Young Center Announces Donald F. Durnbaugh Legacy Endowment

The Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, located at Elizabethtown (Pa.) College, is honoring the outstanding scholarship of the late Donald F. Durnbaugh by creating the Durnbaugh Legacy Endowment. Durnbaugh passed away in August last year. Contributed funds will help meet a $2 million challenge by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The endowment

McPherson Hires Thomas Hurst as Campus Minister

McPherson (Kan.) College has announced that Thomas Hurst has accepted the position of campus minister. A life-long member of the Church of the Brethren, Hurst comes to McPherson from Westminster, Md., where he is currently working as Mid-Atlantic Regional Field Manager for AFS Intercultural Programs. As a manager he secures family and school placements for

Mid-Atlantic Disaster Auction Sets Record

The 2006 Mid-Atlantic Disaster Auction held May 6 at the Agricultural Center in Westminster, Md., set a record high total net income of $77,860.50, according to a report from committee member Roy Johnson. The record proceeds from the auction, which is sponsored by the Church of the Brethren, were announced at the May meeting of

Caring for Both Body and Soul in the Dominican Republic

By Irvin and Nancy Heishman The germ of an idea began to grow when pastor Paul Mundey heard pastor Anastacia Bueno of the San Luis Iglesia de los Hermanos (Church of the Brethren) in the Dominican Republic preach at the 2005 Annual Conference. He heard in her sermon the excitement of her dynamic and resilient

Heifer International Builds Education Center Named for Brethren Leader

A new Thurl Metzger Education Center will be dedicated at 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 4 at Heifer Ranch near Perryville, Ark. The Ranch is a facility of Heifer International, which was started by the Church of the Brethren as “Heifer Project” in 1944. A Church of the Brethren member, Metzger served Heifer International for some

Newsline for June 7, 2006

“When you send forth your spirit….” — Psalm 104:30 NEWS 1) Brethren Benefit Trust explores ways to offset cost of medical insurance. 2) New guidelines issued for denominational memorial tribute. 3) On Earth Peace board begins strategic planning process. 4) Global Food Crisis Fund supports micro credit in Dominican Republic. 5) El Fondo para la

Spiritual Directors Are Called to ‘Listen with the Heart.’

By Connie Burkholder What is the connection between the ministry of being with the dying, and the ministry of being a spiritual director? That question was prompted by the theme for the Church of the Brethren spiritual directors’ retreat May 22-24 at Shepherd’s Spring, the camp and conference center of Mid-Atlantic District. About two dozen

Brethren Homes Forum Held at the Cedars in Kansas

Many CEOs, administrators, board members, and chaplains of Brethren-affiliated retirement centers met May 4-6 at the Cedars in McPherson, Kan., for the Fellowship of Brethren Homes’ annual forum. The Cedars is one of 22 Church of the Brethren facilities that are members of the fellowship, a ministry of the Association of Brethren Caregivers (ABC). The

New Guidelines Issued for Denominational Memorial Tribute

The Church of the Brethren Annual Conference has requested Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT) to expand guidelines for the denomination’s memorial tribute for church leaders who have died during the year before each Conference. The annual tribute is given as a multimedia presentation at Annual Conference, and serves as a remembrance of denominational church leaders including

Global Food Crisis Fund Supports Micro Credit in Dominican Republic

In poor countries like the Dominican Republic, micro-credit is one of the few options many people have to earn a living, according to a report from Global Food Crisis Fund manager Howard Royer. The fund is giving a grant of $66,500 to cover the 2006 budget of a Church of the Brethren microloan program in