Brethren Bits for Oct. 15, 2015

In this issue: Mission and Ministry Board fall meeting, general secretary speaks at Bridgewater Forum for Brethren Studies, materials for Bethany Sunday, On Earth Peace interns, Food Week of Action, Camp Mack celebrates program director, Young Center’s Brethren Heritage Festival, “Come to the Well” Sabbath rest for ministers, prayer for Iraqi Kurdistan, and more. […]

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Newsline for Oct. 9, 2015

1) GFCF supports agriculture in DR Congo and Alaska, nutrition in Roanoke area, BVSer in DC. 2) Alaska and Louisiana: A tale of two tillers. 3) Query focuses on relationship of On Earth Peace to the denomination. 4) Bethany Seminary’s peace essay contest to highlight peacemakers. 5) Manchester University students are pen pals with death-row inmates. 6) NCC laments Umpqua shooting, asks NRA to join in gun violence reduction efforts. 7) Bethany’s Presidential Forum promises to be intriguing event. 8) National Junior High Sunday will be observed on Nov. 1. 9) We are addicted to guns today: A reflection from the president of the NCC. 10) Brethren bits […]

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Brethren Bits for Oct. 8, 2015

In this issue: Positions at Camp Mack and Camp Pine Lake among other job openings, young adult committee sets dates for NYAC 2016, prayer requests for Nigeria and Haiti, Bread for the World Sunday, On Earth Peace Anti-Racism Transformation Team, Children’s Aid Society pictorial history, Elizabethtown College master of education degree to focus on peace education, and more news from churches, districts, camps, and colleges […]

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GFCF Supports Agriculture in DR Congo and Alaska, Nutrition in Roanoke Area, BVSer in DC

The Global Food Crisis Fund (GFCF) of the Church of the Brethren has provided several grants in recent months that support agriculture by a Brethren group in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a gardening project in Alaska, nutrition education and cooking classes for Spanish speaking population living around Roanoke, Va., and the work of a Brethren Volunteer Service worker at the Church of the Brethren Office of Public Witness in Washington, D.C.
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National Junior High Sunday Will Be Observed on Nov. 1

National Junior High Sunday in the Church of the Brethren will be observed on Nov. 1. The 2015 theme is based on James 2:14-17 from “The Message”: “Faith Without Works Is Outrageous Nonsense.” Worship resources and other resources for the special Sunday are made available online and are free to download from www.brethren.org/yya/jr-high-resources.html .
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