2014 news and Newsline editions

Newsline for Dec. 22, 2014 (December 22, 2014)

NEWS 1) Brethren Disaster Relief Auction gives half million dollars for Nigeria relief 2) Brethren Disaster Ministries leader returns from trip to Nigeria, reports on EYN progress in midst of crisis 3) US and Cuban councils of churches issue joint statement UPCOMING EVENTS: 4) Webinar series takes a look at ‘family matters’ 5) Brethren bits Read more »


Brethren Disaster Relief Auction gives half million dollars for Nigeria relief (December 22, 2014)

After a special request for support of the Nigeria Crisis Response, the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction board has allocated $500,000 to the Church of the Brethren Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) which is administered by Brethren Disaster Ministries. This is the auction’s largest grant ever to the EDF and the disaster relief work of the Church of the Brethren. Read more »


Brethren Disaster Ministries leader returns from trip to Nigeria, reports on EYN progress in midst of crisis (December 22, 2014)

How can we find ways to find hope in this crisis in Nigeria? The core leadership of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) is safely settling into temporary homes and establishing an annex or temporary headquarters for the church. In our many meetings with EYN leadership the challenge is clearly daunting, but we found time to laugh and rejoice in God. Read more »


US and Cuban councils of churches issue joint statement (December 22, 2014)

In the wake of last Wednesday’s announcement of President Obama’s intentions to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba, which would end a half century political stand off between the two nations, the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC) and the Cuban Council of Churches issued a joint statement expressing “great joy and celebration.” Following is the full statement, as published in a press release from the NCC: Read more »


Webinar series takes a look at ‘family matters’ (December 22, 2014)

A webinar series titled “Family Matters” is offered by the Church of the Brethren Congregational Life Ministries and partners in the United Kingdom. Although the initial webinar in the series has already taken place, “Family Matters” webinars will continue in 2015 with one offered each month from January through May. Read more »


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2014 photo albums

Nigeria Crisis Relief
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Photos of displaced people and relief efforts in Nigeria taken by David Sollenberger in Nov. 2014, during a reporting trip for Brethren Disaster Ministries and Global Mission and Service
Living Love Feast
Living Love Feast album cover image
Bethany Seminary Forum 2014
Haiti trip 2014
Haiti trip 2014 album cover image
Mission Advisory Committee trip to Haiti 2014
Clergy Women's Retreat 2014
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Clergy Women's Retreat 2014
Beyond Hunger
Beyond Hunger album cover image
Heifer's 70th at Camp Mack


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