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

On Earth Peace Holds Fall Board Meeting

Church of the Brethren Newsline October 16, 2007 The On Earth Peace Board of Directors and staff met Sept. 21-23 at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md. Mindful of the On Earth Peace 2007 theme of “Building Bridges,” they worshiped together, discussed the history of On Earth Peace, reviewed goals accomplished in the

Live Video Webcast Offered from 300th Anniversary Conference

Church of the Brethren Newsline October 11, 2007 The Church of the Brethren webcast series at is offering interactive live video webcasting from the 300th Anniversary academic conference on Oct. 11-13. The conference titled “Honoring a Legacy, Embracing a Future: 300 Years of Brethren Heritage,” is sponsored by the Young Center for Anabaptist and

Newsline for October 10, 2007

October 10, 2007 “Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth” (Psalm 66:1). NEWS 1) Joint statement is issued from discussion of Annual Conference exhibit policy. 2) ABC Board receives multicultural sensitivity training. 3) Committee receives challenge from American Baptists. 4) Children’s Disaster Services trains ‘CJ’s Bus’ volunteers. 5) Atlantic Southeast District holds a

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