Speakers, Worship, and Music Leadership Announced for 2015 Annual Conference

The preachers and the worship and music leadership for next year’s Church of the Brethren Annual Conference has been announced by the Conference Office. The 2015 Conference will return to a Saturday-through-Wednesday schedule on July 11-15, in Tampa, Fla. Moderator David Steele will lead the Conference on the theme “Abide in My Love…and Bear Fruit” (John 15:9-17). Find his reflection on the theme at www.brethren.org/ac/2015/theme.html .
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Brethren Bits for Sept. 16, 2014

New staff in Northern Plains, Mission Offering, Bethany Sunday, CDS trainings in Hawaii, churches and mosques raise funds and prayer for Nigerian Brethren, Adult Bible School (ABS?) in Southern Ohio, continuing ed on Job, and more […]

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Peace Day Events Are Planned by Church of the Brethren and Other Groups

Church of the Brethren congregations and other groups in many different communities are planning worship services, witnesses, prayer vigils, and even theater performances to celebrate the International Day of Prayer for Peace on Sunday, Sept. 21. A Peace Day campaign by On Earth Peace helps connect the Church of the Brethren and others to the annual event, offers resources, and collects an online listing of events and groups that are participating. Here are just a few of the Peace Day events in the works: […]

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Newsline for Sept. 16, 2014

NEWS: 1) Peace Day events are planned by Church of the Brethren and other groups
2) Praying and worshiping in the spirit of Pentecost on Peace Day
3) Speakers, worship, and music leadership announced for 2015 Annual Conference
4) Nigerian Christians say ‘We are on the run’: An interview with EYN president Samuel Dali
5) Haiti Medical Project attains 30-month milestone, Lancaster church raises more than $100,000, Brethren World Mission continues support
6) Annual BRF unit of Brethren Volunteer Service begins a year of service
7) Bethany Seminary engages youth in thinking about faith and call
8) Life goes on under a shadow in Iraqi Kurdistan
FEATURE: 9) Laminating with a BA: Learning how to make a life in Brethren Volunteer Service
10) Brethren bits […]

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Haiti Medical Project Attains 30-Month Milestone, Lancaster Church Raises More Than $100,000, Brethren World Mission Continues Support

The Haiti Medical Project attained a 30-month milestone this summer in June, reports Dale Minnich who serves as a volunteer fundraiser for the project. Also this summer, Lancaster (Pa.) Church of the Brethren surpassed its fundraising goal of $100,000 to raise an actual amount of $103,700, reported by Lancaster member Otto Schaudel.
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Global Mission and Service, BDM Provide Emergency Aid to Nigerian Brethren as EYN Denominational Staff Flee Insurgent Advance

In scattered reports received piecemeal by e-mail, text, and Facebook since the weekend, it appears that most if not all the denominational staff of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) and their families have left the EYN headquarters as Boko Haram insurgents advance on the area.
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Brethren Bits for Sept. 9, 2014

In this issue: Correction, remembrance for Von James, jobs at the NCC and Southeastern District, “Brethren hospitality rocks” say Nigeria mission workers, date for intercultural gathering in Atlantic Northeast, Engage Visit Day at Bethany Seminary, Antelope Park’s 125th, Renacer events in Roanoke, Frederick’s L.I.F.T. weekend, Peace and Mental Health, Interfaith Summit on Climate Change, and more. […]

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