Newsline for July 23, 2021

NEWS
1) Disaster grants fund Brethren Disaster Ministries rebuilding project in Dayton, relief work in Honduras, the DRC, India, Iowa
2) Global Food Initiative grants go to Haiti agriculture program, community garden, food distribution program
3) Office of Peacebuilding and Policy signs letter to Senate Armed Services Committee regarding Selective Service
4) Global Brethren leaders discuss the essence of being Brethren

UPCOMING EVENTS
5) Children’s Disaster Services resumes volunteer training
6) Annual Conference office co-sponsors webinars on theme of equipping for leadership

JESUS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: CONGREGATIONAL STORIES
7) Dunker Punks Vespers service held at Oakton Church of the Brethren
8) Lititz church’s Tree House Playground hosts National Night Out event
9) Pennsylvania congregations aim to donate thousands of shoes
10) West Shore Church of the Brethren hosts free gospel concerts

11) Brethren bits: Annual Conference worship services continue to be available online, prayer concerns from South Sudan and Pacific Northwest District, historic photos of the construction of the General Offices are online, Ecumenical Advocacy Days are hiring, and more

Newsline for July 16, 2021

NEWS
1) Office of Ministry makes available documents for 2022 pastor salary and benefits
2) Children’s Disaster Services has completed its work at Surfside building collapse
3) The time to act is now: Rights of conscientious objectors and the Selective Service System

UPCOMING EVENTS
4) Brethren Volunteer Service returns to in-person orientation units
5) Webinar introduces Shine Sunday school materials for the fall quarter

JESUS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
6) Easton Church hosts Zoom Q&A session with Drew Hart
7) Mohrsville offers annual vesper service at historic Pricetown Meetinghouse
8) Stone Church promotes ‘It’s a Small World’ book project
9) Zion Hill Church to hold community COVID-19 memorial service
10) Mount Vernon congregation hosts BBQ Benefit for Alzheimer’s research
11) Manassas Church begins campaign to collect CWS hygiene kits
12) Eaton Community Church hosts disaster sewing bee
13) Nokesville congregation celebrates a ‘joyful day’

14) Brethren bits: Remembering Kermon Thomasson and Esther Rupel, Brethren Disaster Ministries longterm volunteer opening, Annual Conference session recordings available through September, Clergywomen’s Brunch, Brethren Press on YouTube, and more

Brethren bits for July 16, 2021

In this issue: Remembering Kermon Thomasson and Esther Rupel, Brethren Disaster Ministries longterm volunteer opening, Annual Conference session recordings available through September, Clergywomen’s Brunch, Brethren Press on YouTube, and more.

Newsline for July 9, 2021

NEWS
1) Eglise des Freres Haitiens general secretary expresses appreciation for prayers for Haiti
2) Ministers’ Association hears Michael Gorman presentation on 1 Corinthians
3) McPherson gets ready for virtual NOAC
4) Bethany Seminary announces 2021 Peace Essay Contest winners
5) Womaen’s Caucus celebrates its 50th anniversary during Annual Conference 2021

JESUS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: CONGREGATIONAL STORIES
6) Her quilting inspiration comes from God
7) Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren proclaims ‘Peace is patriotic’
8) Pleasant Chapel Church of the Brethren celebrates a century of ministry
9) Albright Church of the Brethren hosts Relay for Life
10) Wanted: Jesus in the neighborhood stories

11) Brethren bits: Annual Conference reporting resources, personnel notes, job openings, new dates for the fall orientation of Brethren Volunteer Service, extended deadline for Healing Racism Mini-grants, more

Newsline for June 25, 2021

NEWS
1) Budget parameter for 2022, priorities for denominational ministries top agenda for Mission and Ministry Board

2) Annual Conference to feature original composition ‘All Things New!’

3) The Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership celebrates its 2021 graduates
La Academia de los Hermanos para un Liderazgo Ministerial celebra sus graduandos del 2021

4) In North America, can borders become shared spaces, even amid racism and division?

FEATURES
5) ‘During my two years as moderator’: A pastoral letter from Annual Conference moderator Paul Mundey

6) Brethren bits: Atlantic Northeast District seeks church video streaming specialist, BVSer visa denied, Office of Peacebuilding and Policy signs letter opposing military FOIA proposal, Annual Conference virtual blood drive, and news from churches, districts, colleges, and more

Newsline for June 18, 2021

NEWS
1) Annual Conference log-ins are distributed to registered participants, trainings and tech support available
2) Online reception will recognize and welcome new church fellowships and projects
3) Online event for clergywomen on July 22 takes place of usual breakfast at Annual Conference
4) ‘Always With Us’ book study considers what Jesus really said about the poor

PERSONNEL
5) Trent Turner concludes work with the Church of the Brethren Material Resources

RESOURCE
6) ‘We celebrate and give thanks to God’: NCC shares Juneteenth responsive reading

7) Brethren bits: Prayer for 600,000 deaths to COVID-19, daily coverage of Annual Conference begins June 30 at www.brethren.org, memorial service for Lois Neher, opening on the Young Adult Steering Committee, letter on ending solitary confinement, updated submission information for Messenger, new endowed scholarship honors W. Clemens Rosenberger, Womaen’s Caucus is “Refreshed at 50,” and more

Newsline for June 11, 2021

NEWS
1) Disaster grants help families displaced by eruption of Mt. Nyiragongo, survivors of Hurricanes Iota and Eta in Honduras

2) Two camps and a congregation receive grants from the Brethren Faith in Action Fund

UPCOMING EVENTS
3) Annual Conference registration is still open

4) ‘How to do Annual Conference online’ trainings are offered

5) Brethren bits: Prayer for Annual Conference, remembering Kenneth Frantz, young adult Zoom call, “The Fire This Time” from Christianity Today, news from congregations and districts, and more

Brethren bits for June 11, 2021

In this issue: Prayer for Annual Conference, remembering Kenneth Frantz, young adult Zoom call, “The Fire This Time” from Christianity Today, news from congregations and districts, and more

Newsline for June 4, 2021

NEWS
1) Brethren Disaster Ministries closes Coastal Carolinas project, Children’s Disaster Services continues work at border

2) Office of Peacebuilding and Policy welcomes redesignation of TPS for Haitian refugees

3) Forging peace: Turning guns into garden tools

PERSONNEL
4) Randall Yoder to serve as interim district executive for Western Plains

UPCOMING EVENTS
5) What is planned for district conferences this year?

6) Gorman to present on the church in 1 Corinthians for Ministers’ Association virtual event

RESOURCES
7) Anabaptist Disabilities Network creates Disability Language Guide

8) Brethren bits: Remembering Martha Bowman, #TodayWeWearOrange, jobs, volunteer openings, camping news, GFI shout out, virtual experiences of the Holy Land from CMEP, video from CPT Palestine, peace and justice webinars from LMPC, “Anti-Racist in Christ”

Newsline for May 28, 2021

NEWS
1) Emergency Disaster Fund grants go to the DRC, Venezuela, Mexico
2) Bethany to welcome students for in-person classes in August
3) WCC Executive Committee sees hope for the future while making urgent calls to address global crises

UPCOMING EVENTS
4) Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership announces latest listing of courses
5) Webinar to discuss providing mutual support when people experience mental illness

6) Brethren bits: Job openings, FaithX commissioning resources, Chicago Brass Band concert at General Offices, #WelcomeWithDignity, Bible studies for the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace, webinar “Remembering Past Massacres,” congregational news, and more