Newsline for Oct. 25, 2019

“Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;     let the sea roar, and all that fills it;     let the field exult, and everything in it.Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy     before the Lord” (Psalm 96:11-13a). NEWS 1) Mission and Ministry Board approves 2020 budget for denominational ministries2) Office […]

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Office of Peacebuilding and Policy participates in NCC observance, ‘A Day of Remembrance and Lament’

By Alexandra Toms “By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion” (Psalm 137:1, NIV). This year, 2019, marks the 400-year anniversary of the first enslaved African persons being brought to North America. In 1619, a ship carrying the first group of enslaved people from Africa arrived on the shores of […]

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Brethren Volunteer Service Unit 324 completes training

The fall 2019 unit of Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) has completed orientation and its 13 volunteers have begun their work at project sites across the United States, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. Members of BVS Unit 324, their home congregations or hometowns, and their projects sites follow: Emily Bowdle of Denton (Md.) Church of […]

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Brethren bits for Oct. 24, 2019

— The Church of the Brethren seeks a manager for the Office of Global Mission and Service, to fill a fulltime salaried position at the General Offices in Elgin, Ill. This position is responsible for administrative processes assigned by the executive director for areas including Global Mission, Brethren Volunteer Service, and Global Food Initiative. Major responsibilities […]

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Workcamp locations for summer 2020 include Rwanda

“We are so excited to bring you the locations for workcamps summer 2020!” said an announcement from the Church of the Brethren Workcamp Ministry. The announcement urged Brethren of all ages to “explore the possibilities of service.” “Voices for Peace” (Romans 15:1-6) is the theme. In a new venture, Rwanda is the location for an […]

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Brethren bits for Oct. 11, 2019

— Annual Conference seeks nominations for open positions on the ballot in 2020. “You can help shape the future of the church!” said an announcement. “Each member of the Church of the Brethren is invited to recommend possible nominees for the 2020 Annual Conference ballot. As you pray about this, who comes to mind? Whom will the […]

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The gift continues: Puerto Rican Brethren host celebration of Heifer’s 75th anniversary

By Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford, with contributions from Peggy Reiff Miller The 75th anniversary of Heifer International was celebrated Oct. 5, in Castañer, P.R., hosted by Puerto Rico District of the Church of the Brethren, the Castañer congregation, and Castañer Hospital. (For photos of the celebration and other views of Puerto Rico go to www.bluemelon.com/churchofthebrethren/puertoricohostsheifers75thanniversary .) Puerto Rico was […]

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