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Inspiration 2017: NOAC by the numbers (September 21, 2017)

Inspiration 2017: National Older Adult Conference (NOAC) brought older adults from across the denomination and across the country together for a week of worship, fellowship, laughter, and learning in early September. From Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 4, through Friday, Sept. 8, the conference was hosted at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center in western North Carolina, in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. Find the onsite coverage of Inspiration 2017 including photo albums, webcasts, daily news sheets, a form to order the NOAC 2017 DVD, and more at . Read more »

Call to prayer for those in the path of Hurricane Maria, and related hurricane relief news (September 21, 2017)

Brethren Disaster Ministries issued a prayer request for those in the path of Hurricane Maria, before the storm hit Puerto Rico. Following are portions of that prayer request: Read more »

Congregational Life Ministries announces Renaissance 2017-2020 (September 20, 2017)

Congregational Life Ministries is committed to empowering every person to make a positive difference in their world through demonstrating the extraordinary God. If we are to be faithful to our commitment to transform the world, we will reach out with an open, genuine hospitality to people wherever they are, inviting and welcoming them as we seek to renew existing congregations, start new faith communities, and inspire faithful discipleship. Read more »

‘Justice Like Water’: Reflecting on a retreat planned for Virlina District (September 20, 2017)

After everything that has happened this summer, it can be hard to believe that just four years ago, we gathered to talk about intercultural ministries as the wider nation was marking the second term of the first Black president and an era often described as “post-racial.” Read more »

Brethren bits for Sept. 20, 2017 (September 20, 2017)

In this issue: Remembering Donna Derr, personnel, job opening, government recognizes Church of the Brethren in Venezuela, BVS Unit 318, CWS kits collected by NOAC volunteers and many more across the denomination, Elizabethtown offers course on Simple Living, Brethren Nutrition Program in Washington, D.C., to close, and more news by, for, and about Brethren. Read more »

Workcamp Ministry announces 2018 theme (September 20, 2017)

The Church of the Brethren Workcamp office is excited to announce the 2018 workcamp theme: “Loving God, Loving People.” The theme is developed from the scripture 1 John 4:19-21 (The Message) which touches on the necessity for loving others in order to truly love God. Read more »

Newsline Special: Update on hurricane response (September 15, 2017)

More CDS teams go to Florida, Brethren Disaster Ministries assesses post-hurricane needs Read more »

How best to help: Advice from Brethren Disaster Ministries (September 9, 2017)

“Financial donations are best,” said a communication from Brethren Disaster Ministries about how best to help aid those affected by the hurricanes. Also needed are donations of Church World Service (CWS) kits and clean-up buckets that are specifically designed to meet the immediate needs of disaster survivors. Read more »

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