2012 news and Newsline editions
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.
‘Brethren Voices’ is now broadcast across the country(December 12, 2012)
What was meant to be a local community television program informing others about the Church of the Brethren has now taken on a much wider scope. In its 8th year of production, “Brethren Voices,” the community television program of Portland (Ore.) Peace Church of the Brethren, is being broadcast in communities on the East Coast and West Coast and places in between.
Workcamp office highlights ‘We Are Able’ event(December 12, 2012)
The Church of the Brethren’s Workcamp Office is highlighting a special workcamp to take place next summer: the “We Are Able” workcamp for intellectually and physically disabled young adults.
Mission office sends new program volunteers to South Sudan, Nigeria(December 12, 2012)
A new volunteer has begun serving in South Sudan on behalf of the Church of the Brethren, and two new staff soon will arrive in Nigeria. The three are program volunteers for the denomination’s Global Mission and Service office, and will work as seconded staff for Sudanese and Nigerian organizations respectively.
Fund makes grants to start new Brethren disaster project, aid Congolese refugees(December 11, 2012)
Grants from the Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) have been given to start a Brethren Disaster Ministries rebuilding site in southeastern Indiana, and to help a church group aid Congolese refugees fleeing violence.
2012 photo albums