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.

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

The Church of the Brethren Leadership Summit on Wellbeing is planned by a group of denominational staff as a virtual event on the evenings of April 19-22. Early-bird registration ends April 9. Take advantage of the $25 savings on attendance to get the early-bird price of $50.

Virtual Annual Conference: 12 ‘how-tos’

Many Brethren are familiar with how Annual Conference is held in person, but how will a virtual Conference work? What do delegates and nondelegates need to know to navigate the first-ever fully online annual meeting of the Church of the Brethren?

Newsline for March 26, 2021

NEWS
1) National Council of Churches laments mass shooting in Boulder, calls for gun violence to end
2) COVID emergency grants for church workers are extended again
3) Manchester University launches two nursing programs
4) Bridgewater College announces the Bonnie Forrer and John Harvey Rhodes School of Arts and Humanities

UPCOMING EVENTS
5) National Youth Sunday invites youth to lead in worship, theme acknowledges their pandemic struggle
6) Gather with the Dunker Punks for a virtual love feast
7) Pacific Southwest District offers online love feast

RESOURCES
8) Church of the Brethren Yearbook new web page has downloadable resources
9) New Vacation Bible School curriculum invites children to ‘Come to the Table’

REFLECTION
10) Taking nature Black

11) Brethren bits: Messenger online archive, new help for funeral costs from COVID-19, letters to the President support refugees, Material Resources shipments, young adult newsletter, Justice for Black Farmers Act, Good Friday Tenebrae Service, and more

Brethren bits for March 26, 2021

In this issue: Messenger online archive, new help for funeral costs from COVID-19, letters to the President support refugees, Material Resources shipments, latest issue of young adult newsletter, action alert on the Justice for Black Farmers Act, Good Friday Tenebrae Service of Shadows, and more news by, for, an about Brethren.

Pacific Southwest District offers online love feast

The Church of the Brethren’s Pacific Southwest District is offering an online love feast service on Maundy Thursday, April 1, beginning at 6:30 p.m. (Pacific time). Those from around the denomination are welcome to join with others on the district’s YouTube channel as it premiers, or view it later as the service will remain on YouTube through Easter Sunday.