On Earth Peace Holds Special Observance of the International Day of Peace

The On Earth Peace board and staff invite those in the area of New Windsor, Md., to join in a special observance of the International Day of Peace on Thursday, Sept 21. On Earth Peace will place hundreds of “pinwheels for peace” on the lawn at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor at midnight

Brethren Peace Fellowship Holds Annual Retreat

On Saturday, Aug. 26, more than 65 adults and children gathered at the Miller homestead, situated on a beautiful lake in Spring Grove, Pa., for the yearly Peace Retreat of the Brethren Peace Fellowship. The retreat was sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic District Peace and Justice Committee and the Mid-Atlantic Brethren Peace Fellowship. As the committee

Board of Brethren Colleges Abroad Meets at Bethany Seminary

The presidents of the Church of the Brethren-related colleges and Bethany Theological Seminary met in August with representatives of Brethren Colleges Abroad (BCA) at Bethany’s Richmond, Ind., campus. The college and seminary presidents serve as the BCA Board of Directors. The group included Mell Bolen, who became president of BCA on July 1, and Henry

Newsline for September 13, 2006

“The heavens are telling the glory of God….” — Psalm 19:1a NEWS 1) Council reviews 2006 Annual Conference, elects Beachley as chair. 2) Disaster staff reflect on Hurricane Katrina, one year later. 3) Brethren Volunteer Service unit begins service. 4) Michigan District Conference focuses on new mission opportunities. 5) Brethren bits: Personnel, jobs, Caring Ministries

Brethren Witness/Washington Office: Use This Anniversary as Opportunity for Unity and Hope

Sept. 11 worship resources for Brethren congregations are available at the “Way of Peace” website at www.brethren.org/genbd/BP/WayOfPeace/resources.htm. Although the resources were collected and posted for previous year’s 9/11 remembrances, they are still fresh and helpful for Brethren who are seeking to remember and keep in prayer the Sept. 11 events. A Brethren pastor who served

BVS Unit Begins Volunteer Service Assignments

Members of Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) Unit 270 have begun their terms of service. The Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md., hosted the orientation unit from July 30 – Aug. 8. “As always your prayer support is greatly appreciated,” said Becky Snavely, of the BVS office staff. “Please pray for the unit, and the

Brethren Witness/Washington Office Director Attends World Peace Assembly in Japan

Phil Jones, director of the Brethren Witness/Washington Office of the Church of the Brethren General Board, has participated in the VIIIth World Assembly of Religions for Peace in Kyoto, Japan, on Aug. 26-29. The assembly met on the theme “Confronting Violence and Advancing Shared Security.” More than 800 representatives of all the major world religions,

Disaster Response Staff Reflect on Katrina

Church of the Brethren Disaster Response continues to rebuild and repair homes in the Gulf coast following the destruction caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita a year ago. Aug. 29 marked the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s heartrending devastation as the storm slammed the Gulf coast. Although the storm made landfall in southeastern Louisiana, heavy

On 9/21, Churches Around World Will Pray, Act for Peace

“Praying for peace is an essential part of Christian worship and, indeed, of human existence,” said World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Samuel Kobia about the International Day of Prayer for Peace, to be celebrated on Sept. 21. On that date, or the closest Sunday to it, WCC member churches worldwide are invited to

Newsline for August 30, 2006

“Ascribe power to God….” — Psalm 68:34a NEWS 1) ‘Proclaim the Power of God’ is theme for Annual Conference 2007. 2) El Tema de la Conferencia Anual de 2007 es ‘Proclamar el Poder de Dios.’ 3) Brethren Service Center committee holds first meeting. 4) Shipments of relief materials continue one year after Katrina. 5) ‘Being