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Brethren bits for Feb. 25, 2015 (February 25, 2015)

Remembering Pete Roudebush, Margie Petry, June Kindy; National Youth Cabinet; webinar on Syria and Iraq; jobs at BBT and Timbercrest; Seniors for Peace meet on Nigeria; registration for leadership conference; La Verne Church celebrates 125 and Casa de Modesto 50 years; “Keep Calm and Be a Dunker Punk” with Mutual Kumquat and Ted and Co. Read more »


Webinar will focus on ‘Reading the Bible after Christendom’ (February 25, 2015)

Although regarded as a classic of Western civilization, the contents of the Bible are not well known. Christendom marginalized the teachings of Jesus, resulting in ways of reading scripture alien to the earliest church. Read more »


Jenn Dorsch begins as director of Brethren Disaster Ministries (February 24, 2015)

The Church of the Brethren has hired Jenn Dorsch of Frederick, Md., as director of Brethren Disaster Ministries, beginning February 24, 2015. Most recently she has been part-time interim program assistant in the Brethren Disaster Ministries office at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md., while also working part-time at Frederick (Md.) Church of the Brethren as director of communications. Read more »


Peace churches hold sixth annual gathering in Florida (February 24, 2015)

The sixth annual “Gathering” of the Historic Peace Churches in Florida was held Jan. 31 at Bay Shore Mennonite Church in Sarasota. Organized by the Peace Coordinating Committee of the Historic Peace Churches, the day-long conference featured speakers who pursued their passion for peace in various ways. Read more »


‘Together for Nigeria’ event in Michigan raises funds, brings attention to the crisis (February 24, 2015)

In the fall last year, Tim Joseph conceived the idea of holding a big event at Onekama (Mich.) Church of the Brethren on Jan. 31 as a fundraiser for the Nigeria Crisis Fund. The struggle that the Nigerian Brethren are undergoing right now may be the biggest crisis the Church of the Brethren movement has ever suffered, particularly considering the sheer number of people involved, the number of churches destroyed, the number of deaths. Of course we should do all we can to send aid. Read more »


Nigerian initiative declares ‘Education Must Continue’ (February 24, 2015)

Paul* and his wife, Becky* have a passion for the education of displaced children in Nigeria. They are members of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) and have started an organization called “Education Must Continue.” Their main goal is to get displaced children back in school. They know the value of a good education and what it means for the future of these children and the country of Nigeria. *Full names have been omitted for security purposes. Read more »


Youth ministry webinar series continues with focus on ‘Life and Time’ (February 24, 2015)

The third webinar in a series on Christian practices for teens, offered for adult leaders of youth, will be on the topic “Life and Time.” Emily Tyler, coordinator of workcamps and volunteer recruitment for the Church of the Brethren, will be leading the webinar which takes place the evening of Tuesday, March 3, at 8 p.m. (eastern time). Read more »


Tina Christian to be Gulf Coast coordinator for Children’s Disaster Services  (February 24, 2015)

Tina Christian has been named as the new part-time Gulf Coast coordinator for Children’s Disaster Services (CDS), a ministry within Brethren Disaster Ministries. She will serve as an independent contractor committed to the ecumenical mission of CDS in the Gulf Coast. The Gulf Coast project of CDS is a partnership between the Church of the Brethren and the Disciples of Christ. Read more »


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