Nigerian Brethren President Inaugurates EYN 100th Anniversary Committee

Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) was founded by the American Church of the Brethren in 1923 at Garkida, Nigeria, where it had its 75th anniversary in 1998. EYN president Joel S. Billi has inaugurated a 13-member committee for a 100 Years Anniversary of EYN-Church of the Brethren in Nigeria. This is coming less than one month after he assumed office as the EYN president, and is coming from a decision of the EYN National Executive Committee at its meeting held on April 12.
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Lengthy Court Case over Church Property in LA Draws to a Close

A lengthy court case over church property in Los Angeles, Calif., is finally drawing to a close. This was one of two cases in recent years that have involved the Church of the Brethren denomination in local and district struggles over ownership of church buildings and property. In each case, a congregation decided to leave the Church of the Brethren but continued to claim ownership of church buildings and property, in contradiction to denominational polity.
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Newsline for June 4, 2016

NEWS
1) Lengthy court case over church property in Los Angeles draws to a close
2) Bethany Theological Seminary announces its class of 2016 graduates
3) National Young Adult Conference seeks to create harmony
4) Children’s Disaster Services deploys to Houston, again, following flooding

UPCOMING EVENTS
5) Nigerian Brethren president Joel S. Billi inaugurates EYN 100th anniversary committee

6) Brethren bits […]

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Brethren Bits for June 4, 2016

In this issue: Remembrance, personnel, On Earth Peace openings for development director and for interim coordinator of Ministry of Reconciliation, MSS interns begin orientation, Brethren Disaster Ministries chosen for nomination to receive Rebate for Mission funds from Everence Federal Credit Union, New Community Project featured in “Brethren Voices,” and more. […]

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CDS Deploys to Houston, Again, Following Flooding

“The Houston team is in a shelter where people are taken to after being rescued,” reported Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) associate director Kathy Fry-Miller. CDS has deployed a team of volunteers to Houston, Texas, for the second time since April in response to severe flooding.
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