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Carol Berster retires as president of Peter Becker Community (April 1, 2014)

Carol Berster, president/CEO of the Peter Becker Community since February 2006, will be retiring in March 2015. She plans to move to Delaware to be closer to her family. Peter Becker is a Church of the Brethren-related continuing care retirement community in Montgomery County, Pa. Read more »


Donna Kline retires as director of Deacon Ministries (April 1, 2014)

Donna Kline has announced her retirement as director of Deacon Ministries for the Church of the Brethren, as of July 11. She has held this position in Congregational Life Ministries for more than five years, since Oct. 20, 2008. Read more »


Brethren Volunteer Service Unit 304 completes orientation (April 1, 2014)

Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) Unit 304 has completed the Winter orientation, held Jan, 26-Feb. 14 at Camp Ithiel in Gotha, Fla. Following are the names of the volunteers, their home congregation or home town, and placement sites: Read more »


Youth have a month to register for National Youth Conference before price goes up (April 1, 2014)

Youth and advisors only have one month left to register for this summer’s National Youth Conference (NYC) before the price goes up to $500 on May 1. All participants are encouraged to register as soon as possible to avoid a late fee. For all information regarding the conference, visit www.brethren.org/NYC . Read more »


We continue the mission of the church: A report from Falfurrias, Texas (April 1, 2014)

Falfurrias (Texas) Church of the Brethren is one of the congregations receiving support from the Global Food Crisis Fund and the Office of Public Witness through the “Going to the Garden” initiative that gives grants for community gardens. Recently, church members reported to GFCF manager Jeff Boshart how the church’s mission is continuing. The following is excerpted from a lengthier report: Read more »


Newsline for March 18, 2014 (March 18, 2014)

1) Good giving and investment report, Brethren Service Center discussion, board development work highlight Mission and Ministry Board meeting. 2) Denomination receives insurance dividend, Brethren Mutual Aid named a top agency by Brotherhood Mutual. 3) Fellowship of Brethren Homes members awarded 2014 Continuing Education Grants. 4) Winners of NYC speech and music contests are named. 5) Jeff Carter to be inaugurated as president of Bethany Seminary. 6) March 27 webinar focuses on ‘Leading Teams: Positives, Pressures and Potentials’ 7) Killbuck Creek Song and Story Fest to be hosted by Inspiration Hills. 8) Bridgewater College inaugurates David W. Bushman as 9th president. 9) Juniata College hosts 'Reconstructing Peace Studies' conference. 10) A prayer request from Maiduguri, Nigeria. 11) Brethren bits. Read more »


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