Newsline for Oct. 31, 2020

“I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love. I pray that you may have the power to

Brethren bits for Oct. 31, 2020

— Daniel Radcliff has been hired by Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT) as client manager for the Brethren Foundation, as of Oct. 26. He graduated in 2016 from Judson University in Elgin, Ill., with a bachelor of arts degree in Business Management and Leadership. He brings over a dozen years of experience in the world of

Newsline for Oct. 23, 2020

“He judges the world with righteousness; he judges the peoples with equity. The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble” (Psalm 9:8-9). NEWS1) Workcamp options are announced for 2021 UPCOMING EVENTS2) Annual Clergy Tax Seminar to take place Jan. 16 RESOURCES3) Eder River puzzle, new Forerunners card game, new

Brethren bits for Oct. 23, 2020

— Nathan Hosler is the new Church of the Brethren representative on the board of Heifer International. He began in the position at a recent meeting, which also was the last meeting for Jay Wittmeyer, who formerly represented the denomination as executive director of Global Mission and Service. Hosler is on the Church of the

Newsline for Oct. 16, 2020

“Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. And all ate and were filled” (Matthew 14:19b-20a). NEWS1) Planning continues for the 2021 Annual Conference 2) A vital link: Children’s Disaster

Brethren bits for Oct. 16, 2020

“Give now to ensure the future of Brethren Press!” said an invitation from the Church of the Brethren denominational publishing house. Congregations that have been supporters of Brethren Press recently received a letter from publisher Wendy McFadden with an update. “The plain truth is that the pandemic has seriously hurt Brethren Press,” the letter said,

Newsline for Oct. 9, 2020

NEWS1) Church of the Brethren calls for peace in Nagorno-Karabakh 2) Mission and Ministry Board’s fall meeting to consider finances and budget, include anti-racism training 3) On Earth Peace holds virtual fall board meeting Oct. 1-3 PERSONNEL4) Brethren Volunteer Service summer and fall units are placed and begin work 5) Brethren bits: Remembering Leland Wilson,

Brethren bits for Oct. 9, 2020

— Remembrance: Leland Wilson, 90, a former member of the Church of the Brethren denominational staff, died on Sept. 1 at Hillcrest Homes in La Verne, Calif. He was born May 12, 1930, in Tonkawa, Okla. He earned a bachelor’s degree from McPherson (Kan.) College, a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Kansas,

Newsline for Oct. 3, 2020

“Those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31). NEWS1) Pastors receive letter of support from Pastoral Compensation and Benefits Advisory Committee 2) Brethren Disaster Ministries directs grants to storm and

Brethren bits for Oct. 3, 2020

— Naomi Yilma has begun as an associate in the Church of the Brethren Office of Peacebuilding and Policy in Washington, D.C., working through Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS). This role was previously held by Susu Lassa, who just finished her year with BVS. Yilma is a recent graduate of Manchester (Ind.) University where she studied