Brethren bits for June 25, 2018

In this issue: Job openings, Brethren Service Center partnership with IMA World Health ends, offerings at National Youth Conference, Ministry Summer Service orientation, moderator-elect attends advocacy summit of Churches for Middle East Peace, prayer request for violence and suffering in Yemen, Mission Advancement insight session at Annual Conference, Brethren Disaster Ministries “Meet & Greet” at Annual Conference, and more news by, for, and about Brethren. […]

Read More…

Newsline for June 25, 2018

1) Bethany Seminary president takes part in ecumenical meeting with Pope Francis
2) Resilience amidst staggering needs in Nigeria
3) Young Adult Conference: Teaching with our lives
4) Young adult workcamp goes to Burundi
5) Bethany Seminary receives ATS Peer Group Grant

6) ‘Inglenook Desserts,’ Joseph Bible study, children’s Advent devotional now available from Brethren Press
7) Church World Service provides online ‘Interfaith Toolkit to End Family Separation’

8) Christ on the run
9) ‘The most challenging letters I’ve ever written’

10) Brethren bits […]

Read More…

‘Inglenook Desserts,’ Joseph Bible study, children’s Advent devotional now available from Brethren Press

Church of the Brethren Newsline June 25, 2018Three new Brethren Press books are now available: “Inglenook Desserts,” the latest in the Inglenook cookbooks series offering recipes from Brethren kitchens; “25 Days to Jesus: A Children’s Advent Devotional” written by Christy Waltersdorff and illustrated by Mitch Miller; and “Joseph,” a Covenant Bible Study written by Eugene F. Roop.Inglenook […]

Read More…

Church World Service provides online ‘Interfaith Toolkit to End Family Separation’

Church World Service (CWS) has put together an extensive online resource titled “Interfaith Toolkit to End Family Separation and Keep Families Together.” The Church of the Brethren is a member denomination of Church World Service, and partners with CWS through Brethren Disaster Ministries. CWS has worked for decades with refugee resettlement and support for migrants. […]

Read More…

Welcoming the stranger: A call for just immigration reform

Church of the Brethren general secretary David Steele is recommending to the Church of the Brethren a blogpost from Office of Peacebuilding and Policy associate Victoria Bateman. The post, dated Friday, June 15, reaffirms the longstanding stance of the Church of the Brethren on immigration, outlined in 1982 Annual Conference statement on “Undocumented Persons and Refugees in the United States” (, and the biblical basis for extending welcome to refugees and immigrants. […]

Read More…

Newsline for June 9, 2018

1) Business item on delegate representation withdrawn from Annual Conference agenda
2) CDS sends new team to respond to Hawaii volcano
3) Nigeria project aims to save records of victims of Boko Haram violence
4) Devastated Nigerian church denomination conducts Interfaith Peace Conference

5) Kathy Fry-Miller retires from Children’s Disaster Services

6) Intercultural Ministries offers ‘Continuing Together’ call series

7) ‘I have been meaning to reach out to the Church of the Brethren for 40 years’

8) Brethren bits […]

Read More…

Brethren bits for June 9, 2018

In this issue: Personnel notes, McPherson College seeks a spiritual life coordinator, Bethany president Jeff Carter to represent the Brethren at World Council of Churches Central Committee, Brethren Disaster Ministries seeks volunteers to go to St. Thomas US Virgin Islands, “Voices of Conscience: Peace Witness in the Great War” exhibit to be at the Brethren Heritage Center, the Global Day of Prayer to End Famine is set for Sunday, June 10, and more. […]

Read More…