The Church of the Brethren’s Mission and Ministry Board holds its fall meeting this weekend as a hybrid event with the in-person events at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill. Executive Committee meetings and board member orientation begin Friday, Oct. 15. The full board meets Saturday, Oct. 16, and Sunday morning, Oct. 17.
Using 2 Corinthians 5:7 as a starting point, FaithX’s 2022 theme is “Boundless Faith.” This theme explores the different ways that the Bible describes Christian faith and seeks broader horizons in the faith we share.
1) Brethren Disaster Ministries carries out short-term flood response in Nebraska
2) Brethren Faith in Action grants help congregations welcome asylees, respond to pandemic challenges
3) Three nursing students receive 2021 Nursing Scholarships
4) Bethany Seminary seeks new peace studies faculty member
5) Brethren Press special offers are available for Maria’s Kit of Comfort, study guide for Advent devotional
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6) Roaring Spring Church restarts its ‘Recharge’ family program
7) Lakeview Church gets media attention for food pantry
8) First edition of ‘Moderator Musings’ from David Sollenberger shares ‘joys and concerns’
9) Brethren bits: Jr. High Sunday resources, Children’s Disaster Services training, Brethren Disaster Ministries celebrations, Global Food Initiative newsletter, webinar with Christian Peacemaker Teams’ Cliff Kindy, On Earth Peace webinars, seeking video of Anna Mow, more
In this issue: National Junior High Sunday resources, Children’s Disaster Services training, Brethren Disaster Ministries celebrates with international partners, latest issue of Global Food Initiative newsletter, webinar with Christian Peacemaker Teams’ Cliff Kindy, webinars from On Earth Peace, seeking video of Anna Mow, and more news by, for, and about Brethren
This listing is provided by the Church of the Brethren Newsline in order to help us recognize, thank, and pray for Church of the Brethren members who are caring for people’s health right now.
Three nursing students are recipients of Church of the Brethren Nursing Scholarships for 2021. We would like to highlight the outstanding work of the following recipients: Kasie Campbell of Meyersdale (Pa.) Church of the Brethren, Emma Frederick of Roaring Spring (Pa.) First Church of the Brethren, and Makenzie Goering of McPherson (Kan.) Church of the Brethren.
Brethren Disaster Ministries staff have directed a grant of $7,500 from the Church of the Brethren’s Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) to fund a two-week response in King’s Lake, Neb., following spring flooding in 2019.
The author of this year’s Advent devotional from Brethren Press, Angela Finet, has prepared a free, downloadable prayer and Bible study guide for use by small groups. In another special offer from Brethren Press, there is a discounted price for those who pre-order the new children’s book about Children’s Disaster Services titled Maria’s Kit of Comfort.
The Brethren Faith in Action Fund (BFIA) has distributed three new grants in recent weeks. The fund gives grants to Church of the Brethren congregations and camps in the United States and Puerto Rico, using money generated by the sale of the upper campus of the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md. Find out more and download application forms at www.brethren.org/faith-in-action.
The Church of the Brethren Annual Conference office is co-sponsoring an online workshop with Womaen’s Caucus titled “From Nomination to Election,” on Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 8 p.m. (Eastern time).