Brethren Disaster Ministries staff have directed allocations from the Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) to SHARE to support schoolchildren in Angola, and to the Shepherd Society of Bethlehem Bible College in Palestine.
Several grants have been given recently by the Church of the Brethren’s Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF). Heading the list is a grant continuing the post-earthquake work of Brethren Disaster Ministries in Haiti.
Newsline The Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe to Newsline. For more Church of the Brethren news go to www.brethren.org and click on “News.” “Commit your work to the Lord…” (Proverbs 16:3a). NEWS 1) Delegation celebrates church anniversary, Brethren connections in Angola. 2) BBT reports progress in
223rd Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren San Diego, California — June 26, 2009 Board officers at the pre-Conference meeting included chair Eddie Edmonds (at center), chair-elect Dale Minnich (at right), and general secretary Stan Noffsinger (at left). Photo by Ken Wenger Click here for a photo album of Annual Conference and pre-Conference meetings.
“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you…” (Acts 1:8a, RSV). NEWS 1) Moderator calls for a ‘season of prayer and fasting.’ 2) Brethren Benefit Trust makes changes to retiree annuity payments. 3) Cross-cultural event focuses on African-American, youth cultures. 4) District issues open letter regarding church that has left
“…I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.” — Genesis 12:2b NEWS 1) Bethany Seminary celebrates 102nd commencement. 2) Brethren focus work north of Greensburg, following tornado. 3) Forum discusses future of Annual Conference, other challenges for the denomination. 4) Westminster Church, Buckhalter will receive Ecumenical Citations.
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.” — John 1:5 NEWS 1) Christian Peace Witness for Iraq is ‘a candle in the darkness.’ 2) Vital Pastor program continues to launch and conclude pastor groups. 3) Disaster Child Care provides training workshops. 4) Brethren Disaster Response appeals for more volunteers.
Church World Service (CWS) has issued an urgent appeal for school kits, and also is requesting baby kits. CWS is a Christian humanitarian relief agency connected with the National Council of Churches. The Emergency Response program of the Church of the Brethren General Board is supporting this appeal. “We have great need, immediately, for CWS
“…All will be made alive in Christ.” — 1 Corinthians 15:22b NEWS 1) Brethren Disaster Response opens fourth Katrina recovery project. 2) Brethren funds give $150,000 for hunger, disaster relief. 3) Brethren bits: Correction, personnel, job openings, more. PERSONNEL 4) Bach resigns from seminary, appointed director of Young Center. 5) Hall resigns from human resources
“No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” — John 15:13 NEWS 1) Brethren invited to take part in love offering for Nigerian churches. 2) Grants from Global Food Crisis Fund and Emergency Disaster Fund total $158,500. 3) Emergency Response program plans additional projects along Gulf Coast. 4)