August 3, 2015
Speaker says many young adults view God as ‘a butler in the sky’
August 3, 2015
On the 10th anniversary of the United Church of Christ becoming the first mainline denomination to affirm marriage rights for all, it's serendipitous that two of the lawyers involved with the Supreme Court hearing, Douglas Hallward-Driemeier and Mary Bonauto, belong to the UCC, the church where God is still speaking.
"Messy Church: An Inspiring Model of Ministry," takes place Nov. 8 at McFarland UCC and will share practices and successes for attendees to take back to their local faith communities.
August 2, 2015
Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary will offer four courses to the general public starting in September 1 and 2, 2015. The classes, which offer non-degree students opportunities to increase their knowledge about the Orthodox Christian faith, will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Prior coursework is not required....
August 1, 2015
- 1) Open Roof Award honors disabilities efforts of two Church of the Brethren congregations 2) Material Resources contributes to shipment of relief supplies for Syrian refugees 3) Southeastern District begins consideration of query focused on On Earth Peace, adopts ‘Resolution on Same-Sex Marriage’ 4) US and Nigerian Brethren gather for love feast at Camp Ithiel in Atlantic Southeast District 5) Rare Bible at Bridgewater College nominated for statewide preservation program 6) Nancy Sollenberger...
- The 2015 Open Roof Award was presented on behalf of the Disabilities Ministry of Congregational Life Ministries to two Church of the Brethren congregations: Cedar Lake Church of the Brethren in Northern Indiana District, and Staunton (Va.) Church of the Brethren in Shenandoah District. The award was given to representatives of the two churches during the Mission and Ministry Board meeting in Tampa, Fla., in advance of Annual Conference.
- The Church of the Brethren Material Resources program has loaded two 40-foot containers filled with Hygiene Kits and School kits, and shipped them to aid Syrian refugees fleeing from the violence afflicting the Middle East. This shipment was arranged by the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) in partnership with Church World Service (CWS), reports Material Resources office coordinator Terry Goodger.
- Following the closing worship service of the 229th Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren, in Tampa, Fla., there was a second gathering of Brethren at Camp Ithiel in Atlantic Southeast District. The EYN Women’s Fellowship Choir and a number of other guests from Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) stayed at the camp for a time of rest and recovery following a demanding tour that took them to Church of the Brethren congregations across the United...
- Nancy Sollenberger Heishman has been named part-time coordinator of the Spanish-Language Ministry Training Programs for the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership, beginning July 22.