Brethren bits for Nov. 12, 2021

In this issue: Two new members named to Stewardship of Property Committee, call for nominations to Annual Conference ballot, Global Mission prayer requests, 25 Days to Jesus, webinars to tell story of the Brethren Service Commission, the 40th Annual Mid-Atlantic Disaster Response Auction, and more.

Brethren Disaster Ministries completes tornado project in Dayton with help from grants

Brethren Disaster Ministries has received an additional grant from the Greater Dayton Disaster Relief Fund of The Dayton Foundation. This $10,000 award will cover a portion of the final expenses of the Brethren Disaster Ministries tornado rebuilding site in Dayton that will be completely closed by Thanksgiving. Supported expenses include various volunteer housing and meal support; tools, equipment, construction materials and supplies; and vehicle-related expenses and fuel.

Brethren Volunteer Service schedules Winter Orientation

Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) will be hosting its Winter Orientation for Jan 18-Feb. 4, 2022. The volunteers in Unit 330 will gather at Camp Bethel in Fincastle, Va. This Winter Orientation takes the place of the Fall Orientation that did not occur in October.

New books tells Rebecca Dali’s story

What fuels Rebecca Dali’s passion when “responding with compassion to the most vulnerable persons in northeastern Nigeria”? According to Dali it is her personal story and history–one of “poverty, frustration, rape, a son abducted (by Boko Haram) 11 years ago”–that inspire her life’s work.

Newsline for Nov. 5, 2021

NEWS
1) Brethren Disaster Ministries completes tornado project in Dayton with help from grants

UPCOMING EVENTS
2) Brethren Volunteer Service schedules Winter Orientation

RESOURCES
3) New books tells Rebecca Dali’s story

JESUS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: STORIES FROM CONGREGATIONS
4) Cabool Church holds book discussion on racism

5) Sangerville congregation celebrates 50 years of its building

6) Pleasant Valley produces album of hymns and praise songs

7) White Rock raises money for family who lost loved one to COVID-19

8) Ankeny members create little library

9) Brethren bits: Personnel note, Atlanta urban ministry travel seminar, Shine survey, On Earth Peace cooking class fundraiser, district conferences, Powerhouse, and more

Brethren bits for Nov. 5, 2021

In this issue: Personnel note, Atlanta urban ministry travel seminar, Shine survey, On Earth Peace cooking class fundraiser, district conferences, Powerhouse, and more news by, for, and about Brethren.

Newsline for Oct. 30, 2021

NEWS
1) A container of faith: Brethren in Miami send relief goods to earthquake survivors in Haiti
2) Pastoral Compensation and Benefits Advisory Committee holds annual meeting
3) Barum Brethren? No, that’s not us
4) New Bible translation close to completion in Nigeria

UPCOMING EVENTS
5) National Youth Conference worship and music coordinators are announced

JESUS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: STORIES FROM CONGREGATIONS
6) Youth at Brownsville Church raise funds to attend National Youth Conference

7) Brethren bits: Memorial service for the late Dale Brown, Q&A about National Youth Conference, Brethren Press sales, Manchester University celebrates 132 years, more

A container of faith: Brethren in Miami send relief goods to earthquake survivors in Haiti

When we at Eglise des Freres Haitiens in Miami, Fla., decided to ship a container to Haiti, we had no idea how it would play out. We didn’t know how much it would cost and whether we would have enough money to ship. We didn’t know whether we would have enough supplies to fill a 40-foot container. We didn’t know anyone in Haiti who knows the custom system, with the connections to help us. But we didn’t give in to the fear and concerns that we have felt. We stepped out in faith and God made it all possible.

National Youth Conference worship and music coordinators are announced

The National Youth Conference (NYC) 2022 office is excited to announce our worship and music coordinators for next summer. Our worship coordinators are Bekah Houff, Cindy Laprade Lattimer, Shawn Flory Replogle, and Walt Wiltschek. Jacob Crouse is coordinating music.

New Bible translation close to completion in Nigeria

Translation of the New Testament into Margi South, a language of northeast Nigeria, is close to completion according to Sikabiya Ishaya Samson. He is a minister with Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) who has been working on the translation as a language programs manager for ITDAL (Initiative for the Development of African Languages) based in the city of Jos.