Staff Member of the Year and Volunteer of the Year were announced at the Outdoor Ministries Association breakfast held Wednesday morning July 5
Randall Westfall has been called as the next camp manager of Camp Emmaus, a camp/outdoor ministry center affiliated with the Church of the Brethren Illinois and Wisconsin District. He will begin in the role in late August.
The Outdoor Ministries Committee of the Virlina District of the Church of the Brethren announces that Barry LeNoir, director of Camp Bethel in Fincastle, Va., will depart his role on June 30, 2023. He began his service on Aug. 19, 2002.
The Outdoor Ministries Association (OMA) of the Church of the Brethren hosted a networking session during Annual Conference on July 2. Attendees were updated on the work of OMA’s board and member camps. Awards were presented to camp staff and volunteers for many years of faithful service.
The Brethren Faith in Action Fund (BFIA) has announced grants to the Church in Drive in the Church of the Brethren’s Michigan District, to Camp Mount Hermon in Western Plains District, and to Camp Pine Lake in Northern Plains District. The fund gives grants to Church of the Brethren congregations and camps using money generated by the sale of the upper campus of the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md.
“In person” is the mode for most Church of the Brethren camps this summer. Representatives of several of the camps reported on their planning for the 2021 season in a recent Zoom meeting of the Outdoor Ministries Association, chaired by Gene Hollenberg with Linetta Ballew as vice-chair.
With COVID-19 concerns still looming large, we are not able to meet on the Bridgewater (Va.) College campus as usual for Roundtable 2021–the annual regional youth conference hosted by the Interdistrict Youth Cabinet at Bridgewater College. We have had to pivot to a new idea for Roundtable in order to reach the most youth and still provide a fun, meaningful experience in person and online.
By Linetta Ballew “Love is something if you give it away, give it away, give it away.Love is something if you give it away, you end up having more.It’s just like a magic penny, hold it tight, and you won’t have any.Lend it, spend it, and you’ll have so many, they’ll roll all over the
In this issue: Correction, vigils for shooting victims, BDM and CDS update, remembrances, anniversary, congregational and district news, evangelism conference, Outdoor Ministries Association, job opening, and more.
Nov. 4, 2010 “God’s paths get you where you want to go” (Hosea 14:9b, the Message). Partners of the American Red Cross–including Children’s Disaster Services of the Church of the Brethren–gathered to witness the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between the ARC and FEMA in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 22. “Partner representatives later met to begin