Brethren bits

In this issue: Update from the Brethren in Ukraine, job openings, order Shine curriculum for Fall 2022, Global Food Initiative newsletter, On Earth Peace webinar on Kingian nonviolence, and more news from congregations, districts, camps, ecumenical partners, and more.

Newsline for July 2, 2022

NEWS
1) Office of Peacebuilding and Policy signs letter on Cuba, statement on Iran nuclear deal

2) EYN women are freed after abductions, including two of the former schoolgirls from Chibok

3) One church begot three in troubled northeastern Nigeria

PERSONNEL
4) Carrie Eikler resigns position at Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership

5) Andrew Hamilton to lead Southeastern District

6) Sharon Flaten joins Bethany staff in Nigeria

UPCOMING EVENTS
7) Bring rocks to National Youth Conference!

JESUS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: STORIES FROM CONGREGATIONS
8) Bethel Church celebrates a century and a half of ministry

9) Lower Miami Church gains media attention from NY Times, Dayton Daily News

10) Church2Church: Reaching out to share with a church in need

11) Brethren bits: Update from the Brethren in Ukraine, job openings, order Shine curriculum for Fall 2022, Global Food Initiative newsletter, On Earth Peace webinar on Kingian nonviolence, and news from congregations, districts, camps, ecumenical partners, and more

Brethren bits

In this issue: Prayer request for Ecuador, latest shipment by Material Resources, personnel changes in the Brethren Historical Library and Archives (BHLA), webinar offered on the topic “Refugia and Resilience: Sanctuaries for Our Spirit, Climate, and Creation”

Brethren bits

In this issue: New leadership at the World Council of Churches, speakers announced for On Earth Peace Day of Celebration, University of La Verne receives $2.3 million gift to launch nursing program, Church World Service is honoring refugees on World Refugee Day June 20, Bible study commemorates shootings at Mother Emanuel AME Church, prayer and support requested following other recent shootings, among news by, for, and about Brethren.

Newsline for June 18, 2022

NEWS
1) Brethren Disaster Ministries announces short-term rebuilding project site in Kentucky

2) Wanted: COVID test kits for Annual Conference

3) What would Jesus do…with $813 billion?

4) Mid-Atlantic District requests prayer for families, congregations affected by Smithsburg shooting

UPCOMING EVENTS
5) National Youth Conference consecration to take place at Annual Conference

RESOURCES
6) Part-Time Pastor; Full-Time Church webinars are now available

7) Brethren bits: New leadership at the WCC, speakers for On Earth Peace Day of Celebration, ULV receives $2.3 million gift to launch nursing program, CWS highlights World Refugee Day June 20, Bible study commemorates shootings at Mother Emanuel, prayer and support needed following other recent shootings, and more

Newsline for June 10, 2022

NEWS
1) Disaster grants focus on Ukraine needs, short-term Kentucky rebuilding project, among others

2) Global Food Initiative grants provide agriculture supports in Nigeria, Ecuador, Burundi, and the US

3) BFIA grants go to five churches

4) Brethren Volunteer Service makes changes to placement process, increases monthly stipend

5) Taking action on gun violence

6) Ecumenical faith letter on the US budget is sent to Congress

PERSONNEL
7) Zechariah Houser resigns as coordinator of short-term service

UPCOMING EVENTS
8) Book study to address complex emotional landscape of family systems in churches

JESUS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: STORIES FROM CONGREGATIONS
9) University Baptist and Brethren Church recognized for 100 years of ministry

10) Harrisonburg First Church event to support Ukrainian children

11) Brethren bits: Remembering Donna Forbes Steiner, personnel note, ULV announces new mural showing “Our Citrus Roots,” Brethren Voices remembers Chuck Boyer, and more

Brethren bits

In this issue: Remembering Donna Forbes Steiner, personnel note, ULV announces new mural showing “Our Citrus Roots,” Brethren Voices remembers Chuck Boyer, and more.

Brethren bits

In this issue: Remembering Gladys Naylor, congregations hold events lamenting gun violence, On Earth Peace day of celebration via Zoom, and more news by, for, and about Brethren.

Newsline for June 3, 2022

NEWS
1) CDS team continues work in Uvalde, has opportunity to meet President and Mrs. Biden

2) Shipments from Material Resources send relief aid to Europe and the Caribbean

3) NCC leader scheduled to travel to Uvalde as NCC releases statement on tragic mass shooting

4) Chernihiv (Chernigov) Brethren pastor returns to city, finds meetinghouse miraculously undamaged

UPCOMING EVENTS
5) Annual Conference leaders issue COVID Protocol Announcement

6) Book study to address complex emotional landscape of family systems in churches

JESUS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: STORIES FROM CONGREGATIONS
7) Mechanicsburg is part of a three-church team welcoming an Afghan refugee family

8) Trotwood Church is getting a Little Free Library®, grand opening includes benefit for Ukrainian refugees

9) Brethren bits: Remembering Gladys Naylor, congregations hold events lamenting gun violence, On Earth Peace day of celebration via Zoom, and more news by, for, and about Brethren.

Newsline for May 26, 2022

NEWS
1) Children’s Disaster Services team deploys to Uvalde

2) Annual Conference moderator calls for Pentecost Sunday, June 5, to be a time of concerted prayer

3) NCC anguished by the white supremacist attack in Buffalo

4) Church of the Brethren Benefit Trust is now Eder Financial

5) Messenger magazine receives five awards from the Associated Church Press

6) $25 million surprise gift announced during McPherson College commencement

UPCOMING EVENTS
7) ‘Grace Filled Turnings’ retreat offered for clergywomen

8) Brethren bits: The annual Pentecost Offering, job opening, National Young Adult Conference is this long weekend, FaithX trips begin next week with a trip to Rwanda, the June Messenger playlist, and more