Newsline for May 30, 2020

“My soul melts away for sorrow” (Psalm 119:28a). NEWS 1) National Day of Mourning and Lament on Monday, June 1, is a joint effort of faith leaders and mayors2) Workcamp Ministry will offer seven weeks of virtual workcamps3) Global Food Initiative grants support community gardens, agriculture in Haiti and Ecuador4) Financial support is encouraged for […]

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Newsline for May 22, 2020

“Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty’” (John 6:35). NEWS 1) Continued engagement around the compelling vision is planned2) Brethren Academy celebrates students who have completed their ministry training3) Brethren Disaster Ministries shares updates on […]

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Newsline for May 16, 2020

“God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good” (Genesis 1:31a). NEWS 1) Thirteen graduates earn Bethany degrees PERSONNEL 2) Michigan District announces new district executive team UPCOMING EVENTS 3) ‘Best Practices for Online Worship’ is topic for upcoming webinar4) Webinar addresses ‘Brethren Distinctives in Church Planting’5) Moderator’s Town Hall on […]

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Newsline for May 9, 2020

“For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, so that by steadfastness and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope” (Romans 15:4). NEWS 1) Denominational board amends BFIA grant guidelines to help churches and camps2) Emergency Disaster Fund grant supports COVID-19 efforts in Nigeria3) Sunday worship under lock […]

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Newsline for May 1, 2020

“So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all, and especially for those of the family of faith” (Galatians 6:10). NEWS 1) Church of the Brethren distributes $500,000 to Brethren retirement communities2) Many complex new challenges face our senior living communities 3) Children’s Disaster Services to provide individual Kit of […]

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Newsline for April 25, 2020

“But ask the animals, and they will teach you;the birds of the air, and they will tell you;ask the plants of the earth, and they will teach you.”–Job 12:7-8a NEWS 1) EDF grants available to congregations and districts for humanitarian relief in their communities2) Brethren Disaster Ministries rebuilding sites are suspended for weekly volunteers3) Unprecedented […]

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Newsline for April 18, 2020

“Lift up your hands to the holy place, and bless the Lord” (Psalm 134:2). NEWS 1) Zoom call yields creative ideas for this year’s National Youth Sunday2) Churches for Middle East Peace affirms global cease fire movement PERSONNEL 3) Shawn Flory Replogle begins interim role with organizational resources for the Church of the Brethren UPCOMING […]

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Newsline for April 11, 2020

“But as for you, be brave and don’t lose heart” (2 Chronicles 15:7a). NEWS 1) Southern Ohio/Kentucky District hosted Mission and Ministry Board meeting in mid-March2) Material Resources sends shipments of face shields and masks3) Disaster grants go to continuing hurricane response and COVID-19 response4) GFI grants go to agriculture projects in Nigeria, Rwanda, Guatemala, […]

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Newsline Special: General Secretary calls church to prayer and fasting, Office of Ministry coordinates love feast service to be streamed live

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult. There is a river whose streams make glad the city […]

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Newsline for March 28, 2020

“On either side of the river is the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, producing its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations” (Revelation 22:2). NEWS 1) Church World Service closes kit depots, affects Material Resources ministry 2) Brethren Disaster Ministries extends suspension […]

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