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Paul Mundey and Pam Reist top Annual Conference ballot for 2018 (February 6, 2018)

The ballot that will be presented to the 2018 Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren has been released. Topping the ballot are two nominees for Annual Conference moderator-elect: Paul Mundey and Pam Reist. Other offices to be filled by election of the delegate body are positions on the Program and Arrangements Committee, Pastoral Compensation and Benefits Advisory Committee, Mission and Ministry Board, and the boards of Bethany Theological Seminary, Brethren Benefit Trust, and On Earth Peace. Read more »

Global Women’s Project helps EYN women attend Bethany extension courses (February 5, 2018)

The Global Women’s Project (GWP) provided financial help to women members of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) participate in courses at the new Bethany Seminary technology center in Jos, Nigeria. The GWP is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. It is a Church of the Brethren-related nonprofit working for women’s empowerment and economic justice and provides grants to a variety of projects for economic empowerment of women all around the world. Read more »

Forty years of the Global Women’s Project (February 5, 2018)

In July of 1978, Church of the Brethren women gathered at Manchester College in North Manchester, Ind., to share our stories and our concerns as women to live and serve responsibly in the church and in the world. It was a time when as a nation we had just lived through the Vietnam War and the tensions of the civil rights movement, and now it seemed we were moving precariously closer to a nuclear holocaust. Read more »

Newsline for Jan. 26, 2018 (January 26, 2018)

NEWS 1) Brethren from Dominican Republic and Spain start house churches in Europe 2) EDF gives grants to Brethren Disaster Ministries projects 3) GFI grants support gardens and gardeners, aquaponics, feeding program PERSONNEL 4) Amy Gall Ritchie to resign from Bethany Seminary UPCOMING EVENTS 5) Children’s Disaster Services offers spring training workshops 6) SVMC celebrates 25 years, offers continuing education events 7) Ventures in Christian Discipleship offers courses to empower small churches REFLECTION 8) Emergency alert! Being in Hawaii on Jan. 13 9) Brethren bits Read more »

EDF gives grants to Brethren Disaster Ministries projects (January 26, 2018)

Brethren Disaster Ministries has directed grants from the Church of the Brethren’s Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) to the Disaster Recovery Support Initiative and the task of developing new project sites following the 2017 hurricane and fire season. In addition, a grant has been given to assist families displaced by violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Read more »

GFI grants support gardens and gardeners, aquaponics, feeding program (January 26, 2018)

The Global Food Initiative (GFI) of the Church of the Brethren has made several grants in recent months. The grants support a Going to the Garden retreat, an aquaponics system in Haiti, two community gardens in Spain, and a feeding ministry in Mexico. Read more »

Children’s Disaster Services offers spring training workshops (January 26, 2018)

Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) is offering several training workshops for volunteers this spring, in a variety of locations across the country. CDS volunteers work at the invitation of the American Red Cross and FEMA to care for children and families affected by disaster. Find out more about the ministry of CDS and how to become involved at . Read more »

Ventures in Christian Discipleship offers courses to empower small churches (January 26, 2018)

The Ventures in Christian Discipleship initiative hosted at McPherson (Kan.) College offers series of courses aimed at empowering small congregations. The courses offered in coming months cover the topics of “How the Bible Came to Be the Bible,” “Revitalizing Worship Through the Arts,” and “Congregations Nurturing a Culture of Call.” Read more »

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