World Mission Offering Invites, ‘Come Walk With Us’

The 2006 World Mission Offering emphasis for the Church of the Brethren General Board invites congregations and church members to “Come walk with us in mission.” The offering is designed to foster and deepen ongoing ties between global mission workers and congregations. The suggested date for congregations to observe World Mission Sunday is Oct. 8,

Annual Conference Council Reviews 2006 Conference, Elects Beachley As Chair

The Annual Conference Council elected Ron Beachley, immediate past moderator of Annual Conference, to chair the council for the 2006-07 year. Upon his election, Beachley immediately presided over the council’s meeting Aug. 16-17 at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill., according to a report from Conference secretary Fred Swartz. A major

‘Proclaim the Power of God’ Is the Theme for Annual Conference 2007

“Proclaim the Power of God” (Psalm 68:34-35) is the theme for the 221st Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren, to be held in Cleveland, Ohio, on June 30-July 4, 2007. The theme and accompanying scripture was announced by the Program and Arrangements Committee after its mid-August meeting at the Church of the Brethren

Brethren Invited to Counter-Recruitment Conference

A Counter-Recruitment Conference sponsored by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) US will be held in San Antonio, Texas, on Nov. 3-5. On Earth Peace is planning a delegation from the Church of the Brethren, led by staff member Matt Guynn, coordinator of Peace Witness. “This is an open invitation event which a group of Mennonites who

Ministry of Reconciliation Offers Training Events

The Ministry of Reconciliation of On Earth Peace has announced two upcoming training events: —“Advanced Reconciliation Skills: A Systems Approach to Conflict and Self Understanding,” a fall practitioner workshop, takes place Nov. 15-17 at Camp Mack in Milford, Ind. Participants will learn a biblical approach to consulting and healing broken communities, the dynamics of emotional

Registration for 2007 Cross Cultural Consultation Begins

Registration is beginning for the next Cross Cultural Consultation and Celebration, which will be held on April 19-22, 2007, at the New Windsor (Md.) Conference Center. “Because this event will be held at a Conference Center for the first time, there will be some differences from previous years, including our housing and meal arrangements,” reported

Newsline for August 16, 2006

“For waters shall break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert.” — Isaiah 35:6b NEWS 1) Denominational membership declines by largest amount in five years. 2) Brethren cooperate in Peace Church Longterm Care Insurance. 3) Caregiving award winners honored by Association of Brethren Caregivers. 4) Grants go to Lebanon crisis, Katrina rebuilding, hunger

Two Minervas, One Deep Passion to Serve

By Nancy Heishman Two Dominican Brethren women share a common passion to demonstrate the love and compassion of Christ in their communities. Both are leaders of a ministry based in their own home. Each has the enthusiastic support of a minister of their local church. Their ministries were formally accepted in 2005 as new fellowships

Brethren Leaders Invite Congregations to Pray, Act for Peace

On a day of terror alerts and increasing violence in the Middle East, Church of the Brethren leaders are joining in a call to congregations to pray and act for peace, including general secretary Stan Noffsinger of the General Board, On Earth Peace co-directors Bob Gross and Barbara Sayler, and Brethren Witness/Washington Office director Phil

Funds Give Grants for Lebanon Crisis, Katrina Rebuilding, Food Security in Guatemala

In recent grants from the General Board’s Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) and Global Food Crisis Fund (GFCF), $68,555 has been given for disaster and hunger relief. An EDF allocation of $25,000 helps alleviate the humanitarian crisis caused by the war in Lebanon between forces of Hezbollah and Israel. The grant will help provide emergency supplies