Kristin Flory will retire at the end of 2019 as Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) staff at the Brethren Service Europe office in Geneva, Switzerland. The office is being closed. In the new year, the Europe program of BVS will shift to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
The Brethren Service Europe office of the Church of the Brethren will be closed at the end of 2019. It is hosted at the World Council of Churches’ Ecumenical Center in Geneva, Switzerland, the city where it has been located since 1947. Currently the work of the office centers on placement and supervision of Brethren […]
NEWS 1) Mission and Ministry Board approves 2020 budget for denominational ministries 2) Office of Peacebuilding and Policy participates in NCC observance, ‘A Day of Remembrance and Lament’ 3) Brethren Volunteer Service Unit 324 completes training UPCOMING EVENTS 4) Workcamp locations for summer 2020 include Rwanda 5) Brethren bits
In this issue: Report on data from compelling vision conversations, job and volunteer openings, nursing scholarships, interview with Clergy Women’s Retreat speaker Mandy Smith, Clergy Tax Seminar is Jan. 25, report from 74th opening of the UN General Assembly, district conferences, Powerhouse regional youth conference, and more
This year, 2019, marks the 400-year anniversary of the first enslaved African persons being brought to North America. In 1619, a ship carrying the first group of enslaved people from Africa arrived on the shores of what is now known as Virginia. According to records, there were “20 and odd Africans” on board the ship […]
The United States is in danger of abandoning two long-held commitments – welcoming the stranger and struggling for civil rights – and replacing them with fears of immigrants and people of color. The church should be a leader in preventing that. Those were the central messages from the Rev. John Dorhauer, general minister and president […]
In public statements, the national officers of the United Church of Christ, and the co-executives of Global Ministries of the UCC and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), celebrate the life and ministry of their retired colleague, the Rev. Cally Rogers-Witte, who died Nov. 12.
The Rev. Cally Rogers-Witte, a longtime pastor, former Conference Minister and retired national officer in the United Church of Christ, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, in Rockledge, Fla., at age 74. She had been hospitalized for several days with an infection. Colleagues are remembering her as an energetic, effective leader who cared deeply about the denomination's […]
The futures of more than half a million young, undocumented immigrants hang in the balance as the United States Supreme Court takes up cases of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Immigration activists, UCC and other faith-based advocates and the Dreamers themselves rallied outside the court on Tuesday morning challenging the Trump Administration's efforts to […]
The Rev. Justo Gonzalez saw debt collectors harass his family when he was growing up. Now, a UCC regional leader, he is now thrilled to be part of the church's effort to relieve thousands of families of medical debt.
It dawned on United Church of Christ member Carol Matheis-Kraft that her local government had certain ways of helping low-income people, but providing affordable housing wasn't one of them. Now her Colorado church is about to welcome low-income neighbors onto land it donated to house them.