2013 news and Newsline editions


‘Summertime Children’ re-released to mark 40th anniversary of first NYC theme song
(December 14, 2013)
Church of the Brethren musicians Andy and Terry Murray have announced the release of a CD version of their first recording featuring the first theme song for a National Youth Conference, “Summertime Children.” The song was introduced at NYC in Glorieta, N.M., in 1974. The 40th anniversary of that conference, along with continuing requests for some of the songs, prompted the Murrays to undertake the project, said a release.
Bethany Seminary invites junior high youth to ‘Immerse!’
(December 14, 2013)
Next summer Bethany Seminary’s Institute for Ministry with Youth and Young Adults holds an event for junior high students: Immerse! will bring youth who have completed seventh, eighth, and ninth grades together to share questions, experiences, and ideas about faith. Although Immerse! happens to have the same location and similar date range to the Church of the Brethren National Junior High Conferences, it is a separate, grant-funded program of the seminary. The next National Junior High Conference is being planned for June of 2015.
Brethren bits for Dec. 16, 2013
(December 14, 2013)
In this issue: CPT director Carol Rose announces her retirement, celebration for Georgia Markey’s 25 years in ministry, Brethren Service Center seeks maintenance mechanic, Shine curriculum seeks writers, help spread word about New Inglenook Cookbook, Lititz Church’s 100th anniversary, dates to save in April, and much much more.
Brethren Disaster Ministries opens rebuilding site in New Jersey, Illinois tornado clean up
(December 7, 2013)
At the same time that Brethren Disaster Ministries is closing out project sites following Hurricane Irene in Schoharie and Binghamton, N.Y., the program is opening a new project site in Spotswood, N.J. In other disaster relief news, Illinois and Wisconsin District disaster coordinator Rick Koch has called for volunteers to help in the clean up of tornado destruction in Illinois.
Royer Family Charitable Foundation offers major support to Haiti Medical Project
(December 7, 2013)
The Haiti Medical Project is receiving a major multi-year grant from the Royer Family Charitable Foundation that will enable a doubling of the number of communities in Haiti that are served by mobile clinics. The grant in addition will help the project purchase a truck and will contribute to an endowment fund.
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