Interfaith Prayer Service marks 20th anniversary of 9/11

The Church of the Brethren’s Office of Peacebuilding and Policy is taking part in an Interfaith Prayer Service marking the 20th anniversary of 9/11, to be held at Washington City Church of the Brethren on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 3 p.m. (Eastern time). The service also will be available online via Zoom. Click this link to join the webinar:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89179608268.

Children’s Disaster Services responds to Hurricane Ida, Afghan evacuation

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.

EDF grants support earthquake relief in Haiti

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.

Office of Peacebuilding and Policy signs letter supporting Afghan refugees, urging humanitarian action by Biden administration

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.

NOAC will ‘overflow with hope’ next week

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.

Newsline for Sept. 3, 2021

NEWS
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

UPCOMING EVENTS
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

FEATURE
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

Brethren bits for Sept. 3, 2021

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.

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