Brethren bits

In this issue: job openings, Living Stream makes pysanky for Easter, Manchester announces peace studies and environmental studies trip, latest Dunker Punks Podcast features Galen Fitzkee on the call to be peacebuilders, latest Brethren Voices features two best friend BVSers from Germany.

Newsline for April 2, 2022

NEWS
1) Annual Conference agenda will include one item of unfinished business and seven items of new business

2) April 15 is deadline for Yearbook forms

3) Bridgewater College receives $1 million gift to create Rebecca Quad

UPCOMING EVENTS
4) Late fee deadline extended for National Youth Conference, shuttle registration now open

5) Ecumenical Advocacy Days calls for ‘fierce urgency’ on civil and human rights

6) Next in ‘Nurturing Ministry Skills’ series to address ‘Leadership in Times of Crisis’

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7) New church building to be dedicated in Los Banos, Calif.

FEATURE
8) Give the fig tree one more season: A song for the start of April, Earth Month and National Poetry Month

9) Brethren bits: Job openings, Living Stream makes pysanky for Easter, Manchester announces peace and environmental studies trip, latest Dunker Punks Podcast features Galen Fitzkee on the call to be peacebuilders, latest Brethren Voices features two best friend BVSers from Germany

Newsline for March 26, 2022

NEWS
1) Mission and Ministry Board receives year-end financial reporting

2) Brethren Disaster Ministries directs grants to CWS work on Ukraine, Haiti earthquake rebuilding, new project site in Tennessee

3) ACT Alliance, WCC delegation visits Hungary, Ukraine, and Romania with a focus on humanitarian needs, church response

4) WCC to presidents of Russia and Ukraine: ‘A peaceful solution is in your hands alone’

5) Material Resources program sends relief shipments to South Sudan, Haiti, Guatemala

PERSONNEL
6) David Shumate to retire from leadership of Virlina District

7) Joe Vecchio to retire from the Pacific Southwest District staff

UPCOMING EVENTS
8) Children’s Disaster Services offers two volunteer trainings this spring

9) Presentation to explore Manchester’s deep connections to UN

10) Song and Story Fest scheduled for Camp Pine Lake in early July

FEATURE
11) Nothing quite compares to this: A reflection on the war in Ukraine

12) Changing course, ‘shifting up’ to work on race

13) Brethren bits: Update from pastor Alexander Zazhytko of the Chernigov Brethren, applicants sought for Archival Internship, second Global Check-in & Prayer, Margi South translation of the New Testament, ‘The Historic Peace Churches: Integrating Theology and Practice for Peacebuilding’ panel at the Carter School at GMU, and more

Brethren bits

In this issue: An update from pastor Alexander Zazhytko of the Chernigov Brethren, applicants are sought for Archival Internship program, second of the Global Check-in & Prayer series from Intercultural Ministries, Margi South translation of the New Testament has been printed, Brethren are participating in “The Historic Peace Churches: Integrating Theology and Practice for Peacebuilding” panel at the Carter School at GMU, and more

Newsline for March 19, 2022

NEWS
1) Mission and Ministry Board’s Spring meeting addresses Ukraine, reviews Strategic Plan initiatives and BFIA guidelines, among other business

2) Prospects for new ministry in Ecuador emerge from passion and compassion

3) Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria dedicates two factories

4) Church World Service calls for signatures to support displaced Ukrainians

5) South Sudan church official highlights country’s humanitarian crisis, as global attention turns to Ukraine

6) Bridgewater College launches support program for students with autism spectrum disorder

PERSONNEL
7) Connie Sandman retires from 40-year career at Brethren Benefit Trust

UPCOMING EVENTS
8) Intercultural Ministries offers online Global Check-in and Prayer Series

9) BBT offers webinar on clergy and church worker eligibility for Public Service Loan Forgiveness program

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10) West Richmond Church participates in Henrico County book drive for school libraries

FEATURE
11) Using the gifts we have: A reflection from the church’s work in Brazil

12) Brethren bits: Remembering Stanley Smith and Gene Swords, prayer requests for moderator David Sollenberger’s trip to Rwanda and Uganda and for a fire at the Orlando (Fla.) Haitian congregation, FaithX registration open until April 1, video of annual conference of the church in Venezuela, Lenten videos based on the art of Paul Grout, and more

Brethren bits

In this issue: Remembering Stanley Smith and Gene Swords, prayer requests for moderator David Sollenberger’s trip to Rwanda and Uganda and for a fire at the Orlando (Fla.) Haitian congregation, FaithX registration is open until April 1, video of annual conference of the church in Venezuela, latest issue of Brethren Disaster Ministries Bridges newsletter, a series of Lenten meditative videos is based on the art of Paul Grout, and more.

Brethren bits for March 11, 2022

In this issue: Correction, remembering Jorge Rivera, memorial service for Elaine Sollenberger, Faith Forward event with Brian McLaren, free online presentations on the Russia-Ukraine war, World Council of Churches leader appeals for end to attacks on civilians.

Newsline for March 11, 2022

NEWS
1) Brethren Disaster Ministries distributes first round of grant money for Ukraine crisis

2) Christian leaders in US send open letter to Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill

3) Church of the Brethren is consolidated in Venezuela

UPCOMING EVENTS
4) Webinar on watershed stewardship to engage intersection of faith and the environment

JESUS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: STORIES FROM CONGREGATIONS
5) Montesion Church of the Brethren in Lares, P.R., celebrates 44 years

6) Brethren bits: Correction, remembering Jorge Rivera, memorial service for Elaine Sollenberger, Faith Forward event with Brian McLaren, free online presentations on the Russia-Ukraine war, World Council of Churches leader appeals for end to attacks on civilians

Newsline for March 5, 2022

NEWS
1) Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board holds Spring meeting

2) Updates from the church in Chernigov, Ukraine, request continued prayer

3) Children’s Disaster Services staff offer helps for talking with children about Ukraine

PERSONNEL
4) Atlantic Southeast District announces new team of directors

UPCOMING EVENTS
5) Upcoming Ventures courses explore a church’s journey ‘From Tragedy to Community’ and faith in media culture

RESOURCES
6) Spring resources from Brethren Press include special edition of A Guide for Biblical Studies, Covenant Bible Study focused on Paul, Easter special on Bible storybooks

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7) Glendora Church in southern California celebrates 120 years

8) Shane Claiborne to keynote ‘Seeking First the Kingdom’ event for Lancaster Church

9) Little Lites at Middlebury Church receives grant from state of Indiana

10) Brethren bits: Updates on recent kidnappings and violence in Nigeria, Ash Wednesday, job openings, One Great Hour of Sharing, March Messenger features composer Perry Huffaker, BVS love stories, church events for peace in Ukraine, and much more

Brethren bits for March 5, 2022

In this issue: Updates on recent kidnappings and violence in Nigeria, Ash Wednesday, job openings, One Great Hour of Sharing, March Messenger features composer Perry Huffaker, BVS love stories, church events for peace in Ukraine, and much more.