“Do We Want to Get Well? Healing What Divides Us,” is the title of a webinar planned for Jan. 21, 2021, at 2 p.m. (Eastern time), sponsored by the Discipleship Ministries of the Church of the Brethren in collaboration with the Anabaptist Disabilities Network. Featured presenter is Amy Julia Becker.
We are grateful to announce that the Church of the Brethren is a grant recipient of the Healing Illinois grant of $30,000 towards racial justice initiatives. The Gathering Chicago in the Illinois and Wisconsin District also is among the recipients. Healing Illinois grants are administered by the Chicago Community Trust.
The Western Plains Leadership Team, as part of our employment/appointment duties, discussed and adopted a Nondiscrimination Statement. As followers of Christ, it has been an unwritten ideal that we strive to be non-discriminatory in our actions and speech, but like so many other organizations, we felt the time had come for the district to make a formal declaration of these ideals.
Among other news from EYN, Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) has reported on fighting between government forces and Boko Haram in the Askira Uba area of Borno State in northeast Nigeria, with many people forced to flee and at least one church member suffering gunshot wounds.
Twenty-two representatives of 10 of the 11 Church of the Brethren denominations around the world met by Zoom on Dec. 15 in the second virtual meeting of the Global Brethren Communion.
Erika Clary will be the coordinator of National Youth Conference (NYC) 2022. Clary, who recently completed degrees at Bridgewater (Va.) College, is originally from Brownsville Church of the Brethren in Knoxville, Md. She majored in mathematics and minored in American Studies.
Meghan Horne Mauldin will fill the unexpired term of Carol Yeazell on the Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board. Yeazell has resigned from the board for personal reasons.
1) Insurance benefit supports Ministerial Assistance Fund, compelling vision translation, among other expenses
2) Annual Tripartite Meeting of Nigeria partnership is held virtually this year
3) Elizabethtown congregation adopts statement ‘Working Toward Racial Justice’
4) Price breaks are announced for 2021 FaithX trips
5) Brethren bits: Remembering Lisa Hazen, upcoming streaming event “The Light of Hope Returning” is composed by Shawn Kirchner, ministers are reminded of the deadline to register for the annual Clergy Tax Seminar, and more
The Brethren bits section of the Dec. 11, 2020, Newsline remembers Lisa Hazen, notes the upcoming streaming event “The Light of Hope Returning” composed by Shawn Kirchner, reminds ministers of the deadline to register for the annual Clergy Tax Seminar, and more.
FaithX–formerly known as the Church of the Brethren Workcamp Ministry–is excited to announce price break options for 2021 FaithX trips. Price breaks are available for those participating in Tier 2 and Tier 3 FaithX experiences.