News Archives August, 2011


National Older Adult Conference begins Labor Day (August 31, 2011)

Nearly 900 adults ages 50 and older will gather at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, September 5-9 for the 11th National Older Adult Conference (NOAC). Read more »


Newsline for August 25, 2011 (August 25, 2011)

Newsline for August 25, 2011: Stories include 1. Sept. 11 resources available. 2. New Church of the Brethren staff structure announced. 3. BBT continues to maintain investment-grade holdings. 4. Brethren Disaster Ministries reports on East Coast earthquake. 5. Minister’s Association Officers annual fall retreat held. 6. Pension director called to serve as BBT’s chief operating and compliance officer. 7. National Older Adult Conference begins Labor Day. 8. International Day of Prayer for Peace. 9. Back to school with the Deacon Ministry. Read more »


Newsline for August 11, 2011 (August 11, 2011)

Newsline for August 11, 2011: Stories include 1. Capitol Building Prayer vigil participants arrested. 2. Training schedule announced by Children’s Disaster Services. 3. McPherson College recognized for community service. 4. Brethren Benefit Trust hosts Church Benefits Association. 5. New Windsor Conference Center Director resigns. 6. Ronald E. Wyrick to serve as Interim District Executive. Read more »


Remembrance: Dr. William Robert Eberly, former moderator of the Church of the Brethren (August 2, 2011)

Remembrance: Dr. William Robert Eberly, former moderator of the Church of the Brethren Read more »


Church World Service celebrates 65th anniversary (August 1, 2011)

"You have reached 65 years, but please don't retire!" With those words, Vincent Cochetel, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees regional representative for the United States and the Caribbean, joined those wishing Church World Service a fond birthday as the global humanitarian agency marked its 65th anniversary and its long service and dedication to refugee protection. Read more »


Peace Corps partners with the University of La Verne (August 1, 2011)

The University of La Verne College of Law has entered into a ground-breaking partnership with the Peace Corps, establishing the very first Fellows/USA partnership in the nation to exclusively offer a law degree. Fellows/USA is a graduate fellowship program that offers financial assistance and degree-related internships to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs). Read more »


BVS Summer Orientation Unit 293 begins service (August 1, 2011)

The BVS Summer Orientation Unit 293 met at the New Windsor Service Center from June 12 to July 1, completing their training and eagerly anticipating their next exciting and rewarding BVS adventure. The eleven participants have been assigned to their posts in Europe, Japan, and various locations in the United States. Read more »


East Africa gripped by drought and famine (August 1, 2011)

Thousands of Somalis are feared dead as famine grips the eastern Horn of Africa in the worst drought since 1950. A poor rainy season again this year means that the October harvest will not yield enough food. Crop failures will put 11 million people, mostly in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, at risk of malnutrition. “This is an unprecedented humanitarian crisis that deserves the attention and support of the world,” said Zach Wolgemuth, associate director for Brethren Disaster Ministries. Read more »