Brethren Bits for April 29, 2014

Christian response to waterboarding comment, Warrensburg Church to celebrate its 100th, a Caregiver’s Day in Southern Ohio, Mutual Kumquat asks, ‘Are you still glowing like we are?!’ and much more news by and for Brethren […]

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Nigerian Churches Urge Global Prayer for 230 Missing Girls, Most from EYN

Church of the Brethren leaders in the US are joining Nigeria’s largest church network, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), to call for prayer and fasting for the safe release of hundreds of teenage school girls abducted April 14 from a school in Chibok, Nigeria, by an extremist Islamist terror group. Most of the affected families are part of the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN–Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria). […]

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Revision to Ministerial Leadership Polity Heads up Annual Conference Business Agenda

The business agenda for the Church of the Brethren’s 2014 Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio, on July 2-6 includes proposed revisions to the Ministerial Leadership Polity, along with other returning business items that deal with guidelines for implementing the Congregational Ethics Paper, guidance for responding to the changing of Earth’s climate, a Vision of Ecumenism for the 21st century, and more equitable representation on the Mission and Ministry Board. […]

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Newsline for April 29, 2014

1) Nigerian churches urge global prayer for 230 missing girls, most from EYN. 2) Bethany Seminary to hold commencement. 3) Revision to Ministerial Leadership Polity heads up Annual Conference business agenda. 4) New Annual Conference App designed to aid Conference-goers. 5) Congregations are invited to join in Annual Conference Sunday. 6) National Youth Conference registration fee to increase May 1. 7) May is Older Adult Month: Celebrate the gift of aging. 8) Mission across margins is topic for webinars in May and June. 9) Protests reveal a country’s struggle: A BVSer reports from Bosnia. 10) Brethren bits […]

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