Connect Newsletter
December 2021

Dear friend,  
Merry Christmas! We know this time of year can be overwhelming as already busy schedules fill up. We pray that amid the programs, parties, and celebrations you will find time to savor the truth of this special season: that God became man and dwelt with his people. May you find peace, hope, and joy in that knowledge.  
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Brethren in Christ U.S.!
Choosing to be Counter Cultural
Devotional materials are now available for the 2022 Week of Prayer and Fasting, January 2-9. This year’s theme, “Choosing to be Counter Cultural – Engaging in a Deeper Faith,” invites participants to move beyond shallow Christianity and into closer discipleship with Jesus. Available in both English and Spanish, the devotionals can be downloaded, printed, or viewed online. Access devotionals.
New Project - Small-Scale Farms: Amazon
Life in the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador is not easy – especially for widows and their children. Partner with us to help 15 vulnerable women start small-scale farms to provide food and income for their families. Learn more.   
World Missions 2021 Update
BIC U.S. World Missions seeks to be the hands and feet of Jesus, sharing the good news of the Gospel by meeting practical needs and building relationships. BIC U.S. World Missions Director Jonathan Lloyd provides a 2021 update on ways our global team has been able to serve this year and how you can partner with us in the new year. Watch or read the update.
Meet Mark Templeton
We are thrilled to welcome our new Development Officer, Mark Templeton. Mark has been connected with the Brethren in Christ since he was a student at Messiah College (now Messiah University). He brings with him a diverse and well-rounded skill set, and we are excited to have him on our team. Learn more.
Savoring Advent
The Christmas season can quickly be filled with busyness that overtakes the true reason we celebrate: anticipating and rejoicing in Emmanuel, God with us! Our latest blog takes a look at how you can slow down and savor the Advent season. Read more.
Theme Announced - General Assembly 2022
We are pleased to announce the theme for General Assembly 2022, “From the Center.” Dates, location, and pricing are now available online. More information will be released as we approach the time of the event, so keep checking the event page on our website for the most up-to-date information. Learn more.
We're on Instagram!
We are excited to announce that Brethren in Christ U.S. is officially on Instagram! Follow us @brethreninchristus.
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.  Mark 1:14