Daily News: June 25, 2007

(June 25, 2007) — The Church of the Brethren is cultivating 17 growing projects for the Foods Resource Bank this season. Sponsoring groups include 24 congregations, a camp, and a retirement community. Nine congregational sponsors are new to the program. The projects are located in nine states. In two current ventures–Reno-McPherson County in Kansas, and

Newsline Extra for June 21, 2007

“…A place among those who are sanctified by faith….” Acts 26:18b 1) Caring Ministries Assembly centers on the theme, ‘Being Family.’ 2) Korean-American pastor to join delegation to North Korea. 3) Annual Conference update: Kenyan leader in water development to attend. 4) Annual Conference bits and pieces. 5) 300th anniversary update: Civil Rights Project invites

Newsline for June 20, 2007

“On that day I will call my servant….” Isaiah 22:20a NEWS 1) Ruthann Knechel Johansen called as president of Bethany Seminary. 2) National Junior High Conference attracts 800 youth and advisors. 3) Children’s Disaster Services partners on child safety in shelters. 4) Brethren participate in national gathering on poverty and hunger. 5) Puerto Rican Brethren

Daily News: June 19, 2007

(June 19, 2007) — The Bethany Theological Seminary Board of Trustees has called Ruthann Knechel Johansen of Granger, Ind., as president, beginning July 1. Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Ind., is the graduate school and academy for theological education for the Church of the Brethren. “The Board of Trustees of Bethany Seminary is very pleased

Daily News: June 18, 2007

(June 18, 2007) — Recent grants from the Emergency Disaster Fund and the Global Food Crisis Fund total $61,500. The five grants go to Indonesia following flooding, New Orleans rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina, the work of the Foods Resource Bank, and the northeast US following storms. The two funds are ministries of the Church of

Daily News: June 15, 2007

(June 15, 2007) — Rounding out a Church of the Brethren sponsored delegation to North Korea this fall will be Young Son Min, senior pastor of Grace Christian Church in Hatfield, Pa., a congregation of the Atlantic Northeast District of the Church of the Brethren. The visit to North Korea is under the aegis of

Brethren Credit Union is ‘Fundamentally Sound’ and Growing

(June 14, 2007) — In order to grow the Church of the Brethren Credit Union and offer competitive rates to its members, the credit union’s board has developed a three-phase strategic plan. Over the past 18 months, the credit union has been focusing on the first phase of the plan, developing internal controls, writing new

Puerto Rican Brethren Hold 20th Island Assembly

(June 12, 2007) — The Church of the Brethren congregations in Puerto Rico held their 20th Island Assembly in early June. The churches also celebrated the graduation of the third class of students from the Puerto Rico Theological Institute. On June 1, the Instituto Teológico de Puerto Rico awarded nine students certificates for completing the

Children’s Disaster Services Highlighted in New Book

(June 11, 2007) — Children’s Disaster Services (formerly Disaster Child Care) has a chapter in a new book by author Roberta R. Owens, of the Legacy of Caring organization. The book is titled “Faith in Children: Stories from Faith-Based Children’s Centers.” Children’s Disaster Services is a ministry of the Church of the Brethren General Board.

Daily News: June 8, 2007

(June 8, 2007) — Manchester College, is bringing what it hopes will be a record Class of 2011 on campus during June for advising and registration sessions. The 119th year of the Church of the Brethren-related liberal arts college in North Manchester, Ind., begins Aug. 29. The college anticipates 350 new students this fall, a

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