Newsline for Oct. 22, 2021

NEWS
1) Mission and Ministry Board approves 2022 budget for denominational ministries

2) Brethren Disaster Ministries-built homes and the Church of the Brethren in Saut Mathurine

3) Brethren Benefit Trust announces open enrollment season for 2022 coverage

4) On Earth Peace board eliminates executive director position, updates bylaws, announces membership meeting

5) Manchester University board adopts anti-racism statement

PERSONNEL
6) Kim Gingerich hired as program assistant for Brethren Disaster Ministries

UPCOMING EVENTS
7) National Youth Conference workshop form is live

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8) Ridgeley Church joins in worship with neighboring congregation

9) Mount Wilson Church holds its first ‘Trunk or Treat’

10) Iglesia Cristiana Nueva Vida dedicates new worship space

11) Brethren bits: CDS teams continue to serve Afghan evacuee children, prayer for Christian Aid Ministries kidnap victims, gratitude for new malaria vaccine, new longterm volunteer for Brethren Disaster Ministries, bullying prevention webinar from On Earth Peace, and much more

Brethren bits for Oct. 22, 2021

In this issue: CDS teams continue to serve Afghan evacuee children and families at Fort Bliss, prayer request for Christian Aid Ministries kidnap victims, gratitude for new malaria vaccine, new longterm volunteer for Brethren Disaster Ministries, bullying prevention webinar from On Earth Peace, and more news by, for, and about Brethren

Newsline for Oct. 15, 2021

NEWS
1) Mission and Ministry Board holds fall meeting this weekend

2) Material Resources has a banner week

3) Refugees or evacuees, kids need care: Church of the Brethren ministry looks after children when disaster strikes

4) Global Church of the Brethren Communion survey strongly affirms Brethren characteristics

5) Church World Service holds ‘Together We Welcome’ gathering, starts new ‘Welcome Backpacks’ collection

6) Brethren Volunteer Service seeks testimonies

7) A life-affirming ‘degrowth’ is possible, economists and theologians find

UPCOMING EVENTS
8) Program and Arrangements Committee announces preachers for worship at 2022 Annual Conference in Omaha

9) FaithX announces theme for 2022 summer service events

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10) Agape youth reach out through back-to-school kits

11) Lititz Church prepares to welcome Afghan refugees

12) Brethren bits: First Zoom meeting of global women in the Church of the Brethren, consider applying to be a youth worker for NYC 2022, a new invitation to BVS Coffee Hours, sobering news from the EYN disaster ministry in Nigeria, district news, and more

Brethren bits for Oct. 14, 2021

In this issue: The first Zoom meeting of global women in the Church of the Brethren, consider applying to be a youth worker for NYC 2022, a new invitation to BVS Coffee Hours, sobering news from the EYN disaster ministry in Nigeria, district news, and more.

Newsline for Oct. 9, 2021

NEWS
1) Brethren Disaster Ministries carries out short-term flood response in Nebraska
2) Brethren Faith in Action grants help congregations welcome asylees, respond to pandemic challenges
3) Three nursing students receive 2021 Nursing Scholarships
4) Bethany Seminary seeks new peace studies faculty member

RESOURCES
5) Brethren Press special offers are available for Maria’s Kit of Comfort, study guide for Advent devotional

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6) Roaring Spring Church restarts its ‘Recharge’ family program
7) Lakeview Church gets media attention for food pantry

FEATURE
8) First edition of ‘Moderator Musings’ from David Sollenberger shares ‘joys and concerns’

9) Brethren bits: Jr. High Sunday resources, Children’s Disaster Services training, Brethren Disaster Ministries celebrations, Global Food Initiative newsletter, webinar with Christian Peacemaker Teams’ Cliff Kindy, On Earth Peace webinars, seeking video of Anna Mow, more

Brethren bits for Oct. 8, 2021

In this issue: National Junior High Sunday resources, Children’s Disaster Services training, Brethren Disaster Ministries celebrates with international partners, latest issue of Global Food Initiative newsletter, webinar with Christian Peacemaker Teams’ Cliff Kindy, webinars from On Earth Peace, seeking video of Anna Mow, and more news by, for, and about Brethren

Brethren bits for Oct. 1, 2021

In this issue: Material Resources donations and shipments, Information Coffee Hour for prospective BVSers, EYN Women’s Ministry aids widows, On Earth Peace offers online book club, Missouri and Arkansas District celebrates its 30th anniversary, Peace Day events at Timbercrest, and more news by, for, and about Brethren

Newsline for Oct. 2, 2021

NEWS
1) United Nations General Assembly commemorates calls for the elimination of racism

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2) The idea of ‘unfolding grace’ brought awareness to the ways God works in these hard times
3) Unfolding grace digitally
4) WE. ARE. HERE.

PERSONNEL
5) Beth Sollenberger retires from leadership of South Central Indiana District
6) Scott Douglas retires from Brethren Benefit Trust

UPCOMING EVENTS
7) Annual Conference office and Womaen’s Caucus co-sponsor webinar ‘From Nomination to Election’

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8) Westminster Church offers webinar on ‘Racism and the Christian Response’
9) Cabool Church offers workshop on ‘Who Will Be a Witness?’
10) Lafayette Church celebrates 75th anniversary

11) Brethren bits: Material Resources donations and shipments, Information Coffee Hour for prospective BVSers, EYN Women’s Ministry aids widows, Missouri and Arkansas District celebrates its 30th anniversary, Peace Day events at Timbercrest, and more

Newsline for Sept. 24, 2021

NEWS
1) Mission and Ministry Board approves grant for new collaboration to aid Afghanistan evacuees
2) CDS volunteers help welcome Afghan children and families evacuated to the US
3) Disaster grant supports home rebuilding by Congolese Brethren following eruption of Nyiragongo volcano
4) Global Food Initiative grants go to Haiti, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Honduras, New Orleans
5) Haitians at the border: A Brethren response
6) National Council of Churches laments the treatment of Haitians at the US border
7) Manchester to name building in honor of first Black students

PERSONNEL
8) Lee-Lani Wright to serve, Debbie Roberts to retire from Pacific Northwest District executive team

UPCOMING EVENTS
9) National Youth Conference 2022 registration opens Dec. 1
10) Annual Clergy Tax Seminar is scheduled for Jan. 29 as an online event
11) Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center announces upcoming continuing education events

RESOURCES
12) Brethren Press’s Advent devotional for 2021, Hoosier Prophet, Maria’s Kit of Comfort among new resources for Brethren

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13) Franklin Grove Church collaborates with Dixon congregation to celebrate the International Day of Peace
14) Ephrata Church encourages families to host block parties
15) Mountville Church provides ‘re-leaf’ and school kits
16) West Goshen Church honors retiring pastor’s ministry
17) First Chicago holds Zoom conversations with BVSers

FEATURE
18) Brethren and the National Farm Worker Ministry: 50 years of service

19) Brethren bits: Correction, building the Gisenyi Church in Rwanda, personnel, jobs, advocacy against military support for Saudi Arabia, Brethren in Spain contribute to volcano fund, and district, camp, and college news

Brethren bits for Sept. 24, 2021

In this issue: Correction, building the Gisenyi Church in Rwanda, personnel and job openings, advocacy against US military support for Saudi Arabia, Brethren in Spain contribute to volcano fund, and district, camp, and college news.