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‘Every single person was just so kind’: BVSers talk about their cross-country bicycle trek (October 14, 2014)

In this Newsline interview, Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) workers Chelsea Goss and Rebekah Maldonado-Nofziger talk about their cross country bicycling adventure “BVS Coast to Coast.” They started off May 1 from the Atlantic coast of Virginia, and completed the trek Aug. 18 on the Pacific coast of Oregon. On the way they visited church communities and friends and family to promote BVS, and participated in three Church of the Brethren conferences. Their major learning? The kindness and caring of the people they met: Read more »


Brethren attend 15th Ordinary Synod of the Church of North India (October 14, 2014)

Church of the Brethren leaders general secretary Stan Noffsinger and mission executive Jay Wittmeyer joined the Church of North India (CNI) at its 15th Ordinary Meeting of the Synod. The triennial event was held Oct. 1- 4 at Sherwood College in the hill station community of Nainital, Uttrakhand, and was build around the theme “Come; Let Us Rebuild...” (Nehemiah 2:17). Read more »


‘Honor God by Honoring Others’ is theme for Junior High Sunday (October 14, 2014)

Churches of the Brethren are encouraged to celebrate Junior High Sunday on Nov. 2. The theme for the 2014 observance of Junior High Sunday is “Honor God by Honoring Others,” based on Matthew 7:12, “In everything do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets.” Read more »


Christian Citizenship Seminar 2015 to focus on immigration (October 14, 2014)

“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it” (Hebrews 13:2). This theme scripture will help guide the Christian Citizenship Seminar for 2015 in a study of US immigration. Read more »


Progressive Brethren Gathering to discuss growth of the ‘not religiously affiliated’ population (October 14, 2014)

“Spiritual but Not Religious: Living Faith in the World Today” is the theme of the 7th annual Progressive Brethren Gathering on Nov 7-9, hosted by Stone Church of the Brethren in Huntingdon, Pa. Read more »


Brethren bits for Oct. 14, 2014 (October 14, 2014)

In this issue: Job openings with BVS and Camp Placid, New Fairview hosts deacon training, Briery Branch restores a house, “Peace and Mental Health,” Fahrney-Keedy’s Autumn Social, CROP events in Bridgewater, blogpost plugs McPherson’s Automotive Restoration Program, and more news by, for, and about Brethren. Read more »


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