Brethren Bits for February 27, 2016

In this issue: SVMC personnel announcement, job openings at SVMC and the Church of the Brethren General Offices, BRF group serves in Haiti, theology session at 2016 Ecumenical Advocacy Days, Ventures features Dawn Ottoni-Wilhelm, Mutual Kumquat concert at Beavercreek Church benefits Nigerian family, Roundtable registration is open, spring candlelight dinners at John Kline Homestead, and more news by, for, and about Brethren. […]

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Newsline for February 27, 2016

NEWS
1) Christian Churches Together holds 10th annual convocation
2) Office of Public Witness urges reduction of military spending in 2017 federal budget
3) Congregational Life Ministries and ADNet extend agreement to work together
4) CCEPI graduates first set of orphans and widows in skill acquisition

PERSONNEL
5) Ronald Beachley to retire from leadership of W. Pennsylvania District

UPCOMING EVENTS
6) Bethany Seminary holds second annual young adult event

7) Brethren bits […]

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Congregational Life Ministries and ADNet Extend Agreement to Work Together

In January 2016, Anabaptist Disabilities Network (ADNet) and the Church of the Brethren Congregational Life Ministries extended an agreement to work together to advocate for persons with disabilities in the church. Since 2014, the Church of the Brethren has had a representative serving on the ADNet board of directors and has worked in cooperation with ADNet’s mission to “support Anabaptist congregations, families, and persons touched by disabilities to nurture inclusive communities.”
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Newsline for February 20, 2016

NEWS
1) Brethren leaders attend 25th Asamblea in Dominican Republic
2) Congregations are sought for Heifer fundraising
3) Churches invited to take part in Bread for the World’s Offering of Letters

NIGERIA SPECIAL SECTION
4) Nigeria Crisis Response co-directors visit unstable areas of northeast Nigeria
5) Seeds and farming supplies are next step for Nigeria Crisis Response
6) Reflections on a distribution of relief good by CCEPI in Nigeria
7) Lamps represent gifts shared between Brethren on two continents
8) Simple hand-sewn dolls and stuffed toys needed for Nigeria
9) ‘We can recreate a new and better tomorrow’: An address by the EYN president

10) Brethren bits […]

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