Newsline for April 20, 2018

NEWS
1) Mission Alive gathers Brethren around the concept of a global church
2) Global Food Initiative issues grants for community gardens, agriculture initiatives
3) Class of 2018 to graduate from Bethany Seminary
4) Chiques kicks off 150th anniversary with old-time worship service

PERSONNEL
5) Dan McFadden resigns as director of Brethren Volunteer Service

UPCOMING EVENTS
6) Brethren Academy lists upcoming courses

FEATURE
7) Reflections from the National Mall

8) Brethren bits […]

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Brethren bits for April 20, 2018

In this issue: Global Mission executive remembers a warm welcome from new Cuban president Miguel Diaz-Canel, Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) deploys a team to aid families affected by wildfires in Oklahoma, recent meetings at the Church of the Brethren General Offices, Bethany Seminary hosts the Council of District Executives, and more new by, for, and about Brethren. […]

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Brethren Academy lists upcoming courses

The Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership has announced its course offering for the rest of this year and into next, see the following listing. These courses are for everyone, with Training in Ministry (TRIM) and Education for Shared Ministry (EFSM) students receiving 1 unit per course, credentialed clergy earning 2 continuing education units, and others enrolling for their own personal and spiritual enrichment. To register for one of the following courses, go to bethanyseminary.edu/brethren-academy or contact academy@bethanyseminary.edu or 765-983-1824. […]

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Chiques kicks off 150th anniversary with old-time worship service

Chiques Church of the Brethren, located near Manheim, Pa., kicked off its 150th anniversary celebration on Sunday, April 15, with a morning worship service that incorporated practices from earlier years. Men and women sat on separate sides of the sanctuary. Ministers and deacons, dressed in plain white shirts, were seated facing toward the congregation, in order of their call to lifetime office. […]

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Mission Alive gathers Brethren around the concept of a global church

A vision for a global Church of the Brethren was a point of discussion and focus for Mission Alive 2018, a conference for mission-minded church members from across the United States and around the world. The conference was organized by the Global Mission and Service office working with the Mission Advisory Committee, and hosted by Frederick (Md.) Church of the Brethren on April 6-8. […]

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Global Food Initiative issues grants for community gardens, agriculture initiatives

The Global Food Initiative of the Church of the Brethren has given a number of grants in the first few months of 2018 to support community gardening efforts, agriculture initiatives, and other work to support food security in a variety of areas across the globe. Grants have been given to projects in the United States, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Spain. For more information go to www.brethren.org/gfi.
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Newsline for April 7, 2018

NEWS
1) April 4 events mark 50 years since death of Martin Luther King Jr.
2) Compelling Vision Process Team to begin its work
3) ‘Mission Advancement’ is new name for denomination’s Donor Relations
4) EYN celebrates its 95th anniversary

5) Brethren bits […]

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