—Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) director Emily Tyler has expressed shock and heartbreak over recent news about Jean Vanier, founder of the L’Arche network of more than 154 communities in 38 countries where people with intellectual disabilities and those without intellectual disabilities live together in community. In a statement from L’Arche International, an inquiry that began in
The Brethren Press 2020 Lenten devotional book for Ash Wednesday through Easter is titled “Holy Manna” and written by Paula Bowser. The pocket-sized paperback features a daily devotion from Feb. 26, Ash Wednesday, through April 12, Easter Sunday, including a reading, scripture, and prayer for each day of the season. With a focus on the
The 2016 Lenten devotional from Brethren Press is written by Chris Bowman and titled, “Let Us Also Go: Devotions for Ash Wednesday Through Easter.” Brethren Press publishes a Lenten and Advent devotional each year, in a pocket-sized format suitable for individual use and for congregations to supply to their members.
This quarter, a Gather ‘Round resource pack poster is helping Middler children learn about the seasons of the Christian calendar.
The 2013 Lenten devotional from Brethren Press is now available to order at pre-publication pricing. To place orders, call 800-441-3712 or go to www.brethrenpress.com . “The Practice of Paying Attention: Devotions for Ash Wednesday through Easter” is written by Dana Cassell
Photo by Glenn Riegel “Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice…? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry…?” (Isaiah 58:6a, 7a). Brethren organizations and ecumenical partners are making a wide variety of resources available for study and reflection in this season of Lent: — “The
“…And your hope will not be cut off….” — Proverbs 24:14b NEWS 1) Voices from the Gulf Coast featured in General Board’s first webcast. 2) General Board to meet this weekend. FEATURE 3) Wrestling with Lent: A reflection on the Christian Peace Witness marking the 4th anniversary of the Iraq War. To receive Newsline by
“No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” — John 15:13 NEWS 1) Brethren invited to take part in love offering for Nigerian churches. 2) Grants from Global Food Crisis Fund and Emergency Disaster Fund total $158,500. 3) Emergency Response program plans additional projects along Gulf Coast. 4)
Violence in the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri in February left three church buildings of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN–the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) completely destroyed and two more severely damaged. The General Board is inviting the denomination to join in a love offering for EYN to assist in reconstructing church buildings in
With the season of Lent beginning March 1, the Brethren Witness/Washington Office is promoting two Lenten resources for pastors and congregations to use during this time of prayer, fasting, and self-reflection: “Coming to Life: Worship Aids for the Living Peace Church,” and a series of Lenten reflections from the Decade to Overcome Violence (DOV), a