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District News & Announcements – November 2022

District News & Announcements

November 2022

“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 November 24th 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. CAMP UPDATES
  2. THE CHURCH ON NORTHLAND (CEDAR RAPIDS) CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF SHARING
  3. MODERATOR MUSINGS
  4. DISTRICT EQUIPPING SESSION NOV 3 ON ZOOM
  5. HOLINESS IN OUR MIDST
  6. LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT MUSINGS
  7. DISTRICT SEEKING NEW FINANCIAL SECRETARY
  8. MISSION AND MINISTRY BOARD UPDATE
  9. REBECCA AND SAMUEL DALI BEGIN INTERIM MINISTRY AT PANTHER CREEK
  10. IOWA RELIGIOUS LEADERS SPEAK AGAINST GUN AMENDMENT
  11. CONGREGATIONAL NEWSLETTERS

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Banner photo: The attendees of Hands of Christ gathered to attend the funeral for Lloyd Broadwater.  Pictured: Doyle and Karen Harper, Alethea Broadwater, Kathy Mack, Beth Cage, Heidi and Jamie Risser.   Send in your photos for future newsletters!  Email communications@nplains.org.

District News & Announcements – October 2022

District News & Announcements

October 2022

“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 October 25th 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. CAMP UPDATES
  2. DISTRICT EXECUTIVE SABBATH RENEWAL IN 2022
  3. DAY OF SPIRITUAL EMPHASIS FOR SE IOWA CLUSTER: OCT 16TH
  4. CHILDREN’S DISASTER SERVICES WORKSHOP: OCT 28-29
  5. INTRODUCTORY PASTORAL COMPENSATION WORKSHOPS
  6. DISTRICT SEEKING NEW FINANCIAL SECRETARY
  7. MODERATOR MUSINGS
  8. HOLINESS IN OUR MIDST
  9. LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT MUSINGS
  10. CONGREGATIONAL NEWSLETTERS

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Banner photo: Campers play games on the lawn at Camp Pine Lake during All Ages Camp this September.  Photo by Betsy Kuecker.  Send in your photos for future newsletters!  Email communications@nplains.org.

District News & Announcements – September 2022

District News & Announcements

September 2022

“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 September 24th 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. 2022 DISTRICT CONFERENCE REPORT
  2. CAMP UPDATES
  3. IN OUR PRAYERS
  4. DISTRICT EXECUTIVE SABBATH RENEWAL IN 2022
  5. MODERATOR MUSINGS
  6. HOLINESS IN OUR MIDST
  7. LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT MUSINGS
  8. CONGREGATIONAL NEWSLETTERS

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Banner photo: At our 2022 District Conference, photos of churches were pinned to a giant map made by Moderator Susan Mack-Overla.  Photo by Hannah Button-Harrison.  Send in your photos for future newsletters!  Email communications@nplains.org.

District News & Announcements – August 2022

District News & Announcements

August 2022

“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 August 25th 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. Northern Plains District Conference: August 5-7, 2022
  2. Live Music on the Lawn and All Ages Camp Coming Labor Day Weekend
  3. Clergy Ethics Training 9/10/22
  4. BDM Work Trip: Madisonville, KY – October 2-8, 2022
  5. Holiness in our Midst
  6. Congregational Newsletters

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Banner photo: The whole Northern Plains group gathered at the Church of the Brethren at Ankeny and waiting for the bus that will take them to National Youth Conference.  Photo courtesy of Tammy Kerkove.  Send in your photos for future newsletters!  Email communications@nplains.org.

District News & Announcements – July 2022

District News & Announcements

July 2022

“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 July 25th 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. Song and Story Fest at Camp Pine Lake, July 3-9
  2. 2022 Annual Conference in Omaha: July 10-14
  3. Moderator Message
  4. Northern Plains District Conference: August 5-7, 2022
  5. Holiness in our Midst
  6. Leadership Development Musings
  7. Pine Lake Updates
  8. Disaster Ministries Trip
  9. Congregational Newsletters

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Banner photo: Volunteers install the new outdoor stage at Camp Pine Lake.  Send in your photos for future newsletters!  Email communications@nplains.org.

District News & Announcements – June 2022

District News & Announcements

June 2022

“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, Director of Communications, communications@nplains.org.

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In this issue

  1. Dale Shenefelt (1935-2022)
  2. District Insight Session on Camp Pine Lake: June 9, 7pm
  3. District Executive Sabbath Renewal 2022
  4. Song and Story Fest at Camp Pine Lake, July 3-9
  5. 2022 Annual Conference in Omaha: July 10-14
  6. Continuing Education Courses
  7. Northern Plains District Conference: August 5-7, 2022
  8. Holiness in our Midst
  9. Leadership Development Musings
  10. Faith X – Rwanda: June 2-13
  11. Mark Godfrey to Conclude Ministry with Panther Creek Church
  12. Celebrating Joys: Ankeny
  13. Congregational Newsletters

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Banner photo: Young adults from the Northern Plains District gathered at the 2022 Church of the Brethren Young Adult Conference in North Carolina.  Photo by Thomas McMullin.  Send in your photos for future newsletters!  Email communications@nplains.org.

District News & Announcements – May 2022

District News & Announcements

May 2022

“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.

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In this issue

  1. Prayers Appreciated Following My April 19 Mishap
  2. District Insight Session with Brethren Historian: May 10, 7:00pm
  3. District Executive Sabbath Renewal in 2022
  4. National Young Adult Conference: May 27-30
  5. National Youth Conference: July 23 – 28 
  6. Camp Pine Lake News
  7. Continuing Education Courses
  8. Northern Plains District Conference: August 5-7, 2022
  9. Holiness in our Midst
  10. Leadership Development Musings
  11. Jesus in the Neighborhood Grants
  12. 2022 Annual Conference Childcare Needed!
  13. Alice Draper to Serve as Cluster Minister
  14. Congregational Newsletters

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Banner photo: This is the table that the Peace Church created for their Hand washing, Love Feast, and communion they celebrated on Palm Sunday. All were really happy to be together for this service since this was the first time since the beginning of the pandemic.  Photo by Lucinda Douglas. Send in your photos for future newsletters!  Email communications@nplains.org.

District New & Announcements – April 2022

District News & Announcements

April 2022

“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, Director of Communications, communications@nplains.org.

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In this issue

  1. April 19 Northern Plains Insight Session
  2. Worthington to hold last service on April 10
  3. National Young Adult Conference: May 27-30
  4. National Youth Conference: July 23 – 28 
  5. Camp Pine Lake News
  6. Continuing Education Courses
  7. Northern Plains District Conference: August 5-7, 2022
  8. Holiness in our Midst
  9. Leadership Development Musings
  10. Jesus in the Neighborhood Grants
  11. 2022 Annual Conference in Omaha, NE: July 10-14
  12. Congregational Newsletters

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Banner photo: On March 20th Michelle Leonard was ordained at the Panora Church of the Brethren.  The sanctuary was filled with members of the Panora congregation, Michelle’s family and friends, plus pastors and members of Panther Creek COB, Dallas Center COB, COB at Ankeny, Fairview COB and Pickwick Baptist/Brethren from Ottumwa, and prayers from across the District were felt.  Send in your photos for future newsletters!  Email communications@nplains.org.

District News & Announcements – March 2022

District News & Announcements

March 2022

“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, Director of Communications, communications@nplains.org.

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In this issue

  1. March 24 Northern Plains Insight Session
  2. District Executive Sabbath Renewal
  3. National Young Adult Conference: May 27-30
  4. National Youth Conference: July 23 – 28 
  5. Camp Pine Lake News
  6. Continuing Education Courses
  7. Holiness in our Midst
  8. Leadership Development Musings
  9. Fairview COB – A Busy Saturday and Sunday
  10. 2022 District Directory
  11. Congregational Newsletters

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Banner photo: BUKURU, NIGERIA – Global Women’s Project received a one-time request to help purchase a school bus for the Theological College of Northern Nigeria Sta Nursery/Primary School. A bus would allow them to pick up and return girls and boys to school safely in this time of COVID and abductions by Boko Haram. In addition to GWP’s one-time grant, gifts from individuals, congregations, and the Southern Ohio District of the Church of the Brethren, the school received over $15,000 for purchase and maintenance of a bus and had leover funds to purchase playground equipment for the school.  From the GWP Global Links Newsletter.  Send in your photos for future newsletters!  Email communications@nplains.org.

District News & Announcements – February 2022

District News & Announcements

February 2022

“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 22nd 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. February 15th Northern Plains Insight Session
  2. District Executive Sabbath Renewal
  3. National Young Adult Conference: May 27-30
  4. National Youth Conference: July 23 – 28 
  5. Camp Pine Lake News
  6. Continuing Education Courses
  7. Moderator Moment
  8. Holiness in our Midst
  9. Leadership Development Musings
  10. Annual Conference: Information Sent to Congregations
  11. Ushering at Annual Conference
  12. Congregational Newsletters

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Banner photo: Another witty sign at Panther Creek Church of the Brethren.  Send in your photos for future newsletters!  Email communications@nplains.org.