Partnership in Prayer is Requested Throughout the Church

Partnership in prayer throughout the church is requested as the Leadership Team of the Church of the Brethren and the executive committee of the Council of District Executives meet Nov. 1-2 to work on the task assigned from this past summer’s Annual Conference. The delegate body referred the concerns of the “Query: Same Sex Weddings” to the Leadership Team in consultation with the Council of District Executives “to bring clarity and guidance concerning the authority of Annual Conference and districts regarding the accountability of ministers, congregations, and districts, bringing recommendations to the 2017 Annual Conference.”
[…]

Read More…

Global Food Initiative Supports Medical Training for Brethren in DR, Cultural/Garden Exchanges

The Global Food Initiative (formerly the Global Food Crisis Fund) issued a grant of $660 for representatives of Iglesia de los Hermanos (the Church of the Brethren in the Dominican Republic) to travel to Santiago, DR, for a week of training with Medical Ambassadors International. Other recent grants support cultural/garden exchanges partnering indigenous communities in Lybrook, N.M., and Circle, Alaska.
[…]

Read More…

Newsline for October 13, 2016

NEWS
1) Group of Chibok schoolgirls are released from captivity
2) Disaster ministries, mission staff assess hurricane damage, begin planning for response
3) Global Food Initiative supports medical training for Brethren in DR, cultural/garden exchanges

UPCOMING EVENTS
4) National Junior High Sunday calls youth to ‘Grow in Wisdom’
5) ‘Vision for new hope’ is theme of Advent Offering for Church of the Brethren ministries

6) Brethren bits […]

Read More…

Brethren Bits for October 13, 2016

In this issue: Remembering Parker Marden, National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund seeks volunteers, Lick Creek ice cream social benefits Habitat, Western Pennsylvania to hold its 150th annual district conference, World Hunger Auction distributions, Bridgewater College students give up meals for CROP, “Seek Peace and Pursue It” exhibit at Bridgewater, and more. […]

Read More…

On Earth Peace Board Holds Fall Meeting

The On Earth Peace board and staff met together on Oct. 6-8 and were hosted by West Charleston Church of the Brethren near Tipp City, Ohio. On Earth Peace board member and co-pastor Irv Heishman hosted the meeting with the expectation that a congregation that welcomes diversity in its midst, with Spanish and English speakers, would be a welcoming place for all members of the On Earth Peace board, and especially welcoming to persons of color.
[…]

Read More…