Lancaster Will Host Church of the Brethren Cross Cultural Consultation and Celebration

The Church of the Brethren’s annual Cross Cultural Consultation and Celebration will be coming to Lancaster, Pa., the first weekend in May. Some 150 Church of the Brethren members from across the United States and Puerto Rico are expected to attend the event May 4-7 at Lancaster Church of the Brethren. The cross cultural worship

An Update from Disaster Child Care

In an update from Disaster Child Care, volunteer staff have assessed needs for child care following a recent tornado in Tennessee, and staff and volunteers have participated in special training events. Disaster Child Care is a ministry of the Church of the Brethren General Board. Robert Roach, child care volunteer from Phenix, Va., traveled to

Nigerian Brethren Revamp Church Employees’ Pension Plan

The Majalisa or annual conference of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN–the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) has voted to implement a new pension plan for its church workers. The plan, following guidelines established in part by a recently-passed Nigerian pension law, was developed with the help of Tom and Janet Crago, short-term mission workers

Brethren Witness/Washington Office Issues Holy Week Action Alert

An April 12 “Action Alert” from the Brethren Witness/Washington Office of the Church of the Brethren General Board highlights “several issues before Congress that truly address the need for our shared love, as exemplified by the sacrificial love of Christ, in whom we rejoice, mourn, and celebrate this Holy week.” Saying that “the following are

Newsline for April 12, 2006

“No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” — John 15:13 NEWS 1) Brethren invited to take part in love offering for Nigerian churches. 2) Grants from Global Food Crisis Fund and Emergency Disaster Fund total $158,500. 3) Emergency Response program plans additional projects along Gulf Coast. 4)

Workcamp Builds Bridges in Guatemala

“We were in Union Victoria after Hurricane Stan to build two kinds of bridges,” said Tony Banout, coordinator of a workcamp held March 11-18 in the Guatemalan village. The delegation, co-sponsored by the Emergency Response network and Global Mission Partnerships of the Church of the Brethren General Board, was called together to work alongside villagers

Brethren Invited to Take Part in Love Offering for Nigerian Churches

Violence in the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri in February left three church buildings of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN–the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) completely destroyed and two more severely damaged. The General Board is inviting the denomination to join in a love offering for EYN to assist in reconstructing church buildings in

International Brethren Engage in Conversation About a Global Church

By Merv Keeney Leaders from the Churches of the Brethren in Brazil, Nigeria, and the United States gathered in Campinas, Brazil, Feb. 27-28 to learn about each other’s churches and to discuss what it means to be globally interconnected. It was the second such gathering of the global Church of the Brethren from several countries,

List of Gather ‘Round Trainings Grows

A lengthy and growing list of local training events for the new Sunday school curriculum “Gather ’Round: Hearing and Sharing God’s Good News”, is available at http://www.gatherround.org/ (click on “Training Events”). The website also offers a list of downloadable resources for trainers such as bookmarks, posters, and promotional fliers. Training events for the curriculum jointly

Amana Colonies Seminar Offers Continuing Education Credit for Pastors, Ministry Students

“The Other Stream: Alternative Forms of Radical Pietism” is a continuing education opportunity for clergy, ministry students, and others interested in the history and theology of the Church of the Brethren. The seminar on July 5-6 in Amana, Iowa, following the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference in Des Moines, is offered by the Brethren