What happened December 25, 1723?

“What Happened December 25, 1723?” is the title for a Brethren Heritage Center event celebrating the 300 anniversary of the founding of the first Brethren church in the Americas. Germantown Church of the Brethren in Philadelphia, Pa., is the oldest continuously existing congregation in the Brethren movement, and is considered the “mother church.”

Brethren bits for Nov. 3, 2023

In this issue: Office of Peacebuilding and Policy staff participate at a pray-in for peace in Israel and Palestine, the Material Resources program has shipped a 20-foot container to Honduras, job openings include director of the Brethren Historical Library and Archives and director of Finance for Atlantic Northeast District, and the Council of District Executives meets.

29th October: A day to remember

This poetic reflection on the experience of members of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) when under attack by Boko Haram was written by Sara Zakariya Musa and contributed to Newsline by Zakariya Musa who serves as head of EYN Media.

National Junior High Sunday to consider Martha and Mary on Nov. 5

On Sunday, Nov. 5, Church of the Brethren congregations around the country will celebrate the leadership of their junior high youth in worship. The National Junior High Sunday theme is “Worried and Distracted,” from the story of Jesus’ visit with Martha and Mary.

November online course from Ventures highlights the biblical matriarchs

The November online offering from the Ventures in Christian Discipleship program at McPherson (Kan.) College will be “Meet the Matriarchs,” to be presented by Bobbi Dykema. The course will be held on Zoom Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Central time). Continuing education credit is available.

Berries, herbs, and fruit for the neighborhood

On Aug. 19, attendees of the Open Circle and Common Spirit congregations in the Church of the Brethren’s Northern Plains District came together to begin their joint Jesus in the Neighborhood project.

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