Dominican Brethren Receive Support for Effort to Naturalize Haitian Members

Brethren Disaster Ministries has directed a grant of up to $8,000 from the Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) supporting the work of Iglesia de los Hermanos (the Church of the Brethren in the Dominican Republic) to assist the naturalization of ethnic Haitians living in the DR. This grant is in addition to funding of $6,500 from the budget of Global Mission and Service, for a total of up to $14,500.
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AME Bishops Issue Alert After Seventh Church Fire Since Charleston Shootings

The African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church bishops have issued an alert after an AME church became the seventh predominantly black church to suffer a fire since the shootings at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., two weeks ago. Through a release issued by the National Council of Churches, the AME Church shared information about an interfaith call to action that its bishops were to issue yesterday in New Orleans, La.
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Brethren Bits for July 2, 2015

In this issue: Correction, Nigerian tour is a big hit, Workcamp Ministry names assistant coordinators for 2015-16, Connie Bohn joins staff at Zigler Hospitality Center, Monica Rice takes on new duties at Bethany Seminary, three job openings at Brethren Disaster Ministries, Southeastern District seeks director for School of Spiritual Learning, 32nd World Hunger Auction, Black Rock VBS gives to Haiti Medical Project, project supports On Earth Peace in honor of Chuck Boyer, and more. […]

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Newsline for July 2, 2015

1) Nigerian Brethren send letter of condolence to Emanuel AME Church. 2) AME bishops issue alert after seventh church fire since Charleston shootings. 3) Brethren Disaster Ministries directs $70,500 in EDF grants to Burundi refugee crisis. 4) Dominican Brethren receive support for effort to naturalize Haitian members. 5) Wenatchee wildfire affects Pacific Northwest Brethren. 6) Mission 21 adopts resolution on Nigeria crisis. 7) Reception at Annual Conference will honor general secretary Stanley J. Noffsinger. 8) Thomas Dowdy to speak at Congregational Life Ministries Dinner. 9) Webinar ‘Healthy Boundaries 201′ meets requirements for ordination review. 10) Brethren bits […]

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Webinar ‘Healthy Boundaries 201′ Meets Requirements for Ordination Review

A webinar from the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership titled “Health Boundaries 201 and Ethics in Ministry Relations Training” will offer ordained ministers another opportunity to complete requirements for ministerial ethics training for the 2015 ordination review. The webcast is scheduled for Aug. 15, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Eastern time), with a break for lunch.
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Reception at Annual Conference Will Honor General Secretary Stanley J. Noffsinger

“You are cordially invited to be our special guest to honor and celebrate 12 years of faithful and excellent service of Stanley J. Noffsinger, general secretary of the Church of the Brethren,” states an invitation from the Mission and Ministry Board to a recognition event during Annual Conference in Tampa, Fla., on the morning of July 14.
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Thomas Dowdy to Speak at Congregational Life Ministries Dinner

There has been a change of the speaker and topic for the Congregational Life Ministries Dinner at the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference in Tampa, Fla. Thomas Dowdy, an African American pastor serving at Imperial Heights Church of the Brethren in Los Angeles, Calif., will speak on the topic “Keeping the Faith, Acting in Faith,”
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