NYC Prayer Day Scheduled for June 22

A day of prayer for this summer’s National Youth Conference (NYC) has been scheduled for Sunday, June 22. Congregations across the country are invited to set aside a special time in their Sunday morning worship services on June 22 to pray for all who will participate in the conference; youth, advisors, and staff. NYC Prayer Day is intended to invite the entire denomination to participate in the experience of NYC and support those who attend.
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Brethren Bits for May 13, 2014

In this issue: Two position openings at BBT, Manchester Church to make concert DVD available, Lost and Found Church makes strides in Big Rapids, Virlina’s World Hunger Walk results, Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center celebrates the Brunk Revivals Exhibit, among more news by and for Brethren. […]

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‘Shine Together’ Guide for Leaders and Teachers Helps Introduce New Curriculum

“Shine Together: The Essential Guide for Leaders and Teachers” is now ready for immediate shipping from Brethren Press. “Shine Together” introduces teachers and leaders to ways to transform Sunday school into a time of nurturing faith and experiencing God’s love. The book not only explains the nuts and bolts of a Shine session but also faith formation, the inclusion of children who learn differently, spiritual practices with children, and more. Shine is the new curriculum from Brethren Press and MennoMedia.
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Newsline for May 13, 2014

1) Children’s Disaster Services begins new collaboration with Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). 2) Church of the Brethren chief executives join CWS at gathering to strengthen ties for work together. 3) Nigerian Brethren continue to suffer attacks, Global Mission and Service sends relief funds. 4) Report on CCEPI visit to Chibok on May 6. 5) A round up of responses to Nigeria’s crisis. 6) #BringBackOurGirls: Righteous, compassionate justice. 7) NYC Prayer Day scheduled for June 22. 8) ‘Shine Together’ guide for leaders and teachers helps introduce new curriculum. 9) Brethren bits […]

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Walking with the Nigerian Church: An Interview with Church of the Brethren General Secretary Stan Noffsinger and Mission Executive Jay Wittmeyer

In this interview conducted last month, shortly after they returned from a trip to Nigeria, Church of the Brethren general secretary Stan Noffsinger and Global Mission and Service executive Jay Wittmeyer spoke with Newsline editor Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford about the trip and the situation of the church in Nigeria. They attended the Majalisa or annual conference at the headquarters of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria), met with EYN leaders and the Brethren mission staff in Nigeria–Carol Smith and Carl and Roxane Hill–and visited the capital city Abuja.
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Conference Moderator Provides Resources for Daily Prayer for Nigeria

Annual Conference moderator Nancy Sollenberger Heishman has written a resource for daily prayer for Nigeria, for the girls abducted from a school in Chibok, and for their families. Titled, “With Anguished Tears and Bold Prayers, May We Be One,” the resource is posted online at www.brethren.org/Nigeriaprayerguides .
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