Brethren bits for Oct. 23, 2020

— Nathan Hosler is the new Church of the Brethren representative on the board of Heifer International. He began in the position at a recent meeting, which also was the last meeting for Jay Wittmeyer, who formerly represented the denomination as executive director of Global Mission and Service. Hosler is on the Church of the

Annual Clergy Tax Seminar to take place Jan. 16

“Join us for this informational and instructive seminar!” said an invitation to the annual Clergy Tax Seminar taking place as a virtual, online event on Jan. 16, 2021. Sponsors are the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership, the Church of the Brethren Office of Ministry, and Bethany Theological Seminary. The seminar is recommended for seminary and

Workcamp options are announced for 2021

The Workcamp Ministry is announcing formal plans for the 2021 workcamps. We are grateful for those who participated in the informational survey last month and have taken the feedback into account while developing options for next summer. The four workcamp options, and their costs, can be found below.

Newsline for Oct. 16, 2020

“Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. And all ate and were filled” (Matthew 14:19b-20a). NEWS1) Planning continues for the 2021 Annual Conference 2) A vital link: Children’s Disaster

Brethren bits for Oct. 16, 2020

“Give now to ensure the future of Brethren Press!” said an invitation from the Church of the Brethren denominational publishing house. Congregations that have been supporters of Brethren Press recently received a letter from publisher Wendy McFadden with an update. “The plain truth is that the pandemic has seriously hurt Brethren Press,” the letter said,

District executive team is announced for Southeastern District

By Nancy Sollenberger Heishman Gary Benesh and Wallace Cole have been called to serve as interim co-executive ministers for Southeastern District of the Church of the Brethren. The district called the two new leaders in an Aug. 22 reorganization meeting. They will serve as non-salaried volunteers. Benesh will represent the district on the Council of

Planning continues for the 2021 Annual Conference

From the Annual Conference Program and Arrangements Committee Although uncertainty remains due to the pandemic, the Annual Conference Program and Arrangements Committee has determined the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference will take place in 2021. The event is planned for June 30-July 4, 2021, in Greensboro, N.C. Conference arrangements will, of course, abide by

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Newsline for Oct. 9, 2020

NEWS1) Church of the Brethren calls for peace in Nagorno-Karabakh 2) Mission and Ministry Board’s fall meeting to consider finances and budget, include anti-racism training 3) On Earth Peace holds virtual fall board meeting Oct. 1-3 PERSONNEL4) Brethren Volunteer Service summer and fall units are placed and begin work 5) Brethren bits: Remembering Leland Wilson,

Brethren bits for Oct. 9, 2020

— Remembrance: Leland Wilson, 90, a former member of the Church of the Brethren denominational staff, died on Sept. 1 at Hillcrest Homes in La Verne, Calif. He was born May 12, 1930, in Tonkawa, Okla. He earned a bachelor’s degree from McPherson (Kan.) College, a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Kansas,