Lynchburg church reaches out with ‘grieving service’ for a nearby death

As I stopped at the church building in Lynchburg, Va., to drop off some supplies from the church picnic, I saw two cars in the parking lot. The church doesn’t allow unauthorized parking, so I started to call the police. But before I got to the phone, police stepped out of the cars. They told me they wanted to know about any homeless men who had been staying in the woods behind the church building.

Joining Ronald McDonald for dinner

I joined members of my congregation, Agape Church of the Brethren, in one of our many outreach projects on a recent Sunday evening. We put on dinner for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House at the Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Rummel Church holds annual clothing giveaway

On July 22, Rummel Church of the Brethren had our fourth (fifth?) annual clothing giveaway. During the preceding week, we accepted donations of clothing and shoes from our small community. We experienced an amazing outpouring of generosity.

Brownsville hosts meeting about safety of local road

At Brownsville Church of the Brethren we recently found a way to be good neighbors that we’re excited about and thought other churches might be interested in hearing about–an out-of-the-box means of being “Jesus in the Neighborhood.”

Striving for peace at Freeport Church

The issue of gun violence in our country is disrupting the peace that passes all understanding, which our Prince of Peace brings to us! Like many others, Freeport (Ill.) Church of the Brethren is devastated to see innocent people, even little children, becoming victims of gun violence and losing their lives even before they know what life is all about.

Washington City supports asylum seekers bused to nation’s capital

Due to numerous humanitarian crises around the world, thousands of people are seeking asylum in the United States, some of whom make perilous journeys to the southern border. In April 2022, the state of Texas began sending many of these asylum seekers in buses to Washington, D.C., without plans for their care or in coordination with the city government or others in the area.

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