Newsline for Jan. 26, 2018

NEWS
1) Brethren from Dominican Republic and Spain start house churches in Europe
2) EDF gives grants to Brethren Disaster Ministries projects
3) GFI grants support gardens and gardeners, aquaponics, feeding program

PERSONNEL
4) Amy Gall Ritchie to resign from Bethany Seminary

UPCOMING EVENTS
5) Children’s Disaster Services offers spring training workshops
6) SVMC celebrates 25 years, offers continuing education events
7) Ventures in Christian Discipleship offers courses to empower small churches

REFLECTION
8) Emergency alert! Being in Hawaii on Jan. 13

9) Brethren bits […]

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Brethren bits for Jan. 26, 2018

In this issue: Remembering Roger Forry, Owen Stultz, and Claude Hess; QSEHRA extended to February; prayers of thanksgiving for the rescue of a Chibok girl; Mission Alive 2018; a Seminar on Christian Minority Communities; Lindsay (New Harvest) Church of the Brethren closes; and more news by, for, and about Brethren. […]

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SVMC celebrates 25 years, offers continuing education events

The Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center (SVMC) is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018. “To commemorate this milestone, we will be sharing devotions on the 25th day of each month,” said an announcement. The first devotion is written by the center’s executive director Donna Rhodes. In related news, SVMC is publicizing several upcoming continuing education events. […]

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EDF gives grants to Brethren Disaster Ministries projects

Brethren Disaster Ministries has directed grants from the Church of the Brethren’s Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) to the Disaster Recovery Support Initiative and the task of developing new project sites following the 2017 hurricane and fire season. In addition, a grant has been given to assist families displaced by violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Brethren from Dominican Republic and Spain start house churches in Europe

In the 1990s, a wave of Dominicans began leaving their home country to look for a better life in Spain. Members of Iglesia de los Hermanos (the Church of the Brethren in the Dominican Republic) were among them. In time they established the Church of the Brethren in Spain and continue to plant new fellowships across the country. […]

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Children’s Disaster Services offers spring training workshops

Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) is offering several training workshops for volunteers this spring, in a variety of locations across the country. CDS volunteers work at the invitation of the American Red Cross and FEMA to care for children and families affected by disaster. Find out more about the ministry of CDS and how to become involved at www.brethren.org/cds. […]

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Brethren bits for Jan. 14, 2017

In this issue: Remembering Wayne Geisert, Elsie Hall, Ann Burger, and Marylee Lang, plus personnel announcements and job openings, ordinations in Haiti–including the first woman ordained in Eglise des Freres d’Haiti, plans for Roundtable, and more. […]

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Newsline for Jan. 13, 2018

Church of the Brethren Newsline January 13, 2018 NEWS 1) Ending of temporary protected status affects Haitian Brethren and their churches 2) Nigeria Crisis Response celebrates work and achievements in 2017 3) Building dedication marks beginning of classes in EYN-Bethany partnership 4) EYN commissions multi-million Naira project with Bethany Seminary 5) Brethren Microfinance Bank Board of Directors […]

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