respond to Hurricane Ida and to provide care for children of Afghan evacuees, after a busy few weeks monitoring several deployment possibilities as well as preparing for multiple trainings to continue to prepare volunteers to respond to the special needs of children in disaster and trauma-related situations.
Brethren Disaster Ministries has directed $125,000 in grants from the Church of the Brethren’s Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) to relief efforts following the earthquake that hit southern Haiti on Aug. 14.
The Church of the Brethren’s Office of Peacebuilding and Policy is one of 88 faith organizations and 219 faith leaders sending a letter to President Biden urging him to provide a robust humanitarian response to the crisis in Afghanistan and to expand opportunities for Afghans to seek refuge in the US. The letter was organized by the Interfaith Immigration Coalition.
Dale Weaver Brown, 95, professor emeritus at Bethany Theological Seminary and a leading theologian in the Church of the Brethren as well as a former moderator of the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference, passed away peacefully on Aug. 30, in the presence of family.
The NOAC 2021 Planning Team will be “Overflowing with Hope” that all Internet connections are working next week as the first-ever online NOAC hits the airwaves.
1) Children’s Disaster Services responds to Hurricane Ida, Afghan evacuation
2) Office of Peacebuilding and Policy signs letter supporting Afghan refugees, urging humanitarian action by Biden administration
3) Action alert invites Brethren to urge Biden administration to resettle Afghan refugees, reduce military spending
4) EDF grants support earthquake relief in Haiti
5) Yearbook survey invites responses from all Church of the Brethren congregations
6) Quaker and feminist organizations denounce vote on drafting women
7) NOAC will ‘overflow with hope’ next week
8) Annual Conference office and Womaen’s Caucus co-sponsor webinar ‘From Nomination to Election’
9) Second part of mental health webinar by Janelle Bitikofer will be offered in October
10) National Youth Conference 2022 youth worker applications are live
JESUS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: STORIES FROM CONGREGATIONS
11) Crest Manor Church collects Clean-Up Kits for Church World Service
12) Cedar Run Church celebrates 125 years of continuing the work of Jesus
13) Remembering Dale Brown, professor emeritus at Bethany Seminary and a leading theologian in the Church of the Brethren
14) Brethren bits: Answered prayer in South Sudan, personnel notes including the retirement of Doug Philips as director of Brethren Woods and the selection of Brian Bert as executive director of Camp Blue Diamond, jobs, Office of Ministry newsletter, and more
In this issue: Answered prayer in South Sudan, personnel notes including the retirement of Doug Philips as director of Brethren Woods and the selection of Brian Bert as executive director of Camp Blue Diamond, job openings, Office of Ministry newsletter, and more news by, for, and about Brethren.
Janelle Bitikofer’s June webinar, “Providing Mutual Support when People Are Experiencing Mental Illness,” was so engaging, and viewers had so many questions, that we will be offering a part two. In this continued conversation, we’ll discuss practical ways for congregations to engage in mutual care.
All Church of the Brethren congregations–whether they offer online worship or not–are encouraged to complete this survey. Pastors and worship leaders are the primary audience for completing the survey.
22? Do you love NYC? Applications to be a youth worker at NYC 2022 are now open! Youth workers are an integral part of NYC. They carry out programing, help facilitate the organization of NYC, and take care of the behind-the-scenes details.