August 1, 2015

Newsline for July 31

Church of the Brethren Newsline  July 31, 2015

Disabilities ministry 200
“And when they could not bring [the paralyzed man] to Jesus because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him” (Mark 2:3-4, paraphrased).
NEWS
1) Open Roof Award honors disabilities efforts of two Church of the Brethren congregations
2) Material Resources contributes to shipment of relief supplies for Syrian refugees
3) Southeastern District begins consideration of query focused on On Earth Peace, adopts ‘Resolution on Same-Sex Marriage’
4) US and Nigerian Brethren gather for love feast at Camp Ithiel in Atlantic Southeast District
5) Rare Bible at Bridgewater College nominated for statewide preservation program
PERSONNEL
6) Nancy Sollenberger Heishman named to Brethren Academy staff
UPCOMING EVENTS
7) NOAC to meet in September on the theme ‘Then Jesus Told Them a Story’
8) Webinar ‘Healthy Boundaries 201' meets requirements for ordination review
9) On Earth Peace invites congregations to participate in Peace Day 2015
10) Bethany Seminary’s Presidential Forum weekend to explore ‘Just Peace’
RESOURCES
11) Activity book will help children understand Nigeria crisis, among other new Nigeria-related resources
FEATURE
12) After Amen
13) Brethren bits: Correction, remembrances, personnel notice from Office of Public Witness, job opening at World Student Christian Federation, Mission and Ministry Board sets 2016 budget parameter, and much more