Disaster staff to visit Puerto Rico, CDS work continues in Texas, prayer requested for DR Congo

Church of the Brethren Newsline September 28, 2017 “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1). Brethren Disaster Ministries is organizing the Church of the Brethren response in Puerto Rico, following Hurricane Maria. The response will include–in the short term–the shipping of a container of disaster relief supplies and a visit […]

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Newsline for Sept. 21, 2017

NEWS
1) Call to prayer for those in the path of Hurricane Maria, and related hurricane relief news
2) Leadership Team statement to the denomination
3) Congregational Life Ministries announces Renaissance 2017-2020 initiative
4) Pre-tax insurance savings are available for some pastors

PERSONNEL
5) Debbie Roberts resigns from Bethany Seminary faculty

UPCOMING EVENTS
6) Workcamp Ministry announces 2018 theme
7) ‘Justice Like Water’: Reflecting on a retreat planned for Virlina District

INSPIRATION 2017: NATIONAL OLDER ADULT CONFERENCE
8) Inspiration 2017: NOAC by the numbers
9) Inspirational quotes from the week at NOAC

10) Brethren bits […]

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Inspiration 2017: NOAC by the numbers

Inspiration 2017: National Older Adult Conference (NOAC) brought older adults from across the denomination and across the country together for a week of worship, fellowship, laughter, and learning in early September. From Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 4, through Friday, Sept. 8, the conference was hosted at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center in western North Carolina, in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. Find the onsite coverage of Inspiration 2017 including photo albums, webcasts, daily news sheets, a form to order the NOAC 2017 DVD, and more at www.brethren.org/news/2017/noac2017 . […]

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Brethren bits for Sept. 20, 2017

In this issue: Remembering Donna Derr, personnel, job opening, government recognizes Church of the Brethren in Venezuela, BVS Unit 318, CWS kits collected by NOAC volunteers and many more across the denomination, Elizabethtown offers course on Simple Living, Brethren Nutrition Program in Washington, D.C., to close, and more news by, for, and about Brethren. […]

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Congregational Life Ministries announces Renaissance 2017-2020

Congregational Life Ministries is committed to empowering every person to make a positive difference in their world through demonstrating the extraordinary God. If we are to be faithful to our commitment to transform the world, we will reach out with an open, genuine hospitality to people wherever they are, inviting and welcoming them as we seek to renew existing congregations, start new faith communities, and inspire faithful discipleship. […]

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