National Youth Conference registration begins, more presenters are announced

More than 350 people from across 17 Church of the Brethren districts have registered for National Youth Conference (NYC) 2022 since registration began on Dec. 1. In more news, ongoing announcements of presenters for NYC 2022 continue. The NYC 2022 office is happy to announce that all the worship preachers for the event have been confirmed.

COVID response plan is set in place for 2022 Annual Conference

As we look ahead to Annual Conference on July 10-14, 2022, in Omaha, Neb., one of our top priorities is caring for the health and wellbeing of all Conferencegoers. In the highly politicized context of the ongoing pandemic, this has proven to be a challenging task. The Program and Arrangements Committee developed the following plan in consultation with epidemiologist Dr. Kathryn Jacobsen and physician and former Program and Arrangements Committee member Dr. Emily Shonk Edwards.

Brethren Faith in Action round up for 2021

Here is the funding summary for Brethren Faith in Action (BFIA) grants in 2021. The total amount granted was $80,870.89; 20 of 26 applications were approved for grants; 15 congregations and 5 camps received funds.

EYN reports lives lost and churches and homes burned in Kautikari attack

In an ISWAP/Boko Haram attack on Kautikari town on Jan. 15, at least three people were killed and five people were abducted. Two churches of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) and more than 20 houses were burned. Kautikari is one of many communities devastated in Chibok and other local government areas in Borno State, Nigeria, where churches and Christians are targeted.

Brethren bits for Jan. 21, 2022

In this issue: Jim Winkler completes his service with the National Council of Churches, On Earth Peace announces next “Intro to Kingian Nonviolence” webinar, Northern Plains District offers monthly insight sessions, CPT to hold online conversation about its new name, world churches pray for Tonga and Pacific nations after eruption, York Center member interviewed in Wall Street Journal.

Newsline for Jan. 21, 2022

NEWS
1) COVID response plan is set in place for 2022 Annual Conference

2) National Youth Conference registration begins, more presenters are announced

3) Brethren Faith in Action round up for 2021

4) EYN reports lives lost and churches and homes burned in Kautikari attack

PERSONNEL
5) Kay Gaier and Anna Lisa Gross named to interim leadership of South/Central Indiana District

6) Brethren bits: Jim Winkler completes service with NCC, “Intro to Kingian Nonviolence” webinar, Northern Plains District offers insight sessions, CPT conversation about new name, world churches pray for Tonga, York Center member interviewed in Wall Street Journal

Brethren active in health care

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.

Newsline for Jan. 14, 2022

1) Brethren Volunteer Service holds winter orientation, seeks applicants
2) Grant sends $15,000 to Church World Service for winter tornado relief
3) Office of Peacebuilding and Policy signs faith letter calling for closing of Guantanamo
4) United Nations committee honors 73rd anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights
5) CPT announces new name: Community Peacemaker Teams
6) Brethren bits: Retirement celebration for Dave Shetler, another webinar in “Children as Peacemakers” series, new volume on Contemporary Ecotheology, recent Brethren college vs. Brethren college basketball