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Annual Conference ‘Witness to the Host City’ supports children, job readiness (May 27, 2016)

Two local organizations in Greensboro, N.C., will receive support from Conference-goers who attend the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference this summer. The Conference will receive a collection of hygiene items for a project called BackPack Beginnings that supports school children, and a collection of clothing and shoes for the Encore! Boutique Thrift Store and a “Step Up” program for job readiness training. Read more »

Annual Conference Sunday invites Brethren to a joint ‘virtual worship’ (May 27, 2016)

“Join congregations and individuals from around the country as we worship together as one virtual church on Annual Conference Sunday, July 3,” said an invitation from the Conference Office. The 2016 Annual Conference takes place in Greensboro, N.C., on June 29-July 3. Read more »

EYN and CAMPI receive the Michael Sattler Peace Award in Germany (May 27, 2016)

“Now I’m back to my roots!” said pastor Ephraim Kadala of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) as he waded in the Eder River in Schwarzenau, Germany. “This is where we come from!” Read more »

Funding is made available for hosting ‘12 Baskets and a Goat,’ among other grants (May 27, 2016)

New funding has been made available for congregations to host performances of the original play by Ted and Co. Theaterworks that benefits Heifer International, called “12 Baskets and a Goat.” The total allocation of $10,000 comes jointly from the Global Food Crisis Fund (GFCF) and the Office of the General Secretary. Read more »

Nigeria Crisis Response continues to meet needs in the face of devastating trauma (May 27, 2016)

The response to the Nigeria crisis from the Church of the Brethren has been nothing short of spectacular. Over the last 16 months we have been able to provide support for Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) and five NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations). Read more »

New church planting conference calls for development of hope and imagination (May 27, 2016)

“Hope, Imagination, Mission”--the theme of the Church of the Brethren new church planting May 19-21 in Richmond, Ind., hosted by Bethany Theological Seminary--prompted a new call to the whole church to develop its imagination and foster a new hope in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Some 100 people participated in worship, keynote presentations, workshops, and a special training track in Spanish. The conference was sponsored by Congregational Life Ministries. Read more »

Brethren bits for May 27, 2016 (May 27, 2016)

In this issue: Remembering Grady Snyder and Beth Burnette, personnel announcements and job openings, Heifer CEO visits the General Offices, NYAC and the summer workcamp season begin, Bethany Seminary’s president on panel presentation at Princeton, BVS seeks applicants for summer orientation, and news from Brethren congregations, districts, colleges, and more. Read more »

On Earth Peace offers opportunities to learn about Kingian nonviolence, anti-racism (May 27, 2016)

On Earth Peace is offering opportunities to learn about Kingian nonviolence and to get involved in anti-racism work. “Kingian Nonviolence is a philosophy and curriculum which applies agape love to relationships and community problems,” explained an announcement. “The approach was developed by David Jehnsen and Bernard Lafayette Jr., who both worked with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s.” Read more »

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