Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) attended Volunteer Fest on March 8-11, a four-night event hosted by Catholic Volunteer Network to connect with prospective volunteers about volunteering with faith-based organizations. The theme of this week was #WhyService, why is service important and why do people want to do service?
1) Overflowing with hope: An interview with NOAC coordinator Christy Waltersdorff
2) Nigerian Sunday school teachers learn the Healing Hearts curriculum for trauma healing
3) FaithX schedule is announced, registration opens March 15
4) Intercultural Ministries offers new events on healing racism, extends grant deadline
5) Brethren bits: Brethren books donated to Harsh-Neher Library at Yangquan You’ai Hospital, job opening, Moderator’s Town Hall, prayers of Thanksgiving in Haiti, Bethany Peace Essay Contest, and more
The peace program of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) held a Trauma Healing Workshop on Feb. 21-24. Forty-two Sunday school teachers from 15 districts attended.
In this issue: Brethren books donated to Harsh-Neher Library at Yangquan You’ai Hospital; job opening; Moderator’s Town Hall; prayers of Thanksgiving in Haiti; Bethany Peace Essay Contest; and more news by, for, and about Brethren.
The Church of the Brethren Intercultural Ministries has announced the next two events in its ongoing series on healing racism, both online. The ministry also is extending the deadline for applying for a Healing Racism Mini-grant.
Registration for FaithX (formerly the Workcamp Ministry) will open this Monday, March 15, at 10 a.m. (Central time). The registration form can be found at www.brethren.org/faithx.
This week, Newsline editor Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford interviewed National Older Adult Conference (NOAC) coordinator Christy Waltersdorff. The NOAC Planning Team has made the decision that the conference, held every two years, will be fully online in 2021 instead of in-person at its usual site in Lake Junaluska, N.C. Dates are Sept. 6-10. Registration starts May 1 at www.brethren.org/noac.
1) Multi-vocational ministers gather for book studies
2) Boko Haram released pastor abducted in Pemi, Nigeria, before deadline
3) Ministers conference in Nigeria held under strict COVID-19 protocols
4) Webinar to focus on ways churches are navigating pandemic challenges
5) Brethren bits: Recording of denominational worship service is available, remembering Dale Ulrich and Sr. Dianna Ortiz, Mission and Ministry Board meets next weekend, ‘Peacebuilding When We’re So Divided,’ news from congregations, districts, ecumenical partners, and more
In this issue: Recording of denominational worship service is available, remembering Dale Ulrich and Sr. Dianna Ortiz, MMB meets next weekend, ‘Peacebuilding When We’re So Divided,’ news from congregations, districts, ecumenical partners, and more.
Multi-vocational ministers have been gathering together virtually to study and share their experience as part of Part-Time Pastor, Full-Time Church. This program is offered through the Thriving in Ministry initiative of the Church of the Brethren’s Office of Ministry. Participants have been sharing insights during two book studies.