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Youth ministry names National Youth Cabinet for 2015-2016 (January 6, 2015)

A new National Youth Cabinet has been named by the Church of the Brethren’s Youth and Young Adult Ministry, led by director Becky Ullom Naugle. She reported that the new cabinet hopes to hold its first meeting in February. Read more »

Matt DeBall is hired as coordinator of Donor Communications (January 6, 2015)

Matt DeBall has accepted the position of coordinator of Donor Communications for the Church of the Brethren. He began his work in this position on Dec. 15, 2014. Read more »

Church of the Brethren offers ‘We Are Able’ workcamp (January 6, 2015)

During the summer months, the Church of the Brethren holds a variety of workcamps in various locations around the country. Every other year, the “We Are Able” workcamp is offered to youth and young adults with intellectual disabilities, ages 16-23. In the summer of 2015, this workcamp will be hosted by the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md., from June 29-July 2. Read more »

CCEPI distribution: A story from the relief effort in Nigeria (January 6, 2015)

On Dec. 10 the Center for Caring, Empowerment, and Peace Initiatives (CCEPI) team gathered food supplies at the temporary headquarters of Ekklesiyar Yan'uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria). Displaced families had gathered and were already registered for ease in distribution. CCEPI is one of the EYN-connected NGOs that is being funded by Brethren Disaster Ministries through its Nigeria relief appeal. Read more »

Brethren bits for Jan. 6, 2015 (January 6, 2015)

In this issue: Job openings, delegate registration for Annual Conference, workcamp registration, webinars, update on Enders church, church leadership conference planned for May, new members of the COBYS board, more. Read more »

Newsline for Dec. 22, 2014 (December 22, 2014)

NEWS 1) Brethren Disaster Relief Auction gives half million dollars for Nigeria relief 2) Brethren Disaster Ministries leader returns from trip to Nigeria, reports on EYN progress in midst of crisis 3) US and Cuban councils of churches issue joint statement UPCOMING EVENTS: 4) Webinar series takes a look at ‘family matters’ 5) Brethren bits Read more »

Brethren Disaster Relief Auction gives half million dollars for Nigeria relief (December 22, 2014)

After a special request for support of the Nigeria Crisis Response, the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction board has allocated $500,000 to the Church of the Brethren Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) which is administered by Brethren Disaster Ministries. This is the auction’s largest grant ever to the EDF and the disaster relief work of the Church of the Brethren. Read more »

Brethren Disaster Ministries leader returns from trip to Nigeria, reports on EYN progress in midst of crisis (December 22, 2014)

How can we find ways to find hope in this crisis in Nigeria? The core leadership of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) is safely settling into temporary homes and establishing an annex or temporary headquarters for the church. In our many meetings with EYN leadership the challenge is clearly daunting, but we found time to laugh and rejoice in God. Read more »

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