Newsline for Dec. 21, 2017

1) Puerto Rico churches continue to develop hurricane response
2) Brethren leaders endorse Christmas letter regarding federal budget
3) Global Mission helps fund repairs to school of theology in India
4) Church of the Brethren Yearbook is published on a USB flash drive card
5) EYN disaster team aids sick Chibok girl

6) NYC 2018 service projects to take place on campus

7) Waiting on the Lord: A reflection from Nigeria

8) Brethren bits […]

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Brethren bits for Dec. 21, 2017

In this issue: Holiday closings, personnel notes, job openings, Annual Conference moderator’s Christmas greeting, update from Children’s Disaster Services, Global Mission prayer requests, Clergy Tax Seminar, plus more news by, for, and about Brethren. […]

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Puerto Rico churches continue to develop hurricane response

Hurricane Maria recovery in Puerto Rico is slow, but there is progress. When a whole island has extensive damage to basic services like electricity, running water, and cellular communication, recovery is difficult and long. Power is returning to more areas, but less than half the residents have power. Cellular service is improving, and church leaders are able to communicate better. […]

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Elizabethtown pastor stands in support of ‘Dreamers’

On Dec. 5 and 6, Greg Davidson Laszakovits, pastor of Elizabethtown (Pa.) Church of the Brethren, and constituent of Senator Pat Toomey, Senator Bob Casey, and Congressman Lloyd Smucker (PA-16), traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet with policy staff in each of these offices to push support for a clean Dream Act. The legislation serves as a means to prevent deportation of 800,000 undocumented youth who came to the United States as children. […]

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