Newsline for February 22, 2019

1) Annual Conference registration opens March 4, business schedule will focus on compelling vision
2) Compelling vision online conversation is offered March 23
3) Interfaith letter opposes CIA lethal drone strikes, Brethren invited to May 3 rally against drone warfare
4) Global Food Initiative manager visits sites in Ecuador
5) National Youth Cabinet is named for 2019-2020

6) Brethren bits: Remembrance, personnel notes, prayer requests from Nigeria and Haiti, Bridgewater College project, Dunker Punks podcast, and more

Lenten Devotional 2019

National Youth Cabinet is named for 2019-2020

A Church of the Brethren National Youth Cabinet has been named for 2019-2020. The group will work with the Youth and Young Adult Ministry director Becky Ullom Naugle to select the theme and write worship resources for National Youth Sunday in 2019 and in 2020.

National commission considers changes to Selective Service

The Church of the Brethren Office of Peacebuilding and Policy attended a press conference of the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service held at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 23. This commission is tasked with exploring national attitudes toward military and volunteer service, and potentially recommending changes to the Selective Service system.

Register for youth and young adult events in 2019

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.

2017 Ministry Summer Service participants

Workcamp Office announces 2019 summer schedule

The Church of the Brethren Workcamp Office has released dates and locations for the 2019 workcamp schedule. A total of 18 different workcamps will be offered for junior high, senior high, young adult, and “We Are Able” participants.

2019 workcamps brochure "Grow"

NYC by the numbers

In the end, National Youth Conference 2018 is defined by the numbers–how many individuals were involved, and how many others will be helped by this conference. But of course, much of the NYC impact can’t be measured by numbers.