October 15, 2014
- NEWS 1) ‘Every single person was just so kind’: BVSers talk about their cross-country bicycle trek 2) Brethren attend 15th Ordinary Synod of the Church of North India UPCOMING EVENTS 3) ‘Honor God by Honoring Others’ is theme for Junior High Sunday 4) Christian Citizenship Seminar 2015 to focus on immigration 5) Progressive Brethren Gathering to discuss growth of the ‘not religiously affiliated’ population 6) Brethren bits
- In this Newsline interview, Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) workers Chelsea Goss and Rebekah Maldonado-Nofziger talk about their cross country bicycling adventure “BVS Coast to Coast.” They started off May 1 from the Atlantic coast of Virginia, and completed the trek Aug. 18 on the Pacific coast of Oregon. On the way they visited church communities and friends and family to promote BVS, and participated in three Church of the Brethren conferences. Their major learning? The kindness and caring...
October 14, 2014
- Church of the Brethren leaders general secretary Stan Noffsinger and mission executive Jay Wittmeyer joined the Church of North India (CNI) at its 15th Ordinary Meeting of the Synod. The triennial event was held Oct. 1- 4 at Sherwood College in the hill station community of Nainital, Uttrakhand, and was build around the theme “Come; Let Us Rebuild...” (Nehemiah 2:17).
- Churches of the Brethren are encouraged to celebrate Junior High Sunday on Nov. 2. The theme for the 2014 observance of Junior High Sunday is “Honor God by Honoring Others,” based on Matthew 7:12, “In everything do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets.”
- “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it” (Hebrews 13:2). This theme scripture will help guide the Christian Citizenship Seminar for 2015 in a study of US immigration.
- “Spiritual but Not Religious: Living Faith in the World Today” is the theme of the 7th annual Progressive Brethren Gathering on Nov 7-9, hosted by Stone Church of the Brethren in Huntingdon, Pa.
- In this issue: Job openings with BVS and Camp Placid, New Fairview hosts deacon training, Briery Branch restores a house, “Peace and Mental Health,” Fahrney-Keedy’s Autumn Social, CROP events in Bridgewater, blogpost plugs McPherson’s Automotive Restoration Program, and more news by, for, and about Brethren.
October 7, 2014
- 1) Grants support BDM project site in New Jersey, war recovery in Gaza, Ebola response in Liberia 2) Nigerian and American Brethren continue aid to those displaced by violence, MMB members to engage in advocacy for Nigeria 3) Ecumenical study committee shares preliminary work, plans for Annual Conference 2015 4) On Earth Peace board meeting helps mark 40 years, celebrates Bob Gross 5) Theme announced for Bethany Seminary Peace Essay Contest 6) Bob Gross announces departure from On Earth Peace 7...
- The Brethren Disaster Ministries staff is directing a total of $54,000 from the Church of the Brethren Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) to the disaster rebuilding project at Toms River, N.J., war recovery work by the Shepherd Society in Gaza, and the fight against the spread of Ebola in Liberia.
- Efforts continue by Nigerian and American Brethren to aid those displaced by violence in northeastern Nigeria, where news media report continued fighting and EYN members report more attacks in which members of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) were abducted or killed.