Newsline for May 14, 2021

NEWS
1) Most Brethren camps are planning to be ‘in-person’ this summer

2) BFIA grants go to three more churches

3) Hillcrest School issues statement about former principal

PERSONNEL
4) Walt Wiltschek to serve as Illinois and Wisconsin District executive minister

5) Brethren bits: Remembering Ernie Bolz, continued prayer for India and Venezuela, Bermudian Church of the Brethren history, Southern Ohio and Kentucky District offers virtual camping, On Earth Peace webinars, Laszakovitz sermon chosen for El Camino collection

Newsline for May 7, 2021

NEWS
1) Bethany Seminary to confer 26 degrees and certificates to Class of 2021

2) EDF grants support CDS work on border, COVID-19 relief in Nigeria and around the world

3) Brethren Benefit Trust board affirms five strategic goals

4) BBT issues annual lists of companies screened from investments for Dept. of Defense contracts

5) On Earth Peace holds early April board meeting

6) EYN 74th Majalisa commends six districts, lists resolutions

PERSONNEL
7) Rhonda Pittman Gingrich is hired as director of Annual Conference

8) Jennifer Houser to direct the Brethren Historical Library and Archives

9) Zechariah Houser to coordinate short-term service for the Church of the Brethren

10) Fabiola Fernandez resigns from Church of the Brethren’s Information Technology department

11) Kim Gingerich to be interim program assistant for Brethren Disaster Ministries

12) Lee Marsh to assist at Church of the Brethren General Offices

UPCOMING EVENTS
13) Brethren Volunteer Service offers in-person summer orientation unit

14) New and Renew virtual conference to occur next week

15) Brethren bits: Prayer for India, update on US deportations to Haiti, Shenandoah District to hold in-person disaster auction, SVMC announces changes in its governing board, Bridgewater College celebrates commencement, and more

Brethren bits for May 7, 2021

In this issue: Prayer for India, update on US deportations to Haiti, Shenandoah District to hold in-person disaster auction, SVMC announces changes in its governing board, Bridgewater College celebrates commencement, and more

Newsline for May 1, 2021

NEWS
1) Children’s Disaster Services deploys team to work with children at border
2) Moderator’s Town Hall features Brethren historians
3) Imagine! God’s earth and people restored

UPCOMING EVENTS
4) National Youth Conference 2022 theme, dates, and cost are announced
5) NOAC service project will fund books for Junaluska Elementary School
6) Multivocational pastors are invited to summer book study
7) ‘Play, on Purpose’ webinar to take place May 11

8) Brethren bits: Prayer request for India, personnel notice, NOAC registration opens May 3, filming has begun for Annual Conference, concern for Haitian deportations, video from Ecuador, and much more

Brethren bits for May 1, 2021

In this issue: Prayer request for India, personnel, NOAC registration opens May 3, filming had begun for Annual Conference, concern for Haitian deportations, video from Ecuador, and more news by, for, and about Brethren

Brethren bits for April 24, 2021

In this issue: Remembering the Armenian Genocide, prayer requests from Brethren around the world, ways to support the Christian Citizenship Seminar that starts this evening, Office of Peacebuilding and Policy endorses “Palestinian Children and Families Act,” Timbercrest celebrates Brethren residents turning 100, and more news from congregations and districts, colleges and camps, ecumenical partners and church members.

Newsline for April 24, 2021

NEWS
1) Selective Service Repeal Act receives endorsement
2) National Council of Churches issues statement following conviction in George Floyd murder case
3) Churches are asked to help with COVID-19 vaccination effort

UPCOMING EVENTS
4) Bethany Seminary to hold commencement ceremony online
5) New and Renew workshop presenters include Coté Sorens and Darryl Williamson

FEATURE
6) US militarism and climate change

7) Brethren bits: Remembering the Armenian Genocide, prayer requests from Brethren around the world, ways to support youth attending the virtual CCS, endorsement of “Palestinian Children and Families Act,” Timbercrest celebrates Brethren residents turning 100, and more

Newsline for April 16, 2021

NEWS
1) Virtual blood drive #SleevesUpBrethren2021 campaign offers Brethren a chance to give
2) Brethren Disaster Ministries among groups building new homes for Ohio tornado survivors
3) Bethany Seminary launches new Master of Arts in Spiritual and Social Transformation

PERSONNEL
4) Western Plains District announces transition team

UPCOMING EVENTS
5) Online conversation will listen and learn from Brethren leaders of Asian-American heritage
6) Virtual New and Renew event is accessible for bi-vocational ministers
7) Next Moderator’s Town Hall to address ‘the new normal’

RESOURCES
8) New Bethany Seminary website promotes environmental awareness in congregations

FEATURE
9) ‘If we want to find God, we need to be with the victims of this oppression and prejudice’

10) Brethren bits: Remembering the Chibok schoolgirls who are still missing on the 7th anniversary of their abduction, remembering Galen Miller and Emiko Okada, job openings, FaithX registration ends, evangelistic outreach in Venezuela

Brethren bits for April 16, 2021

In this issue: Remembering the Chibok schoolgirls who are still missing on the 7th anniversary of their abduction, remembering Galen Miller and Emiko Okada, job openings, FaithX registration ends, evangelistic outreach in Venezuela

Newsline for April 9, 2021

NEWS
1) Christ is risen. Christ is risen indeed!

2) Global Church of the Brethren Communion takes survey of essential Brethren characteristics

3) Brethren Disaster Ministries and Children’s Disaster Services monitor situation at border

4) Network seeks mission advocates for each congregation and district

5) Twelve mini-grants are given through program for Racial Justice and Healing Racism

PERSONNEL
6) Wenger resigns as executive minister of Western Pennsylvania District

UPCOMING EVENTS
7) First virtual Annual Conference will feature worship, business, Bible studies, concerts, insight and equipping sessions, networking groups, and more

8) Virtual Annual Conference: 12 ‘how-tos’

9) Early-bird registration ends April 9 for Leadership Summit on Wellbeing

10) Two-part Ventures course to focus on cultural competency

11) Brethren bits: Remembering Lois Neher, prayer for Venezuela and Brazil, Messenger gets “Best of the Church Press” awards, Shine VBS named a “top pick,” letter on Yemen, action alert on AAPI violence, FAQ from Annual Conference officers, Healing Racism Congregations and Communities #ConversationsTogether, FaithX registration ends April 15, and more