In this issue: Remembering Kermon Thomasson and Esther Rupel, Brethren Disaster Ministries longterm volunteer opening, Annual Conference session recordings available through September, Clergywomen’s Brunch, Brethren Press on YouTube, and more.
If you are concerned about the rights of conscientious objectors and the Selective Service System (aka “the draft”), the time to act is now.
The Church of the Brethren Office of Ministry has sent out its annual e-packet of documents for the Cash Salary Guidelines and Table for pastors for the upcoming year, 2022. The packet has been provided to the 24 district offices across the denomination, and select documents also are available to download from the Office of Ministry webpage for forms at www.brethren.org/ministryoffice/forms.html.
The Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) team serving at the Surfside building collapse in Florida returned home after a six-day deployment, due to low numbers of children in the facilities.
Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) is starting in-person training again with the summer orientation for Unit 329, gathering at Inspiration Hills Camp in Burbank, Ohio. Six volunteers are expected to take part.
The Shine curriculum from Brethren Press and MennoMedia is offering a webinar on July 27 at 7 p.m. (Eastern time) for those interested in finding out more about what is planned for the fall quarter. Registration is now open at https://shinecurriculum.com/resources/webinar-registration.
1) Eglise des Freres Haitiens general secretary expresses appreciation for prayers for Haiti
2) Ministers’ Association hears Michael Gorman presentation on 1 Corinthians
3) McPherson gets ready for virtual NOAC
4) Bethany Seminary announces 2021 Peace Essay Contest winners
5) Womaen’s Caucus celebrates its 50th anniversary during Annual Conference 2021
JESUS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: CONGREGATIONAL STORIES
6) Her quilting inspiration comes from God
7) Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren proclaims ‘Peace is patriotic’
8) Pleasant Chapel Church of the Brethren celebrates a century of ministry
9) Albright Church of the Brethren hosts Relay for Life
10) Wanted: Jesus in the neighborhood stories
11) Brethren bits: Annual Conference reporting resources, personnel notes, job openings, new dates for the fall orientation of Brethren Volunteer Service, extended deadline for Healing Racism Mini-grants, more
In this issue: Annual Conference reporting resources for use by delegates and churches, personnel notes and job openings, new dates for the fall orientation of Brethren Volunteer Service, extended deadline to apply for a Healing Racism Mini-grant, and more.
Approximately 130 people virtually attended the Church of the Brethren Ministers’ Association Pre-Annual Conference Event on June 29-30. Michael Gorman, a biblical scholar who was a featured speaker at the 2021 Annual Conference, spoke on 1 Corinthians, focusing on the church as Paul describes it.
The general secretary of Eglise des Freres Haitiens (the Church of the Brethren in Haiti), Romy Telfort, is expressing appreciation for prayers from the US Church of the Brethren following the assassination of Haiti’s president Jovenel Moïse.