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Nigerian Brethren headquarters property overtaken by insurgents (October 29, 2014)

The Nigeria Brethren church headquarters property has been overtaken by Boko Haram extremist insurgents. The news was shared in the early hours of this morning in an e-mail from the staff liaison of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria), who wrote: Read more »


Newsline for Oct. 28, 2014 (October 28, 2014)

UPCOMING EVENTS: 1) Brethren workcamps schedule for 2015 is released 2) Presenters are announced for NOAC 2015 3) Webinar will explore relationship between farm workers and gardens PERSONNEL: 4) Russell Matteson named district executive for Pacific Southwest District 5) Brethren bits Read more »


Brethren workcamps schedule for 2015 is released (October 28, 2014)

The Church of the Brethren Workcamp Office has released the workcamp schedule for 2015, which is now available at www.brethren.org/workcamps . The theme for the year, “Side by Side: Imitating Christ’s Humility” is inspired by Philippians 2:1-8. A brochure will be mailed soon to congregations. For questions, contact the Workcamp Office at cobworkcamps@brethren.org . Read more »


Presenters are announced for NOAC 2015 (October 28, 2014)

The major presenters, preachers, and performers at the 2015 National Older Adult Conference (NOAC) have been announced. The event on the theme “then Jesus told them a story...” (Matthew 13:34-35, CEV) is planned for Sept. 7-11 at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center in western North Carolina. Read more »


Webinar will explore relationship between farm workers and gardens (October 28, 2014)

A webinar on the topic “For We Are Co-Workers in God’s Service” is planned for Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. (eastern time) to explore the relationship between farm workers and gardens. Read more »


Russell Matteson named district executive for Pacific Southwest District (October 28, 2014)

Russell L. Matteson has accepted a call to serve Pacific Southwest District as district executive, beginning Jan. 16, 2015. He has 18 years of experience in ministry, currently serving as co-pastor of Modesto (Calif.) Church of the Brethren with his wife, Erin Matteson. Read more »


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