Newsline Extra for August 29, 2007

“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me….” Psalm 23:4a 1) Brethren continue work in Gulf Coast two years after Katrina. 2) Children enjoy safe haven at FEMA’s Welcome Home Center. 3) Children’s Disaster Services responds to storms in midwest. 4) Grants support continuing hurricane response,

Brethren Congregations to Take Part in International Day of Prayer for Peace

Church of the Brethren Newsline August 28, 2007 As of Aug. 24, 54 congregations or colleges associated with the Church of the Brethren are planning a time of prayer on or near Friday, Sept. 21, to mark the International Day of Prayer for Peace, according to an update from On Earth Peace. The Brethren Witness/Washington

Red Cross Requests Children’s Disaster Services in Minnesota

Church of the Brethren Newsline August 24, 2007 The American Red Cross has requested Children’s Disaster Services (formerly Disaster Child Care) volunteers to work in a shelter in Rushford in southern Minnesota, following storms and flooding across the midwest. The announcement was made today, Aug. 24, in an e-mail to regional coordinators for the program

‘Brethren Heritage Collection’ DVD Boxed Set Offers 75 Years of Brethren History

Church of the Brethren Newsline August 23, 2007 Congregations may want to mark the 300th Anniversary of the Church of the Brethren with viewings of the 20 titles in the new “Brethren Heritage Collection,” a four-DVD boxed set of Brethren-produced films and videos selected from the past 75 years. This collection brings together a dozen

Shepherd’s Spring to Build and Host a Heifer Global Village

Church of the Brethren Newsline August 22, 2007 Heifer International and Shepherd’s Spring Outdoor Ministry Center in Sharpsburg, Md., recently signed a letter of agreement to establish a Heifer Global Village at Shepherd’s Spring. Shepherd’s Spring is an outdoor ministry and conference center of the Church of the Brethren’s Mid-Atlantic District. Construction of the new

Grants Support Response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

Church of the Brethren Newsline August 21, 2007 Two grants totaling $29,000 have been given from the Church of the Brethren’s Emergency Disaster Fund to support continuing rebuilding work following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The Brethren Disaster Ministries program received an additional allocation of $25,000 to support its Hurricane Katrina rebuilding site in Chalmette, La.

Northern Ohio District Declares ‘Faith is in the Following’

Church of the Brethren Newsline August 20, 2007 “Faith Is in the Following” was the theme for the 143rd Northern Ohio District Conference. A total of 333 delegates and other district members gathered from July 27-29 at Ashland (Ohio) University for worship, business, fellowship, and information-gathering. Moderator Larry Bradley, pastor of Reading Church of the

Brethren Benefit Trust Offers Resource to Find Health Insurance

Church of the Brethren Newsline August 17, 2007 Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT) is offering an online resource to locate health insurance, following the decision by the 2007 Annual Conference to phase out the Brethren Medical Plan’s medical insurance component for the Ministers’ Group. This group includes employees of Church of the Brethren congregations, districts, and

Newsline for August 15, 2007

“We must work the works of him who sent me….” John 9:4a NEWS 1) Agency executive committees and members of Implementation Committee hold discussion. 2) Disaster project leadership trainees are ‘hooked.’ 3) Toothpaste is removed from hygiene kits at Brethren Service Center. 4) Travel seminar takes students to visit Brethren in Brazil. 5) Conference kicks

Newsline Extra for August 15, 2007

“Whoever does not carry the cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.” Luke 14:27 UPCOMING EVENTS 1) Bethany Emphasis Sunday focuses on discipleship. 2) Mission Alive 2008 to recognize anniversary year. 3) Church planting conference is scheduled for May 2008. 4) 300th Anniversary update: Celebration is planned for Schwarzenau, Germany. 5) 300th Anniversary resources:

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