Newsline for Jan. 15, 2021

NEWS
1) Intercultural Ministries sends out letter and invitation to new Racial Healing Grant Program
2) Discipleship Ministries offers opportunity to share prayers
3) ‘Hold fast to Jesus’: Office of Ministry shares letter of encouragement with ministers
4) Nursing scholarships are announced

PERSONNEL
5) Kostlevy to retire from the Brethren Historical Library and Archives

6) Brethren bits: Memorial service for John Gingrich, “Faith, Science, and COVID-19 Part Three,” Camp Blue Diamond seeks executive director, prayer requests, matching grant for Haiti Medical Project, Southern Ohio and Kentucky District urges churches to refrain from in-person meetings, Bridgewater College welcomes author Blair L. M. Kelley, and more

Brethren bits for Jan. 15, 2021

In this issue: Invitation to memorial service for John Gingrich, Moderator’s Town Hall on Faith, Science, and COVID-19 Part Three, Camp Blue Diamond seeks executive director, prayer requests, matching grant for Haiti Medical Project, Southern Ohio and Kentucky District urges churches to refrain from in-person meetings, Bridgewater College welcomes author Blair L. M. Kelley for “BC Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” and much more.

Newsline for Jan. 9, 2021

NEWS
1) Church of the Brethren General Secretary issues a statement on the events of Jan. 6
2) Studying scripture together is key to a compelling vision for the Church of the Brethren
3) Grants support hurricane relief, international groups affected by pandemic, community gardens
4) Couple’s gift will add endowed music professorship at Manchester University

PERSONNEL
5) Sonja Griffith resigns from leadership of Western Plains District
6) Replogle, Liu are promoted from interim to staff positions with the Church of the Brethren

7) Brethren bits: Remembering Curtis W. Dubble and Fay Reese, Washington City Church and Office of Peacebuilding and Policy are safe and unharmed, prayer requested for Modesto Church of the Brethren, new address for S. Pennsylvania District, and a round-up of excerpts from prayers, reflections, and statements on the violent attack on Congress

Brethren bits for Jan. 9, 2021

In this Brethren bits: Remembering Curtis W. Dubble and Fay Reese, Washington City Church of the Brethren and Office of Peacebuilding and Policy are safe and unharmed, prayer requested for Modesto Church of the Brethren, new address for S. Pennsylvania District, and a round-up of excerpts from prayers, reflections, and statements on the violent attack on Congress from Brethren and others.

Newsline for Dec. 21, 2020

NEWS
1) Brethren Disaster Ministries rebuilding program sites are ‘paused,’ to restart in 2021
2) Intercultural Ministries announces new Racial Justice mini-grant program
3) Global Brethren Communion holds second Zoom meeting
4) EYN reports on fighting in Askira area, assistance to Chibok orphans and student refugees in Cameroon
5) Western Plains District Leadership Team adopts non-discrimination policy
6) National Council of Churches issues ‘Statement on the Racist Threats to US Churches’

PERSONNEL
7) Meghan Horne Mauldin is appointed to Mission and Ministry Board following Carol Yeazell resignation
8) Coordinator is named for National Youth Conference 2022
9) Church of the Brethren youth cabinet is named for 2021-2022

UPCOMING EVENTS
10) Christian Citizenship Seminar 2021 will study economic justice
11) Moderator’s Town Hall on ‘Faith, Science, and COVID-19–Part Three’ is slated for Jan. 21
12) Webinar will explore God’s work of healing self and relationships

RESOURCES
13) Themes and writers are announced for upcoming compelling vision Bible studies
14) Online worship in various languages / Adoración en línea en varios idiomas / Adorasyon sou entènèt nan divès lang / العبادة عبر الإنترنت بلغات مختلفة

15) Brethren bits: Remembering John Gingrich and Georgianna Schmidtke, prayers for the Quinter church and Gove County, Kan., personnel, letter to President-elect Biden on Israel and Palestine, Brethren Press matching gift challenge, Bethany recruits international students from the Brethren-related colleges, Virlina District’s Race Education Team, and more

Brethren bits for Dec. 20, 2020

In this issue: Remembering John Gingrich and Georgianna Schmidtke, prayers for Quinter Church of the Brethren and the residents of Gove County, Kan., personnel notes, letter to President-elect Biden on Israel and Palestine, Brethren Press matching gift challenge, Bethany Seminary recruits international students from the Brethren-related colleges, Virlina District’s Race Education Team, and more new by, for, and about Brethren.

Newsline for Dec. 11, 2020

NEWS
1) Insurance benefit supports Ministerial Assistance Fund, compelling vision translation, among other expenses

2) Annual Tripartite Meeting of Nigeria partnership is held virtually this year

3) Elizabethtown congregation adopts statement ‘Working Toward Racial Justice’

UPCOMING EVENTS
4) Price breaks are announced for 2021 FaithX trips

5) Brethren bits: Remembering Lisa Hazen, upcoming streaming event “The Light of Hope Returning” is composed by Shawn Kirchner, ministers are reminded of the deadline to register for the annual Clergy Tax Seminar, and more

Brethren bits for Dec. 11, 2020

The Brethren bits section of the Dec. 11, 2020, Newsline remembers Lisa Hazen, notes the upcoming streaming event “The Light of Hope Returning” composed by Shawn Kirchner, reminds ministers of the deadline to register for the annual Clergy Tax Seminar, and more.

Newsline for Dec. 4, 2020

NEWS
1) Brethren Faith in Action grants go to camps and congregations
2) Observance of the 2020 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

REFLECTIONS
3) Trail thoughts on empathy
4) Economic peace

5) Brethren bits: Remembering Clyde Shallenberger, personnel, Dec. 14 deadline to apply for the Brethren Volunteer Service Winter orientation, support BVSers with Christmas cards, action alert on federal executions, Barrier-Free Grants from Anabaptist Disabilities Network, and more

Brethren bits for Dec. 4, 2020

In this issue: Remembering Clyde Shallenberger, personnel, Dec. 14 deadline to apply for the Brethren Volunteer Service Winter orientation, support BVSers with Christmas cards, action alert on federal executions, Brethren Historical Library and Archives’ next Facebook Live event is on “1700s Publication,” Barrier-Free Grants from Anabaptist Disabilities Network, and more news by, for, and about Brethren.