Newsline for Feb. 26, 2021

NEWS
1) Church of the Brethren staff plan expansion of agriculture and trauma recovery programing in South Sudan

PERSONNEL
2) Miller and Li hired as co-executives of Global Mission for the Church of the Brethren

UPCOMING EVENTS
3) Youth and young adult calendar lists upcoming events to be offered online
4) Ventures course to focus on ‘Reformations Past and Present’
5) Westminster church uses mini-grant to present webinar series on racial justice

FEATURE
6) A poetic blessing for the innovative prayer covering

7) Brethren bits: Annual Conference registration opens March 2, prayer requests from Nigeria and the DRC, Office of Peacebuilding and Policy signs letter urging cuts to “the bloated Pentagon budget,” district and college news, CWS webinar “Thinking Beyond Resettlement: Are Complementary Pathways for Refugees the Answer,” prayer service for 500,000 American deaths to COVID-19

Brethren bits for Feb. 26, 2021

In this issue: Annual Conference registration opens March 2, prayer requests from Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Office of Peacebuilding and Policy signs letter urging cuts to “the bloated Pentagon budget,” district and college news, CWS webinar “Thinking Beyond Resettlement: Are Complementary Pathways for Refugees the Answer,” “Words of Comfort, Prayers for the People” online prayer service from the NCC marks death of 500,000 Americans to COVID-19.

Newsline for Feb. 19, 2021

NEWS
1) Mission and Ministry Board shares documents interpreting new strategic plan, in three languages
2) Brethren Disaster Ministries rebuilding site in coastal North Carolina receives EDF funding
3) GFI grants support pig project in Rwanda, community garden in North Carolina
4) First BFIA grants of the year go to churches offering temporary housing and food assistance
5) Council of District Executives holds virtual meetings

PERSONNEL
6) New Brethren Volunteer Service workers complete winter orientation

UPCOMING EVENTS
7) ‘Peacemaking When We’re So Divided’ will feature William Willimon
8) FaithX announces opening of registration for Tiers 1, 2, and 3 on March 15

RESOURCES
9) Children’s Disaster Services recommends BBT resource on children and the pandemic

10) Brethren bits: A special thank you to Drew Hart, personnel, volunteer opening, Easter sale of children’s Bible story books, EYN minister’s conference, district events, ecumenical Lent emphases, and more

Brethren bits for Feb. 19, 2021

In this issue: A special thank you to Drew Hart, personnel, volunteer opening, Easter sale of children’s Bible story books, the EYN minister’s conference, district events, ecumenical Lent emphases, and much more.

Newsline for Feb. 12, 2021

NEWS
1) New Youth Fellowship Exchange has launched

PERSONNEL
2) Debbie Noffsinger hired as part-time Annual Conference assistant

UPCOMING EVENTS
3) Roundtable regional youth conference goes on the road, in-person and online

RESOURCES
4) Compelling vision Bible study series is now available

5) Brethren bits: A Valentine’s Day social media campaign from the WCC, remembering church leaders in Burundi and Uganda, job opening, webinars, update from Nigerian disaster ministry, more

Brethren bits for Feb. 12, 2021

In this issue: A Valentine’s Day social media campaign from the World Council of Churches, remembering church leaders in Burundi and Uganda, job opening, webinars, update from Nigerian disaster ministry, and much more.

Newsline for Feb. 6, 2021

NEWS
1) Annual Conference office releases two ballots to be presented to 2021 delegate body

PERSONNEL
2) Chris Douglas to retire from the Church of the Brethren staff

UPCOMING EVENTS
3) The 2021 New and Renew Conference is virtual
4) Leadership Summit on Wellbeing takes place April 19-22 as a virtual event
5) Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center announces continuing education events

6) Brethren bits: Praise requested for the escape of several of the Chibok girls, remembering John Thomas Sr., prayer for Haiti, report from Rwanda, On Earth Peace announcements, Illinois and Wisconsin District Potluck, congregations do the Souper Bowl, success for 2020 graduates of McPherson College, more

Brethren bits for Feb. 6, 2021

In this issue: Prayers of praise requested for the escape of several of the Chibok girls, remembering John Thomas Sr., prayers requested for Haiti, mission report from Rwanda, On Earth Peace announcements, Illinois and Wisconsin District potluck workshops, congregations involved in Souper Bowl, success for 2020 graduates of McPherson College, and more.

Newsline for Jan. 30, 2021

NEWS
1) Church of the Brethren denominational membership falls below 100,000
2) World Council of Churches issues statement for International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021

PERSONNEL
3) Hannah Shultz resigns as coordinator of short-term service with BVS
4) Victoria Ehret to serve as interim district executive for Atlantic Southeast District

UPCOMING EVENTS
5) Denomination-wide online worship gathering titled ‘Venturing Forth Boldly as a Faith Family’ is set for Feb. 27
6) Next Moderator’s Town Hall will look at the global church
7) Drew G. I. Hart to headline webinar series on ‘Healing Racism Congregations and Communities’
8) Ventures course to focus on multivocational ministry

RESOURCES
9) Lenten devotional for 2021, The Wild Way of Jesus, is available from Brethren Press
10) ‘Keeping Our Eyes on God’: Preparing for Annual Conference through Bible study

REFLECTIONS
11) Inaugurating Jesus as Lord

12) Brethren bits: Longtime BVS House is sold, personnel notes, job openings, update of the Church of the Brethren Manual of Organization and Polity, Office of Peacebuilding and Policy signs on to statements, Material Resources travels the country to pick up materials for Lutheran World Relief, “Archives Live: 19th Century Notables” is next virtual archives tour, and more