February 25, 2017
- NEWS 1) Intercultural Ministry seeks to connect with churches in ‘sanctuary’ jurisdictions 2) Nursing scholarships announced for 2016, applications are received for 2017 3) Church of the Brethren members invited to Oregon Senate for key vote UPCOMING EVENTS 4) Big Rapids Song and Story Fest to be in Michigan following Annual Conference REMEMBER WHEN 5) From Gimbiya’s desk: Those who came before me 6) Remembering internment: Days of infamy 7) Brethren bits
- CDS completes work in Oroville, BDM winter newsletter, prayer request for gatherings in DR and Venezuela, Shine spring curriculum, On Earth Peace plans Palestine delegation, Ventures course explores Lent, Holmesville returns to Founders Day tradition, more
- A letter from the Church of the Brethren Intercultural Ministry, signed by director Gimbiya Kettering, is part of a new effort to connect with congregations located in areas considered to be “sanctuary” jurisdictions across the country.
- Florence Daté Smith and her daughter Barbara Daté on Feb. 16 were among at least 17 Japanese-Americans invited to sit on the chamber floor of the Oregon State Senate for a vote unanimously approving Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 14. The resolution recognizes the historical significance of Feb. 19, 1942, the date President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed executive order 9066 setting in motion the internment of some 120,000 Japanese-Americans during World War II.
February 24, 2017
- Six nursing students were named as recipients of Church of the Brethren Nursing Scholarships for 2016. This scholarship, made possible by the Health Education and Research Endowment, is available to members of the Church of the Brethren enrolled in LPN, RN, or nursing graduate programs.
February 18, 2017
- NEWS 1) Children’s Disaster Services sends team to aid evacuees in northern California 2) Global Food Initiative supports soybean consultation in Africa, community garden in Illinois 3) Nigeria Crisis Response volunteers visit rebuilt church, IDP camp in Maiduguri 4) EYN disaster ministry conducts Hepatitis B screening, aids Bdagu refugees UPCOMING EVENTS 5) General secretary continues to hold listening sessions 6) Global Mission and Service offers more Nigeria workcamps PERSONNEL 7) Brethren...
- Following the EYN president’s statement declaring a state of emergency on health, the Disaster Relief Ministry of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) moved to conduct Hepatitis B screening starting with staff and students of Kulp Bible College in Kwarhi.
- David Steele, general secretary of the Church of the Brethren, is holding listening sessions in church districts around the denomination. The meetings are a way for him to listen closely to people within the church, and an opportunity for church members to meet the general secretary. Last fall, several listening sessions were held--mostly in conjunction with district conferences.
- More Nigeria workcamp opportunities have been announced by the Global Mission and Service office of the Church of the Brethren. American Brethren and others who are interested in joining in a workcamp with members of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) are invited to consider one of two workcamps to be held in April and August.
- Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT) has announced staffing changes, including a resignation and a new hire at its offices located at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill. Eric Thompson has tendered his resignation as director of operations for Information Technology. Jeremiah Thompson has accepted the position of director of BBT’s Insurance Operations.