Text by Brethren Poet Published in Anthem

A poem written by well-known Brethren writer and editor Kenneth I. Morse is the text for “Listen to the Sunrise,” a choral anthem just published by Alliance Music Publications, Inc. Sheet music is available through Brethren Press for $1.70 each, plus shipping and handling. The voicing is SATB with children’s choir a capella. The anthem,

Brethren Christmas Eve Service to Air Again on Hallmark Channel

A Church of the Brethren Christmas Eve service is scheduled to air again nationally on the Hallmark Channel, at 7 a.m. (eastern and pacific time) on Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006. “Enter the Light of Life” originally aired on CBS on Dec. 24, 2004. The service was filmed at Nicarry Chapel at Bethany Theological Seminary featuring

Newsline for November 22, 2006

“Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving….” — Psalm 147:7a NEWS 1) Association of Brethren Caregivers tours Advocate Bethany Hospital. 2) Disaster leadership training provides unique experience. 3) Counter-recruitment event challenges Anabaptists peace witness. 4) Mid-Atlantic District conference incorporates learning centers. 5) Brethren bits: Correction, remembrance, and much more. PERSONNEL 6) Jim Kinsey retires from Congregational

Newsline Extra for November 22, 2006

“But speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him….” — Ephesians 4:15a DISTRICTS DEAL WITH DIVISIONS OVER SEXUALITY, AUTHORITY OF SCRIPTURE Divisions over issues of sexuality, the authority of scripture, and other related issues have surfaced in recent months in at least three districts in the Church of the

Youth Practice ‘Packing the Peace of Christ’ in Philadelphia

On Nov. 17-18, more than 100 youth gathered for an event, “Packing the Peace of Christ,” organized by Anabaptist pastors and youth leaders to “sound the call to Jesus’ disciples to work for peace in Philadelphia.” Anabaptist pastors and youth leaders organized the workshop in response to the city’s increase in gun violence, with a

“Small Things, Great Love” is Theme for 2007 Workcamps

Mother Teresa’s words, “We can do no great things; only small things with great love,” echoed at National Youth Conference and have been chosen to provide the inspiration for next summer’s Church of the Brethren workcamps. Workcamps offer week-long service opportunities across the US and Central America for junior high youth, senior high youth, and

Association of Brethren Caregivers Leaders Tour Advocate Bethany Hospital

The Association of Brethren Caregivers’ Executive Committee and Wellness Ministry cabinet toured Advocate Bethany Hospital in Chicago, prior to the ABC Board’s fall meetings Sept. 29-30 in Elgin, Ill. The Association of Brethren Caregivers has some connections to the former Bethany Hospital, which began in conjunction with Bethany Theological Seminary when the school was located

Evangelical Lutheran Council Expresses Regret, Repudiates Anabaptist Condemnations

The Church Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has taken an action rejecting past statements attributed to early Lutheran church reformers and expressed “its deep and abiding sorrow and regret for the persecution and suffering visited upon the Anabaptists during the religious disputes of the past,” according to a press release from

On Earth Peace Commemorates Veterans Day

This year, On Earth Peace remembered Veteran’s Day with two events addressing issues of faith and militarism. Messiah Church of the Brethren, in Kansas City, Mo., hosted an all-day workshop on Nov. 11 titled, “A Faithful Response: Supporting and Welcoming Those Who Choose Conscientious Objection or Military Service.” Susanna Farahat of the On Earth Peace

Congregations Embrace ‘Gather ‘Round’ Sunday School Curriculum

Church of the Brethren and Mennonite congregations are responding creatively to the new Sunday school curriculum, “Gather ‘Round: Hearing and Sharing God’s Good News,” launched this fall in the US and Canada by Brethren Press and Mennonite Publishing Network. Strong affirmation has been expressed for new products that help connect church with home, and content