David A. Steele
National Day of Mourning and Lament on Monday, June 1, is a joint effort of faith leaders and mayors
Faith leaders from around the country are working with the US Conference of Mayors to make Monday, June 1, a National Day of Mourning and Lament as the nation surpassed the grim milestone of 100,000 people lost to COVID-19. Approximately 100 faith leaders signed on to the call for the commemoration, including representatives of Christian [...]Read More...
Church of the Brethren Leadership Team statement in response to On Earth Peace’s decision to join the Supportive Communities Network
The recent announcement from On Earth Peace to become a member of the Supportive Communities Network (1) has raised polity questions for the Leadership Team of the denomination, which is responsible for interpreting Annual Conference decisions and denominational polity (2). Although On Earth Peace is a separately incorporated agency and can therefore make decisions apart [...]Read More...
Shawn Flory Replogle begins interim role with organizational resources for the Church of the Brethren
Shawn Flory Replogle has been hired by the Church of the Brethren as interim director of organizational resources, beginning April 13. He will work remotely from his home in Kansas and from the General Offices in Elgin, Ill. He is a graduate of Bridgewater (Va.) College with a bachelor of science degree in political science [...]Read More...
Ed Woolf promoted to treasurer, Pat Marsh to assistant treasurer for the Church of the Brethren
Ed Woolf has been named treasurer and director of Finance for the Church of the Brethren. Pat Marsh has been named assistant treasurer and manager of Accounting. These announcements represent promotions for both staff people, who work out of the General Offices of the Church of the Brethren in Elgin, Ill. Woolf has worked for [...]Read More...
Southern Ohio/Kentucky District hosted Mission and Ministry Board meeting in mid-March
The spring meeting of the Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board was held March 13-16 at Oakland Church of the Brethren in Bradford, Ohio. Southern Ohio/Kentucky District hosted the board meeting, arranging the venue, meals, and other hospitality. Leading the meeting were chair Patrick Starkey with chair-elect Carl Fike and general secretary David [...]Read More...
Newsline Special: General Secretary calls church to prayer and fasting, Office of Ministry coordinates love feast service to be streamed live
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult. There is a river whose streams make glad the city [...]Read More...
Denominational facilities are closed to visitors, most staff to work from home
The Church of the Brethren denominational staff are minimizing the number of personnel present at both the General Offices in Elgin, Ill., and the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md., in light of health authorities’ advice to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. At this time, both sites are closed to visitors and [...]Read More...
Church of the Brethren staff plan to go forward with spring and summer events, while monitoring circumstances surrounding coronavirus
The Church of the Brethren staff planning events this spring and summer do not intend to make any cancellations because of the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). However, they are assessing risks and monitoring information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other health authorities to plan ahead for eventualities and circumstances beyond their control. Brethren [...]Read More...
Compelling vision recommendation to Annual Conference is released
The compelling vision recommendation that will be presented in July to the 2020 Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren has been released. Following is a statement from the Compelling Vision Team: “Jesus in the Neighborhood” The Compelling Vision Team has released the compelling vision: “Together, as the Church of the Brethren, we will [...]Read More...
‘Our end goal is unity’: An interview with general secretary David Steele
“Our end goal is unity,” said Church of the Brethren general secretary David Steele in an interview about an effort by a group called Covenant Brethren Church to explore separation from the Church of the Brethren. Steele said that the denomination’s leadership “recognize there are differences and diversity within the Church of the Brethren, but [...]Read More...
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