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Newsline for March 23, 2018 (March 23, 2018)

NEWS 1) Leadership Team issues call to Christ-like discourse 2) Denominational ministries experience positive financial results in 2017 3) Office of Peacebuilding and Policy director signs letter on militarization of Middle East 4) Northern Plains District task force issues letter on child sexual abuse prevention UPCOMING EVENTS 5) Junior high students invited to ‘Immerse!’ at Bethany Seminary 6) Brethren bits Read more »

New steering committee of women in ministry is created (March 13, 2018)

A steering committee of eight women in ministry has been called by the Office of Ministry to facilitate programming, projects, and initiatives designed to support and encourage Brethren clergywomen. Read more »

Mission and Ministry Board approves grants, adopts statement on gun violence, holds conversations on race and mission at spring meetings (March 13, 2018)

A large Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) allocation for long-term hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico, a statement on gun violence, Wieand Trust grants to Chicago-area projects, and new names for some denominational ministries were on the agenda of the Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board. The board held spring meetings March 9-12 at the denomination’s General Offices in Elgin, Ill., led by chair Connie Burk Davis and chair-elect Patrick Starkey. Read more »

Comité directivo de ocho mujeres en el ministerio (March 13, 2018)

Un comité directivo de ocho mujeres en el ministerio ha sido llamado por la Oficina del Ministerio para facilitar la programación, los proyectos y las iniciativas diseñadas para apoyar y alentar a las clérigas Hermanas. Read more »

‘Lukewarm No More’ calls for repentance and action on gun violence (March 13, 2018)

The Mission and Ministry Board of the Church of the Brethren adopted a statement on gun violence at its spring meetings held at the denomination’s General Offices in Elgin, Ill., on March 9-12. The statement was initiated by staff of Global Mission and Service, and quotes from the Bible and previous Annual Conference statements in its call to the wider church. Read more »

Discipleship Ministries represents new name, new vision for former Congregational Life Ministries (March 13, 2018)

At the spring meeting of the Mission and Ministry Board, Congregational Life Ministries staff announced a new team name and strategy. Now titled Discipleship Ministries, the team envisions a “people of God, new and renewed, that embodies and articulates their faith.” Along with a new name, staff of Discipleship Ministries also outlined new strategic emphases and a staffing plan to carry out the work. Read more »

Brethren bits for March 13, 2018 (March 13, 2018)

In this issue: Personnel, job opening, Mission Alive webcasts, action alert on Yemen, Lifetime Achievement Award for BHLA archivist, the latest Dunker Punk Podcast, Nobel Peace Prize winner to speak at Bridgewater College, NOAC planning committee meets, and more news by, for, and about Brethren. Read more »

Brethren Press announces summer release for Inglenook Desserts (March 13, 2018)

Brethren Press has announced a summer release date for a new cookbook in the Inglenook series, called “Inglenook Desserts.” “Keep your fork--something sweet is coming!” says the publishing house. Read more »

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