Brethren Disaster Ministries Directs $50,000 in Grants to Refugee and Migrant Crisis

Brethren Disaster Ministries staff have directed $50,000 from the Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) to support ecumenical partners who are serving people affected by the refugee and migrant crisis. Other recent EDF grants include the allocation of $30,000 to continue the Brethren Disaster Ministries rebuilding project in Spotswood, N.J.
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Strengthening Our Core: A Letter from the Mission and Ministry Board Chair

I used to be a cross country runner (emphasis on “used to be”). Cross country always has been a fairly simple sport with the object to run far and run fast, or at least faster than members of other teams. During my years of running, the training was also simple: we were supposed to log a certain number of miles each week of the summer (emphasis on “supposed to”), adding up to hundreds of miles before the season even began. The way to train for long races, it seemed, was to run even longer in practice.
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Brethren Bits for Sept. 25, 2015

In this issue: Remembrances, an update from CDS volunteers in northern California, prayers for the reopening of EYN’s Bible college and a secondary school in Kwarhi, Nigeria, personnel notes, job openings, a new Ice Bucket Challenge from Denver Brethren, congregations in the news, more than $250,000 raised by Southern Pennsylvania District, and much more. […]

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Church of the Brethren Volunteer Honored by EYN

The leadership of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) conducted a get-together fellowship in honor of Jim Mitchell, one of the three Church of the Brethren volunteers completing terms of service with the Nigeria Crisis Response. Mitchell had been in Nigeria for three months, where he participated in different events at various regions.
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Newsline for Sept. 25, 2015

1) Brethren Disaster Ministries directs $50,000 in grants to refugee and migrant crisis; 2) Global Food Crisis Fund allocates money to evaluate work in Haiti; 3) Haitian Brethren hold march in Port-au-Prince to mark Peace Day 2015; 4) Church of the Brethren volunteer honored by Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria; 5) Youth explore faith and call at Bethany Seminary; 6) Brethren Academy announces upcoming courses for fall, winter, spring; 7) Workcamp Ministry celebrates 2015 season, announces theme for 2016; 8) Strengthening our core: A letter from the Mission and Ministry Board chair; 9) Church vitality: Nurturing the strong heartbeat of God within us; 10) Brethren bits […]

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