Newsline for January 31, 2007

“…All will be made alive in Christ.” — 1 Corinthians 15:22b NEWS 1) Brethren Disaster Response opens fourth Katrina recovery project. 2) Brethren funds give $150,000 for hunger, disaster relief. 3) Brethren bits: Correction, personnel, job openings, more. PERSONNEL 4) Bach resigns from seminary, appointed director of Young Center. 5) Hall resigns from human resources

Ministry of Reconciliation Schedules Spring Workshops

(Jan. 30, 2007) — The Ministry of Reconciliation (MoR) has announced its workshop schedule for spring 2007. “This spring, there is something for everyone,” said Annie Clark, MoR coordinator and staff member for On Earth Peace. “We have offerings for those who are looking for an introduction to reconciliation and conflict transformation skills and those

Brethren Funds Give $150,000 for Hunger and Disaster Relief

(Jan. 26, 2007) — Two Church of the Brethren funds have given a total of $150,000 for hunger relief and disaster response, through five recent grants. The Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) and the Global Food Crisis Fund (GFCF) are ministries of the Church of the Brethren General Board. An EDF grant of $60,000 has been

Information Packet for 300th Anniversary Devotional Available from Brethren Press

(Jan. 23, 2007) — A packet of information for congregations wishing to make prepublication orders of “Fresh from the Word,” a daily devotional book for the 300th anniversary of the Brethren movement, is now available from Brethren Press. The packet has been mailed to the church board chair of each Church of the Brethren congregation.

Cross-Cultural Ministries Sponsors Two Music Tours

(Jan. 22, 2007) — Two music tours sponsored by the Cross Cultural Ministries of the Church of the Brethren will give worship concerts in several venues in the midwest and east in late January and February. The second tour will mark the performance debut of the newly formed “African American Community and Family Project.” Concerts

Brethren Invited to Join March to End Iraq War

(Jan. 19, 2007) — Brethren have been invited to join in a March on Washington to End the Iraq War, to take place in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 27. The invitation was extended by the Brethren Witness/Washington Office of the General Board, and by On Earth Peace. In an e-mail to its Peace Witness Action

Jeff Bach Resigns from Bethany Seminary, Appointed Director of Young Center

(Jan. 18, 2007) — Jeff Bach, associate professor of Brethren Studies at Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Ind., has accepted an appointment as director of the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, effective this summer. The Young Center, located on the campus of Elizabethtown (Pa.) College, engages in research and teaching as well as

Newsline for January 17, 2007

“Honor the Lord with your substance, and with the first fruits of all your produce….” — Proverbs 3:9 NEWS 1) Brethren invest half-million dollars for turning hunger around. 2) Haiti mission continues to grow. 3) Credit union offers new savings options for kids, youth, and adults. 4) Fund gives $120,000 for Middle East, Katrina, Sudan,

Brethren Academy Offers Courses

(Jan. 16, 2007) — The Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership is offering several courses this winter and early spring. Upcoming courses include: “Confronting Death, Proclaiming Hope: A Brethren Approach to Funerals and Memorial Services,” on Feb. 11-12 at Shepherd’s Spring Outdoor Ministry Center in Sharpsburg, Md., and March 2-3 at the Brethren Service Center in

Church of the Brethren Leader Responds to Iraq Speech

(Jan. 12, 2007) — The general secretary of the Church of the Brethren General Board, Stanley J. Noffsinger, has made a response to President Bush’s speech about the Iraq war. Following is the response, which will be posted at the website of the National Council of Churches along with responses from leaders of other Christian