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Newsline for Feb. 25, 2015 (February 25, 2015)

1) IRS issues new ruling regarding Affordable Care Act. 2) Nigerian Brethren leaders visit refugees in Cameroon. 3) Nigerian initiative declares ‘Education Must Continue’. 4) Bethany Seminary recognized for ‘Education That Engages’. 5) Peace churches hold sixth annual gathering in Florida. 6) ‘Together for Nigeria’ event in Michigan raises funds, brings attention to the crisis. 7) Jenn Dorsch begins as director of Brethren Disaster Ministries. 8) Tina Christian to be Gulf Coast coordinator for Children’s Disaster Services. 9) Youth ministry webinar series continues with focus on ‘Life and Time’. 10) Webinar will focus on ‘Reading the Bible after Christendom’. 11) ENGAGE to welcome prospective students to Bethany Seminary. 12) Spring issue of Guide for Biblical Studies seeks the Holy Spirit. 13) Brethren bits. Read more »


Nigerian Brethren leaders visit refugees in Cameroon (February 25, 2015)

Leaders of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) and the manager of the EYN Disaster Team traveled to Cameroon last week to visit and support Nigerian refugees who have fled across the border into the neighboring country. This camp hosts more than 30,000 refugees mainly from Gwoza Local Government Area. Read more »


Spring issue of Guide for Biblical Studies seeks the Holy Spirit (February 25, 2015)

“A Guide for Biblical Studies,” the Brethren Press curriculum for adults, this spring will have a focus on the Holy Spirit. The theme for the quarter--March, April, and May 2015--is “The Spirit Comes.” Read more »


Brethren bits for Feb. 25, 2015 (February 25, 2015)

Remembering Pete Roudebush, Margie Petry, June Kindy; National Youth Cabinet; webinar on Syria and Iraq; jobs at BBT and Timbercrest; Seniors for Peace meet on Nigeria; registration for leadership conference; La Verne Church celebrates 125 and Casa de Modesto 50 years; “Keep Calm and Be a Dunker Punk” with Mutual Kumquat and Ted and Co. Read more »


Webinar will focus on ‘Reading the Bible after Christendom’ (February 25, 2015)

Although regarded as a classic of Western civilization, the contents of the Bible are not well known. Christendom marginalized the teachings of Jesus, resulting in ways of reading scripture alien to the earliest church. Read more »


Jenn Dorsch begins as director of Brethren Disaster Ministries (February 24, 2015)

The Church of the Brethren has hired Jenn Dorsch of Frederick, Md., as director of Brethren Disaster Ministries, beginning February 24, 2015. Most recently she has been part-time interim program assistant in the Brethren Disaster Ministries office at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md., while also working part-time at Frederick (Md.) Church of the Brethren as director of communications. Read more »


Peace churches hold sixth annual gathering in Florida (February 24, 2015)

The sixth annual “Gathering” of the Historic Peace Churches in Florida was held Jan. 31 at Bay Shore Mennonite Church in Sarasota. Organized by the Peace Coordinating Committee of the Historic Peace Churches, the day-long conference featured speakers who pursued their passion for peace in various ways. Read more »


‘Together for Nigeria’ event in Michigan raises funds, brings attention to the crisis (February 24, 2015)

In the fall last year, Tim Joseph conceived the idea of holding a big event at Onekama (Mich.) Church of the Brethren on Jan. 31 as a fundraiser for the Nigeria Crisis Fund. The struggle that the Nigerian Brethren are undergoing right now may be the biggest crisis the Church of the Brethren movement has ever suffered, particularly considering the sheer number of people involved, the number of churches destroyed, the number of deaths. Of course we should do all we can to send aid. Read more »


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