‘Grief and Love in the Same Place’: A Communication from the Church of the Brethren General Secretary and the EYN President

“In my grief I saw myself being held…” This quote from Margaret J. Wheatley’s book, “Perseverance,” has been riding in my soul since I returned from Nigeria. The circumstances of the Nigerian conflicts happening around the gathering of the church at the Majalisa provide me with enough incongruence to feel grief and love in the same place. […]

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Brethren Disaster Ministries Directs $175,000 in EDF Grants to the Philippines

The Brethren Disaster Ministries staff are directing three grants totaling $175,000 to rehabilitation and livelihoods work in the Philippines. The grants from the denomination’s Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) follow up on the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in Nov. 2013. The grants will support Heifer International livelihoods work on the island of Leyte, Lutheran World Relief livelihoods work on the islands of Cebu and Leyte, and rehabilitation work by a Filipino nonprofit organization in the coastal community of Tanauan, Leyte.
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Brethren Bits for June 2, 2014

Remembering Harry Gardner, a new intern for the BHLA, job openings with On Earth Peace and BBT, volunteers sought for Zigler Hospitality Center, congregations celebrate anniversaries, meat canning update, camp and retirement community news, and much more. […]

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What Does the Emergent Church Movement Have to Say to Brethren?

What does the Emergent Church movement have to say to us Brethren? The Vineyard Church of Ann Arbor and St. Clare’s Episcopal Church (two very different congregations in Ann Arbor, Mich.) co-sponsored the Blue Ocean Summit, an ecumenical conference, May 15-17. Blue Ocean Faith is an informal network of churches, leaders, and laity who aim to live out vibrant Christian faith in predominantly secular settings, among and with secular-leaning folk.
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A Heart for Bringing Christ: The Hills Speak About Their Time in Nigeria

Newsline interviewed Carl and Roxane Hill shortly after they returned to the United States from a term of service at Kulp Bible College of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN–the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria). The Hills flew back to the US on May 14, in time to attend the church planting conference in Richmond, Ind., where Brethren videographer David Sollenberger taped a series of short interviews; find them at www.brethren.org/partners/nigeria/news.html .Following is the Newsline interview with the Hills: […]

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Newsline for June 2, 2014

1) Brethren Disaster Ministries directs $175,000 in EDF grants to the Philippines. 2) Theme is announced for 2015 National Older Adult Conference. 3) Bethany Seminary offers course at University of La Verne. 4) ‘Grief and love in the same place’: A communication from the Church of the Brethren general secretary and the EYN president. 5) A heart for bringing Christ: The Hills speak about their time in Nigeria. 6) A round up of Nigeria news. 7) What does the Emergent Church movement have to say to Brethren? 8) Brethren bits […]

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