Brethren bits

In this issue: job openings, Living Stream makes pysanky for Easter, Manchester announces peace studies and environmental studies trip, latest Dunker Punks Podcast features Galen Fitzkee on the call to be peacebuilders, latest Brethren Voices features two best friend BVSers from Germany.

Newsline for April 2, 2022

NEWS
1) Annual Conference agenda will include one item of unfinished business and seven items of new business

2) April 15 is deadline for Yearbook forms

3) Bridgewater College receives $1 million gift to create Rebecca Quad

UPCOMING EVENTS
4) Late fee deadline extended for National Youth Conference, shuttle registration now open

5) Ecumenical Advocacy Days calls for ‘fierce urgency’ on civil and human rights

6) Next in ‘Nurturing Ministry Skills’ series to address ‘Leadership in Times of Crisis’

JESUS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: STORIES FROM CONGREGATIONS
7) New church building to be dedicated in Los Banos, Calif.

FEATURE
8) Give the fig tree one more season: A song for the start of April, Earth Month and National Poetry Month

9) Brethren bits: Job openings, Living Stream makes pysanky for Easter, Manchester announces peace and environmental studies trip, latest Dunker Punks Podcast features Galen Fitzkee on the call to be peacebuilders, latest Brethren Voices features two best friend BVSers from Germany

April 15 is deadline for Yearbook forms

April 15 is the deadline for congregational forms to be received by the Yearbook Office in order for information to be included in the 2022 Church of the Brethren Yearbook.

Newsline for March 26, 2022

NEWS
1) Mission and Ministry Board receives year-end financial reporting

2) Brethren Disaster Ministries directs grants to CWS work on Ukraine, Haiti earthquake rebuilding, new project site in Tennessee

3) ACT Alliance, WCC delegation visits Hungary, Ukraine, and Romania with a focus on humanitarian needs, church response

4) WCC to presidents of Russia and Ukraine: ‘A peaceful solution is in your hands alone’

5) Material Resources program sends relief shipments to South Sudan, Haiti, Guatemala

PERSONNEL
6) David Shumate to retire from leadership of Virlina District

7) Joe Vecchio to retire from the Pacific Southwest District staff

UPCOMING EVENTS
8) Children’s Disaster Services offers two volunteer trainings this spring

9) Presentation to explore Manchester’s deep connections to UN

10) Song and Story Fest scheduled for Camp Pine Lake in early July

FEATURE
11) Nothing quite compares to this: A reflection on the war in Ukraine

12) Changing course, ‘shifting up’ to work on race

13) Brethren bits: Update from pastor Alexander Zazhytko of the Chernigov Brethren, applicants sought for Archival Internship, second Global Check-in & Prayer, Margi South translation of the New Testament, ‘The Historic Peace Churches: Integrating Theology and Practice for Peacebuilding’ panel at the Carter School at GMU, and more

Brethren bits

In this issue: An update from pastor Alexander Zazhytko of the Chernigov Brethren, applicants are sought for Archival Internship program, second of the Global Check-in & Prayer series from Intercultural Ministries, Margi South translation of the New Testament has been printed, Brethren are participating in “The Historic Peace Churches: Integrating Theology and Practice for Peacebuilding” panel at the Carter School at GMU, and more

Mission and Ministry Board receives year-end financial reporting

The 2021 year-end financial reporting to this Spring’s Mission and Ministry Board meeting covered the Church of the Brethren denomination’s Core Ministries and its self-funding ministries including Brethren Press, Material Resources, and the Conference Office. Special purpose funds, including the Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF), which supports Brethren Disaster Ministries; the Global Food Initiative Fund, which supports the Global Food Initiative (GFI); and the Emerging Global Mission Fund were also reported on.

Brethren Disaster Ministries directs grants to CWS work on Ukraine, Haiti earthquake rebuilding, new project site in Tennessee

The Brethren Disaster Ministries staff have directed grants from the Church of the Brethren’s Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) to support the work of Church World Service (CWS) responding to the Ukraine refugee crisis; to support long-term programing and a new house construction phase of the 2021 Haiti earthquake response; and to finance the opening and initial phase of a new Brethren Disaster Ministries rebuilding project site doing flood recovery in Waverly, Tenn.; among other recent grants.