Gather ’Round Staff Complete Employment with Brethren Press and Mennomedia

Anna Speicher and Cyndi Fecher are completing their employment with Gather ’Round, the Christian education curriculum produced jointly by Brethren Press and MennoMedia. Gather ’Round is in its final year of production and will be available through the summer of 2014. The successor curriculum, Shine, will be available beginning next fall.

Creation Theme the Focus of Gather ’Round’s Summer Quarter

Creation is the theme of the summer 2013 quarter of the Gather ’Round curriculum. The biblical texts are drawn from passages in Genesis, Psalms, Ruth, and Matthew. Together they depict a God who is intensely involved with creation, finds goodness in it, and nurtures, blesses, and sustains it. The curriculum is a joint project of Brethren Press and MennoMedia.

New ‘Shine’ Curriculum Is Underway for Fall 2014

Development of a new Sunday school curriculum called Shine is underway by Brethren Press and MennoMedia. This month writers are beginning to prepare the first quarter of Shine: Living in God’s Light, which will be available for use in fall 2014.

Signs of the Seasons: Lent

This quarter, a Gather ‘Round resource pack poster is helping Middler children learn about the seasons of the Christian calendar.

Gather ’Round Receives Support from a Variety of Christians

Now in its seventh year, the Gather ’Round curriculum for children and youth jointly published by Brethren Press and MennoMedia continues to attract attention from a variety of Christians beyond Brethren and Mennonites. The Cumberland Presbyterian Church has just signed on as an endorsing partner, and Gather ’Round recently received a strong endorsement from popular Christian author Brian McLaren.

Newsline for April 20, 2011

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.  We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth”  (John 1:14). NEWS 1) Brethren Disaster Ministries responds to tornado damage 2) A Report on Bethany Seminary’s Board of Trustees meeting 3)

Newsline for December 15, 2010

“Strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near” (James 5:8). 1) Annual Conference issues 2011 logo, makes online input form available for Special Response. 2) Meeting issues ‘Letter from Santo Domingo to All Churches.’ 3) NCC leaders offer pastoral advice to Senate on nuclear arms reduction. 4) Murray Williams tour proclaims Anabaptist

Newsline for November 4, 2010

Nov. 4, 2010 “God’s paths get you where you want to go” (Hosea 14:9b, the Message). Partners of the American Red Cross–including Children’s Disaster Services of the Church of the Brethren–gathered to witness the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between the ARC and FEMA in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 22. “Partner representatives later met to begin

Newsline for May 20, 2010

May 20, 2010 “God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh…” (Acts 2:17a). NEWS: 1) Sunday worship, other sessions to be webcast by Annual Conference. 2) New investment options are approved by BBT Board. 3) Bethany Seminary hosts third Presidential Forum. 4) NCC Governing Board calls for end to gun violence.

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