William W. (Bill) Wenger has resigned as Western Pennsylvania District executive minister, as of Oct. 31. He has served in the position for about three-and-a-half years, starting on an interim basis in Jan. 2017. He was called to the permanent position in Sept. 2017.
In this issue: Ecumenical statements on the killing of George Floyd and a statement from Central Church of the Brethren in Roanoke, Va.; Annual Conference Moderator’s Town Hall on “Faith, Science, and COVID-19″; first-ever virtual graduation at McPherson College; and more.
— Remembrance: Samuel H. Flora Jr., 95, a former district executive in the Church of the Brethren and a former member of the denominational board, died Nov. 18 in Bridgewater, Va. He was born on Dec. 11, 1923, in Snow Creek, Va., son of the late Samuel H. Sr. and Annie Leah (Eller) Flora. He was a
— Annual Conference seeks nominations for open positions on the ballot in 2020. “You can help shape the future of the church!” said an announcement. “Each member of the Church of the Brethren is invited to recommend possible nominees for the 2020 Annual Conference ballot. As you pray about this, who comes to mind? Whom will the
Western Pennsylvania became the latest district to pass a policy on same-sex weddings and related issues as delegates gave overwhelming support to a measure while meeting Oct. 20 at Camp Harmony (Hooversville, Pa.).
Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Extra: Districts End-of-Year Wrap-Up Dec. 30, 2009 “I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?” (Isaiah 43:19a). REPORTS FROM DISTRICT MEETINGS 1) Gathering V calls Western Plains District to