In this issue: Annual Conference officers, Program and Arrangements Committee, and worship leadership for 2024 meet; job opening for director of Intercultural Ministries; BVS Unit 334; FaithX for older adults; Creation Justice Ministries celebrates 40 years; and more
Sponsored by the Virlina District’s Peace Affairs Committee, the walk was a new addition to the district calendar, designed as an intentional response to both rising incidents of gun violence in the city of Roanoke, Va., and recent efforts to understand and reverse the impacts of racism in the city.
In recognition of the International Day of Peace, Mountville (Pa.) Church of the Brethren shared in a worship service and public vigil to raise awareness of the magnitude of the national tragedy of gun violence.
As I stopped at the church building in Lynchburg, Va., to drop off some supplies from the church picnic, I saw two cars in the parking lot. The church doesn’t allow unauthorized parking, so I started to call the police. But before I got to the phone, police stepped out of the cars. They told me they wanted to know about any homeless men who had been staying in the woods behind the church building.
The Sing Me Home Festival returns to North Manchester, Ind., tomorrow–Saturday, Sept. 30– with a full-day event hosted by Manchester Church of the Brethren.
Sing Me Home 2023 is free and open to the public
A new book titled A Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace: Global Mennonite Perspectives on Peacebuilding and Nonviolence, edited by Fernando Enns, Nina Schroeder-van ’t Schip, and Andrés Pacheco-Lozano, is related to the emergence of the new Global Anabaptist Peace Network.
Kay Weaver has announced her retirement on Oct. 15 as director of stewardship for the Church of the Brethren’s Atlantic Northeast District. She has served in the position since 2003.
Jennifer (Jen) Houser has resigned as director of the Brethren Historical Library and Archives (BHLA) at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill. She concluded her work on Sept. 20, after serving two years in the position.
In this issue: Remembering Barbara Ober, job openings, CDS seeks volunteers, personnel notes, new webcasts and podcasts, Brethren individuals in the news, and numerous church anniversaries among other news from congregations, districts, colleges, and universities.
This summer, nearly 175 participants ranging in age from 12 to 68 joined a FaithX service trip to explore a new place, live in community, grow in Christian discipleship, and act as the hands and feet of Christ in the world.