National Day of Mourning and Lament on Monday, June 1, is a joint effort of faith leaders and mayors

Faith leaders from around the country are working with the US Conference of Mayors to make Monday, June 1, a National Day of Mourning and Lament as the nation surpassed the grim milestone of 100,000 people lost to COVID-19. Approximately 100 faith leaders signed on to the call for the commemoration, including representatives of Christian […]

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Denominational children’s worship time, worship gathering, and concert scheduled as virtual events

The Program and Arrangements Committee of the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference has announced plans for a series of denominational virtual events on July 1 and 2. Although the 2020 Annual Conference that would have taken place in Grand Rapids, Mich., has been cancelled, the committee decided it is important for the denomination to […]

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Moderator’s Town Hall on ‘Faith, Science, and COVID-19′ slated for June 4

Church of the Brethren Annual Conference moderator Paul Mundey has announced plans for a Moderator’s Town Hall on June 4 at 7 p.m. (Eastern time), held in online webinar format. The topic will be “Faith, Science, and COVID-19” with leadership from Dr. Kathryn Jacobsen, professor in the Department of Global and Community Health at George […]

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‘Best Practices for Online Worship’ is topic for upcoming webinar

“Best Practices for Online Worship: Considerations and Strategies” is the topic for a webinar offered by Discipleship Ministries with leadership by Enten Eller. The event is offer twice, on May 27 at 2 p.m. (Eastern time), register in advance at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-TmNI1wVR-ybvbwQ3Sfo2A ; and on June 2 at 8 p.m. (Eastern time), register in advance at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wtCjgIzcRh-XTjdPPKorvA  . The […]

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CDS updates children’s resources for use by congregations

By Lisa Crouch Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) has been actively reviewing and updating the COVID-19 resource page with new resources for families since the beginning of the pandemic. The Church of the Brethren COVID-19 Response Planning Committee requested a small children’s committee to form to assess additional outreach for church congregations at this unique time […]

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First, don’t forget your faith

By Nevin Dulabaum, president of Brethren Benefit Trust In the 1989 movie, “Field of Dreams,” Doc Graham states, “You know, we just don’t recognize the most significant moments of our lives while they’re happening.” While that statement is poignant in the movie and is generally correct in everyday life, we obviously understand the magnitude of […]

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Brethren Academy offers two-part webinar on ‘The Impact of COVID-19 on Pastoral Care’

“The Impact of COVID-19 on Pastoral Care” is a two-part webinar for pastors, chaplains, and other ministering people, offered by the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership. The presenter is Debbie Eisenbise, a pastor, spiritual director, and cofounder of Through the Threshold: End of Life Doula Services providing assistance in advance care planning and honoring death […]

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