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Pastoral letter and call to prayer for Egypt
Statement by the Patriarchs and Heads of Churches on Egypt
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Stanley J. Noffsinger
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Revision to Ministerial Leadership Polity heads up Annual Conference business agenda
(April 29, 2014)
The business agenda for the Church of the Brethren’s 2014 Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio, on July 2-6 includes proposed revisions to the Ministerial Leadership Polity, along with other returning business items that deal with guidelines for implementing the Congregational Ethics Paper, guidance for responding to the changing of Earth’s climate, a Vision of Ecumenism for the 21st century, and more equitable representation on the Mission and Ministry Board.
Church of the Brethren Benefit Trust supports Church Alliance filing of Amicus Brief in clergy housing exclusion case
(April 22, 2014)
The Church Alliance--a coalition of the chief executive officers of 38 denominational benefit programs including Church of the Brethren Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT)--has filed an amicus curiae brief in the Seventh Circuit US Court of Appeals (Chicago) in the case challenging the constitutionality of the clergy housing exclusion under Section 107(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (Code).
General secretary, mission and service executive visit with Brethren in Nigeria
(April 15, 2014)
Church of the Brethren general secretary Stanley J. Noffsinger has visited Nigeria for the Majalisa or annual meeting of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN--the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria), with Global Mission and Service executive Jay Wittmeyer. Noffsinger wrote this e-mail report April 14 from the capital city of Abuja on the last day of the trip.
Denomination receives insurance dividend, Brethren Mutual Aid named a top agency by Brotherhood Mutual
(March 18, 2014)
The Church of the Brethren denomination has received a large insurance dividend of $174,984 from Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company, through its Partnership Group Program. Brethren Mutual Aid is the sponsoring agency for the program, which rewards the claims experience of the congregations, camps, and districts that make up the group along with the denominational organization.
Good giving and investment report, Brethren Service Center discussion, board development work highlight Mission and Ministry Board meeting
(March 18, 2014)
A good giving and investment report for 2013, discussion of the Brethren Service Center, and several hours of board development work marked the spring meeting of the Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board. The meeting March 14-17 at the denomination’s General Offices in Elgin, Ill., was led by board chair Becky Ball-Miller.