Daniel Rudy to serve as executive minister for Virlina District

The Church of the Brethren’s Virlina District has called Daniel L. Rudy as district executive minister beginning on Feb. 6, 2023. The district has called Emma Jean Franklin Woodard to serve a five-week interim role between the retirement of David Shumate on Dec. 31 and the beginning of Rudy’s service. Rudy has pastored Ninth Street

Brethren bits

In this issue: Remembering Kent Shisler, announcements from Annual Conference, job openings, save the date for New and Renew in 2023, media attention to the situation in Haiti, and more news by, for, and about Brethren.

Hurricane response efforts continue

Church of the Brethren ministries are assisting survivors of Hurricanes Ian and Fiona through shipments by Material Resources, Children’s Disaster Services teams in Florida, and acts of love and compassion in Puerto Rico.

Young woman handing bag to older woman under a bright blue sky

Mission and Ministry Board adopts 2023 budget for Church of the Brethren ministries

Approval of a budget for the denominational ministries of the Church of the Brethren and the naming of the next chair-elect topped actions taken by the Mission and Ministry Board at fall meetings. The board met at the General Offices in Elgin, Ill., on Oct. 13-16 led by chair Carl Fike, assisted by chair-elect Colin Scott and general secretary David Steele.

Most recent BFIA grants go to five congregations

In its most recent set of grants, the Brethren Faith in Action Fund (BFIA) distributed grants to five congregations across the Church of the Brethren. The fund provides grants using money generated by the sale of the upper campus of the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md. Find out more at www.brethren.org/faith-in-action.

Brethren bits for Oct. 14, 2022

In this issue: Remembering Paul Willis Hoffman, Larry Lee Elliott, Ruben D. Deoleo, and Glen M. Faus, and more news by, for and about Brethren.

Youth and Young Adult Ministries announces upcoming events

Upcoming Youth and Young Adult Ministries programs and events include National Junior High Sunday on Nov. 6, 2022; Christian Citizenship Seminar on April 22-27, 2023; National Youth Sunday on May 7, 2023; Young Adult Conference on May 5-7, 2023; and National Junior High Conference on June 16-18, 2023.

Online art auction supports Ukraine crisis response

Beginning Friday, Oct. 14, an online art auction to support the Ukrainian crisis response, overseen by Brethren Disaster Ministries, will open and receive bids for 180 donated art items.