‘12 Days of Christmas’: Featuring the Writings of Kenneth I. Morse

This is the first in an occasional Newsline series in the run-up to the 2013 Annual Conference. The 100th anniversary of the birth of poet and hymnwriter Kenneth I. Morse will be remembered when the Conference meets on a theme based on his hymn, “Move in Our Midst.” From now until Annual Conference, Newsline will take a look back at Morse’s work on the editorial staff of “Messenger” magazine during the turbulent 1960s and ’70s, when he made creative contributions to the church that still speak today. Morse wrote the lyrics for this alternative Christmas carol, and a new tune with harmonization by Wilbur Brumbaugh. […]

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Newsline for Dec. 13, 2012

1) Brethren Disaster Ministries celebrates with Pulaski. 2) Fund makes grants to start new Brethren disaster project, aid Congolese refugees. 3) Brethren make efforts to support Nigerians in the face of violence. 4) Nigerian Brethren development center graduates 167 women. 5) Pacific Northwest District announces its new name. 6) New Life Ministries concludes its ministry, passes baton to E3. 7) ‘Brethren Voices’ is now broadcast across the country.
8) Mission office sends new program volunteers to South Sudan, Nigeria. 9) Dranesville holds Peace Service marking anniversary of Civil War battle. 10) Workcamp office highlights ‘We Are Able’ event. 11) Springs of Living Water Academy in Church Renewal launches in 2013.
12) Advent reflection: 75th anniversary of the disappearance of China missionaries. 13) Brethren bits. […]

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Brethren Make Efforts to Support Nigerians in the Face of Violence

Several efforts to support and encourage Nigerian Brethren affected by violence are being made by American Brethren, responding to concern for Nigeria expressed during the Annual Conference in July and to news of continuing incidents of terrorist violence. A season of prayer for Nigeria has been announced by Annual Conference moderator Bob Krouse. […]

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Brethren Bits for Dec. 13, 2012

Brethren bits remembers former denominational staff member and a groundbreaking woman pilot, announces faculty openings at Bethany Seminary along with new writing positions for Brethren and Mennonite curriculum, internship and volunteer opportunities, more disaster response and Advent events, amid lots of Brethren news! […]

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