Brethren Bits for June 17, 2015

Corrections to Nigerian Brethren tour schedule, Fahrney-Keedy acting president, Spurgeon Manor seeks development officer, NRCAT letter, Senate acts on torture legislation, BVS events in Maryland, BHLA newsletter, videos from Bethany event, more […]

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Brethren Disaster Ministries Volunteers Help Clean up After Colorado Tornado

On June 4, around 6:30 p.m., an EF3-rated tornado touched down in Berthoud, Colo. The tornado was 200 yards wide with maximum sustained winds of 135-140 miles per hour. It tracked 5 miles during the 13 minutes it was on the ground. On Friday evening volunteers with the Brethren Disaster Ministries rebuilding project site in Greeley, Colo., decided to drive to the area that was struck to see if there was anything we could do to help. […]

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Newsline for June 10, 2015

1) Emergency Disaster Fund grants support Shalom in Burundi, CWS aid to Haitian Dominicans. 2) Interfaith community is built for Nigerians displaced by Boko Haram.
3) EYN teams available to visit churches this summer, choir tour itinerary is updated. 4) ‘Glory of Gardening’ webinar discusses spiritual benefits, wellness brought by gardening. 5) Registration closes soon for Ministers’ Association pre-Conference event. 6) Message from the moderator of Annual Conference 2015. 7) WCC general secretary urges a ‘spirituality of justice and peace’. 8) Brethren bits […]

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Interfaith Community Is Built for Nigerians Displaced by Boko Haram

Children sat watching, under a shady tree. Women in colorful Nigerian dress, carrying babies on their backs, wandered by to greet us. The sound of hammers filled the air at the building site, shortly after I arrived in Nigeria in late March. Men were nailing sheets of metal roofing on the three-room houses that would make up the Gurku Interfaith Camp for families who fled the violence of Boko Haram and lost everything.
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Brethren Bits for June 10, 2015

In this issue: Remembering Kathy Hess, Youth and Young Adult Ministry seeks volunteer, Brethren Disaster Ministries assess needs after Colorado tornado, Brethren leader signs letter about Israel’s plan to forcibly transfer Palestinians from West Bank, EYN president interviewed by Nigerian news, N. Indiana District hosts auction in support of Nigeria Crisis Response, Bill and Betty Hare celebrate 50 years at Camp Emmaus, and more. […]

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EYN Teams Available to Visit Churches This Summer, Choir Tour Itinerary Is Updated

Nigerian Brethren teams will be available to visit churches this summer, in addition to the tour by the EYN Women’s Fellowship (ZME) Choir and the BEST group, according to the EYN Planning Committee. The committee is made up of members of three Pennsylvania congregations–Lancaster, Elizabethtown, and Mountville Churches of the Brethren–and is chaired by former Nigeria mission worker Monroe Good.
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