Council to Review 2007 Annual Conference Decisions

Church of the Brethren Newsline September 22, 2007 The Annual Conference Council of the Church of the Brethren held its summer meeting on Aug. 23-24 at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md. The council chose Belita Mitchell, immediate past Annual Conference moderator, to be the council chair until Aug. 2008. She succeeds Ron

Congregations Across World Pray for Alternatives to Violence

Church of the Brethren Newsline September 21, 2007 More than 90 congregations and other communities associated with the Church of the Brethren, including groups in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Nigeria, are sponsoring events this week as part of the International Day of Prayer for Peace, Sept. 21. “This initiative has clearly tapped into

Ministry of Reconciliation Offers Fall Practitioner Workshop and Consultation

Church of the Brethren Newsline September 20, 2007 The Ministry of Reconciliation of On Earth Peace has announced its 2007 fall practitioner workshop, “Appreciative Inquiry Workshop/Practitioner Consultation,” at Camp Alexander Mack, Milford, Ind., on Nov. 14-16. The event is for church leaders, Shalom Team members, pastors, and consultants who are interested in leading congregations through

Newsline Special: 300th Anniversary Opening Event at Germantown

September 18, 2007 Germantown Church hosts opening event of the 300th anniversary celebration (La Iglesia de Germantown patrocina la abertura para celebrar el 300avo aniversario) On Sept. 15-16 Germantown Church of the Brethren in Philadelphia hosted the opening event of a year-long celebration of the 300th anniversary of the Brethren movement, which began in Germany

Association of Brethren Caregivers Seeks Child Safety Policies from Congregations

Church of the Brethren Newsline September 13, 2007 The Association of Brethren Caregivers (ABC) is asking Church of the Brethren congregations that have implemented a Child Safety Policy and/or a Covenant for Childcare Volunteers to send a copy of these policies to its Family Life Ministry. ABC is working to respond to the Child Abuse

Newsline for September 12, 2007

September 12, 2007 “…A place in the family…” (Acts 26:18b from “The Message”). NEWS 1) Caring Ministries Assembly 2007 focuses on ‘Being Family.’ 2) Youth cabinet issues 300th anniversary challenge to youth groups. 3) Steering committee plans next denominational gathering for young adults. 4) Western Plains District meeting invites, ‘Come and Walk with Jesus.’ 5)

Newsline Extra for September 12, 2007

September 12, 2007 1) 300th Anniversary update: Annual Conference 2008 theme reflects anniversary theme. 2) 300th Anniversary bits and pieces. 3) Cross-Cultural Consultation furthers Revelation 7:9 vision. 3b) La Consulta y Celebración Multiétnica de 2008 profundizará más en la visión de Apocalipsis 7:9. 4) Mission offering invites Brethren to ‘widen the circle.’ 5) New resources

Number of Brethren Groups to Observe Day of Prayer for Peace Now Over 70

Church of the Brethren Newsline September 7, 2007 “It has been incredible to watch the number of Brethren communities involved in the International Day of Prayer for Peace multiply,” wrote Mimi Copp in an e-mail update today. “We are now over 70 congregations and colleges joining in this global time of prayer. Our original goal

Steering Committee Plans Next Denominational Gathering for Young Adults

Church of the Brethren Newsline September 6, 2007 The Young Adult Steering Committee for the Church of the Brethren met Aug. 24-26 in Elgin, Ill., to plan National Young Adult Conference (NYAC). The denomination’s young adult program is a ministry of the Church of the Brethren General Board. NYAC is scheduled for Aug. 11-15, 2008,

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