Annual Conference announces change in preacher schedule, delegate briefing video

The Annual Conference office has announced a change in the preacher schedule for the 2022 Conference to take place this summer, July 10-14, in Omaha, Neb. Previously announced preacher Eric Bishop has had to cancel. The Program and Arrangements Committee has invited Anna Lisa Gross to preach on Tuesday evening, July 12.

Church of the Brethren leaders attend Inhabit Conference 2022

On April 28-30, 22 members of the Church of the Brethren including church leaders and district and denominational staff attended Inhabit Conference 2022. The conference, an event of the Parish Collective, returned in-person to Seattle (Wash.) School of Theology and Psychology, the host site of this annual flagship summit. Church of the Brethren participants joined approximately 300 people representing various Christian communities of faith in the United States and Canada. The group gathered to worship, celebrate stories, and share ideas on being the church in neighborhoods everywhere.

James Deaton resigns as managing editor of Brethren Press

James Deaton has resigned as managing editor for Brethren Press. He concludes his work with the Church of the Brethren on May 24. He will be taking a position as communications content editor for the Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Brethren active in health care

This listing is provided by the Church of the Brethren Newsline in order to help us recognize, thank, and pray for Church of the Brethren members who are caring for people’s health right now.

Newsline for April 30, 2022

NEWS
1) Consider contributing to the National Youth Conference offering of school kits

2) Bethany Seminary celebrates the Class of 2022

3) On Earth Peace holds 2022 Spring board meeting

RESOURCES
4) ‘Blessed Be’: Michael Stern shares new music for the 2022 Annual Conference

5) Brethren bits: Job openings, National Youth Sunday is May 1, National Young Adult Conference is coming up, Yearbook survey, Messenger playlist for May, ecumenical notes, and more

‘Blessed Be’: Michael Stern shares new music for the 2022 Annual Conference

Michael Stern will be sharing his original music during one of the concerts planned for the 2022 Annual Conference, taking place in Omaha, Neb., on July 10-14. His several presentations at the Conference–in addition to the evening concert on July 13–include leading the children’s choir and presenting for the Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) luncheon.

Consider contributing to the National Youth Conference offering of school kits

This year, the National Youth Conference (NYC) 2022 Office has partnered with Brethren Disaster Ministries and the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction in Pennsylvania to collect certain school supplies to assemble Church World Service (CWS) school kits. The auction already has contributed $20,000 to this project.