Brethren Disaster Ministries has been awarded a grant of up to $280,010 from the American Red Cross to rebuild homes in response to Hurricane Sandy, or Super Storm Sandy as it was called when it hit the East Coast of the United States in 2012. After an initial disbursement of $50,000, the remainder of the grant will be disbursed quarterly based on the Brethren Disaster Ministries financial and project reports. […]
In this issue: Personnel notes, a job opening at Timbercrest, Brethren who were at the March on Washington are in the new, kudos for Gather ’Round and Fahrney-Keedy Home and Village, church anniversaries, Glendora Church holds a memorial service for homeless men, and more.
The Church of the Brethren is among some 25 nonprofits writing to President Obama to express concern about plans for military action in Syria. Also today, an Action Alert from the denomination’s Office of Public Witness warns that “military strikes are not the answer in Syria.” […]
1) Church of the Brethren joins with groups warning against military action in Syria. 2) Brethren program receives American Red Cross grant for work following Sandy. 3) Shari McCabe to retire, Carol A. Davis to lead Fellowship of Brethren Homes. 4) Youth conference coordinators to hold ‘NYC Hangouts’ in September. 5) Midwest regional youth conference ‘Powerhouse’ held at Camp Mack. 6) Congregational Life Ministries offers webinar on ‘Prayer and Service.’ 7) Brethren bits. […]
An itinerary of “NYC Hangouts” is planned by National Youth Conference (NYC) coordinators Katie Cummings, Tim Heishman, and Sarah Neher. The Church of the Brethren NYC 2014 is planned for July 19-24 on the campus of Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo., as a week-long “faith formation extravaganza” for youth and adult advisors. The September “NYC Hangouts” are information sessions, complete with pizza, to which youth and advisors are invited. […]
Registration is open for Powerhouse 2013, the Church of the Brethren regional youth conference for the Midwest. The event is organized by Manchester University and this year will be held at a new venue: Camp Alexander Mack in Milford, Ind. The dates are Nov. 16-17.
Fellowship of Brethren Homes has named Carol A. Davis to succeed Shari McCabe as executive director of the fellowship. McCabe has spent five years as executive director of the Fellowship. Davis is retired from years of service at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville, Ohio, and Pinecrest Community in Mount Morris, Ill. After a brief respite following her retirement, she is choosing to serve once again in this leadership position. […]
Author and spiritual director Phileena Heuertz will lead a webinar on “Prayer and Service” sponsored by the Church of the Brethren Congregational Life Ministries on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m. (Eastern time). […]
World Council of Churches staff Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary, and Natasha Klukach, program executive for church and ecumenical relations, were hosted by the Church of the Brethren for three days in mid-August. Their visit came as the WCC prepares for its 2013 assembly, a worldwide gathering of Christians that takes place every seven years and considered the most significant time when Christians get together. During their time in Illinois, the WCC leaders met with Brethren communicators. General secretary Stan Noffsinger also sat in on the conversation. Here is an excerpt. […]
1) God of life, lead us to justice and peace: An interview with leaders of the World Council of Churches. 2) Christian ecumenical organizations call attention to Egypt. 3) Southern Ohio District launches Vital Ministry Journey. 4) The 301st unit of Brethren Volunteer Service begins work. 5) Camp Emmaus auction raises $1,000-plus for camp scholarships. 6) 43rd annual Dunker Church Service planned at Antietam battlefield. 7) Churches plan creative events for Peace Day 2013. 8) World Council of Churches calls members to observe day of prayer for peace. 9) The Time Is Now: An Annual Conference statement from the summer of 1963. 10) Brethren bits. […]