Newsline for Oct. 25, 2013

1) Mission and Ministry Board adopts 2014 budget, revision of Ministerial Leadership Polity, recommendation on equitable representation. 2) Getting the best value for your Medicare Part D dollars 3) Webinar on short-term mission trips takes place Nov. 5. 4) Booz, Cassell, and Hosler named as consultants for the next year. PREVIEW OF THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES 10th ASSEMBLY 5) WCC general secretary speaks about hopes for the council’s 10th assembly. 6) Divided Korean peninsula is steeped in decades of pain and sadness. 7) Christian activists pray and fast to protest nuclear dangers in Busan and beyond. 8) Peace Train takes a journey towards reunification of the Koreas. 9) ‘Thursdays in Black’ shows zero tolerance for violence against women. 10) The WCC Assembly by the numbers. 11) Brethren bits […]

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MMB Adopts Budget, Revision of Ministerial Leadership Polity, Recommendation on Equitable Representation

A budget for 2014 and responses to business sent back by Annual Conference–the Ministerial Leadership document and a query on equitable representation–were on the agenda of the Mission and Ministry Board Oct. 18-21. The meeting was chaired by Becky Ball Miller. Also on the agenda were the strategic plan, financial policies, capital proposals, discussion of the Brethren Service Center, celebration of Gather ’Round, the Annual Conference delegate travel stipend, terms of board members, and reports. […]

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Booz, Cassell, and Hosler Named as Consultants for the Next Year

Three people have been named as consultants for various ministry areas of the Church of the Brethren, in an announcement from the human resources department. Donald R. Booz will serve as a consultant to the Office of Ministry; Dana Cassell will continue as contract staff for Ministry Formation; and Jennifer Hosler has been contracted to work on a writing project for Congregational Life Ministries.
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Getting the Best Value for Your Medicare Part D Dollars

Did you know that you might be paying more for your medications than you need to if you have Medicare Part D coverage for your prescription drugs? The Medicare website offers tools to help you choose the best plan for your medication needs during open enrollment, now through Dec. 7. By entering your medications, you can see the annual cost for all the plans in your area. You may be surprised by what you find.
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Brethren Bits for Oct. 25, 2013

In this issue: Remembering Ruth Christ Baugher, a registration deadline for the Clergy Women’s Retreat, Shane Claiborne to speak at Bridgewater (Va.) College, Herb Smith organizes a McPherson (Kan.) College study trip to China, district workshops and conferences, and more. […]

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