Newsline for April 9, 2021

NEWS
1) Christ is risen. Christ is risen indeed!

2) Global Church of the Brethren Communion takes survey of essential Brethren characteristics

3) Brethren Disaster Ministries and Children’s Disaster Services monitor situation at border

4) Network seeks mission advocates for each congregation and district

5) Twelve mini-grants are given through program for Racial Justice and Healing Racism

PERSONNEL
6) Wenger resigns as executive minister of Western Pennsylvania District

UPCOMING EVENTS
7) First virtual Annual Conference will feature worship, business, Bible studies, concerts, insight and equipping sessions, networking groups, and more

8) Virtual Annual Conference: 12 ‘how-tos’

9) Early-bird registration ends April 9 for Leadership Summit on Wellbeing

10) Two-part Ventures course to focus on cultural competency

11) Brethren bits: Remembering Lois Neher, prayer for Venezuela and Brazil, Messenger gets “Best of the Church Press” awards, Shine VBS named a “top pick,” letter on Yemen, action alert on AAPI violence, FAQ from Annual Conference officers, Healing Racism Congregations and Communities #ConversationsTogether, FaithX registration ends April 15, and more

Brethren bits for April 9, 2021

In this issue: Remembering Lois Neher, in prayer for the Brethren in Venezuela and Brazil, Messenger receives “Best of the Church Press” awards, Shine Vacation Bible School named a “top pick,” letter on Yemen, action alert on AAPI violence, FAQ from the Annual Conference officers, next Healing Racism Congregations and Communities #ConversationsTogether, FaithX registration closes April 15, and more.

Newsline for March 26, 2021

NEWS
1) National Council of Churches laments mass shooting in Boulder, calls for gun violence to end
2) COVID emergency grants for church workers are extended again
3) Manchester University launches two nursing programs
4) Bridgewater College announces the Bonnie Forrer and John Harvey Rhodes School of Arts and Humanities

UPCOMING EVENTS
5) National Youth Sunday invites youth to lead in worship, theme acknowledges their pandemic struggle
6) Gather with the Dunker Punks for a virtual love feast
7) Pacific Southwest District offers online love feast

RESOURCES
8) Church of the Brethren Yearbook new web page has downloadable resources
9) New Vacation Bible School curriculum invites children to ‘Come to the Table’

REFLECTION
10) Taking nature Black

11) Brethren bits: Messenger online archive, new help for funeral costs from COVID-19, letters to the President support refugees, Material Resources shipments, young adult newsletter, Justice for Black Farmers Act, Good Friday Tenebrae Service, and more

Brethren bits for March 26, 2021

In this issue: Messenger online archive, new help for funeral costs from COVID-19, letters to the President support refugees, Material Resources shipments, latest issue of young adult newsletter, action alert on the Justice for Black Farmers Act, Good Friday Tenebrae Service of Shadows, and more news by, for, an about Brethren.

Newsline for March 19, 2021

NEWS
1) Mission and Ministry Board meeting focuses on new strategic plan
2) National Council of Churches issues statement on the shooting deaths in Atlanta
3) Brethren Press managing editor joins in meeting of Committee on the Uniform Lessons Series
4) Brethren Volunteer Service participates in Volunteer Fest and #WhyService campaign

UPCOMING EVENTS
5) Hosler is presenter for the Durnbaugh Lecture of the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies
6) Two-part Moderator’s Town Hall in April will feature Brethren historians
7) Dunker Punks plans online love feast, seeks pastors and worship planners to submit recordings
8) ‘Let us pray together in the time of COVID-19’: World Council of Churches to convene worldwide online prayer service

FEATURE
9) Trail thoughts on surrender: Trekking toward God’s adventurous future

10) Brethren bits: Correction, International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21, remembering Ronald Duane Spire, job opening, personnel note, video for Leadership Summit on Wellbeing, celebrating Bill Kostlevy’s retirement, 2021 Living Peace Award, lots of great webinars, and more

Brethren bits for March 19, 2021

In this issue: Correction, International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21, remembering Ronald Duane Spire, job opening, personnel note, video for Leadership Summit on Wellbeing, online event celebrating Bill Kostlevy’s retirement, the 2021 Living Peace Award, and more news by, for, and about Brethren

Newsline for March 12, 2021

NEWS
1) Overflowing with hope: An interview with NOAC coordinator Christy Waltersdorff
2) Nigerian Sunday school teachers learn the Healing Hearts curriculum for trauma healing

UPCOMING EVENTS
3) FaithX schedule is announced, registration opens March 15
4) Intercultural Ministries offers new events on healing racism, extends grant deadline

5) Brethren bits: Brethren books donated to Harsh-Neher Library at Yangquan You’ai Hospital, job opening, Moderator’s Town Hall, prayers of Thanksgiving in Haiti, Bethany Peace Essay Contest, and more

Brethren bits for March 12, 2021

In this issue: Brethren books donated to Harsh-Neher Library at Yangquan You’ai Hospital; job opening; Moderator’s Town Hall; prayers of Thanksgiving in Haiti; Bethany Peace Essay Contest; and more news by, for, and about Brethren.

Newsline for March 5, 2021

NEWS
1) Multi-vocational ministers gather for book studies
2) Boko Haram released pastor abducted in Pemi, Nigeria, before deadline
3) Ministers conference in Nigeria held under strict COVID-19 protocols

UPCOMING EVENTS
4) Webinar to focus on ways churches are navigating pandemic challenges

5) Brethren bits: Recording of denominational worship service is available, remembering Dale Ulrich and Sr. Dianna Ortiz, Mission and Ministry Board meets next weekend, ‘Peacebuilding When We’re So Divided,’ news from congregations, districts, ecumenical partners, and more

Brethren bits for March 5, 2021

In this issue: Recording of denominational worship service is available, remembering Dale Ulrich and Sr. Dianna Ortiz, MMB meets next weekend, ‘Peacebuilding When We’re So Divided,’ news from congregations, districts, ecumenical partners, and more.