Brethren Bits for Jan. 21, 2015

In this issue: Bethany Seminary seeks executive for institutional advancement and other job openings, General Offices provides warehouse space for MLK Food Drive, Service Sunday is Feb. 1, Winter Park church celebrates 90 years, Frederick hosts Ken Medema concert, Rais Bhuiyan is Anna Mow lecturer at Bridgewater, and much much more. […]

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GFCF Supports Agriculture in North Korea, Garden Project for Inmates in Brazil, Farmer’s Market in New Orleans

The Global Food Crisis Fund (GFCF) of the Church of the Brethren has announced several recent grants totaling $22,000. A grant of $10,000 supports agricultural education in North Korea via the work of Robert and Linda Shank at PUST university in Pyongyang. A grant of $10,000 supports a Brethren-led gardening project involving prisoners in Brazil. A grant of $2,000 supports the work of Capstone 118 to begin a small farmer’s market in New Orleans, La.
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Brethren Benefit Trust Announces New Client Relations Department and Related Personnel Changes

“Serving the members and organizations of the Church of the Brethren is the directive Brethren Benefit Trust has been given by the Annual Conference,” said BBT president Nevin Dulabaum. “At the forefront of that service are strong relationships with the denomination’s members and organizations. Thus, the creation of a new department that focuses on service, product development, and resources for the benefit of those we serve will help ensure that BBT fulfills its mandate for years to come. This is an exciting new chapter in the life of BBT!”
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Clergy Tax Seminar Is Offered Onsite at Bethany Seminary and Online, Other Upcoming Webinars Address Family Matters and Ministry ‘After Christendom’

The Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership will host a Clergy Tax Seminar on Feb. 23. The seminar is recommended for all pastors and seminary students as well as other church leaders who wish to understand clergy taxes including church treasurers, steward commission chairs, and church board chairs. Attend in person at Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Ind., or online. The schedule includes a morning session from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (eastern) and an afternoon session from 2-4 p.m. (eastern).
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Newsline for Jan. 14, 2015

1) National Council of Churches stands with Muslims in condemning French attack. 2) World Council of Churches expresses shock over killings in Nigeria. 3) A Nigerian’s response to the Baga news. 4) Five years after the earthquake: A ‘God thing’ in Haiti. 5) Congregational Life Ministries makes personnel changes. 6) Brethren Benefit Trust announces new Client Relations department and related personnel changes. 7) Clergy Tax Seminar is offered onsite at Bethany Seminary and online, other upcoming webinars address family matters and ministry ‘after Christendom’. 8) Brethren bits […]

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Brethren Bits for Jan. 14, 2015

Remembering Eleanor Rowe and R. Jan Thompson, celebrations of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Nominating Committee meets, new interns at On Earth Peace, service and learning trip to South Sudan, HIS Way co-hosts Spanish-speaking convocation, “Together for Nigeria” in Michigan, and much more. […]

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