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Webinar on urban mission offered under title ‘Telling the Truth and Shaming the Devil’ (September 18, 2014)

“Telling the Truth and Shaming the Devil: A Postcolonial Take on Urban Mission in the 21st Century,” is the title of an Oct. 9 webinar jointly sponsored by the Church of the Brethren, Baptist Mission Society, Baptists Together, Bristol Baptist College, and Urban Expression UK. Read more »


Newsline for Sept. 16, 2014 (September 16, 2014)

NEWS: 1) Peace Day events are planned by Church of the Brethren and other groups 2) Praying and worshiping in the spirit of Pentecost on Peace Day 3) Speakers, worship, and music leadership announced for 2015 Annual Conference 4) Nigerian Christians say ‘We are on the run’: An interview with EYN president Samuel Dali 5) Haiti Medical Project attains 30-month milestone, Lancaster church raises more than $100,000, Brethren World Mission continues support 6) Annual BRF unit of Brethren Volunteer Service begins a year of service 7) Bethany Seminary engages youth in thinking about faith and call 8) Life goes on under a shadow in Iraqi Kurdistan FEATURE: 9) Laminating with a BA: Learning how to make a life in Brethren Volunteer Service 10) Brethren bits Read more »


Peace Day events are planned by Church of the Brethren and other groups (September 16, 2014)

Church of the Brethren congregations and other groups in many different communities are planning worship services, witnesses, prayer vigils, and even theater performances to celebrate the International Day of Prayer for Peace on Sunday, Sept. 21. A Peace Day campaign by On Earth Peace helps connect the Church of the Brethren and others to the annual event, offers resources, and collects an online listing of events and groups that are participating. Here are just a few of the Peace Day events in the works: Read more »


Speakers, worship, and music leadership announced for 2015 Annual Conference (September 16, 2014)

The preachers and the worship and music leadership for next year’s Church of the Brethren Annual Conference has been announced by the Conference Office. The 2015 Conference will return to a Saturday-through-Wednesday schedule on July 11-15, in Tampa, Fla. Moderator David Steele will lead the Conference on the theme “Abide in My Love...and Bear Fruit” (John 15:9-17). Find his reflection on the theme at www.brethren.org/ac/2015/theme.html . Read more »


Haiti Medical Project attains 30-month milestone, Lancaster church raises more than $100,000, Brethren World Mission continues support (September 16, 2014)

The Haiti Medical Project attained a 30-month milestone this summer in June, reports Dale Minnich who serves as a volunteer fundraiser for the project. Also this summer, Lancaster (Pa.) Church of the Brethren surpassed its fundraising goal of $100,000 to raise an actual amount of $103,700, reported by Lancaster member Otto Schaudel. Read more »


Laminating with a BA: Learning how to make a life in Brethren Volunteer Service (September 16, 2014)

It was Thursday morning, four days into my first week at Highland Park Elementary School, and I was sitting on the floor in the office cutting out still more newly laminated classroom decorations for the teachers. The principal turned to me and said, “After you’re done with that, I have a terribly mundane and tedious job for you.” Read more »


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