Brethren bits for Aug. 25, 2023

In this issue: Prayer request for released Chibok girl in Nigeria, job openings, service of presentation for the Peace Table storybook Bible, call for nominations for Annual Conference ballot, BVS anniversary celebrations, Green Lectionary Podcast, news from colleges and congregations and camps–and more.

Rummel Church holds annual clothing giveaway

On July 22, Rummel Church of the Brethren had our fourth (fifth?) annual clothing giveaway. During the preceding week, we accepted donations of clothing and shoes from our small community. We experienced an amazing outpouring of generosity.

EYN Women Development Centre graduates 48

The EYN Women Development Centre in Kwarhi, Nigeria, has graduated 48 students trained in skills acquisition, meant to develop the capacity of the underprivileged women. On Aug. 18, the celebrants, parents/guardians, and well-wishers converged at the Headquarters of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria.

Eder Financial board meets, elects new chair

Jan Fahs of North Manchester, Ind., has been elected to serve as chair of the Eder Financial board for the 2023-2024 year, which runs from August through next July. Elected as vice chair was Wayne Scott, who has served in that role for two years.

Children’s Disaster Services deploys volunteers to Hawaii after wildfires

The Church of the Brethren’s Children’s Disaster services (CDS) has deployed volunteers to Hawaii in partnership with the Red Cross. The volunteers traveled on Aug. 14-15. They have set up a Children’s Disaster Services Center in a Family Assistance Center in Lahaina, on the island of Maui. The volunteers are scheduled to serve through Sept. 4.

Brethren bits for Aug. 12, 2023

In this issue: Remembering Phyllis Carter and Sandra Lee Meyer, prayers for Brethren Disaster Ministries volunteers, personnel, job openings, CDS deployments and trainings, congregational and district news, Juniata president to chair NCAADIII, and much more.