April 22, 2015
- 1) Mission 21 and Church of the Brethren sign MOU for cooperative work in Nigeria with EYN. 2) Fellowship of Brethren Homes Forum focuses on strategic planning. 3) Bethany Theological Seminary dedicates student housing. 4) Don Knieriem is hired as database administrator. 5) NOAC attendees are invited to take a bus to National Older Adult Conference. 6) Camp Mack marks 90 years with August Homecoming. 7) Churches launch resource to end corporal punishment of children. 8) Circle of hands, circle...
April 21, 2015
- The Church of the Brethren’s longest-running camps are becoming nonagenarians. Camp Mack (Milford, Ind.), the second-oldest camp in the denomination, is commemorating its 90th anniversary on the shores of Lake Waubee this year with a full slate of events. It follows Camp Harmony (Hooversville, Pa.), which turned 90 a year ago.
- In this two-part article, Nigeria Crisis Response co-directors Carl and Roxane Hill introduce two leaders of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria): Rev. Mbode M. Ndirmbita, who serves as EYN vice president; and Rev. Ayuba, pastor of the EYN church in Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city.
- In this issue: Fahrney-Keedy Home and Village seeks CEO, Churches for Middle East Peace seeks interns, Global Food Crisis Fund review panel welcomes new members, prayer requested for service and learning trip to S. Sudan, Knobsville Church celebrates its 60th, 45th Annual Dunker Church Service at Antietam Civil War battlefield, Shenandoah consecrates new Brethren Disaster Ministries utility building and kit assembly room, and much more.
- Don Knieriem’s work in the Information Technology department of the Church of the Brethren has transitioned to the salaried position of database administrator, starting April 20. This position is responsible for coordinating changes to the denomination’s computer databases, testing and implementing databases, as well as planning, coordinating, and implementing changes to the computer databases.
- The Fellowship of Brethren Homes met in its annual Forum on April 14-16 in Des Moines, Iowa, and Dallas Center, Iowa. The Forum was hosted by Maureen Cahill, administrator of Spurgeon Manor retirement center in Dallas Center. Fourteen of the twenty-two Church of the Brethren-related retirement communities were represented. With guests, there were 21 people present.
April 20, 2015
- Thao, age 24, died Easter morning, April 5. She held a degree from Ho Chi Minh City University of Agriculture and Forestry. She battled for seven years with thyroid cancer, kidney disease, and eye pain.
- National Older Adult Conference is only a few months away! If you don’t have a way to get there, why not take a bus? Four buses from around the country will be heading to Lake Junaluska, N.C., for NOAC in September.
- Mission 21, a longstanding partner of the Church of the Brethren mission in Nigeria and of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding about continuing cooperation in the Nigeria Crisis Response.
April 14, 2015
- 1) Remembering the Chibok girls, one year later. 2) Endless horror: Stories from the parents of the Chibok girls. 3) Tales of escape: Bible college student interviews displaced Nigerians. 4) Spiritual resources to remember and honor the Chibok girls. 5) Office of Public Witness offers webinar on Nigeria conflict and the environment