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Michigan District approves motion from churches wanting to form new district (August 31, 2017)

Michigan District Conference has approved a motion from seven congregations seeking to leave the district and form a new district of the Church of the Brethren in the state. The 50 delegates voted 37 to 10 in favor of the motion after many hours of discussion over two days. The separating group must now be in conversation with the Annual Conference officers in order for the proposal to move forward. Read more »

Brethren bits for Aug. 31, 2017 (August 31, 2017)

Personnel, job openings, Chibok girls baptized, stories requested for ‘Inglenook Desserts,’ ‘Justice Like Water–Examining Racism,’ Peace Day 2017, and much more Read more »

Children’s Disaster Services deploys teams to three cities in Texas (August 31, 2017)

Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) is now deploying teams of volunteers to aid children and families in shelters in three Texas cities: San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas. “We have 24 people as of today and another 30 will be arriving over the next week to replace those teams,” reported CDS staff. Read more »

Moderator invites denomination to online ‘townhall meetings’ (August 30, 2017)

Annual Conference moderator Samuel K. Sarpiya is issuing an invitation to Brethren across the denomination to join in online “townhall meetings” that he plans to hold once a month beginning Sept. 28. The online “townhalls” will explore the theme for the 2018 Annual Conference, “Living Parables.” Read more »

Children’s Disaster Services aids families affected by Harvey (August 28, 2017)

Twelve volunteers with Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) traveled to San Antonio on Sunday, Aug. 27, to serve children and families in Red Cross shelters. The families are among those who were evacuated or voluntarily left the area of southeast Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey and the torrential rain that has caused severe flooding. Read more »

Brethren bits for Aug. 17, 2017 (August 17, 2017)

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Support and sponsorship grows for ‘Inspiration 2017'  (August 17, 2017)

This is the 25th anniversary year (and 14th gathering) of the National Older Adult Conference (NOAC), and we are especially grateful for the sponsorship and leadership of denominational agencies, Fellowship of Brethren Homes communities, and other nonprofits who have an opportunity to share their mission with the conference participants. Read more »

Newsline for Aug. 17 2017 (August 17, 2017)

NEWS 1) Shenandoah District shares prayerful reflection following Charlottesville 2) Many Brethren across the country gather, pray, speak about Charlottesville PERSONNEL 3) Nancy S. Heishman named director of the Office of Ministry UPCOMING EVENTS 4) Support and sponsorship grows for ‘Inspiration 2017' 5) Events at ‘Inspiration 2017' (NOAC) to be live streamed 6) Brethren bits Read more »

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