Send news and releases to Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford, director of News Services, at cobnews@brethren.org

Church of the Brethren news and Newsline

Get COB news for your website
Find out more about Newsline

CDS volunteers serve children and families affected by tornados in Oklahoma (May 20, 2015)

Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) set up a children’s center in a Multi Agency Resource Center in Oklahoma City, Okla., this past weekend, in response to the tornadoes and floods in the area. CDS is a part of Brethren Disaster Ministries. Read more »


Church of the Brethren general secretary attends EYN Annual Conference (May 20, 2015)

Church of the Brethren general secretary Stanley J. Noffsinger traveled to Nigeria on May 3-11 to attend the Majalisa of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria). Noffsinger was billed as the guest speaker for EYN’s 68th annual meeting. Roxane and Carl Hill, co-directors of the Nigeria Crisis Response, accompanied the general secretary to Nigeria and were also given an opportunity to share before this large gathering. Read more »


Churches partner to support trash day in Pomona (May 20, 2015)

The Pomona Fellowship and Cristo Scion congregations of the Church of the Brethren partnered with the City of Pomona, Calif., to clean up the town on May 9. Who could know what this day would hold even with all the explanations given ahead of time? It became everything and more than we thought it would be. Read more »


Brethren bits for May 20, 2015 (May 20, 2015)

In this issue: Nigerian Brethren summer tour, Young Adult Conference is coming soon, Global Mission lifts up PAG volunteers, La Verne Church awards Benton Rhoades Peacemaker Scholarships, youth from Dupont Church are honored, Modesto Church dedicates Thelma and Hurley Couchman labyrinth, Shenandoah Disaster Ministries Auction early results, and more. Read more »


Re: Targeted lethal drones program (May 20, 2015)

Church of the Brethren general secretary Stanley J. Noffsinger and On Earth Peace executive director Bill Scheurer are among a number of American faith leaders to sign a letter to President Obama expressing “grave concerns” about the United States’ lethal drones policy. The letter follows on the recent drone strike killing of US citizen Warren Weinstein. The letter was put together by an interfaith working group on drones that includes staff of the Church of the Brethren Office of Public Witness. Read more »


Newsline for May 20, 2015 (May 20, 2015)

1) Church of the Brethren general secretary attends EYN Annual Conference. 2) EYN Church of the Brethren General Church Council (Majalisa) issues communique. 3) Commencement celebrated at Bethany Theological Seminary. 4) CDS volunteers serve children and families affected by tornados in Oklahoma. 5) Churches partner to support trash day in Pomona. 6) Special speakers, unique events, continuing education opportunities, family fun highlight Annual Conference 2015. 7) General Secretary’s Luncheon in 2015 continues a focus on higher education. 8) BVS announces Partners in Service Awards for 2015. 9) Mountain Meadows Song and Story Fest is hosted by Camp Wilbur Stover in Idaho. 10) Message of the presidents of the World Council of Churches at Pentecost 2015. 11) Re: Targeted lethal drones program. 12) #SendItBack on International Conscientious Objectors Day: Michael Himlie’s example. 13) Brethren bits. Read more »


General Secretary’s Luncheon in 2015 continues a focus on higher education (May 20, 2015)

A General Secretary’s dinner at last year’s Annual Conference was the first in a series to engage educators in topics of importance to the church and society. The events have the overarching goal to work at the church’s relationship with the Brethren-related institutions of higher education: Bridgewater College in Virginia, Elizabethtown College and Juniata College in Pennsylvania, the University of La Verne in California, McPherson College in Kansas, Manchester University and Bethany Theological Seminary in Indiana. Read more »


BVS announces Partners in Service Awards for 2015 (May 20, 2015)

Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) is pleased to announce the 2015 Partners in Service Award. Three congregations will share this award, which will be presented at the BVS luncheon on Monday, July 13, at the Annual Conference in Tampa, Fla. The Partners in Service Award is presented each year to an individual, group, or organization that has shown an exceptional commitment to the work of sharing God’s love through acts of service. Read more »


Items 1 - 8 of 1347  12345678910Next

Photos of recent events

View Annual Conference 2013 photos

View National Older Adult Conference 2013 photos

View Annual Conference 2012 photos

See more photo albums

Find older photos (prior to May 2011).