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Newsline for June 10, 2015 (June 10, 2015)

1) Emergency Disaster Fund grants support Shalom in Burundi, CWS aid to Haitian Dominicans. 2) Interfaith community is built for Nigerians displaced by Boko Haram. 3) EYN teams available to visit churches this summer, choir tour itinerary is updated. 4) ‘Glory of Gardening’ webinar discusses spiritual benefits, wellness brought by gardening. 5) Registration closes soon for Ministers’ Association pre-Conference event. 6) Message from the moderator of Annual Conference 2015. 7) WCC general secretary urges a ‘spirituality of justice and peace’. 8) Brethren bits Read more »


Interfaith community is built for Nigerians displaced by Boko Haram  (June 10, 2015)

Children sat watching, under a shady tree. Women in colorful Nigerian dress, carrying babies on their backs, wandered by to greet us. The sound of hammers filled the air at the building site, shortly after I arrived in Nigeria in late March. Men were nailing sheets of metal roofing on the three-room houses that would make up the Gurku Interfaith Camp for families who fled the violence of Boko Haram and lost everything. Read more »


Registration closes soon for Ministers’ Association pre-Conference event (June 10, 2015)

Registration closes on Monday, June 15, for the Minister’s Association pre-Annual Conference event in Tampa, Fla., on July 10-11. This continuing education event for licensed and ordained ministers is titled “Delving Deeply into Compassion,” and will be led by Joyce Rupp, an author and speaker on the topic of compassion. Read more »


‘Glory of Gardening’ webinar discusses spiritual benefits, wellness brought by gardening (June 10, 2015)

A webinar titled “The Glory of Gardening: The Hidden Promises of Community Gardening” will take place on Monday, June 15, at 7 p.m. (Eastern time). This is the final event in a webinar series sponsored by the Going to the Garden initiative of the Office of Public Witness and the Global Food Crisis Fund. Read more »


Message from the moderator of Annual Conference 2015 (June 10, 2015)

Dear Friends, grace and peace to you in the name of our God whose love is a powerful gift to us and to the world. Read more »


EYN teams available to visit churches this summer, choir tour itinerary is updated (June 10, 2015)

Nigerian Brethren teams will be available to visit churches this summer, in addition to the tour by the EYN Women’s Fellowship (ZME) Choir and the BEST group, according to the EYN Planning Committee. The committee is made up of members of three Pennsylvania congregations--Lancaster, Elizabethtown, and Mountville Churches of the Brethren--and is chaired by former Nigeria mission worker Monroe Good. Read more »


Brethren bits for June 10, 2015 (June 10, 2015)

In this issue: Remembering Kathy Hess, Youth and Young Adult Ministry seeks volunteer, Brethren Disaster Ministries assess needs after Colorado tornado, Brethren leader signs letter about Israel’s plan to forcibly transfer Palestinians from West Bank, EYN president interviewed by Nigerian news, N. Indiana District hosts auction in support of Nigeria Crisis Response, Bill and Betty Hare celebrate 50 years at Camp Emmaus, and more. Read more »


Brethren bits for June 3, 2015 (June 3, 2015)

In this issue: Betsy Mullich resigns from Brethren Disaster Ministries, Aaron Neff to serve as Brethren Historical Library and Archives intern, Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) seeks a personnel coordinator and Palestine Project support coordinator, Nigerian Brethren give thanks for people who escaped from Gwoza, Brethren Academy provides “Healthy Boundaries 201" training at Annual Conference, webinar about World Refugee Day, and more. Read more »


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