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Polo Growing Project reaches market (November 4, 2014)

The 2014 Polo (Ill.) Growing Project has completed harvest of 40 acres of soybeans with a yield averaging 60 bushels per acre, reports Jim Schmidt, grower and project coordinator. With a portion of the grain contracted for in advance, the sale averaged roughly $11 a bushel, well above the current market price of $8.85 for out-of-the-field transactions. The Polo Growing Project is a joint project of the Dixon, Highland Avenue, and Polo Church of the Brethren congregations in Illinois, and Tinley Park Presbyterian Church. Read more »

Musa Mambula of EYN to speak at Chiques Church of the Brethren about Nigeria persecution (November 4, 2014)

Chiques Church of the Brethren in Manheim, Pa., will host a presentation by Nigerian Brethren leader Musa Mambula on Sunday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. Mambula is a writer, educator, and current National Spiritual Advisor for Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria). He will speak about the persecution of Christians by Boko Haram terrorists in northern Nigeria and the church’s response. The evening will conclude with a time of prayer. Read more »

Brethren bits for Nov. 4, 2014 (November 4, 2014)

Bethany seeks faculty in theological studies, Workcamp Ministry seeks 2016 coordinators, Manchester inaugurates new president, how to get your church online, Anabaptist Response to WWI, and much more. Read more »

Youth and young adult ministries director leads evening webinar on ‘Grieving’ (November 3, 2014)

The first webinar in a series on Christian practices for teens, offered for adult leaders of youth, will be on the topic “Grieving” led by Becky Ullom Naugle, director of the Church of the Brethren Youth and Young Adult Ministry. The webinar is this evening, Nov. 4, at 8 p.m. (eastern time). Read more »

Nigerian Brethren headquarters property overtaken by insurgents (October 29, 2014)

The Nigeria Brethren church headquarters property has been overtaken by Boko Haram extremist insurgents. The news was shared in the early hours of this morning in an e-mail from the staff liaison of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria), who wrote: Read more »

Newsline for Oct. 28, 2014 (October 28, 2014)

UPCOMING EVENTS: 1) Brethren workcamps schedule for 2015 is released 2) Presenters are announced for NOAC 2015 3) Webinar will explore relationship between farm workers and gardens PERSONNEL: 4) Russell Matteson named district executive for Pacific Southwest District 5) Brethren bits Read more »

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