Brethren bits for Feb. 8 include a remembrance for a longtime volunteer at the Brethren Service Center, news of a new chaplain for Fahrney-Keedy, job openings at On Earth Peace and Camp Peaceful Pines, a young adult opportunity at the World Council of Churches, the Senior High Roundtable at Bridgewater plus more college news, anniversaries, a new “Brethren Voices,” and more. […]
The Vision Statement for the Church of the Brethren, slated for consideration at the 2012 Annual Conference in July, is now available for inspection and review on the Conference website. That was one of the actions taken by a committee charged with interpreting and presenting the statement to the Conference delegates.
“And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work” (2 Corinthians 9:8). The theme for the 2012 One Great Hour of Sharing offering continues to be “Sharing Brings Joy,” with a focus this year on sharing joy with others.
The Newsline for Feb. 8, 2012, includes an Annual Conference preview with news of registration and housing opening date as well as a Vision Statement coming to the Annual Conference, pre-Conference workshops, sessions on women in leadership, and Annual Conference bits and pieces; personnel notices for Nathan Hosler as new advocacy officer and the retirement of Cross Keys Village president/CEO Vernon King; Child Abuse Prevention Month in April; Children’s Disaster Services Spring training workshops; ‘Naked Anabaptist’ author Murray featured in upcoming webinar; One Great Hour of Sharing offering; resources for Lent; and Brethren bits. […]
A one-day workshop and webinar titled “Changing World, Future Church, Ancient Paths” will be led by Stuart Murray Williams and Juliet Kilpin on March 10, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Pacific), or 12-6 p.m. (central). The event will address the question, “What does it mean to follow Jesus in a changing culture, in which the Christian story is no longer familiar and the church is on the margins?” […]
Several volunteer workshops are sponsored this March and April by Children’s Disaster Service (CDS), a ministry of the Church of the Brethren that cares for children and families following disasters through the work of trained and certified volunteers. […]
There are many ways the church can respond to varied adverse conditions of children, not the least of which is when children are victims of abuse. Congregations are encouraged to observe Child Abuse Prevention Month during the month of April. […]
Nathan Hosler has accepted a position as advocacy officer with the Church of the Brethren, effective March 1. Located in Washington, D.C., this is a shared position with the National Council of Churches. […]