Standing Committee makes recommendations on new business, approves recommendations from Nominating Committee and task team that has held conversations with On Earth Peace

The Standing Committee of district delegates from the 24 Church of the Brethren districts began meeting in Omaha, Neb., on the evening of July 7, through this morning. It was presided over by Conference moderator David Sollenberger, moderator-elect Tim McElwee, and secretary James M. Beckwith. One of its primary functions is to make recommendations on the new business items and queries coming to Annual Conference.

Bring rocks to National Youth Conference!

For our opening worship at NYC, we’d like each attending congregation to bring a rock or stone. The rock can be any size, as long as it can travel with the group on their method of transportation to Colorado and can be carried to the front of Moby Arena during worship.

One church begot three in troubled northeastern Nigeria

Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) has organized three congregations or Local Church Councils (LCCs) from an LCC called Udah in DCC [church district] Yawa and another in Watu. EYN president Joel S. Billi accompanied by the EYN general secretary Daniel Y. C. Mbaya on June 19 presided over the establishment of LCCs Muva, Tuful, and Kwahyeli located in Askira/Uba Local Government Area of Borno State.

Andrew Hamilton to lead Southeastern District

The Southeastern District of the Church of the Brethren has called Andrew (Andy) Hamilton to serve as half-time district executive minister beginning July 23. He will be installed at the district conference to be held on that date at Peak Creek Church of the Brethren in Laurel Springs, N.C.

Brethren bits

In this issue: Update from the Brethren in Ukraine, job openings, order Shine curriculum for Fall 2022, Global Food Initiative newsletter, On Earth Peace webinar on Kingian nonviolence, and more news from congregations, districts, camps, ecumenical partners, and more.

Newsline for July 2, 2022

NEWS
1) Office of Peacebuilding and Policy signs letter on Cuba, statement on Iran nuclear deal

2) EYN women are freed after abductions, including two of the former schoolgirls from Chibok

3) One church begot three in troubled northeastern Nigeria

PERSONNEL
4) Carrie Eikler resigns position at Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership

5) Andrew Hamilton to lead Southeastern District

6) Sharon Flaten joins Bethany staff in Nigeria

UPCOMING EVENTS
7) Bring rocks to National Youth Conference!

JESUS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: STORIES FROM CONGREGATIONS
8) Bethel Church celebrates a century and a half of ministry

9) Lower Miami Church gains media attention from NY Times, Dayton Daily News

10) Church2Church: Reaching out to share with a church in need

11) Brethren bits: Update from the Brethren in Ukraine, job openings, order Shine curriculum for Fall 2022, Global Food Initiative newsletter, On Earth Peace webinar on Kingian nonviolence, and news from congregations, districts, camps, ecumenical partners, and more