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District News & Announcements – December 2019

District News & Announcements

December 2019

“District News and Announcements” is a monthly e-newsletter for members and friends of the Church of the Brethren in the Northern Plains District.  District Leaders, Commissions, Committees, and those doing special ministries share information on programs and activities.  Local churches share news and invitations.  Send submissions by December 29th for inclusion in next month’s newsletter to Hannah Button-Harrison, Director of Communications, communications@nplains.org.

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In this issue

  1. In Our Prayers: Marilyn Coffman & June Grove
  2. Celebrating New Life: Justus Paul Mauslein
  3. Abbey Beck Brunk to Conclude Work as Camp Director
  4. Employment Opportunities at Camp Pine Lake
  5. District Advent Calendar & Panora Festival of Trees: Dec. 8th
  6. Nurturing Vital Spirituality Course with Rhonda Pittman-Gingrich
  7. Allocations Deadline: December 20
  8. Message from the Moderator
  9. Holiness in our Midst – On ‘Filling Your Cup’
  10. Leadership Development Musings
  11. National Young Adult Conference Reflection
  12. Remember BVS Volunteers this Christmas
  13. Congregational Newsletters
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Banner photo: Ivester Church’s World Communion Sunday worship center, featuring eleven breads from around the world.  Photo by Marlene Neher. Send in your photos for future newsletters! Email communications@nplains.org.

District News & Announcements – May 2019

District News & Announcements

May 2019

“District News and Announcements” is a monthly e-newsletter for members and friends of the Church of the Brethren in the Northern Plains District.  District Leaders, Commissions, Committees, and those doing special ministries share information on programs and activities.  Local churches share news and invitations.  Send submissions by May 25th for inclusion in next month’s newsletter to Hannah Button-Harrison, Director of Communications, communications@nplains.org.

Get a printable version of the newsletter here.

In this issue

  1. Global Women’s Project Mother’s Gratitude Project
  2. Spring Women’s Retreat: May 2-4 & Speaker Carol Leland: May 3rd
  3. An Ecumenical Prayer for Peace in Kansas City: May 15th
  4. Camp Updates & Manchester Choir Concert: May 21st
  5. Ivester Garage & Bake Sale: June 1st
  6. Ethics for Set-Apart Ministry: Basic Course training on June 1st
  7. National Older Adult Conference
  8. District Conference Updates
  9. Holiness in our Midst
  10. Leadership Development Musings
  11. Witness Service Projects
  12. Todd Yeaton, Fredericksburg Pastor, to Retire
  13. COB Uganda Pastor Bwambale’s Easter Greeting
  14. Congregational Newsletters
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Banner photo: A group of singers share a piece of music at the Ankeny Stover music festival.  Photo by Barbara Wise Lewczak. Send in your photos for future newsletters! Email communications@nplains.org.

Hammond Avenue Church Calls New Pastor: Dane Mauslein

Tim Button-Harrison, District Executive
de@nplains.org

On December 10, 2017, Hammond Avenue Brethren Church (Waterloo, IA) called Dane Mauslein as their new pastor.  He is from Nebraska and Kansas, is married to Caitlin, and recently graduated from Ashland Theological Seminary in Ohio with an M.Div. degree.  Dane and Caitlin arrived in Waterloo January 20, he officially starts February 11, and his installation service is February 18 during worship followed by a Soup for the Soul meal.  Tim Button-Harrison, Church of the Brethren District Executive, will preach the installation sermon, and Lee Compson of the Brethren Church will lead the installation.  District folks are encouraged to attend the installation service and/or send notes of welcome and support to Dane and Caitlin Mauslein, 1614 Hammond Avenue, Waterloo, IA 50702 or Pastor.HABC@gmail.com.

Last year Hammond Avenue’s Pastor Larry McKinney announced his plans to retire.  He began his ministry with Hammond Avenue in April 2012 and the congregation held a special celebration of his ministry on January 21.  Notes of appreciation for his ministry and involvement in the district may be sent to Larry and Linda McKinney, 2209 Cypress, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 or lmckinney@cfu.net.

Dane Mauslein shares the following on his background, work and education.

“I was born in Falls City, Nebraska and was raised in Hiawatha, Kansas. Growing up, I attended Falls City First Brethren Church. In May of 2009, I graduated with my Associate of Arts degree from Highland Community College (HCC) in Highland, Kansas. While there, I was an academic tutor and also a member of the Academic Excellence Challenge team. I was also a member HCC’s Track and Field team. After graduating from HCC, I continued my education at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. My time at Washburn was quite fruitful. I was an AmeriCorps volunteer at a community-based resource organization, known as Let’s Help, Inc. I served people pursuing their general education degree and helped in several other areas. Also, I was able to complete an addiction counseling internship of over 700 hours with Valeo Recovery Center of Topeka, Kansas.

“I graduated from Washburn University with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Services with an emphasis in Addiction Counseling, Summa Cum Laude. Prior to graduating I was licensed within the State of Kansas as an addiction counselor. Most important of all my wife, Caitlin, and I met during our time at Washburn, as Caitlin was also studying to be a nurse. Upon graduating in December of 2011, I moved to Norton, Kansas to work as a Licensed Addiction Counselor for Valley Hope, a nationally-recognized residential addiction treatment program.

“After reconnecting, Caitlin and I were married on June 8, 2014. We then moved to Ashland, Ohio where I recently completed my Master of Divinity degree this past December. We were able to actively participate in ministries at Park Street Brethren Church in Ashland, Ohio. I also had the privilege of serving Trinity Brethren Church of North Canton, Ohio as their Intentional Transitional Pastor. Caitlin and I are now settling into Waterloo, Iowa. We are excited to engage in what God is already doing at Hammond Avenue Brethren Church and the surrounding community.”

District News & Announcements – January 2017

District News & Announcements

January 2017

 “District News and Announcements” is a monthly e-newsletter for members and friends of the Church of the Brethren in the Northern Plains District.  District Leaders, Commissions, Committees, and those doing special ministries share information on programs and activities.  Local churches share news and invitations.  Send submissions by January 25th for inclusion in next month’s newsletter to Hannah Button-Harrison, Interim Director of Communications, communications@nplains.org.

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District News & Announcements – June 2016

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District News & Announcements

June 2016

 “District News and Announcements” is a monthly e-newsletter for members and friends of the Church of the Brethren in the Northern Plains District.  District Leaders, Commissions, Committees, and those doing special ministries share information on programs and activities.  Local churches share news and invitations.  Send submissions by June 24th for inclusion in next month’s newsletter to Hannah Button-Harrison, Interim Director of Communications, communications@nplains.org.
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District News & Announcements – April 2016

District News & Announcements

April 2016

 “District News and Announcements” is a monthly e-newsletter for members and friends of the Church of the Brethren in the Northern Plains District.  District Leaders, Commissions, Committees, and those doing special ministries share information on programs and activities.  Local churches share news and invitations.  Send submissions by April 24th for inclusion in next month’s newsletter to Hannah Button-Harrison, Interim Director of Communications, communications@nplains.org.
Get a printable version of the newsletter here.

In this issue

  1. Christina Singh Accepts Call from Freeport, IL COB
  2. A Thank You to the District from Christina and Alfred Singh
  3. In Our Prayers: Families of Dale Smalley and Mary Jo Flory-Steury
  4. Message from the Moderator
  5. Did You Know: Paul Miller – Camp Pine Lake’s Greatest Visionary
  6. Get Ready for the District Conference Auction!
  7. District Conference Announcements
  8. Camp Pine Lake Newsletter
  9. Submit Photos for a Congregational Collage 
  10. Ventures Announcement
  11. Leadership Development Musings
  12. District Histories Now Available Online
  13. Holiness in our Midst
  14. Can You Identify This Church?
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Banner photo: Love Feast at Iowa River Church of the Brethren; photo by Diana Lovett. Send in your photos for future newsletters!  Email communications@nplains.org.

District News & Announcements – March 2016

District News & Announcements

March 2016

 “District News and Announcements” is a monthly e-newsletter for members and friends of the Church of the Brethren in the Northern Plains District.  District Leaders, Commissions, Committees, and those doing special ministries share information on programs and activities.  Local churches share news and invitations.  Send submissions by March 25th for inclusion in next month’s newsletter to Hannah Button-Harrison, Interim Director of Communications, communications@nplains.org.

District News & Announcements – February 2016

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District News & Announcements

February 2016

 “District News and Announcements” is a monthly e-newsletter for members and friends of the Church of the Brethren in the Northern Plains District.  District Leaders, Commissions, Committees, and those doing special ministries share information on programs and activities.  Local churches share news and invitations.  Send submissions by February 23rd for inclusion in next month’s newsletter to Hannah Button-Harrison, Interim Director of Communications, communications@nplains.org.

In this issue

  1. Discerning District Leadership
  2. 2016 District Directory
  3. In Our Prayers…
  4. Message from the Moderator
  5. Did You Know: Remembering the Last 55 Years
  6. RYC Reminder
  7. District Conference Announcements
  8. Heritage Tour
  9. New Financial Secretary Reminder
  10. Ventures Announcement
  11. Leadership Development Musings
  12. Paul Shaver Called by Ivester
  13. Holiness in our Midst
  14. Pastor’s Professional Growth Event
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Banner photo: Peace Church in the snow; photo by Earl Harris. Send in your photos for future newsletters! Email communications@nplains.org.

District News & Announcements – January 2016

District News & Announcements

January 2016

 “District News and Announcements” is a monthly e-newsletter for members and friends of the Church of the Brethren in the Northern Plains District.  District Leaders, Commissions, Committees, and those doing special ministries share information on programs and activities.  Local churches share news and invitations.  Send submissions by January 25th for inclusion in next month’s newsletter to Hannah Button-Harrison, Interim Director of Communications, communications@nplains.org.

In this issue

  1. Sending of the Seventy
  2. 2016 Prayer Calendars
  3. In Our Prayers…
  4. Message from the Moderator
  5. Did You Know…?
  6. RYC Reminder
  7. BDM Trip
  8. Heritage Tour
  9. New Financial Secretary Reminder
  10. Fairview Update
  11. Leadership Development Musings
  12. Do Black Lives Really Matter?
  13. Holiness in our Midst
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Banner photo: Toys collected for the Fairview Church of the Brethren Children’s Gift Program; photo by Diane Mason. Send in your photos for future newsletters! Emailcommunications@nplains.org.

 

District News & Announcements – December 2015

In this issue

  1. New Director at Camp Pine Lake
  2. Brethren Disaster Ministries Trip
  3. Sending of the Seventy: Instructions for Churches
  4. Fundraising Update
  5. Message for Church Treasurers
  6. Moderator Updates
  7. In Our Prayers
  8. Regional Youth Conference
  9. Brethren Heritage Tour
  10. Holiness in our Midst: On Holiday Tradition
  11. Leadership Development Musings
  12. Advent Stories and Events

Banner photo: Brethren Disaster Ministries Trip, Nov. 15-21; photo by Matt Kuecker. Send in your photos for future newsletters! Email communications@nplains.org.