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Newsline for Nov. 25, 2014 (November 25, 2014)

1) Brethren Disaster Ministries surpasses goal of Sandy recovery grant from Red Cross 2) EYN Compassion Fund has distributed more than $200,000 to aid Nigerian Brethren 3) Musa Mambula speaking tour to extend into mid-January 4) Global Food Crisis Fund grant supports agriculture training in east Africa RESOURCES 5) Advent worship resources are online for the 2014 Advent offering 6) Brethren bits Read more »


Brethren Disaster Ministries surpasses goal of Sandy recovery grant from Red Cross (November 25, 2014)

A Hurricane Sandy recovery grant that Brethren Disaster Ministries was awarded last year from the American Red Cross (ARC) provided the financial backing needed to expand Brethren Disaster Ministries’ efforts in New Jersey from one project in Toms River to a second project based in Spotswood. Read more »


EYN Compassion Fund has distributed more than $200,000 to aid Nigerian Brethren (November 25, 2014)

Since a special appeal for the Nigeria crisis at the 2014 Annual Conference in early July, giving to the EYN Compassion Fund topped $168,459, according to the Church of the Brethren finance office. That amount is in addition to the $120,210.45 collected in the first half of this year. Read more »


Musa Mambula speaking tour to extend into mid-January (November 25, 2014)

Nigerian Brethren church leader Musa Mambula has begun a speaking tour in the Pennsylvania area, giving presentations at a variety of Church of the Brethren congregations. His list of speaking engagements extends through December and into January. His presentations focus on the persecution of Christians by Boko Haram terrorists in northern Nigeria and the church’s response. Read more »


Global Food Crisis Fund grant supports agriculture training in east Africa (November 25, 2014)

An allocation of $4,300 from the Global Food Crisis Fund (GFCF) has been given to support the attendance of six people at an agriculture training event in Kenya. The training is being provided by Care of Creation, Kenya (CCK), a former GFCF grant recipient. Read more »


Advent worship resources are online for the 2014 Advent offering (November 25, 2014)

This quote from an invocation prayer written by Tim Harvey for the 2014 Advent offering in the Church of the Brethren provides a sample of the free Advent worship materials that are now available online. Read more »


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