Brethren bits for Sept. 29, 2023

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

Mountville Church witnesses on gun violence

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.

Lynchburg church reaches out with ‘grieving service’ for a nearby death

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.

New book emerges from new international Anabaptist peace network

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.

Brethren bits for Sept. 15, 2023

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.