Mission and Ministry Board adopts statement on the Doctrine of Discovery

The Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board, meeting March 10-12 in Elgin, Ill., approved a statement lamenting the Doctrine of Discovery and recommended its adoption by Annual Conference. The Church of the Brethren statement grew out of years of background work by the Office of Peacebuilding and Policy and Discipleship Ministries.

People singing in a stone chapel with a cross

Standing Committee approves time of silent reflection and confession

At a March 3 online meeting, Standing Committee decided on a path forward responding to a recommendation from the 2022 Annual Conference. They voted to read the recommendation of the 2022 Standing Committee and provide for a time of silent personal reflection and confession. Four other subcommittees presented progress reports on their tasks.

Screenshot of Standing Committee members on Zoom

Brethren bits for March 2, 2023

In this issue: Remembering Bob Richards and Joanne Nesler, Lower Miami Church responds to hateful incident with love, job opening, Global Peace Prayer on March 22, WCC involvement with the 67th Commission on the Status of Women, and more

Brethren bits for Feb. 24, 2023

In this issue: Updates on National Older Adult Conference and the New & Renew Conference, gatherings this week at the Church of the Brethren General Offices, volunteer opportunities, The Peace Table preorder discount, and much, much more.

Brethren bits for Feb. 18, 2023

In this issue: World Council of Churches installs Jerry Pillay as general secretary, job openings, registrations links for “Sacred Connections: Lenten Soul Tending for Spiritual Leaders,” annual contribution to Bread for the World, congregations invited to contribute to quilts for Annual Conference, and much more.

Brethren bits for Feb. 11, 2023

— Remembrance: Frances (Fran) Ziegler Clemens Nyce, who served a term on the former Church of the Brethren General Board and also as orientation director for Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS), died peacefully in the presence of family at Foxdale Village, State College, Pa. on Jan. 26, 2023, just shy of her 99th birthday. Born on

Brethren bits for Feb. 4, 2023

In this issue: Job openings, Service Sunday, anniversaries, congregational and district and college news, ‘How Do We Love Our Enemies?’ webinar, Roundtable Regional Youth Conference, Brethren World Assembly 2023 website, Community Peacemaker Teams delegations, lamenting the senseless killing of Tyre Nichols, world Christian leaders visit to South Sudan

Brethren bits for Jan. 14, 2023

In this issue: Correction, remembering David Button, “Conversation with the Moderator” at Bridgewater College Forum for Brethren Studies, job and internship openings, prayer concern for Haiti, and much more.

Brethren bits for Dec. 19, 2022

In this issue: Remembering Alan Kieffaber, call for a Christmas Truce in Ukraine, online registration opens in early January for several Church of the Brethren events, a reminder of the 2023 Clergy Tax Seminar, prayer requests from EYN in Nigeria, and more.

Brethren bits

In this issue: Prayer requests from Global Mission, recent developments for the Brethren in Ukraine, job opening with Creation Justice Ministries, On Earth Peace organizing meeting on gun violence, Bilingual Bible Study Workshop offered by Bethany Seminary, latest Dunker Punks podcasts.