Interfaith Vigil at University of La Verne Responds to Hate Letter

An interfaith vigil held at the University of La Verne (ULV), a Church of the Brethren-related school in southern California, in collaboration with the Inland Valley Interfaith Network. The vigil was held after an anonymous threatening letter was received at the Islamic Center of Claremont, Calif., one of several such hate letters that have been sent to mosques and Islamic centers.
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Brethren Bits for December 3, 2016

In this issue: Remembering Ferne Baldwin and Barbara McFadden, On Earth Peace internship opportunities, update of the Manual of Organization and Polity, Healthy Boundaries 101 webcast, registration opens for Christian Citizenship Seminar 2017, distributions of food in Haiti, and much more news by, for, and about Brethren. […]

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Newsline for December 3, 2016

NEWS
1) Annual Conference moderator shares Bible study for December
2) EDF grants are directed to aid refugees from Syria, Burundi
3) Global Food Initiative supports agricultural work in Haiti, garden projects in US
4) Brethren complete Nigeria workcamp
5) Interfaith vigil at University of La Verne responds to hate letter

RESOURCES
6) Brethren Press carries new study resources for Advent, Winter quarter

7) Brethren bits […]

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Brethren Complete Nigeria Workcamp

With blue and yellow t-shirts marking the occasion, a group of Brethren from the United States joined Nigerian counterparts in a workcamp with the motto, “Come Let Us Rebuild.” The workcamp was sponsored by the Brethren Evangelical Support Trust (BEST) and Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria). Nine American Brethren led by Global Mission and Service executive director Jay Wittmeyer traveled to Nigeria for a two-week church construction project from Nov. 7-18.
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Brethren Press Carries New Study Resources for Advent, Winter Quarter

Several new study resources for the Advent season and the Winter curriculum quarter are now available from Brethren Press. The new resources include “Unwrapping the Gift of Advent” in the Vital Ministry Journey study series; the Winter quarter of the Shine curriculum exploring the life and ministry of Jesus as told in the Gospel of Matthew; a new Believers Church Bible Commentary on Philippians.
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