Brethren Volunteer Service Unit 303 has completed orientation and the volunteers have been sent across the US and into Europe and Latin America to begin a term of service. […]
It is not unusual that this size of a delegation from the Church of the Brethren would be present at a World Council of Churches (WCC) Assembly, says general secretary Stan Noffsinger. What has changed is the number of delegates “and our involvement in the deliberations,” he adds.
The WCC Assembly in South Korea will be the largest and most diverse gathering of Christians ever. What will happen in Korea will be a unique moment in the worldwide Christian ecumenical movement. According to a release by Ka Hyun MacKenzie Shin and Roddy MacKenzie, those coming to Korea for this extraordinary gathering include…. […]
1) Mission and Ministry Board adopts 2014 budget, revision of Ministerial Leadership Polity, recommendation on equitable representation. 2) Getting the best value for your Medicare Part D dollars 3) Webinar on short-term mission trips takes place Nov. 5. 4) Booz, Cassell, and Hosler named as consultants for the next year. PREVIEW OF THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES 10th ASSEMBLY 5) WCC general secretary speaks about hopes for the council’s 10th assembly. 6) Divided Korean peninsula is steeped in decades of pain and sadness. 7) Christian activists pray and fast to protest nuclear dangers in Busan and beyond. 8) Peace Train takes a journey towards reunification of the Koreas. 9) ‘Thursdays in Black’ shows zero tolerance for violence against women. 10) The WCC Assembly by the numbers. 11) Brethren bits […]
A budget for 2014 and responses to business sent back by Annual Conference–the Ministerial Leadership document and a query on equitable representation–were on the agenda of the Mission and Ministry Board Oct. 18-21. The meeting was chaired by Becky Ball Miller. Also on the agenda were the strategic plan, financial policies, capital proposals, discussion of the Brethren Service Center, celebration of Gather ’Round, the Annual Conference delegate travel stipend, terms of board members, and reports. […]
Three people have been named as consultants for various ministry areas of the Church of the Brethren, in an announcement from the human resources department. Donald R. Booz will serve as a consultant to the Office of Ministry; Dana Cassell will continue as contract staff for Ministry Formation; and Jennifer Hosler has been contracted to work on a writing project for Congregational Life Ministries.
Did you know that you might be paying more for your medications than you need to if you have Medicare Part D coverage for your prescription drugs? The Medicare website offers tools to help you choose the best plan for your medication needs during open enrollment, now through Dec. 7. By entering your medications, you can see the annual cost for all the plans in your area. You may be surprised by what you find.
In this issue: Remembering Ruth Christ Baugher, a registration deadline for the Clergy Women’s Retreat, Shane Claiborne to speak at Bridgewater (Va.) College, Herb Smith organizes a McPherson (Kan.) College study trip to China, district workshops and conferences, and more. […]
A webinar on short-term mission trips will help address the question, what are the advantages and struggles? The online event on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. central time (8 p.m. eastern) will be led by Emily Tyler, the Church of the Brethren’s coordinator of Workcamps and Volunteer Recruitment, and is one of a series of webinars focused on youth ministry
Brethren bits for Oct. 19, 2013 […]