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Global Food Initiative gives grants to agriculture-related projects in Spain, Nigeria, East Africa, the US (January 17, 2019)

The Global Food Initiative (GFI) of the Church of the Brethren has made several grants in the last two months. The grants support long-term hurricane recovery for farmers in Puerto Rico, church-related community garden projects in the US and in Spain, an orchard in Nigeria, a refrigeration project of Lybrook Community Ministries in New Mexico, and Brethren participation in an ECHO East Africa Symposium. Find out more at . Read more »

Summer workcamp registration is open for jr. and sr. high youth and young adults (January 17, 2019)

Church of the Brethren summer workcamps are offered for junior high and senior high youth and young adults. This year’s theme is “Grow” (2 Peter 1:5-8). Read more »

Youth and young adult events include CCS, National Jr. High Conference, Young Adult Conference (January 17, 2019)

A number of events are offered in 2019 for youth and young adults in the Church of the Brethren: Christian Citizenship Seminar (CCS) on April 27-May 2, Young Adult Conference on May 24-26, and National Junior High Conference on June 14-16. Read more »

BBT president signs on to letter from denominational benefit plans (January 16, 2019)

The president of Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT), Nevin Dulabaum, has signed on to a letter to Congressional leaders sent by chief executive officers of denominational benefit plans. The November letter expressed concern about two separate sections of the Internal Revenue Code, one with potential to restrict participation in church retirement income account plans, and the other to potentially impose a tax on church parking lots. Read more »

Nigerian Brethren host the Fellowship of Christian Churches in Nigeria (January 15, 2019)

Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) has hosted the 64th annual assembly of TEKAN at EYN headquarters in Kwarhi, Nigeria. TEKAN stands for the Fellowship of Christian Churches in Nigeria and includes 15 primarily Hausa-speaking denominations, making it the largest Christian ecumenical body in Nigeria. Read more »

Outdoor Ministries board members offer innovative retreat (January 15, 2019)

An innovative weekend retreat is offered this spring by board members of the Church of the Brethren Outdoor Ministries Association (OMA). Randall Westfall and Jonathan Stauffer are leading “Cultivating a Verdant Faith” at Camp Emmaus in Mount Morris, Ill., on March 8-10. Read more »

‘You Deserve Love’ project addresses prisoners and Congress (December 20, 2018)

A preschooler is sending a message to Capitol Hill and death row--“You deserve love no matter what.” Read more »

Michigan and West Marva Districts call interim executives (December 20, 2018)

Michigan District has called Edward “Ike” Porter to serve as interim district executive minister beginning Jan. 1, 2019. West Marva has called John Ballinger to serve as interim district executive minister beginning Jan. 14. Read more »

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