2015 news and Newsline editions

Newsline for Dec. 22, 2015 (December 22, 2015)

NEWS 1) Queries address same-sex marriage, On Earth Peace, life together in the church, Creation care 2) District terminates ordination of pastor who performed same-sex marriage 3) EYN president Samuel Dali addresses Nigerian nation in Christmas message 4) EYN choir tour proves ‘phenomenally successful’ 5) BBT Board increases benevolent grant levels 6) Pacific Southwest District Conference meets on the theme of ‘Justice’ 7) New Ventures session offer opportunity for story of grief, healing 8) Brethren bits Read more »


Brethren bits for Dec. 22, 2015 (December 22, 2015)

In this issue: Church of the Brethren districts seek executive ministers, Children’s Aid Society seeks executive director, job opening in Brethren Press customer service, workcamp registration opens online Jan. 7, prayer requested for nation of Burundi, Dominican Republic pastors hold retreat, Waterford Church of the Brethren closes, and more news by, for, and about Brethren. Read more »


New Ventures session offer opportunity for story of grief, healing (December 22, 2015)

The newest offering in the Ventures sessions hosted at McPherson (Kan.) College comes up on Jan. 16, titled “The Road We Travel...a Journey Shared.” Deb and Dale Ziegler will share about their journey of loss, grief, and healing since September 2012 when their 19-year-old son--a college student at McPherson--was killed while riding his bicycle. Read more »


Pacific Southwest District Conference meets on the theme of ‘Justice’  (December 22, 2015)

Brethren from Arizona and California gathered the second weekend of November for the 52nd District Conference of the Pacific Southwest District in La Verne, Calif. Eric Bishop was this year’s moderator, choosing the theme of “Justice: Called to Be Just Christians” from Matthew 5 and 25. Read more »


BBT Board increases benevolent grant levels (December 22, 2015)

Pastors and church workers within the Church of the Brethren who are in severe financial need could soon qualify for a little more assistance. Read more »


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