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Newsline for Oct. 22, 2014 (October 22, 2014)

NEWS 1) Mission and Ministry Board approves up to $1.5 million for expanded crisis response in Nigeria, authorizes marketing of Brethren Service Center property 2) ‘Once and Future Mission’ event identifies Anabaptism as resource for post-Christian culture 3) Brethren pastors attend first Latino leaders meeting of Christian Churches Together 4) Global Food Crisis Fund support agriculture in Haiti, Burundi 5) Brethren Volunteer Service Unit 307 begins service PERSONNEL 6) Mandy Garcia resigns from Church of the Brethren donor communications UPCOMING EVENTS 7) Webinar offers faith perspective on Pentagon spending 8) Academic symposium on the book of Job features leading Brethren scholars 9) Brethren bits Read more »


Mission and Ministry Board approves up to $1.5 million for expanded crisis response in Nigeria, authorizes marketing of Brethren Service Center property (October 22, 2014)

At its fall meeting the Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board took a number of significant actions, including approval of up to $1.5 million in funding for a greatly expanded response to the crisis in Nigeria; authorizing marketing of the Brethren Service Center property in New Windsor, Md.; and approval of a budget for denominational ministries in 2015. Chair Becky Ball-Miller led the meeting on Oct. 17-20 at the General Offices in Elgin, Ill. Read more »


Brethren pastors attend first Latino leaders meeting of Christian Churches Together (October 22, 2014)

Please see this report as gratitude for the opportunity to be part of the first Latino meeting organized by Christian Churches Together on Oct. 14-16. I felt humbly privileged by the opportunity to spend time with the directors of Latino Ministry of several denominations, among them: Catholics Pentecostals, American Reformed, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Presbyterian, American Baptist, Disciples of Christ, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, and of course the Church of the Brethren. Read more »


Global Food Crisis Fund supports agriculture in Haiti, Burundi (October 22, 2014)

Recent grants to support agriculture in Haiti and Burundi from the Church of the Brethren’s Global Food Crisis Fund (GFCF) total $40,000. Read more »


Brethren Volunteer Service Unit 307 begins service (October 22, 2014)

Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) Unit 307 has completed its orientation and the volunteers have been placed at their projects. This Fall unit held orientation on Sept. 28-Oct. 17 at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md. The volunteers, their home congregations or hometowns, and project placements follow: Read more »


Mandy Garcia resigns from Church of the Brethren donor communications (October 22, 2014)

Mandy Garcia has resigned as associate director of donor communications for the Church of the Brethren. Her last day in this position will be Nov. 14. Read more »


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