‘A Trying Moment in Nigeria’: An EYN Leader Tallies Deaths and Churches Lost to Violence

The following tally of deaths, burned churches, and loss of property among members of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN–the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) provides a stark picture of the suffering of Nigerian Brethren since the extremist Islamist sect Boko Haram began terrorist operations in northern Nigeria around 2009. […]

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Alert Regarding Fraudulent E-Mail

A fraudulent e-mail has been sent to some Brethren using a fake Hotmail account and the name of Jay Wittmeyer, Global Mission and Service executive director, claiming to ask for funds for the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria. This e-mail is not from Jay Wittmeyer and not from the Church of the Brethren. […]

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More Nigerian Brethren Die in Violent Attacks, US Workcampers Return Home Safely

More Nigerian Brethren have died in violent attacks on churches of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN–the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria). The LCC Samunaka church on the outskirts of the city of Mubi was attacked twice in four days, first on Feb. 1 and again on Feb. 4. At least 15 people were killed in the attacks, including eight members of the congregation. Two visitors from the US church were in Mubi on the day of the first attack on the Samunaka church. […]

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Brethren Bits for Feb. 7, 2013

This issue of Brethren bits notes: new staff for Donor Relations and Camp Pine Lake, Lent resources, Calvary Church helps celebrate preacher’s 96th, “Brethren Voices” comes all the way from Japan! Also: presidents of Brethren-related colleges sign gun control letter, major new peace prize for children and youth, and more news for and from the Church of the Brethren. […]

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Newsline for Feb. 7, 2013

1) Christian Churches Together urges fundamental immigration reform.
2) Committee to study ecumenism in the 21st century.
3) Health care tax credit can help churches and organizations.
4) Nursing scholarships are available through the Church of the Brethren.
5) Kostlevy to direct Brethren Historical Library and Archives.
6) Youth Peace Travel Team named for 2013.
7) Brethren Press offers new resources for the spring and summer.
8) Signs of the seasons: Lent.
9) Founding pastor’s family reflects on 99 years with Arcadia Church.
10) Brethren bits. […]

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Brethren Press Offers New Resources for the Spring and Summer

Brethren Press is offering a number of new resources for Christian education and curriculum options for congregations to use this spring and summer. Among the new resources, a Vacation Bible School curriculum titled “Breathe It In: God Gives Life,” an outdoor ministries resource “Inside Out,” a new spring quarter of “A Guide for Biblical Studies,” a summer quarter of Gather ’Round on the theme “God’s Good Creation” suitable for multi-age groups, and a new Covenant Bible Study on 1 John. All of these resources may be ordered from Brethren Press by calling 800-441-3712 or ordering online at www.brethrenpress.com .
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