Brethren bits for Jan. 21, 2022

In this issue: Jim Winkler completes his service with the National Council of Churches, On Earth Peace announces next “Intro to Kingian Nonviolence” webinar, Northern Plains District offers monthly insight sessions, CPT to hold online conversation about its new name, world churches pray for Tonga and Pacific nations after eruption, York Center member interviewed in Wall Street Journal.

Newsline for Jan. 21, 2022

NEWS
1) COVID response plan is set in place for 2022 Annual Conference

2) National Youth Conference registration begins, more presenters are announced

3) Brethren Faith in Action round up for 2021

4) EYN reports lives lost and churches and homes burned in Kautikari attack

PERSONNEL
5) Kay Gaier and Anna Lisa Gross named to interim leadership of South/Central Indiana District

6) Brethren bits: Jim Winkler completes service with NCC, “Intro to Kingian Nonviolence” webinar, Northern Plains District offers insight sessions, CPT conversation about new name, world churches pray for Tonga, York Center member interviewed in Wall Street Journal

Newsline for Jan. 14, 2022

1) Brethren Volunteer Service holds winter orientation, seeks applicants
2) Grant sends $15,000 to Church World Service for winter tornado relief
3) Office of Peacebuilding and Policy signs faith letter calling for closing of Guantanamo
4) United Nations committee honors 73rd anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights
5) CPT announces new name: Community Peacemaker Teams
6) Brethren bits: Retirement celebration for Dave Shetler, another webinar in “Children as Peacemakers” series, new volume on Contemporary Ecotheology, recent Brethren college vs. Brethren college basketball

Brethren bits for Jan. 14, 2022

In this issue: a retirement celebration for Dave Shetler, On Earth Peace offers another webinar in “Children as Peacemakers” series, WCC shares information about new volume on Contemporary Ecotheology, and a recent Brethren college vs. Brethren college basketball game.

Newsline for Jan. 7, 2022

NEWS
1) Church of the Brethren Yearbook for 2021 includes 2020 statistical information for the denomination

2) Church of the Brethren funds close out year with final grants for 2021

3) Exercising caution during this surge / Actuar con precaución durante este aumento repentino

4) Three brothers killed in two communities attacked in northeastern Nigeria, Nigerian church mourns loss of EYN president’s father

PERSONNEL
5) ‘Bill’s service at OEP’: An On Earth Peace release marking the end of Bill Scheurer’s term in leadership

6) Lauren Bukszar to join Church of the Brethren IT team

UPCOMING EVENTS
7) FaithX registration for summer 2022 events opens next week

8) ‘Pathways for Effective Leadership’ course is offered by SVMC

JESUS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: STORIES FROM CONGREGATIONS
9) Midland Church opens its doors as a warming shelter after blizzard

10) Helping Hands Benevolence Fund to the rescue

11) Beaver Creek Church aids family following house fire

12) Brethren bits: Remembering Steven Van Houten and Larry Ditmars, Global Mission helps fund a Christmas party in Uganda, the next BHLA Facebook Live event offers a “part 2” on the Brethren Service Committee, and more

Brethren bits for Jan. 7, 2022

In this issue: Remembering Steven Van Houten and Larry Ditmars, Global Mission helps fund a Christmas party in Uganda, the next BHLA Facebook Live event offers a “part 2” on the Brethren Service Committee, and more news by, for, and about Brethren.

Newsline for Dec. 18, 2021

NEWS
1) Together let us be Jesus in the neighborhood

2) Brethren Disaster Ministries consults with districts following tornados and storms in central US, Children’s Disaster Services sends team to Missouri

3) Yearbook survey reveals worship habits during pandemic

4) District team emerges from felt need to confront the evil of racial injustice

5) A light on the hill at Pegi Church: Unexpected encounters in Nigeria

PERSONNEL
6) Sherry Chastain resigns from Children’s Disaster Services staff

JESUS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: STORIES FROM CONGREGATIONS
7) Reading in the neighborhood

8) Northview Church begins holding Service Sundays

FEATURE
9) ‘Moderator Musings’ for December 2021: It has come to my attention

10) Brethren bits: Remembering Arden Ball, Messenger Radio episode on “Advent Waiting,” book study sponsored by Part-time Pastor, Full-time Church, letter calls for COVID-19 vaccine TRIPS Waiver, next year’s Youth Roundtable, release of Haiti hostages, more

Brethren bits for Dec. 18, 2021

In this issue: Remembering Arden Ball, Messenger Radio episode on “Advent Waiting,” book study sponsored by Part-time Pastor, Full-time Church, letter from 115 faith organizations calls for COVID-19 vaccine TRIPS Waiver, next year’s Youth Roundtable, release of Haiti hostages, and more

Newsline for Dec. 11, 2021

NEWS
1) Annual Conference planners shift away from ‘insight sessions’ to ‘equipping sessions’

2) EYN medical worker regains freedom; EYN president Joel S. Billi issues Christmas message

UPCOMING EVENTS
3) Speakers, Youth Speech Contest announced for National Youth Conference

4) ‘I am because we are’: National Young Adult Conference focuses on life-giving quality of community

5) Deadline nears to register for the Clergy Tax Seminar on Jan. 29

JESUS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: STORIES FROM CONGREGATIONS
6) Frederick Church creates new website inviting people to accept Jesus Christ

7) Community of Joy shares ‘Food and Faith’ podcast

8) Bethany Church brings friends to worship

9) Warrensburg Church hosts birthday celebration for minister emeritus and Heifer International

10) Brethren bits: Correction, Young Adult Advent Worship, religious workers now eligible for student loan forgiveness, webinars from On Earth Peace, celebrating the ministry of Dave Shetler in Southern Ohio and Kentucky District, new Jesus in the Neighborhood Mini-Grants in Mid-Atlantic District, and more

Brethren bits for Dec. 11, 2021

Correction, Young Adult Advent Worship, religious workers now eligible for student loan forgiveness, webinars from On Earth Peace, celebrating the ministry of Dave Shetler in Southern Ohio and Kentucky District, new Jesus in the Neighborhood Mini-Grants in Mid-Atlantic District, and more