Newsline for Sept. 9, 2010

Newsline A prayer circle on Sept. 3 at the church’s General Offices offered a blessing for the 15 Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) workers attending a retreat, and for Robert and Linda Shank (shown at left above), church staff preparing to travel to North Korea to teach in a new university there. Global Mission Partnerships executive

Haitian Family Resource Center Is Hosted by New York Brethren

A weekly immigration clinic at the Haitian Family Resource Center, which is hosted by a Church of the Brethren congregation in New York, was begun after the January earthquake. Starting as a response to disaster, the center now offers a wide variety of resources for Haitian families. Photo courtesy of Marilyn Pierre Church of the Brethren

Brethren Work in Haiti Receives $150,000 Grant

The Church of the Brethren disaster relief work in Haiti has received another grant of $150,000 from the church’s Emergency Disaster Fund. The work in Haiti responds to the earthquake that hit Port-au-Prince in January, and is a cooperative effort of Brethren Disaster Ministries and Eglise des Freres Haitiens (the Haitian Church of the Brethren).

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