Brethren bits for May 26, 2023

In this issue: Glimpses of the New & Renew conference, registration is now open for National Older Adult Conference (NOAC), job openings, vigil for Haiti, #WearOrange on June 2, University of La Verne commencement, photos and stories sought by Anabaptism at 500 project, and more news by, for, and about Brethren

FaithX takes flight

The first FaithX trip will kick off this Sunday, May 28, as 18 adults from Pennsylvania, Illinois, Kansas, and Massachusetts gather in Spain to serve with the Spanish Church of the Brethren congregations in the Gijon region.

EYN holds annual Majalisa, requests prayers for families of those killed in recent violence

Pray for the outcomes of the recent General Church Council of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria). Pray also for the families of those killed in north central Nigeria, where no fewer than 38 residents of the Takalafia and Gwanja communities in the Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State have been killed.

Latest BFIA grants aid six congregations

The Brethren Faith in Action Fund (BFIA) has aided six congregations with its latest round of grants. The fund provides grants using money generated by the sale of the upper campus of the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md.

Highland Avenue church ranks among CROP’s top 100

The $7,241 raised by Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren in Elgin, Ill., in last fall’s CROP Hunger Walk, warranted the congregation a Certificate of Appreciation from Church World Service.