Support and sponsorship grows for ‘Inspiration 2017′

This is the 25th anniversary year (and 14th gathering) of the National Older Adult Conference (NOAC), and we are especially grateful for the sponsorship and leadership of denominational agencies, Fellowship of Brethren Homes communities, and other nonprofits who have an opportunity to share their mission with the conference participants. […]

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Events at “Inspiration 2017″ (NOAC) to be live streamed

“Inspiration 2017″ will be the first National Older Adult Conference to be live-streamed on the Internet. All keynote addresses, worship services, afternoon programs, and daily Bible studies will be available to view live online through a partnership with Enten and Mary Eller and Living Stream Church of the Brethren. This is especially important for conference “alumni/ae” who are no longer able to travel to the conference location in Lake Junaluska, N.C., and who long to be part of the NOAC community. […]

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Newsline for Aug. 17 2017

NEWS
1) Shenandoah District shares prayerful reflection following Charlottesville
2) Many Brethren across the country gather, pray, speak about Charlottesville

PERSONNEL
3) Nancy S. Heishman named director of the Office of Ministry

UPCOMING EVENTS
4) Support and sponsorship grows for ‘Inspiration 2017′
5) Events at ‘Inspiration 2017′ (NOAC) to be live streamed

6) Brethren bits […]

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Brethren clergywoman shares about Charlottesville experience

“It was extremely grim and sobering to be face-to-face with such hatred and racism–and more so because of what seemed almost an inevitability about the clash between white supremacists and others,” said Kim McDowell, pastor of University Park Brethren and Baptist Church in Hyattsville, Md. She was one of the clergy who provided a presence in Charlottesville, Va., during the white supremacist rally on Saturday. She was not aware of other Church of the Brethren clergy who may have been present. […]

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Newsline for Aug. 5, 2017

NEWS
1) Brethren Academy launches EFSM program in Spanish
2) La Academia Hermanos lanza el programa de EPMC
3) New urban ministry experience is offered by Bethany Seminary
4) Minister’s manual project will not continue
5) UN holds hearing on Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons

PERSONNEL
6) William Wenger to serve as executive minister for Western Pennsylvania District

UPCOMING EVENTS
7) Children’s Disaster Services offers volunteer training workshops
8) SVMC offers continuing education on Christology and ministry with older and younger people
9) Annual Dunker Church Service will be 47th held at Antietam
10) Springs initiative offers new class designed for laity

11) Brethren bits […]

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Brethren bits for Aug. 5, 2017

In this issue: Updated remembrance for Florence Daté Smith, personnel notes and job openings, Rebecca Dali honored by United Nations, Nigerian Brethren report Boko Haram attacks, Material Resources shipments, Brethren Volunteer Service newsletter, and more news by, for, and about Brethren. […]

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