June 16, 2014

June Messenger

Walking with the Nigerian church

Church of the Brethren general secretary Stan Noffsinger and Global Mission and Service executive Jay Wittmeyer discuss their recent visit to Nigeria. “Part of why we went there was to say, “We are committed to you as brothers and sisters,” said Noffsinger. “We are the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria, and the Church of the Brethren in the US.”

What’s up with the Brethren?

Annual Conference moderator Nancy Heishman talks about her year at the helm of the church, and some encouraging things she discovered about the Brethren as she traveled in the US and overseas.

Something better than happiness

According to popular culture, happiness is the thing we’re all supposed to want. And the United States’ Declaration of Independence says that all people are “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Who could want more than that? The Apostle Paul, for one. And he found it even while in a Roman prison.

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