Newsline for Nov. 21, 2017

1) Church of the Brethren workcamps repair church buildings, homes in Puerto Rico
2) Brenda Reish concludes employment at Bethany Seminary
3) South Central Indiana District goes above and beyond in collection for Nigeria, Haiti
4) Illinois and Wisconsin District Conference proclaims good news
5) West Marva District adopts resolution on same-sex marriage.
6) President of EYN meets with Nigeria’s vice president
7) Brethren bits […]

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Brethren bits for Nov. 21, 2017

In this issue: Remembering Julie Mader Hostetter, job opening at CPT, Belita Mitchell and Nancy Sollenberger Heishman experience a Sankofa Journey, UN representative queries the High Commissioner for Human Rights on Nigeria situation, Brethren Academy offers the next Clergy Tax Seminar, variety of news from congregations, CWS Action Alert on the termination of Temporary Protected Status designation for Haiti, and more. […]

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Church of the Brethren workcamps repair church buildings, homes in Puerto Rico

Church of the Brethren volunteers have done repairs to church buildings and homes in Puerto Rico this month. The church buildings receiving repair are connected with Segunda Iglesia Cristo Misionera (Caimito Church of the Brethren) and some nearby homes. Two groups of volunteers, totaling seven people, assisted with the project which received support from Brethren Disaster Ministries. […]

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Illinois and Wisconsin District Conference proclaims good news

The Illinois and Wisconsin District Conference on Nov. 3-4 was held at York Center Church of the Brethren in Lombard, Ill., on the theme, “Don’t Be Afraid, I Bring You Good News” based on Luke 2:10. The conference was capably led by moderator Allegra Hess, a member of the York Center congregation. […]

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‘The Magnificent Story’ is the 2017 Advent devotional from Brethren Press

This year’s Advent devotional booklet published by Brethren Press is titled “The Magnificent Story” and written by James H. Lehman. The Brethren Press devotional series is published twice a year, in anticipation of the Advent and Lenten seasons. The pocket sized paperback booklet is suitable for individual devotions as well as for congregations to give to their members, and costs $3.50 for regular print, or $6.95 for large print. […]

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Newsline for Nov. 10, 2017

NEWS
1) Brethren staff take part in Churches for Middle East Peace delegation meeting with Palestinian president
2) Food distributions in Nigeria continue during ‘lean period’
3) Soybean Value Chain initiative advances in Nigeria

PERSONNEL
4) Debbie Eisenbise concludes work with Congregational Life Ministries

UPCOMING EVENTS
5) Young Adult Conference 2018 will ‘Teach with Your Life’
6) Sixth Brethren World Assembly is set for August in Indiana

RESOURCES
7) ‘The Magnificent Story’ is the 2017 Advent devotional from Brethren Press

8) Brethren bits: Remembrances, personnel, jobs, NYC speakers, Congressional Briefing on Nigeria, BVS Christmas card list, PowerHouse regional youth conference, and more […]

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