Newsline for January 16, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Those of steadfast mind you keep in peace–in peace because they trust in you” (Isaiah 26:3). NEWS 1) ABC conducts survey in response to query on Child Abuse Prevention. 2) Church of the Brethren is received into Christian Churches Together. 3) ‘Regnuh’ poster project invites

Newsline Extra for January 16, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” 1) 300th Anniversary update: Pentecost offering will support churches, districts, denomination. 2) 300th Anniversary bits and pieces. For Newsline subscription information go to http://listserver.emountain.net/mailman/listinfo/newsline. For more Church of the Brethren news go to http://www.brethren.org/, click on “News” to find a news feature, links to Brethren

Michigan’s ‘Church in Drive’ Celebrates a First Anniversary

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (Jan. 15, 2008) — The Church in Drive, a church plant of New Life Christian Fellowship in Mount Pleasant, Mich., is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its first official prayer meeting. This prayer meeting, held in Jan. 2007, involved pastor Nate Polzin along with Jeannie

Turkish Bombing Kills, Injures, and Displaces Kurdish Civilians

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (Jan. 14, 2008) — “It was 2 in the morning, when Turkish planes started bombing our village [Leozha],” Musheer Jalap told us as we sat around the floor of a rented house in another village. By the time the fourth bomb hit his home, Musheer’s

Brethren Press Kicks off 20th Year of Faithquest Imprint with Study on Hebrews

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (Jan. 11, 2008) — Brethren Press, the publishing house of the Church of the Brethren, celebrated the 20th year of its faithQuest imprint by releasing “Hebrews: Beyond Christianity 101.” The study guide becomes the 38th title in the Covenant Bible Studies Series, a series introduced

Association of Brethren Caregivers Survey Responds to Query on Child Abuse Prevention

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (Jan. 10, 2008) — The Association of Brethren Caregivers is conducting a survey of Church of the Brethren congregations, districts, camps, programs, and agencies to gather information in response to the query on Child Abuse Prevention that came to the 2007 Annual Conference. The effort

Ministry of Reconciliation Offers Spring Workshop Schedule

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (Jan. 8, 2008) — The Ministry of Reconciliation (MOR) has announced its Spring 2008 workshop schedule. MOR is a ministry of On Earth Peace. The Spring workshop season begins with Faith-Based Mediation workshops on the weekends of Feb. 16-17 and 23-24 at Camp Mack in

Brethren Volunteer Service Announces Its 278th Orientation Unit

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (Jan. 7, 2008) — Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) has announced the dates of its 2008 Winter Orientation Unit, to be held Jan. 27-Feb. 15 at Camp Ithiel in Gotha, Fla. This will be the 278th unit for BVS and will include eight volunteers from across

Falfurrias Church Plans 60th Anniversary Celebration of BVS Project

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (Jan. 4, 2008) — The year 2008 marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of a Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) project in Falfurrias, Texas. Falfurrias Church of the Brethren is holding a celebration of this anniversary on Saturday and Sunday, March 8-9. The congregation is

A Message from the Third International Historic Peace Churches Consultation

A message from the third international historic peace churches consultation. Surakarta (Solo City), Java, Indonesia; Dec. 1-8, 2007 To all our sisters and brothers in the Historic Peace Churches and in the wider ecumenical fellowship of Christians, we send you loving greetings and the peace of the living Christ Spirit. We, members of the Church