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Touching lives deeply: Reflecting on a workcamp in Haiti (April 2, 2014)

The week of Feb. 1-8, a team of 23 people traveled to Haiti on a short-term mission trip. The trip was arranged and facilitated by New Fairview Church of the Brethren in York, Pa. There were at least five denominations represented. I know of no other experience that touches lives so deeply. Read more »


Brethren mission workers serve alongside Nigerian group aiding refugees (April 2, 2014)

Over the weekend of March 14-16, the Center for Caring, Empowerment, and Peace Initiatives (CCEPI) served 509 refugees around the Headquarters and Kulp Bible College of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN--the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria). CCEPI distributed 4,292 articles of clothing and shoes, 2,000 kilograms of corn, along with buckets and cups. Read more »


Newsline for April 1, 2014 (April 1, 2014)

1) Conferees discuss bridge-building at Pacific Southwest District gathering. 2) Youth have a month to register for National Youth Conference before price goes up. 3) On Earth Peace begins 40th anniversary celebrations, board establishes team for elimination of racism work. 4) Brethren Volunteer Service Unit 304 completes orientation. 5) Donna Kline resigns as director of Deacon Ministries. 6) Brian Solem resigns from communications post with BBT. 7) Carol Berster retires as president of Peter Becker Community. 8) Bridgewater College scholar to speak on John Kline martyrdom. 9) Brethren bits Read more »


Conferees discuss bridge-building at Pacific Southwest District gathering (April 1, 2014)

Brethren from Pacific Southwest District congregations met recently to talk about how to put hands and feet on a unity statement they adopted in 2007. Some 30 Brethren gathered March 28-30 at Principe de Paz Church of the Brethren in Santa Ana, Calif., to talk about how they could be more intentional in their efforts to build bridges across racial, cultural, ethnic, and religious boundaries. Read more »


Brethren bits for April 1, 2014 (April 1, 2014)

This issue remembers Carl Myers and Millie Mundy, shares personnel news from Shenandoah District, notes the 100th anniversary of Carlisle Church of the Brethren, celebrates seagoing cowboys with Pastors for Peace, and offers more news for and about Brethren. Read more »


Carol Berster retires as president of Peter Becker Community (April 1, 2014)

Carol Berster, president/CEO of the Peter Becker Community since February 2006, will be retiring in March 2015. She plans to move to Delaware to be closer to her family. Peter Becker is a Church of the Brethren-related continuing care retirement community in Montgomery County, Pa. Read more »


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