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Easter Photo Gallery

Click here to view photos of Holy Week celebrations across the Northern Plains District. Add to the gallery by sending your Easter photos to nplainscom@gmail.com.

2014 Stover Music Festival Video

Highlights from this year’s Stover Music Festival at Stover Memorial Church of the Brethren in Des Moines, Iowa:

District News and Announcements – April 8

Click here to read this month’s edition of District News and Announcements.

In this issue:

1)IN OUR PRAYERS: MARGE SMALLEY

2)COVERAGE PLAN FOR DISTRICT EXECUTIVE SABBATICAL

3)DISTRICT LOOKING TO FILL MULTIPLE STAFF POSITIONS

4)APRIL CHALLENGE FROM THE MODERATOR

5)WITNESS COMMISSION PROJECTS AT DISTRICT CONFERENCE

6)BRETHREN VOLUNTEER SERVICE UPDATES

7)TATER BAR AT PEACE COB: APRIL 12

8)CLEAN-UP DAY AT CAMP PINE LAKE: APRIL 26

9)HOLINESS IN OUR MIDST: ON LEGACIES

10)PAUL’S PONDERING: VISITING A MOSQUE

11)PHOTO OF THE MONTH: CHILDREN’S STORY AT SALEM COB

12)DISTRICT CALENDAR OF EVENTS

13)DISTRICT STAFF CONTACTS

14)ARCHIVES, DOCUMENTS AND RESOURCES

15)RECIPE: SAUSAGE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE

16)NATIONAL YOUTH CONFERENCE UPDATE

District News and Announcements – March 6

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In this issue…

1)IN OUR PRAYERS

2)DISTRICT LOOKING TO FILL MULTIPLE STAFF POSITIONS

3)PLAN FOR COVERAGE DURING DISTRICT EXECUTIVE SABBATICAL

4)RECAP OF CLUSTER GATHERINGS

5)BRETHREN VOLUNTEER SERVICE UPDATES

6)SOUP LUNCHEON AT PANORA COB ON MARCH 16

7)HOLINESS IN OUR MIDST: ON BLESSINGS

8)NATIONAL YOUTH CONFERENCE UPDATE

9)WITNESS COMMISSION ANNOUNCES PROJECTS FOR DISTRICT CONFERENCE

10)A THANK YOU FROM WANDA BUTTON

11)COMMUNICATIONS INTERN AVAILABLE FOR PULPIT SUPPLY

12)DISTRICT CALENDAR OF EVENTS

13)DISTRICT STAFF CONTACTS

14)ARCHIVES, DOCUMENTS AND RESOURCES

15)RECIPE: IRISH POTATO SOUP

In Touch newspaper by Lewiston COB

As part of its outreach ministries, the Lewiston Church of the Brethren distributes a seasonal newspaper that gets inserted into local newspapers around the church. Read this spring’s edition of In Touch by clicking the link below:

In Touch Spring 2014

District Staffing Search

Northern Plains Districtof the Church of the Brethren is seeking to fill four part-time staff positions:Communications Minister,Minister of Leadership Development,TRiM (Training in Ministry) Coordinator, andDistrict Conference Support. The time commitment and responsibilities vary by position; complete position descriptions are availablehere. A single search committee is tasked with filling all four positions and is open to the possibility of one individual filling more than one position.

 

Northern Plains Districtis comprised of 31 congregations: 1 in Montana, 6 in Minnesota and the remaining congregations in Iowa. Congregations are located in rural, urban, and suburban contexts and represent a healthy mix of theological diversity. The district is committed to strengthening the work of each congregation and the district as a whole through spiritual growth, leadership support and development, communication and connection, stewardship, church growth and new church development, peacemaking and service.

 

Interested persons may apply by sending a letter of interest, a resume, and three references to Rhonda Pittman Gingrich, convener of the search committee at eitherrpgingrich@yahoo.comor 4820 Upton Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55410. The application deadline is March 28, 2014.

 

In addition,Camp Pine Lakeis looking forSummer Staff for 2014. Interested persons may contact the Camp Director, Parker Thompson, atcamppinelake@heartofiowa.net. More information on the camp summer staff positions may be foundhere.

District News and Announcements – February 5

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In this issue…

1)PRAYER REQUEST FROM THE BUTTON-HARRISONS

2)DISTRICT EXECUTIVE SABBATICAL AND PLAN FOR COVERAGE

3)CLUSTER GATHERINGS FOR ENCOURAGEMENT AND RELATIONSHIP BUILDING

4)BRIAN GUMM AND ANNA LISA GROSS TO BE ORDAINED

5)KEVIN GRUEN TO SERVE IOWA RIVER CONGREGATION AS INTERIM PASTOR

6)REQUIRED ETHICS TRAINING FOR MINISTERS

7)UPDATES AND REQUESTS FROM CAMP PINE LAKE
A.SUMMER STAFF NEEDED FOR 2014 SEASON
B.WOOD FLOORING NEEDED FOR CAMP PROJECTS
C.NEW THINGS AT CAMP…AND SOMETHING GREEN

8)NATIONAL YOUTH CONFERENCE UPDATE

9)FEBRUARY CHALLENGE FROM THE MODERATOR

10)HOLINESS IN OUR MIDST: ON FRIENDS

11)COMMUNICATIONS INTERN AVAILABLE FOR PULPIT SUPPLY

12)DISTRICT CALENDAR OF EVENTS

13)DISTRICT STAFF CONTACTS

14)ARCHIVES, DOCUMENTS AND RESOURCES

15)RECIPE: RED VELVET CUPCAKES

District News and Announcements – January 8

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In this issue:

1)REMEMBERING MAXINE EBY

2)CLUSTER GATHERINGS FOR ENCOURAGEMENT AND RELATIONSHIP BUILDING

3)CENTRAL IOWA COB PASTORS TO EXCHANGE PULPITS FEBRUARY 16

4)IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT TRANSPORTATION TO NYC

5)JANUARY CHALLENGE FROM THE MODERATOR

6)HOLINESS IN OUR MIDST: ON SMALL CHANGES

7)VENTURES IN CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP: PART 2

8)COMMUNICATIONS INTERN AVAILABLE FOR PULPIT SUPPLY

9)DISTRICT CALENDAR OF EVENTS

10)DISTRICT STAFF CONTACTS

11)ARCHIVES, DOCUMENTS AND RESOURCES

12)RECIPE: SNOW DAY HAM AND POTATO SOUP

Special Holiday Announcements

Click here to read this year’s Special Holiday Announcements.

In this issue…

I. HOLIDAY GREETINGS FROM YOUR DISTRICT STAFF AND CLUSTER MINISTERS

II. NATIONAL YOUTH CONFERENCE REGISTRATION PARTY

III. JOIN THE BRETHREN ADVENT BLOG DISCUSSION

IV. DISTRICT CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS

V. 2014 CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER CALENDARS

District News and Announcements – December 4

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In this issue:

1)TWO DISTRICT YOUNG ADULTS JOIN BRETHREN VOLUNTEER SERVICE

2)BRETHREN DISASTER MINISTRIES RESPONDS TO ILLINOIS TORNADOES

3)REMINDER TO UPDATE PRAYER PAGES ON DISTRICT WEBSITE

4)TIME TO REGISTER FOR NATIONAL YOUTH CONFERENCE

5)DECEMBER CHALLENGE FROM THE MODERATOR

6)HOLINESS IN OUR MIDST: ON CHRISTMAS CAROLS

7)DISTRICT CALENDAR OF EVENTS

8)DISTRICT STAFF CONTACTS

9)ARCHIVES, DOCUMENTS AND RESOURCES

10)RECIPE: PEPPERMINT CRUNCH COOKIES