2012 news and Newsline editions


Newsline for Dec. 13, 2012
(December 13, 2012)
1) Brethren Disaster Ministries celebrates with Pulaski. 2) Fund makes grants to start new Brethren disaster project, aid Congolese refugees. 3) Brethren make efforts to support Nigerians in the face of violence. 4) Nigerian Brethren development center graduates 167 women. 5) Pacific Northwest District announces its new name. 6) New Life Ministries concludes its ministry, passes baton to E3. 7) ‘Brethren Voices’ is now broadcast across the country. 8) Mission office sends new program volunteers to South Sudan, Nigeria. 9) Dranesville holds Peace Service marking anniversary of Civil War battle. 10) Workcamp office highlights ‘We Are Able’ event. 11) Springs of Living Water Academy in Church Renewal launches in 2013. 12) Advent reflection: 75th anniversary of the disappearance of China missionaries. 13) Brethren bits.
Brethren make efforts to support Nigerians in the face of violence
(December 13, 2012)
Several efforts to support and encourage Nigerian Brethren affected by violence are being made by American Brethren, responding to concern for Nigeria expressed during the Annual Conference in July and to news of continuing incidents of terrorist violence. A season of prayer for Nigeria has been announced by Annual Conference moderator Bob Krouse.
Brethren bits for Dec. 13, 2012
(December 13, 2012)
Brethren bits remembers former denominational staff member and a groundbreaking woman pilot, announces faculty openings at Bethany Seminary along with new writing positions for Brethren and Mennonite curriculum, internship and volunteer opportunities, more disaster response and Advent events, amid lots of Brethren news!
Dranesville holds Peace Service marking anniversary of Civil War battle
(December 13, 2012)
At the start of the Civil War, Union and Confederate troops met at Dranesville, Va., in a short, bloody battle that left more than 50 dead and 200 wounded. Today, part of the battlefield belongs to Dranesville Church of the Brethren. On Dec. 16, at 7 p.m., the congregation will gather to remember the battle and pray for peace.
Advent reflection: 75th anniversary of the disappearance of China missionaries
(December 12, 2012)
On Dec. 2, 1937, Minneva Neher was serving as a Church of the Brethren missionary in China, along with Alva and Mary Harsh. That day, 75 years ago, she and the Harshes were called to come outside the compound to provide assistance for someone in need. They were never heard from again.
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