The online event on May 3 at 7-8:30 p.m. (Eastern time) will be on the topic, “Leadership in Times of Crisis” led by Paul Mundey.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
With National Youth Conference (NYC) only months away, the NYC Office announces that the deadline to register before paying the $50 late fee will now be April 15 rather than April 1.
Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD) is an annual gathering of conscientious Christians uniting to speak for global peace and justice. As people of faith, EAD attendees understand every person to be created in God’s image, deserving of life, safety, dignity, and a voice loud enough to be heard and heeded.
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
6) David Shumate to retire from leadership of Virlina District
7) Joe Vecchio to retire from the Pacific Southwest District staff
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
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
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
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.
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.