Brethren Bits for January 23, 2016

In this issue: Remembering Virginia (Ginny) M. Stockton, Steven M. Nolt named senior scholar at Elizabethtown’s Young Center, Brethren Press and MennoMedia seek a project director for Shine, “early bird” registration discount for National Young Adult Conference ends Jan. 31, prayer sought for delegation to South Sudan, BVS highlights project sites on Facebook, worship resources are available for Service Sunday Feb. 7, and much more news about and for Brethren. […]

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Newsline for January 23, 2016

1) Grant of $50,000 will send aid for Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon
2) Yearbook reports denominational membership in 2014, and other statistics
3) New Church of the Brethren Yearbook is available on CD
4) Brethren bits […]

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Brethren Bits for January 15, 2016

In this issue: Remembering Marianne Michael, Brethren Woods hires program directors, Southeastern District seek district executive, Lancaster Church holds 30 years of prayer breakfasts, Nominating Committee meets, BVS announces start of Winter Orientation, Latvian Christians provide resources for Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, and much more. […]

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Brethren Funds Distribute $77,958, Brethren Disaster Ministries Starts New Project in West Virginia

A total of $77,958 has been distributed in recent grants from two funds of the Church of the Brethren, the Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) and the Global Food Crisis Fund (GFCF). The grants provide funding for the completion of a Brethren Disaster Ministries rebuilding project in New Jersey and the start up of a new rebuilding project in West Virginia, as well as a rabbit project in Haiti and assessment of GFCF-sponsored projects in the Africa Great Lakes region. […]

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Church of the Brethren Among 500 Groups Signing Letter in Support of Syrian Refugees

The Church of the Brethren, through action of general secretary Stanley J. Noffsinger and the Office of Public Witness, has signed on to a letter to the US Senate in support of Syrian refugees. The letter also expresses opposition to a piece of legislation being sent to the Senate by the House of Representatives, the “American Security Against Foreign Enemies” (SAFE) Act of 2015 (H.R. 4038). […]

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Newsline for January 15, 2016

1) Brethren funds distribute $77,958, Brethren Disaster Ministries starts new project in West Virginia
2) Church of the Brethren among 500 groups signing letter in support of Syrian refugees
3) Manchester University reaches $1.5 million goal for endowed Peace Studies professorship
RESOURCES:4) ‘Let Us Also Go’ is theme for 2016 Lenten devotional from Brethren Press
5) Brethren bits […]

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