Brethren active in health care

This listing is provided by the Church of the Brethren Newsline in order to help us recognize, thank, and pray for Church of the Brethren members who are caring for people’s health right now.

Newsline for April 9, 2021

NEWS
1) Christ is risen. Christ is risen indeed!

2) Global Church of the Brethren Communion takes survey of essential Brethren characteristics

3) Brethren Disaster Ministries and Children’s Disaster Services monitor situation at border

4) Network seeks mission advocates for each congregation and district

5) Twelve mini-grants are given through program for Racial Justice and Healing Racism

PERSONNEL
6) Wenger resigns as executive minister of Western Pennsylvania District

UPCOMING EVENTS
7) First virtual Annual Conference will feature worship, business, Bible studies, concerts, insight and equipping sessions, networking groups, and more

8) Virtual Annual Conference: 12 ‘how-tos’

9) Early-bird registration ends April 9 for Leadership Summit on Wellbeing

10) Two-part Ventures course to focus on cultural competency

11) Brethren bits: Remembering Lois Neher, prayer for Venezuela and Brazil, Messenger gets “Best of the Church Press” awards, Shine VBS named a “top pick,” letter on Yemen, action alert on AAPI violence, FAQ from Annual Conference officers, Healing Racism Congregations and Communities #ConversationsTogether, FaithX registration ends April 15, and more

Brethren bits for April 9, 2021

In this issue: Remembering Lois Neher, in prayer for the Brethren in Venezuela and Brazil, Messenger receives “Best of the Church Press” awards, Shine Vacation Bible School named a “top pick,” letter on Yemen, action alert on AAPI violence, FAQ from the Annual Conference officers, next Healing Racism Congregations and Communities #ConversationsTogether, FaithX registration closes April 15, and more.

Two-part Ventures course to focus on cultural competency

The May offering from the Ventures in Christian Discipleship program at McPherson (Kan.) College will be “The Ministry of Jesus, Ubuntu and Cultural Competency for These Times” led by LaDonna Sanders Nkosi, director of Intercultural Ministries for the Church of the Brethren. The course will be held online in two evening sessions May 4 and May 11 at 6-8 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Central time).

Wenger resigns as executive minister of Western Pennsylvania District

William W. (Bill) Wenger has resigned as Western Pennsylvania District executive minister, as of Oct. 31. He has served in the position for about three-and-a-half years, starting on an interim basis in Jan. 2017. He was called to the permanent position in Sept. 2017.

Christ is risen. Christ is risen indeed!

This Easter proclamation is both the foundation of our faith and source of our hope. While for us it transforms our way of living in the world, the world finds resurrection foolish. Resurrection contradicts experience and it confounds human reason. Yet Christians proclaim the resurrection of Jesus from the dead and the restoration of all things in Christ. The promised resurrection with Christ is more than an idea; it is a promise revealed in day-to-day living.