Newsline for Oct. 3, 2020

“Those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31). NEWS1) Pastors receive letter of support from Pastoral Compensation and Benefits Advisory Committee 2) Brethren Disaster Ministries directs grants to storm and

Brethren bits for Oct. 3, 2020

— Naomi Yilma has begun as an associate in the Church of the Brethren Office of Peacebuilding and Policy in Washington, D.C., working through Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS). This role was previously held by Susu Lassa, who just finished her year with BVS. Yilma is a recent graduate of Manchester (Ind.) University where she studied

Nettle Creek Church of the Brethren celebrates 200 years of a unique history

By Brian Mackie Nettle Creek Church of the Brethren in Hagerstown, Ind., will be celebrating 200 years on Sunday, Oct. 11. The congregation was begun in 1820 and has a unique history, including hosting the 1864 Annual Meeting (now called the Annual Conference) of the Brethren–the last where Civil War martyr John Kline served as

Brethren Disaster Ministries directs grants to storm and hurricane relief in US, COVID-19 surge in Spain, port explosion in Beirut

Brethren Disaster Ministries has directed grants from the Church of the Brethren’s Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) to finance a new rebuilding project in North Carolina following Hurricane Florence, efforts by Peak Creek Church of the Brethren to aid families affected by an earthquake in North Carolina, and Northern Plains District clean-up after the “derecho” storms

Children’s Disaster Services exceeds goal for donations of Individual Kits of Comfort

Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) has exceeded its goal of 2,500 Individual Kits of Comfort to provide to children affected by disasters this year. CDS has developed the Individual Kit of Comfort as an alternative for in-person care to children affected by disasters during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Individual Kit of Comfort was created to promote

Global Food Initiative aids Brethren groups in DRC and Burundi among grant recipients

The Church of the Brethren Global Food Initiative (GFI) has aided Brethren groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi, a humanitarian organization linked to the former Brethren mission in Ecuador, and a gardening project in New Orleans, in grants made since mid-year. Democratic Republic of Congo A grant of $7,500 has been given

Newsline for Sept. 26, 2020

“The Lord will not forsake his people…for justice will return to the righteous, and all the upright in heart will follow it” (Psalm 94:14a and 15). NEWS1) Global Mission and Service Ministries are separated into two departments, Roy Winter receives promotion2) Marty Barlow appointed to Mission and Ministry Board following John Mueller resignation3) EYN Pastor’s

Brethren bits for Sept. 26, 2020

— In the wake of the grand jury decision in the Breonna Taylor case, an invitation to an anti-racism experience called “30 Days of Anti-Racism” has been issued by the Church of the Brethren Intercultural Ministry. Although the experience was designed for the month of September, the Intercultural Ministry is inviting Brethren to begin this

Marty Barlow appointed to Mission and Ministry Board following John Mueller resignation

Marty Barlow will fill the unexpired term of John Mueller on the Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board. Mueller has resigned from the board for personal reasons. Barlow was appointed by the Nominating Committee of Standing Committee to serve through Annual Conference 2021. Barlow is a member of Montezuma Church of the Brethren