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Brethren bits for Feb. 28, 2020 (February 28, 2020)

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Brethren Disaster Ministries offers resources and recommendations on Coronavirus (February 28, 2020)

Brethren Disaster Ministries is offering resources and recommendations to help Brethren congregations and members better understand the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak and ways to respond. Included are links to trusted websites to visit frequently for updates and suggestions. Contact Brethren Disaster Ministries at 800-451-4407 for more information. Read more »


Garkida attacked by Boko Haram, town was birthplace of EYN in Nigeria (February 28, 2020)

The town of Garkida in northeast Nigeria was attacked by Boko Haram the night of Feb. 21-22. Garkida is considered the birthplace of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN--the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) as the place where the Church of the Brethren was started in Nigeria in 1923. Read more »


Newsline for Feb. 28, 2020 (February 28, 2020)

NEWS 1) Garkida attacked by Boko Haram, town was birthplace of EYN in Nigeria 2) Brethren Faith in Action Fund allocates grants 3) In Haiti the work goes on in spite of increased security obstacles 4) Nursing scholarships aid church members interested in health care careers PERSONNEL 5) Interim team will staff Global Mission office 6) Church formalizes status of workers in China UPCOMING EVENTS 7) Christian music artist Fernando Ortega to perform at Annual Conference 8) Brethren bits Read more »


In Haiti the work goes on in spite of increased security obstacles (February 27, 2020)

Dale Minnich provided the following report to Newsline after returning from a recent trip to Haiti with the Haiti Medical Project. It highlights both concerns stemming from security obstacles in Haiti in recent months, and successes with new aspects of the project’s work: Read more »


Interim team will staff Global Mission office (February 27, 2020)

Norman and Carol Spicher Waggy will begin March 2 as part-time interim directors of Global Mission for the Church of the Brethren. Also working in the Global Mission office on an interim basis is Roxane Hill, who was appointed interim office manager on Feb. 12. Read more »


Nursing scholarships aid church members interested in health care careers (February 27, 2020)

The Church of the Brethren provides scholarships of up to $2,000 for RN and graduate nurse candidates, and up to $1,000 for LPN candidates. These scholarships are awarded to a limited number of applicants each year, made possible by the Health Education and Research Endowment. The nursing scholarships are available to members of the Church of the Brethren enrolled in LPN, RN, or nursing graduate programs. Read more »


Christian music artist Fernando Ortega to perform at Annual Conference (February 27, 2020)

Fernando Ortega, a multi-Dove award winner and singer-songwriter, will be featured at the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference to be held July 1-5 in Grand Rapids, Mich. Ortega will perform a full concert on Wednesday evening, July 1, immediately after the opening worship service. Read more »


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