— “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
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.
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.
Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) will be holding a virtual Winter Orientation for Unit 328. Due to the number of interested applicants and the continued health concerns over the pandemic, BVS has made the decision to offer a virtual orientation for new volunteers from Jan. 31-Feb. 12, 2021.
Brethren Disaster Ministries has directed two grants from the Church of the Brethren’s Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) to assist the hurricane relief work of partner organizations in Central America. The grants respond to needs following two hurricanes that have hit Central America this month, Hurricanes Eta and Iota.
Annual Conference moderator Paul Mundey’s name has been used in a spam email this week. Church of the Brethren members are advised not to reply to this fake email and to immediately delete it. The email is titled “OUR LORD BLESSINGS BE WITH YOU” and includes a scam request for gift cards to donate to patients with COVID-19.
1) EDF grants provide relief aid in the US, Nigeria, DRC, Lebanon, and Venezuela
2) Districts share updated COVID-19 guidance with churches
3) Bridgewater College issues statement about Strategic Resource Allocation plan restructuring
4) Connie Burkholder to be interim executive minister for Illinois and Wisconsin District
5) Brethren Press highlights a dozen resources for the fourth quarter of 2020
6) Brethren bits: Copies of annual report ‘Living Letters’ postcard sets are still available, a report and prayer requests from EYN’s disaster ministry in Nigeria, reminders of the next Moderator’s Town Hall and open enrollment at BBT, World Council of Churches publishes “Global Health COVID-19 Response Framework,” and more
In this issue: Copies of annual report ‘Living Letters’ postcard sets are still available, a report and prayer requests from EYN’s disaster ministry in Nigeria, reminders of the next Moderator’s Town Hall and open enrollment at BBT, World Council of Churches publishes “Global Health COVID-19 Response Framework,” and more news by, for, and about Brethren.
The following statement was provided to Newsline by Abbie Parkhurst, associate vice president for Marketing and Communications at Bridgewater (Va.) College: Bridgewater College’s Board of Trustees concluded its fall meeting on Nov. 6. After extensive review, the trustees voted to accept nearly all of the administration’s recommendations. This includes phasing out low-enrollment majors in Applied Chemistry, French, Mathematics, Nutritional Science, Philosophy and Religion, and Physics, as well as the restructuring of the college’s equestrian program. …
The Illinois and Wisconsin District Leadership Team has called Connie Burkholder to serve as interim district executive minister, beginning Jan. 1, 2021. She has previous experience in district leadership in Northern Plains District, where she was district executive minister 1996-2006.