Brethren bits for July 16, 2021

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.

Office of Ministry makes available documents for 2022 pastor salary and benefits

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.

Webinar introduces Shine Sunday school materials for the fall quarter

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.

Newsline for July 9, 2021

NEWS
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

Brethren bits for July 9, 2021

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.

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Ministers’ Association hears Michael Gorman presentation on 1 Corinthians

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.