2013 news and Newsline editions


Newsline for Dec. 7, 2013
(December 7, 2013)
1) Royer Family Charitable Foundation offers major support to Haiti Medical Project, 2) Brethren Disaster Ministries opens rebuilding site in New Jersey, Illinois tornado clean up, 3) Ministry Office offers information on clergy housing ruling, BBT involved in appeal through the Church Alliance, 4) Seminary receives Lilly Endowment grant to improve economic well-being of future ministers, 5) Crop breeding success in North Korea, 6) Powerhouse 2013 gathers youth from the midwest region, 7) ‘Pioneering in a Global Context’ webinar set for Dec. 11, 8) Gather ’Round staff complete employment with Brethren Press and MennoMedia, 9) Michigan, Atlantic Southeast Districts announce staffing changes, 10) Reflecting on the anniversary of Newtown, 11) Brethren bits
Ministry Office offers information on clergy housing ruling, BBT involved in appeal through the Church Alliance
(December 7, 2013)
On Nov. 22, a judge of the US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin ruled that the housing allowance that is made available to clergy by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is unconstitutional. The decision has no immediate impact because it is not yet effective, and the ruling is on hold until all appeals are exhausted.
Brethren bits for Dec. 6, 2013
(December 6, 2013)
In this issue: Remembering former missionary Rolland Smith, NCC hires general secretary/president, Leininger retires from Camp Mack, Workcamp Ministry seeks assistant coordinator for 2015, Ministry Summer Service applications, congregations host live nativities, candlelight dinners at the John Kline Homestead, and much much more.
Michigan, Atlantic Southeast Districts announce staffing changes
(December 6, 2013)
Nathan (Nate) Polzin has been called to serve as district executive minister for Michigan District, and Héctor Pérez-Borges has announced his plans to retire as associate executive for Atlantic Southeast District, in staffing changes for Church of the Brethren districts.
Reflecting on the anniversary of Newtown
(December 6, 2013)
Dec. 14 marks the one-year anniversary of the deadly mass shooting that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Conn. As we take time to reflect on the anniversary of this terrible loss of life, Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence has organized a letter signed by over 50 national religious leaders, including Church of the Brethren general secretary Stan Noffsinger. Below is an excerpt from the letter that will be released to the public and sent to every member of Congress on Monday, Dec. 9.
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