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300th Anniversary Committee Announces Change of Plans at At 2008 Annual Conference

Church of the Brethren Newsline November 27, 2007 The 300th Anniversary Committee has given updated information about changes in planning for a “service blitz” and an exhibit of historical artifacts at the 2008 Annual Conference, to be held in Richmond, Va., on July 12-16. The Conference will celebrate the 300th Anniversary of the Brethren movement,

Christian Peacemaker Teams Provides Human Rights in Iraq

Church of the Brethren Newsline November 26, 2007 Venus Shamal, the deputy director of Kurdish Human Rights Watch in Suleimaniya, in northern Iraq, recently invited Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) to assist in the human rights training of security officers from the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG). She told members of the CPT Iraq team that the

Newsline Extra for November 21, 2007

November 21, 2007 “…Serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received” (1 Peter 4:10b) ROUND-UP OF DISTRICT NEWS 1) Atlantic Northeast District meets on theme, ‘God Is Faithful.’ 2) Atlantic Southeast District celebrates its 83rd conference. 3) Middle Pennsylvania District Conference affirms new mission plan. 4) W. Pennsylvania District challenges members to

Newsline for November 21, 2007

November 21, 2007 “Be still, and know that I am God!” (Psalm 46:10a). NEWS 1) Wil Nolen to retire in 2008 as president of Brethren Benefit Trust. 2) Program and Arrangements requests review of sexuality statement. 3) Brethren workcamp ministry experiences successful expansion. 4) Womaen’s Caucus to focus on next 300 years in 2008. 5)

Brethren Benefit Trust President Announces Retirement

Church of the Brethren Newsline November 19, 2007 Wilfred E. Nolen, president of Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT) since the agency’s inception in 1988 and chief administrator and trustee of the Church of the Brethren Pension Board since 1983, has announced that he will retire in 2008. Nolen informed the BBT Board of Directors of his

Vital Pastors ‘Cohort Groups’ Report at Conference in San Antonio

Church of the Brethren Newsline November 16, 2007 One group looked at postmodernism, another at being missional. Still another examined the balance of worshiping with both head and heart. In all, six groups of pastors studied a variety of questions over the past two years but all with the same ultimate goal: determining the qualities

‘Faith-Based Mediation Workshop’ Offered by Ministry of Reconciliation

Church of the Brethren Newsline November 14, 2007 The Ministry of Reconciliation, a branch of On Earth Peace, welcomes natural peacemakers and those interested in conflict resolution to a two-weekend “Faith-Based Mediation Workshop” on Feb. 16-17 and 23-24, 2008, at Camp Mack, Milford, Ind. A refreshing, faithful approach to interpersonal peacemaking will be taught through

Bethany Theological Seminary to Offer Offsite Classes in Spring Semester

Church of the Brethren Newsline November 13, 2007 Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Ind., will offer four offsite classes during the Spring 2008 semester, focusing on Brethren heritage, Brethren polity, conflict resolution, and biblical studies. A class titled “Brethren Beliefs and Practices” will be offered at Elizabethtown (Pa.) College on Feb. 29-March 1, March 14-15,

Womaen’s Caucus to Focus on Next 300 Years in 2008

Church of the Brethren Newsline November 12, 2007 The Church of the Brethren Womaen’s Caucus Steering Committee met recently in Fort Wayne, Ind., for three days of meetings. Two new members, Jill Kline and Peg Yoder, joined the committee that includes Audrey deCoursey, Jan Eller, Carla Kilgore, and Deb Peterson. The business addressed by the

Bethany Theological Seminary Welcomes New President and Chair

Church of the Brethren Newsline November 9, 2007 The Bethany Theological Seminary Board of Trustees met on Oct. 26-28 in Richmond, Ind., led by a new chair and a new president. The meeting began with a time of worship and an anointing service for incoming Bethany Seminary president Ruthann Knechel Johansen. Board chair Ted Flory

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