Brethren bits for March 11, 2022

In this issue: Correction, remembering Jorge Rivera, memorial service for Elaine Sollenberger, Faith Forward event with Brian McLaren, free online presentations on the Russia-Ukraine war, World Council of Churches leader appeals for end to attacks on civilians.

Newsline for March 11, 2022

NEWS
1) Brethren Disaster Ministries distributes first round of grant money for Ukraine crisis

2) Christian leaders in US send open letter to Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill

3) Church of the Brethren is consolidated in Venezuela

UPCOMING EVENTS
4) Webinar on watershed stewardship to engage intersection of faith and the environment

JESUS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: STORIES FROM CONGREGATIONS
5) Montesion Church of the Brethren in Lares, P.R., celebrates 44 years

6) Brethren bits: Correction, remembering Jorge Rivera, memorial service for Elaine Sollenberger, Faith Forward event with Brian McLaren, free online presentations on the Russia-Ukraine war, World Council of Churches leader appeals for end to attacks on civilians

Newsline for March 5, 2022

NEWS
1) Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board holds Spring meeting

2) Updates from the church in Chernigov, Ukraine, request continued prayer

3) Children’s Disaster Services staff offer helps for talking with children about Ukraine

PERSONNEL
4) Atlantic Southeast District announces new team of directors

UPCOMING EVENTS
5) Upcoming Ventures courses explore a church’s journey ‘From Tragedy to Community’ and faith in media culture

RESOURCES
6) Spring resources from Brethren Press include special edition of A Guide for Biblical Studies, Covenant Bible Study focused on Paul, Easter special on Bible storybooks

JESUS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: STORIES FROM CONGREGATIONS
7) Glendora Church in southern California celebrates 120 years

8) Shane Claiborne to keynote ‘Seeking First the Kingdom’ event for Lancaster Church

9) Little Lites at Middlebury Church receives grant from state of Indiana

10) Brethren bits: Updates on recent kidnappings and violence in Nigeria, Ash Wednesday, job openings, One Great Hour of Sharing, March Messenger features composer Perry Huffaker, BVS love stories, church events for peace in Ukraine, and much more

Brethren bits for March 5, 2022

In this issue: Updates on recent kidnappings and violence in Nigeria, Ash Wednesday, job openings, One Great Hour of Sharing, March Messenger features composer Perry Huffaker, BVS love stories, church events for peace in Ukraine, and much more.

Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board holds Spring meeting

The Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board will meet March 11-13 at the denomination’s General Offices in Elgin, Ill., in person and via Zoom. Business will be led by chair Carl Fike, assisted by chair-elect Colin Scott and general secretary David Steele.

Spring resources from Brethren Press include special edition of A Guide for Biblical Studies, Covenant Bible Study focused on Paul, Easter special on Bible storybooks

The new special edition of A Guide for Biblical Studies in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Committee on the Uniform Series is just one of the Spring specials from Brethren Press. The Church of the Brethren publishing house is offering special discount prices on children’s Bible storybooks, through March, and free downloadable children’s resources to accompany the illustrated storybook Maria’s Kit of Comfort. Also now available is the most recent Covenant Bible Study titled The Circle of Paul.

Atlantic Southeast District announces new team of directors

The Church of the Brethren’s Atlantic Southeast District has announced that the interim district executive position previously held solely by Victoria (Vicki) Ehret has been changed to a District Team consisting of six directors.

Upcoming Ventures courses explore a church’s journey ‘From Tragedy to Community’ and faith in media culture

Ventures in Christian Discipleship at McPherson (Kan.) College is offering courses in March and May. The March offering will be “From Tragedy to Community” online March 31, starting at 9 p.m. (Eastern time), presented by Andrew Sampson, pastor at Modesto (Calif.) Church of the Brethren. The May offering will be “Spirituality on the Screen” online May 2, at 7 p.m. (Eastern time), presented by Walt Wiltschek, district executive minister for the Church of the Brethren’s Illinois and Wisconsin District and a member of the editorial team for Messenger magazine.