Church Responds to Flooding in DR, Continues Child Care in California

Church of the Brethren Newsline November 6, 2007 Brethren Disaster Ministries is planning a longterm response for the Dominican Republic and other countries affected by Tropical Storm Noel, which dumped at least 21 inches of rain and caused extensive flooding. A grant has been given from the Emergency Disaster Fund, and emergency funds have been

‘Come and Walk with Jesus’: The Footprints Story

Church of the Brethren Newsline November 5, 2007 Who would have ever imagined that the choice of “Come and Walk with Jesus” as the theme for the 2007 District Conference of Western Plains District would help create an amazing new ministry? Every year the committee that plans the conference chooses a theme, and worship centers

Worship Leadership is Announced for 2008 Annual Conference

Church of the Brethren Newsline November 1, 2007 Leaders for worship, music, and Bible study have been announced for the 2008 Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren in Richmond, Va., on July 12-16. The Conference will celebrate the 300th Anniversary of the Brethren movement and will include times of joint worship and fellowship

Newsline Extra for October 30, 2007

October 30, 2007 “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord…” (Micah 4:2b). General Board discusses revision of ministerial ethics paper, adopts resolutions on medical insurance and modern-day slavery (La Junta Directiva compromete para el Centro de Servicio de los Hermanos, trata con un documento acerca de eticas en el ministerio y

Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) Places Two Units Into Service

Church of the Brethren Newsline October 29, 2007 Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) recently has placed two units of volunteers into service. Unit 276 jointly sponsored with the Brethren Revival Fellowship (BRF) held orientation at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md., on Aug. 19-29 with six volunteers (the two organizations jointly sponsor a BVS-BRF

Newsline Special Report: Disaster Response

October 24, 2007 “Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage…” (Psalm 27:14a). NEWS 1) Children’s Disaster Services gears up for California fire response. 2) Brethren Disaster Ministries assesses needs following Nappanee tornado. 3) Brethren volunteer shares life, work, and more on Gulf Coast. FEATURE 4) Reflection: A call for prayer

Newsline for October 24, 2007

October 24, 2007 “Let all things be done for building up” (1 Corinthians 14:26). NEWS 1) On Earth Peace holds fall meeting on theme of ‘Building Bridges.’ 2) ABC seeks child safety policies from congregations. 3) Brethren Disaster Ministries opens Minnesota project. 4) Nappanee church pig roast becomes disaster response event. 5) Grants to agriculture

Newsline Special Report: General Board Commits to Brethren Service Center

October 20, 2007 General Board commits to Brethren Service Center (La Junta Directiva compromete para el Centro de Servicio de los Hermanos) The Church of the Brethren General Board has acted to “strongly affirm” ministries based at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md., and committed to continue to develop and enhance the center.

Newsline for October 19, 2007

October 19, 2007 “My…brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it” (Luke 8:21b, NRSV). 300th ANNIVERSARY UPDATE 1) Young Center hosts academic conference for the 300th Anniversary of the Brethren. NOTES FROM CHURCH AGENCIES 2) General Board agenda includes Brethren Service Center recommendations. 3) Association of Brethren Caregivers continues to need

Association of Brethren Caregivers Continues to Need Support

Church of the Brethren Newsline October 18, 2007 The Association of Brethren Caregivers (ABC) sent a letter last week to congregations that have contributed to the agency, asking that they continue to include ABC in their congregational budget now and in the future. In July, Annual Conference delegates approved the Review and Evaluation Committee’s recommendation

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