The Brethren Faith in Action Fund has given its most recent grants to three congregations: Ellisforde, Lorida, and East Dayton. The fund gives grants to Church of the Brethren congregations and camps in the US and Puerto Rico, using money generated by the sale of the upper campus of the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md. The eligibility of camps to apply for grants concludes at the end of 2021. Find out more at www.brethren.org/faith-in-action.
Ellisforde (Wash.) Church of the Brethren received $763.72 to purchase audio/video and computer equipment to upgrade the congregation’s technology to offer online worship. Ellisforde was granted a waiver of the matching funds requirement due to financial constraints related to the pandemic.
Lorida (Fla.) Iglesia de los Hermanos, a new church plant of Atlantic Southeast District, received $4,697.17 for its outreach and worship ministries. The church launched on Aug. 15 as a Hispanic ministry based out of Lorida Church of the Brethren. A waiver of the matching funds requirement was granted.
East Dayton (Ohio) Fellowship has received $5,000 for signage to promote outreach ministries. The church–a merger between Shepherd’s Table, a 2012 Brethren in Christ church plant, and East Dayton Church of the Brethren–is in a low-income neighborhood where many neighbors have little or no reliable access to the Internet and are often unaware of the fellowship’s outreach publicized through social media. As a result, the church is promoting its outreach by posting large banners in the church yard.
Apply for grants at www.brethren.org/faith-in-action.
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