August 22, 2016
August 19, 2016
- NEWS 1) Children’s Disaster Services aids children displaced by flooding in Louisiana 2) Haiti Theological Training program celebrates graduation of 22 ministers 3) Song and Story Fest gathers multiple generations for relaxation, reflection, rejuvenation UPCOMING EVENTS 4) Ventures webinar will train leaders for congregational ethics self-study 5) Series of workcamps is planned for church rebuilding in Nigeria 6) Brethren bits
- ACS volunteers help set up evacuation sites, hand out food and supplies in both states.
- Two teams of Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) volunteers have begun work in Baton Rouge, La., this week, and more teams have been requested to help care for children and families who have been displaced by massive flooding.
- Aug. 13 was a day of celebration for the inaugural class of the Haiti Theological Training program, Ecole Theologie de la Mission Evangelique des Eglises des Frères D’Haïti. The graduation ceremony witnessed 22 graduates walking across the stage to receive diplomas and shake hands with professors and guests of honor.
- Every summer, multiple generations gather at a Church of the Brethren camp for a time of relaxation, reflection, and rejuvenation. For 20 years now, some 120 to 180 people come together for Song and Story Fest, one week each year set aside for singing, playing music, and hearing and telling stories.
[Episcopal Peace Fellowship press release] The National Executive Council of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship joined by the fellowship’s Palestine/Israel Network, is proud to stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter Movement in unequivocal support of its ”Vision for Black Lives” issued on August 1.
“The policy demands listed in the platform cover a wide variety of intersecting issues, all of which are also important to the mission of Episcopal Peace Fellowship and...
- A Ventures online course is planned to aid congregations in training leaders to help them study the Congregational Ethics document adopted recently by Annual Conference. Ventures is a ministry training initiative hosted at McPherson (Kan.) College.
- The Church of the Brethren is planning a series of workcamps in Nigeria, as part of the new effort to rebuild churches of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria). Nearly 70 percent of EYN’s churches in northeast Nigeria have been destroyed in the Boko Haram insurgency. A Nigeria Church Rebuilding Fund has been developed to help provide support to EYN congregations who are working to rebuild.