Eglise des Freres Haitiens Miami members traveled to Haiti in July. Twenty-eight people made decisions to follow Christ, 7 couples were married, 12 people were baptized, and 13 children were dedicated.
Today’s report from the first day of the 2022 Annual Conference held in Omaha, Neb.
1) Disaster staff monitor Afghanistan earthquake, alarming food insecurity in Africa
2) Bethany Seminary president Jeffrey Carter expresses sense of hope in ‘center that seeks unity above all else’
3) World Council of Churches Central Committee issues statements on the war in Ukraine, climate emergency
4) At the foundation of Part-Time Pastor; Full-Time Church is relationship-building
5) Gene Hagenberger retires as executive minister for Mid-Atlantic District
6) Brethren bits: Prayer request for Ecuador, latest shipment by Material Resources, personnel changes in the Brethren Historical Library and Archives (BHLA), webinar offered on the topic “Refugia and Resilience: Sanctuaries for Our Spirit, Climate, and Creation”
In the Zoom grid of names and faces during this year’s NYAC worship services, one of those squares held a very special place and purpose. For each service, one young adult was assigned to create a worship center in their home and spotlight it on their Zoom screen.
Jennifer Houser has been hired by the Church of the Brethren as director of the Brethren Historical Library and Archives (BHLA) at the denomination’s General Offices in Elgin, Ill.
Following is an update from the Leadership Team of the Church of the Brethren: With the formation of the Covenant Brethren Church, discord and division are arising within our church body. This reality has accelerated in recent weeks, as the Covenant Brethren Church launched an official recruitment effort. Congregations and individuals are being invited and
“So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9). NEWS1) Brethren Disaster Ministries monitors disaster situations, Children’s Disaster Services sends out Individual Kits of Comfort2) Making webinars count: announcing new policy for clergy continuing education credit3) Brethren Faith
“Who Still Cares about Climate Change? Pastoral Responses to Denial and Despair” is the title of a weekly virtual seminar, beginning in mid-October, co-sponsored by the Climate Justice Task Team of the Southern Ohio and Kentucky District of the Church of the Brethren.
The Action for Peace Team of the Church of the Brethren’s Atlantic Southeast District is presenting a Virtual Peace Camp 2020, the 13th peace camp to be held by the district. Usually the event is held over Labor Day Weekend at Camp Ithiel in Gotha, Fla., but because of the pandemic the event this year will be online via Zoom and offered free to participants.
A webinar titled “Continuing the Work of Jesus: Responding to the Opioid Crisis” will be offered on Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. (Eastern time) and Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. (Eastern) with sponsorship from the Church of the Brethren Discipleship Ministries. Content will be the same on both dates. Presenter James Benedict, with more than 30 years of experience as a pastor in the Church of the Brethren, is a scholar in residence at the Center for Global Health Ethics at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa.