Gather ’Round Receives Support from a Variety of Christians

Now in its seventh year, the Gather ’Round curriculum for children and youth jointly published by Brethren Press and MennoMedia continues to attract attention from a variety of Christians beyond Brethren and Mennonites. The Cumberland Presbyterian Church has just signed on as an endorsing partner, and Gather ’Round recently received a strong endorsement from popular Christian author Brian McLaren. […]

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Brethren Press, Mennomedia to Develop Gather ’Round Successor

Brethren Press and MennoMedia are beginning work on a successor to the Gather ’Round Sunday school curriculum. The two publishing houses, working on behalf of the Church of the Brethren and the Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada, plan to continue their decades-long cooperative work to produce joint Christian education curriculum. […]

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Newsline for Sept. 6, 2012

Stories include 1) Children’s Disaster Services aids families displaced by Isaac. 2) Workcamp coordinators wrap up their service, review the summer. 3) Reorganized BBT Board focuses on committee work and investments. 4) Bethany Seminary hosts annual Exploring Your Call event. 5) Brethren couple go to Israel and Palestine as accompaniers. 6) Beach retires from leadership of Atlantic Southeast District. 7) Hipps to begin as denomination’s director of Donor Relations. 8) Communities around the globe invited to ‘Pray for Ceasefire’ Sept. 21. 9) Dunker Church Service at Antietam National Battlefield set for Sept. 16. 10) Workcamp ministry announces theme for 2013, new coordinators. 11) Top 10 favorite hymns from ‘Hymnal: A Worship Book.’ 12) Brethren bits. […]

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Brethren Bits for Sept. 6, 2012

This issue of Brethren reviews recent Annual Conference-related meetings, the new resources for the Global Mission Offering in October, upcoming events at various congregations, districts, camps, and colleges, more. […]

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Workcamp Coordinators Wrap Up Their Service, Review the Summer

The Church of the Brethren’s Workcamp Office is simultaneously wrapping up the summer and gearing up for next summer’s events. There were 23 workcamps held this summer: 7 for junior high youth, 13 for senior highs, 1 for young adults, and 2 for intergenerational groups. Attending those camps were approximately 500 people–over 100 advisors and adult participants as well as over 350 youth and young adult participants. At each camp there were also two leaders provided by the Workcamp Office. Out of those leaders, about 33 were volunteers. […]

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