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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 »


Brethren bits for Jan. 26, 2018 (January 26, 2018)

In this issue: Remembering Roger Forry, Owen Stultz, and Claude Hess; QSEHRA extended to February; prayers of thanksgiving for the rescue of a Chibok girl; Mission Alive 2018; a Seminar on Christian Minority Communities; Lindsay (New Harvest) Church of the Brethren closes; and more news by, for, and about Brethren. Read more »


Brethren from Dominican Republic and Spain start house churches in Europe (January 26, 2018)

In the 1990s, a wave of Dominicans began leaving their home country to look for a better life in Spain. Members of Iglesia de los Hermanos (the Church of the Brethren in the Dominican Republic) were among them. In time they established the Church of the Brethren in Spain and continue to plant new fellowships across the country. 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 »


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 »


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 »


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