Disaster Grants Go to South Sudan, Honduras

Brethren Disaster Ministries has directed grants from the church’s Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) to the needs of people displaced by armed conflict in South Sudan, and to people threatened by food insecurity after Honduras declared a state of national emergency due to a disease affecting the coffee harvest.
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Carrie Eikler to Serve as TRIM and EFSM Coordinator

Carrie Eikler has been named half-time coordinator of the Training in Ministry (TRIM) and Education for Shared Ministry (EFSM) programs at the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership. She will begin her duties on Feb. 1. The academy is a ministry training partnership of the Church of the Brethren and Bethany Theological Seminary.
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Brethren in the News

Snippets of news featuring Brethren members and congregations across the country, with links to read the full news articles and obituaries online. […]

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Joint Representative for Syria to Deliver Urgent Call from Churches to Geneva 2 Talks

With the Geneva 2 talks on Syria scheduled for Jan. 22, some 30 church leaders from Syria and around the world gathered a week ahead of time at the headquarters of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Geneva, Switzerland, and called for substantial action be taken at the talks to end the armed conflict. Church of the Brethren general secretary Stan Noffsinger was one of the American church leaders who participated.
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Brethren Bits for Jan. 17, 2014

Heifer CEO visits Brethren in Puerto Rico, MLK Day celebrations and events, archival internship, opening for part-time project director at Bethany Seminary, BVS orientation, and more. […]

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Newsline for Jan. 17, 2014

1) Joint representative for Syria to deliver urgent call from churches to Geneva 2 talks. 2) Brethren Disaster Ministries staff to evaluate state of response to Typhoon Haiyan. 3) COMS meeting brings together leaders of Anabaptist denominations. 4) Service Sunday 2014 will focus on serving God by serving all. 5) Youth ministry webinar series continues with event on Jan. 21. 6) Nigerian Brethren hold Christmas celebrations despite the threat of violence. 7) Brethren bits […]

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Youth Ministry Webinar Series Continues with Event on Jan. 21

“Call and Gifts Discernment,” is the third webinar of a series on ministry with youth and young adults. It will be offered on Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. central time (8 p.m. eastern). It will be led by Bekah Houff, Bethany Seminary’s coordinator of Outreach Programs for the Institute for Ministry with Youth and Young Adults.
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