCOMING EVENTS 6) Church of the Brethren’s summer workcamps are canceled 7) Brethren bits Read more »


Many complex new challenges face our senior living communities  (May 1, 2020)

Operating a senior living community is challenging under normal circumstances. Staffing, regulations, reimbursement, uncompensated care, occupancy, public relations, natural calamities, and more offer an unlimited source of challenges and threats on a regular basis. Now, one can only try to imagine the challenges in this unprecedented time--the constant, ever-changing, seemingly insurmountable challenges involved with battling the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more »


Church of the Brethren distributes $500,000 to Brethren retirement communities (April 30, 2020)

The Mission and Ministry Board of the Church of the Brethren has approved a proposal to distribute $500,000 from the Health Education and Research Fund to church-related retirement communities. The proposal was presented by the Discipleship Ministries staff, who have worked with executive leadership of the Fellowship of Brethren Homes to discern the scope of need among the retirement communities and to design the best distribution of the funds. Read more »


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