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Office of Public Witness staff connect with visiting Korean church delegation (July 30, 2016)

The National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC) hosted a delegation from the National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) this week to advocate for a permanent peace treaty between North and South Korea. The Church of the Brethren is a member organization of the NCC, and staff of the Office of Public Witness participated in events with the Korean delegation. Delegation members visited with key members of Congress, White House officials, and members of the ecumenical community to discuss prospects for peace. Read more »


Material Resources ships aid to West Virginia, among other work (July 30, 2016)

During the month of July, 480 clean-up buckets and approximately 510 school kits were sent to aid flood relief efforts in West Virginia, shipped by the Church of the Brethren Material Resources program based at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md. The aid was shipped on behalf of International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) in partnership with Church World Service (CWS). Read more »


EDF grants go to refugee resettlement, Burundi refugee crisis, Ecuador earthquake, and more (July 30, 2016)

Brethren Disaster Ministries has directed grants from the Church of the Brethren’s Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) to assist with refugee resettlement in the United States, the Brethren Church of Rwanda response to Burundi refugees, Heifer International’s response to the earthquake in Ecuador, Church World Service (CWS) emergency preparedness and home construction in Haiti, and Proyecto Aldea Global’s work toward emergency preparedness in Honduras. Read more »


BRF annual dinner receives message to ‘Carry the Light into the Workplace’ (July 30, 2016)

The Brethren Revival Fellowship (BRF) held its annual dinner meeting in Greensboro, N.C., on Saturday evening July 2, during the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference. The room was well filled and the sounds of fellowship abounded. Special music shared by the Glory Girls from the area of White Oak Church of the Brethren in Atlantic Northeast District preceded the evening’s message. Read more »


Newsline for July 30, 2016 (July 30, 2016)

NEWS 1) EDF grants go to refugee resettlement, Burundi refugee crisis, Ecuador earthquake, and more 2) Material Resources ships aid to West Virginia, among other work 3) Bethany Seminary re-accreditation visits are scheduled 4) Crisis in Puerto Rico affects wellbeing of islanders, church members 5) Office of Public Witness staff connect with visiting Korean church delegation 6) BRF annual dinner receives message to ‘Carry the Light into the Workplace’ 7) War looms on their borders, but life goes on: A report from Iraqi Kurdistan RESOURCES 8) ‘Ventures’ program aims to serve more congregations with donation-based model 9) Brethren bits Read more »


‘Ventures’ program aims to serve more congregations with donation-based model (July 29, 2016)

Since it started four years ago, the “Ventures in Christian Discipleship” program at McPherson (Kan.) College has focused on providing small church congregations with useful, affordable education. With the course offerings in 2016-17, Ventures is about to become even more affordable and, therefore, even more useful. Read more »


Brethren bits for July 29, 2016 (July 29, 2016)

In this issue: Remembering L. Gene Bucher, personnel and job openings, Youth Peace Travel Team blog, African Great Lakes Batwa Conference, Brethren Academy hosts TRIM/EFSM orientation, 46th Annual Dunker Church Service at Antietam, disaster ministry events in Ohio, “Sing Me High” at CrossRoads, and more. Read more »


Newsline for July 23, 2016  (July 23, 2016)

NEWS 1) Mission and Ministry Board addresses budget concerns, sets stage for new financial campaign 2) Brethren sign on to letter urging steps to mend divisions between communities, law enforcement 3) Mission and service executive joins in meetings at White House, State Department 4) Situation in South Sudan deteriorates, Brethren donate vehicle to relief effort 5) CDS deployments to California, W. Virginia, mark record number so far this year 6) Haiti Medical Project expands to include maternal care, water projects, dispensaries 7) EYN embarks on nationwide ‘Sympathy, Reconciliation, and Encouragement Tour’ PERSONNEL 8) Craig Smith to retire from leadership of Atlantic Northeast District 9) Amy Beery named admissions counselor for Bethany Seminary 10) Brethren bits Read more »


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