International Guests to Be Welcomed at the 2014 Annual Conference

A number of international guests are to be welcomed at this year’s Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren, which takes places July 2-6 in Columbus, Ohio. Guests are expected from Nigeria, Brazil, and India. Global Mission and Service workers also will be attending from Nigeria, South Sudan, Haiti, and Honduras. […]

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NYC Theme Song Is Released, Available Online

“There are only 25 days until the opening worship service at NYC 2014, and we have big news!” reports the National Youth Conference office. “The NYC theme song has been released today!” The 2014 theme song was written by Brethren songwriter and musician Seth Hendricks, and was recorded last month by the NYC worship band at Andy Murray’s studio in Huntingdon, Pa. Download it from the NYC homepage: www.brethren.org/NYC .
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Rebecca Dali to Visit and Speak at Several Places in the US in July

Rebecca Dali, a leading member of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria), will visit and speak at several venues in the United States in July, including the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio, on July 2-6. Also providing presentations on Nigeria are Carl and Roxane Hill. […]

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Newsline for June 25, 2014

1) Situation in Nigeria is ‘awful,’ EYN continues effort to aid Chibok parents and refugees. 2) Rebecca Dali to visit and speak at several places in the US in July. 3) CWS international situation report: Nigeria displacement crisis. 4) NYC theme song is released, available online. 5) Observance of 150th anniversary of John Kline’s death. 6) Tour canceled for National Youth Orchestra of Iraq. 7) International guests to be welcomed at the 2014 Annual Conference. 8) Congregations are invited to bring cards for Nigeria to Annual Conference. 9) James Risser to serve as director of Brethren Disaster Ministries. 10) Brethren bits […]

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Tour Canceled for National Youth Orchestra of Iraq

The United States tour of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq has been canceled because of the instability and violence happening in that nation. This announcement was received through the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra, which was to host the Iraqi group in what would have been its American debut. […]

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Brethren Bits for June 25, 2014

In this issue: Youth Peace Travel Team blogs, On Earth Peace personnel and interns, bear sighting at Pine Crest, “Tears and Ashes” bus tour, peace retreat at Camp Bethel, churches advance peace on Korean peninsula, Heeding God’s Call needs volunteers, and more. […]

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