Brethren Bits for April 1, 2014

This issue remembers Carl Myers and Millie Mundy, shares personnel news from Shenandoah District, notes the 100th anniversary of Carlisle Church of the Brethren, celebrates seagoing cowboys with Pastors for Peace, and offers more news for and about Brethren. […]

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Newsline for April 1, 2014

1) Conferees discuss bridge-building at Pacific Southwest District gathering. 2) Youth have a month to register for National Youth Conference before price goes up. 3) On Earth Peace begins 40th anniversary celebrations, board establishes team for elimination of racism work. 4) Brethren Volunteer Service Unit 304 completes orientation.
5) Donna Kline resigns as director of Deacon Ministries. 6) Brian Solem resigns from communications post with BBT. 7) Carol Berster retires as president of Peter Becker Community. 8) Bridgewater College scholar to speak on John Kline martyrdom. 9) Brethren bits […]

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We Continue the Mission of the Church: A Report from Falfurrias, Texas

Falfurrias (Texas) Church of the Brethren is one of the congregations receiving support from the Global Food Crisis Fund and the Office of Public Witness through the “Going to the Garden” initiative that gives grants for community gardens. Recently, church members reported to GFCF manager Jeff Boshart how the church’s mission is continuing. The following is excerpted from a lengthier report:
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Conferees Discuss Bridge-Building at Pacific Southwest District Gathering

Brethren from Pacific Southwest District congregations met recently to talk about how to put hands and feet on a unity statement they adopted in 2007. Some 30 Brethren gathered March 28-30 at Principe de Paz Church of the Brethren in Santa Ana, Calif., to talk about how they could be more intentional in their efforts to build bridges across racial, cultural, ethnic, and religious boundaries.
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