New Church Planting Conference Calls for Development of Hope and Imagination

“Hope, Imagination, Mission”–the theme of the Church of the Brethren new church planting May 19-21 in Richmond, Ind., hosted by Bethany Theological Seminary–prompted a new call to the whole church to develop its imagination and foster a new hope in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Some 100 people participated in worship, keynote presentations, workshops, and a special training track in Spanish. The conference was sponsored by Congregational Life Ministries.
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Annual Conference ‘Witness to the Host City’ Supports Children, Job Readiness

Two local organizations in Greensboro, N.C., will receive support from Conference-goers who attend the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference this summer. The Conference will receive a collection of hygiene items for a project called BackPack Beginnings that supports school children, and a collection of clothing and shoes for the Encore! Boutique Thrift Store and a “Step Up” program for job readiness training.
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Brethren Bits for May 27, 2016

In this issue: Remembering Grady Snyder and Beth Burnette, personnel announcements and job openings, Heifer CEO visits the General Offices, NYAC and the summer workcamp season begin, Bethany Seminary’s president on panel presentation at Princeton, BVS seeks applicants for summer orientation, and news from Brethren congregations, districts, colleges, and more. […]

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On Earth Peace Offers Opportunities to Learn About Kingian Nonviolence, Anti-Racism

On Earth Peace is offering opportunities to learn about Kingian nonviolence and to get involved in anti-racism work. “Kingian Nonviolence is a philosophy and curriculum which applies agape love to relationships and community problems,” explained an announcement. “The approach was developed by David Jehnsen and Bernard Lafayette Jr., who both worked with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s.”
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Newsline for May 27, 2016

NEWS
1) New church planting conference calls for development of hope and imagination
2) Congregational Life Ministries announce interim plan for sharing executive duties
3) Funding is made available for hosting ‘12 Baskets and a Goat,’ among other grants
4) Community gardeners converge in Wisconsin to discuss their work
5) Nigeria Crisis Response continues to meet needs in the face of devastating trauma
6) EYN and CAMPI receive the Michael Sattler Peace Award in Germany

UPCOMING EVENTS
7) Annual Conference ‘Witness to the Host City’ supports children, job readiness
8) Annual Conference Sunday invites Brethren to a joint ‘virtual worship’
9) On Earth Peace offers opportunities to learn about Kingian nonviolence, anti-racism

10) Brethren bits […]

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