Newsline for Sept. 3, 2021

NEWS
1) Children’s Disaster Services responds to Hurricane Ida, Afghan evacuation

2) Office of Peacebuilding and Policy signs letter supporting Afghan refugees, urging humanitarian action by Biden administration

3) Action alert invites Brethren to urge Biden administration to resettle Afghan refugees, reduce military spending

4) EDF grants support earthquake relief in Haiti

5) Yearbook survey invites responses from all Church of the Brethren congregations

6) Quaker and feminist organizations denounce vote on drafting women

UPCOMING EVENTS
7) NOAC will ‘overflow with hope’ next week

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

9) Second part of mental health webinar by Janelle Bitikofer will be offered in October

10) National Youth Conference 2022 youth worker applications are live

JESUS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: STORIES FROM CONGREGATIONS
11) Crest Manor Church collects Clean-Up Kits for Church World Service

12) Cedar Run Church celebrates 125 years of continuing the work of Jesus

FEATURE
13) Remembering Dale Brown, professor emeritus at Bethany Seminary and a leading theologian in the Church of the Brethren

14) Brethren bits: Answered prayer in South Sudan, personnel notes including the retirement of Doug Philips as director of Brethren Woods and the selection of Brian Bert as executive director of Camp Blue Diamond, jobs, Office of Ministry newsletter, and more

Brethren bits for Sept. 3, 2021

In this issue: Answered prayer in South Sudan, personnel notes including the retirement of Doug Philips as director of Brethren Woods and the selection of Brian Bert as executive director of Camp Blue Diamond, job openings, Office of Ministry newsletter, and more news by, for, and about Brethren.

Newsline for Aug. 19, 2021

NEWS
1) A statement of concern for Afghanistan from Church of the Brethren general secretary David Steele
2) Haitian Brethren leaders travel to earthquake zone
3) Brethren Volunteer Service holds in-person summer orientation, plans in-person fall orientation
4) Cabinet gathers in Colorado for onsite meeting preparing for National Youth Conference
5) ‘How has the pandemic changed your worship habits?’ Yearbook takes survey

PERSONNEL
6) Dana Cassell resigns from the Thriving in Ministry Initiative
7) Church of the Brethren says goodbye to three BVSers, welcomes new intern

UPCOMING EVENTS
8) New Ventures season begins with course on ‘Christ, Culture, and God-talk for the Coming Church’
9) COBYS celebrates 25th Annual Bike & Hike

JESUS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: STORIES FROM CONGREGATIONS
10) Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren tends its community garden
11) Pleasant View Church celebrates 245 years
12) Stone Bridge Church celebrates 150 years
13) Lower Miami congregation to support Honduran family
14) Coventry and Parkerford congregations adopt families after apartment fire

15) Brethren bits: The logo for the 2022 Annual Conference is released, prayer requests from Global Mission, job opening, Calling the Called, ‘The Truth About Military Recruiting,’ Atlantic Southeast’s Family Peace Camp, McPherson record enrollment, more

Brethren bits for Aug. 19, 2021

In this issue: The logo for the 2022 Annual Conference is released, prayer requests from Global Mission, job opening, Calling the Called, ‘The Truth About Military Recruiting,’ Atlantic Southeast’s annual Family Peace Camp, McPherson experiences record enrollment, among other news by, for, and about Brethren.

Newsline for Aug. 6, 2021

NEWS
1) Global Mission staff released from custody in South Sudan
2) Global Food Initiative makes Ecuador visit
3) Action alert brings attention to crisis situation in Nigeria
4) Office of Peacebuilding and Policy monitors AUMF and withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan
5) Letter encourages equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines
6) Church workers’ COVID emergency grants are extended again
7) Haiti Medical Project continues to meet needs for health care and community development

UPCOMING EVENTS
8) Virtual National Older Adult Conference to offer keynote presentations, worship and Bible study, unique online gatherings
9) Online formation experience is offered by Discipleship Ministries and Diversity 2 Inclusion
10) Annual Conference office co-sponsors webinars on theme of equipping for leadership

RESOURCES
11) Video promotes nominations and explains process for choosing denominational leadership
12) Brethren Press offers a new Bible story book from Shine

JESUS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: STORIES FROM CONGREGATIONS
13) Chicago First Church speaks out in support of Brethren Volunteer Service
14) Neighborhood prayer walk helps Celebration of Christ Church reach out
15) Lancaster Church to host International Fun Day on Aug. 21
16) Manchester Church of the Brethren hosts blood drive in honor of 5-year-old
17) Lakeview Church participates in conversation about community center
18) Trinity Church members make quilts for Sabetha Community Hospital

PERSONNEL
19) Joshua Rowan to work in IT for the Church of the Brethren

20) Brethren bits: Remembering Kendal Elmore, BHLA welcomes Jennifer Houser with Facebook event, Bethany Seminary seeks executive for Institutional Advancement, Material Resources gets trailer of Lutheran World quilts, district conferences, new staff for Anabaptist Disabilities Network, more

Brethren bits for Aug. 5, 2021

In this issue: Remembering Kendal Elmore, BHLA welcomes Jennifer Houser with Facebook event, Bethany Seminary seeks executive for Institutional Advancement, Material Resources gets trailer of Lutheran World quilts, district conferences, new staff for the Anabaptist Disabilities Network, and much more

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

Brethren bits for July 23, 2021

In this issue: 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.