2013 news and Newsline editions


Church World Service issues update on Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts
(November 14, 2013)
Church World Service (CWS) has issued an update on relief efforts following Typhoon Haiyan, which has devastated parts of the Philippines and also hit Vietnam. CWS is one of the ecumenical partners with which Brethren Disaster Ministries works to aid survivors of disasters.
World Hunger Auction completes its 30th year
(November 14, 2013)
The 30th World Hunger Auction, sponsored by a number of Churches of the Brethren in Franklin County and Roanoke, Va., was held in August. Beginning with one congregation in 1984, the auction has grown steadily to a point that 10 congregations currently are involved.
Great Multitude Symposium considers the intercultural vision of church
(November 14, 2013)
The 50 participants at the “Great Multitude Symposium” Oct. 25-27 in Virlina District ranged from retired pastors to young adults. They traveled from California, and just a few miles down the mountain from the conference center. They spoke Hausa, German, Spanish, and English.
Progressive Brethren Gathering to be webcast live this weekend
(November 13, 2013)
The Progressive Brethren Gathering happening this weekend, Nov. 15-17, in Fort Wayne, Ind., will be webcast live at both www.progressivebrethren.org and www.livingstreamcob.org .
Brethren Disaster Ministries challenges church to raise $500,000 for Typhoon Haiyan response
(November 11, 2013)
Please pause for a moment and pray for all impacted by the widespread devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and Vietnam. With extensive loss of life and destruction, our prayers are desperately needed for all who are left homeless, all who lost loved ones, and all whose lives have been terribly disrupted.
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