Newsline for Oct. 31, 2012

“And the Word became flesh and lived among us” (John 1:14, NRSV). NEWS 1) Denomination’s ministries to be supported by $8.2 million budget in 2013. 2) Disaster response to Sandy begins, Brethren still without power in some areas. 3) EDF grants support Brethren Disaster Ministries projects in Virginia and Alabama. 4) Global Food Crisis Fund […]

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Brethren Press Publishes New Bible Study, DVD Resources

Brethren Press has published a number of new resources including the DVD “What Holds Brethren Together,” the 2012 Yearbook for the Church of the Brethren on CD, and the winter quarter of “A Guide for Biblical Studies” on the theme “Jesus Is Lord.” Also new and free to each congregation is a DVD of the Annual Report of Church of the Brethren ministries, videotaped at the 2012 Annual Conference. A shipping and handling fee will be added to the listed price. Order by calling 800-441-3712 or go to www.brethrenpress.com . […]

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Denomination’s Ministries to Be Supported by $8.2 Million Budget in 2013

A budget exceeding $8.2 million has been set for the Church of the Brethren’s denominational ministries in 2013. The budget was approved by the Mission and Ministry Board in meetings Oct. 18-21 at the General Offices in Elgin, Ill. Also on the agenda were financial updates to date for this year, including giving to the church’s ministries and communications with donors. Ben Barlow chaired the meetings, in which decisions were made by consensus. […]

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Workcamp Office Alerts Parents of Junior Highs to New Requirement

As the Church of the Brethren Workcamp office prepares for registration opening on Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. (central), the staff would like junior high youth and their parents and advisors to be aware of a new privacy policy that is being put in place. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) requires any website to get parental permission before collecting personal information from children online. […]

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Brethren Disaster Ministries Monitors Storm and Calls for Prayer, Children’s Disaster Services Volunteers on Alert

“CDS is busy,” reports Judy Bezon. As the storm called “Sandy” assaults the East Coast, Children’s Disaster Services has put volunteers on alert and Brethren Disaster Ministries staff are calling for prayer as they monitor the situation. Prayer is requested for all affected by the storm, as it threatens the US after causing damage in a number of Caribbean nations including Haiti–where four Brethren families lost homes–as well as the Dominican Republic and Cuba. […]

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