Remembrance for Terry L. Grove

It is with deep sadness that we mourn the death of Terry L. Grove, district executive minister of Atlantic Southeast District. He suffered an aneurysm and passed away in a hospital in Orlando, Fla., this morning.

Newsline for Dec. 4, 2020

NEWS
1) Brethren Faith in Action grants go to camps and congregations
2) Observance of the 2020 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

REFLECTIONS
3) Trail thoughts on empathy
4) Economic peace

5) Brethren bits: Remembering Clyde Shallenberger, personnel, Dec. 14 deadline to apply for the Brethren Volunteer Service Winter orientation, support BVSers with Christmas cards, action alert on federal executions, Barrier-Free Grants from Anabaptist Disabilities Network, and more

Brethren bits for Dec. 4, 2020

In this issue: Remembering Clyde Shallenberger, personnel, Dec. 14 deadline to apply for the Brethren Volunteer Service Winter orientation, support BVSers with Christmas cards, action alert on federal executions, Brethren Historical Library and Archives’ next Facebook Live event is on “1700s Publication,” Barrier-Free Grants from Anabaptist Disabilities Network, and more news by, for, and about Brethren.

Brethren Faith in Action grants go to camps and congregations

The Brethren Faith in Action Fund has announced its latest round of grants to Church of the Brethren congregations and camps. The fund created with monies generated by sale of the upper campus of the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md., gives grants to ministries that honor and continue the legacy of service that the center has epitomized, while also addressing the dynamics of the present age. Guidelines and application forms are in English, Kreyol, and Spanish at www.brethren.org/faith in action.

Observance of the 2020 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

The Palestine Committee meeting on the morning of Dec. 1 at the United Nations was in commemoration of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. All too often I hear “Palestine” and it does not register that about 2 million Palestinians live under occupation in the densely populated area of the Gaza Strip, under a 13-year blockade, in a place where 90 percent of the water is undrinkable. The people depend on international humanitarian aid in order to survive from day to day.

Newsline for Nov. 21, 2020

NEWS
1) Brethren Disaster Ministries directs EDF grants to hurricane relief in Central America
2) Global Brethren Communion holds second meeting as virtual gathering
3) Bethany Seminary announces tuition freeze in response to student need
4) West Charleston celebrates Thanksgiving with ‘Flat Mack’

UPCOMING EVENTS
5) Brethren Volunteer Service offers a virtual orientation this Winter

REFLECTION
6) Celebrating Thanksgiving in spite of the pandemic (and maybe a little because of it)

7) Brethren bits: Last call for Brethren Insurance Services open enrollment, BBT extends COVID-19 emergency grant program, Brethren Disaster Ministries celebrates two house blessings, Brethren Historical Library and Archives plans next online tour of “1700s Publications,” prayer requests from Nigeria, and more

Brethren bits for Nov. 21, 2020

— “Time is running out!” said an announcement from Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT). “Open enrollment for Brethren Insurance Services ends Nov. 30, so now is the time to sign up for new insurance products, add coverage for products you already use, increase limits, and make other changes. And you can do all this without medical

West Charleston celebrates Thanksgiving with ‘Flat Mack’

Unable to have our traditional indoor Thanksgiving worship service and carry-in meal, the church leadership team at West Charleston Church of the Brethren in Tipp City, Ohio, engaged in a session of creative thinking in which “Flat Mack” was born.

Global Brethren Communion holds second meeting as virtual gathering

In December 2019, Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) hosted a gathering of representatives from seven global Church of the Brethren denominations. A second gathering in person was not possible this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the first virtual Global Church of the Brethren Communion meeting was held on Nov. 10.