By Hannah Shultz For the first time, Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) is offering spring break service trips for college students. Join BVS in Boston either the first or second week of March 2020 for the opportunity to serve with organizations that are working to end hunger and provide essential resources to the Boston community. Dates
— Remembrance: Dorothy Brandt Davis, 89, passed away Sept. 30. She authored three iconic Brethren Press books for children, “The Tall Man,” “The Middle Man,” and “The Little Man,” about historical figures in the Church of the Brethren. She was born in Pomona, Calif., on Dec. 8, 1929, followed shortly thereafter by her twin brother Daryl. Her
“We are so excited to bring you the locations for workcamps summer 2020!” said an announcement from the Church of the Brethren Workcamp Ministry. The announcement urged Brethren of all ages to “explore the possibilities of service.” “Voices for Peace” (Romans 15:1-6) is the theme. In a new venture, Rwanda is the location for an
Hannah Shultz has been hired by the Church of the Brethren as coordinator of short-term service, working as staff of Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS). She will begin her new position at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill., on Aug. 5.
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The Workcamp Ministry of the Church of the Brethren reports that several of this summer’s workcamps still have openings, but registration must be received by April 1. That date also is the deadline for full payment by those who already have registered, and for all forms to be received by the Workcamp Office.
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Church of the Brethren summer workcamps are offered for junior high and senior high youth and young adults. This year’s theme is “Grow” (2 Peter 1:5-8).
Registration is open or is opening soon for several events and opportunities for youth and young adults in the Church of the Brethren, including the 2019 workcamps, Christian Citizenship Seminar, National Junior High Conference, and Young Adult Conference. Application deadlines are coming up for Ministry Summer Service and the Youth Peace Travel Team.
— The Church of the Brethren Office of Peacebuilding and Policy is monitoring the situation in Yemen, which has been the subject of many Action Alerts sent out to Brethren. Last week, the Senate voted to pass Senate Joint Resolution 54 (www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-joint-resolution/54 ) calling for an end to unauthorized US military involvement in Yemen. “The legislation still faces