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Stories of Brethren stewards * December 17, 2014


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From all of the staff, volunteers, and Mission and Ministry
Board members of the Church of the Brethren,
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Photo by Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford

Great things in 2014

Thank you for praying, serving, giving to support the Church of the Brethren in 2014. There are many things that we were able to do together:

2,390 students, advisers, staff, and volunteers attended National Youth Conference (and 19 from international Brethren groups).

123 volunteers served 248,720 hours at Brethren Volunteer Service projects.

9 Ministry Summer Service interns explored their vocations in ministry placements across the country.

Volunteers maintained a Brethren presence in 9 different countries.

Over 377 deacons and church leaders attended 9 deacon training events.

19 BVS volunteers served at international projects, and 11 international students served in the US.

98 individuals participated in the Church Planting Conference.

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National Youth Conference
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152 Global Mission Advocates are now connected to the network.

165 individuals attended 4 Intercultural Ministry related events.

140 participants served at 8 workcamps.

83 congregations began or continued participating in the Vital Ministry Journey.

62 individuals represented 13 districts at Young Adult Conference.

3 Mission and Ministry Board meetings were held and 3 new members were welcomed.

684 congregations financially supported the Church of the Brethren.

151 donors gave to the core ministries of the Church of the Brethren for the first time.

And so much more!

Thank you for generously giving to your church. Your faithful support is inspiring, and ensures that the many life-changing, loving-giving ministries of the Church of the Brethren will continue into the future.

If you are excited about or have been blessed by the ministries of the Church of the Brethren, support them at www.brethren.org/give .
 

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Church of the Brethren at  www.brethren.org/give
 


Year-end giving

As of December 1, dedicated individuals like you have
given $314,709 to support
Church of the Brethren
core ministries. In the next
two weeks,
our goal is to
raise $285,291 to meet
our budget goal of $600,000.

Now is the perfect time to make a
year-end, tax-deductable gift to
sustain life-changing ministries of
the Church of the Brethren.
Support them today at www.brethren.org/give .

Thank you for giving generously!



“Perhaps the key to simplifying such a busy season is less about doing simpler things, and more about simply doing less. Perhaps it's about training our eyes to see the ancient story of Christ's birth in our lives today. Perhaps it's about seizing opportunities to bring glory to God, or savor a peaceful moment, or drink in expressions of unconditional love. ”

—Mandy Garcia in “Doing less at Christmas”
from the December issue of Messenger magazine.

Give Messenger as a Christmas gift to your
loved ones at www.brethren.org/messenger .

 

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January 14, 2015
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