Virginia Rendler has been hired by the Church of the Brethren as interim volunteer coordinator for Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS), to begin July 17 as a remote employee working from North Manchester, Ind.
BVS celebrates 75 years, volunteers attend mid-year retreat
As the celebration of the diamond jubilee of Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) continues, stories continue to pour in from people telling about the impact BVS had on their life. New stories are still being written, too, with 27 BVSers in the field currently, and more signing up for orientation this summer and fall.
Brethren Press shares information about new and upcoming books
Brethren Press is sharing information about three new and upcoming books: A Year of Living Differently, which is being published to mark the 75th year of Brethren Volunteer Service; The Peace Table, a new storybook Bible from the Shine curriculum jointly produced by Brethren Press and MennoMedia; and Luke and Acts: Turning the World Upside Down by Church of the Brethren biblical scholars Christina Bucher and Robert W. Neff.
Walt Wiltschek to begin additional part-time position with Brethren Volunteer Service
Walt Wiltschek has been hired by the Church of the Brethren as part-time office coordinator for Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS), beginning on March 7. He continues as district executive minister for Illinois and Wisconsin District, and also continues his role on the editorial team for Messenger magazine.
Pauline Liu resigns from the staff of Brethren Volunteer Service
Pauline Liu has resigned as the volunteer coordinator for Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS), a staff position working out of the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill. She concluded her work with the Church of the Brethren on Feb. 2.
FaithX announces its summer theme and service trips
“Have you heard? FaithX registration opens on Feb. 1, at 6 p.m. (central time)!” said an invitation from FaithX staff Marissa Witkovsky-Eldred. “The FaithX Office invites you to join them this summer to put your faith into action!”
Michael Brewer-Berres, Emily Bowdle conclude their service with the BVS office
Michael Brewer-Berres and Emily Bowdle are concluding their work with the Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) office at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill.
FaithX announces new spring break opportunity
FaithX invites college-age young adults (high school graduates to age 23) to join a new short-term service opportunity during the spring of 2023. This exciting trip on March 11-16, 2023, will partner with SPARK in Winston-Salem, N.C., to help neighbors in need and spread kindness in the community.
Brethren Volunteer Service Unit 332 completes orientation
Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) Unit 332 held orientation at Camp Brethren Heights in Rodney, Mich., from Oct. 11-20 for nine volunteers.
Marissa Witkovsky-Eldred hired as interim coordinator of Short-term Service
Marissa Witkovsky-Eldred has been hired by the Church of the Brethren as interim coordinator of Short-term Service, beginning Oct. 3 as a remote employee working from Washington, D.C.