Boshart Appointed Director of Sudan Initiative for General Board

Jeff Boshart has accepted the position of director for the General Board’s new Sudan Initiative, beginning Jan. 30. He brings a strong background in community development and agricultural knowledge to the position. He and his wife, Peggy, served as economic community development coordinators in the Dominican Republic from 2001-04 through the General Board. In 1992-94,

Record Funding Figures Reported by General Board

In preliminary year-end funding figures, the Church of the Brethren General Board has reported record funding for 2005. The figures came from pre-audit reports of cumulative donations received from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2005. Donations of more than $3.6 million to the Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) almost equalled donations to the board’s Core Ministries

Newsline for January 18, 2006

“I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart.” — Psalm 138:1a NEWS 1) Global Food Crisis Fund makes $75,265 in grants. 2) Council relocates office, revises exhibit guidelines. 3) Disaster projects close in Louisiana, open in Mississippi. 4) Brethren bits: Personnel, job openings, and much more. PERSONNEL 5) Garrison retires as General Board’s

Annual Conference Council Approves Office Relocation, Other Business

The Annual Conference Council, the executive committee for the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference, has given approval for the transfer of the Annual Conference Office from Elgin, Ill., to New Windsor, Md. The new office location after Aug. 31 will be the New Windsor Service Center, a property of the Church of the Brethren

Personnel Announcements for January 13, 2006

Several personnel announcements have been made recently by Church of the Brethren agencies or Brethren-related organizations, including the General Board, Idaho District, Peter Becker Community, and MAX (Mutual Aid eXchange). Mary Lou Garrison, director of Human Resources for the Church of the Brethren General Board, has announced her retirement effective July 28. She began in

Annual Conference Committees Meet, Set New Guidelines, Structure 2006 Ballot

Two committees of the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference met recently, the Nominating Committee of the Annual Conference Standing Committee, and the Program and Arrangement Committee. The Nominating Committee met at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill., to structure the ballot for the 2006 Annual Conference, to be held in

Committee Holds First Meeting on New Mission in Haiti

The Haiti Advisory Committee for the Church of the Brethren mission in Haiti held its first meeting on Dec. 17, 2005, at L’Eglise des Freres Haitiens (Haitian Church of the Brethren) in Miami, Fla. While seeking to clarify its role in the new mission effort, the group received a report of a fledgling Church of

Newsline for January 4, 2006

“…You are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God.” — Ephesians 2:19b NEWS 1) Committee holds first meeting on new mission in Haiti. 2) Manchester College researchers report decline in violence but ‘alarming’ trends for most vulnerable in nation. 3) On tsunami anniversary, Church World Service sees signs of recovery

Manchester College Reports Violence Decline, but ‘Alarming’ Trends for Most Vulnerable

While violence statistically is on the decline in the US, the nation is setting an alarming trend in how it treats the most vulnerable–the hungry, homeless, and uninsured families. That’s the report from researchers at Manchester College in their latest National Index of Violence and Harm, according to a press release. The college located in

Newsline for August 22, 2003

“Be still, and know that I am God.” Ps. 46:10a NEWS 1) Caring Ministries Assembly examines “Healing Out of Silence.” 2) Council answers “Clarification of Confusion” query. 3) Ministers’ Association seminar urges a fresh approach. 4) Emergency Disaster Fund sends aid to flood-stricken Asia. 5) Church of the Brethren delegation travels to Sudan. 6) Reports