Newsline for Nov. 16, 2011

Stories in this issue of Newsline include: 1) Northeast Nigeria again experiences violence, EYN church burned. 2) EDF announces grants, new disaster project to start in Alabama. 3) Progressive Brethren Gathering focuses on response to 2011 Conference. 4) Bethany trustees address seminary’s role in church leadership. 5) Sustaining Pastoral Excellence welcomes final Vital Pastor cohorts. 6) Elizabethtown College students go hungry for Food Stamp Challenge. 7) CCS 2012 asks ‘What is your carbon footprint?’ 8) Workcamps prepare participants to be ‘Ready to Listen.’ 9) ‘Prepare the Way’ is theme for annual Advent offering. 10) Honor to whom honor is due: A reflection on St. Martin’s Day. 11) Brethren bits: NCC and district personnel, church and college news, much more.
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Workcamps Prepare Participants to Be ‘Ready to Listen’

“Ready to Listen” (1 Samuel 3:20) is the theme for Church of the Brethren workcamps in 2012. God is always present, listening to us. Join a workcamp this summer and be ready to listen as we continue the work of Jesus and answer God’s call through the workcamp ministry. […]

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CCS 2012 Asks ‘What Is Your Carbon Footprint?’

The Church of the Brethren’s Christian Citizenship Seminar (CCS) in 2012 will consider carbon footprints and large-scale responses to elevated levels of carbon in the atmosphere, such as carbon labeling. The event for high school youth and adult advisors takes place April 14-19 in New York City and Washington, D.C. Participants will focus on how individuals and the country might respond to the high level of carbon in today’s atmosphere, rather than debate global warming. […]

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Brethren Bits: NCC and District Personnel, Church and College News, Much More

Newsline’s “Brethren bits” for Nov. 16, 2011, includes the resignation of National Council of Churches general secretary Michael Kinnamon, BVSer Jillian Foerster going to serve in South Sudan, Don Knieriem starting as data analyst with the Church of the Brethren, three new area ministers in Oregon and Washington District, Nancy Davis leaving as Northern Plains District financial and office secretary, applications for the 2012 Youth Peace Travel Team due Jan. 13, and much, much more. […]

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