Newsline Special: Heeding God’s Call January 28, 2009 “…My peace I give to you” (John 14:27b). REPORTS FROM ‘HEEDING GOD’S CALL: A GATHERING ON PEACE’ 1) Heeding God’s Call brings peace churches together for common effort. 2) New faith-based initiative on gun violence is launched. 3) A reflection on the spiritual discipline of bringing violence
“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “And you have come to fullness in Him…” (Colossian 2:10). BRETHREN FROM AROUND THE WORLD CELEBRATE THEIR ROOTS IN SCHWARZENAU Close to 1,000 people gathered in Schwarzenau, Germany, on Aug. 3 for the second day of international celebrations of the 300th Anniversary of the Brethren
“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Blessed are the merciful…” (Matthew 5:7a). NEWS 1) Children’s Disaster Services helps staff CJ’s Bus. 2) New Windsor Conference Center experiences new life. 3) Brethren bits: Personnel, job opening, Annual Conference, more. UPCOMING EVENTS 4) Nigeria workcamp is announced for 2009. 300th ANNIVERSARY UPDATE 5)
“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Be merciful to me, O God…for in you my soul takes refuge” (Ps. 57:1a) NEWS 1) Church of the Brethren responds to disasters with grants totaling $117,000. 2) Children, elderly dying from dysentery in Myanmar, says CWS. 3) InterAgency Forum discusses work of denominational agencies.
“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Peace be with you” (John 20:19b). NEWS 1) Bethany Seminary Inaugural Forum to offer live webcasts. 2) Annual Conference Council discusses budget deficit, merger. 3) New orientation increases accessibility for Bethany Connections. 4) Grants go to Darfur and Mozambique, clean-up buckets needed. 5) Brethren bits:
September 26, 2007 “If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all” (Romans 12:18). RELIGIOUS LEADERS MEET WITH PRESIDENT AHMADINEJAD OF IRAN Three Church of the Brethren representatives were among some 140 Christian leaders who met with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in New York this morning, Sept. 26, at
“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
“Proclaim the power of God.” — Psalm 68:34a 1) Annual Conference moderator will make history. 1a) La moderadora de la Conferencia Anual hará historia 2) 2007 Conference will ‘Proclaim the Power of God.’ 2a) La Conferencia Anual de 2007 “Proclamará el Poder de Dios” 3) Review of agencies, medical plan, becoming intercultural top business agenda.
“Love never ends.” — 1 Corinthians 13:8a NEWS 1) Easing burdens of disaster recovery in Mississippi. 2) Disaster Child Care responding in New York, Pacific Northwest. 3) Committee on Interchurch Relations sets interfaith focus for 2007. 4) Brethren Revival Fellowship BVS unit has begun service. 5) Atlantic Southeast District conference is held in Puerto Rico.
“Bless the Lord, O my soul.” — Psalm 104:1a NEWS 1) Leaders for the 2007 Annual Conference are announced. 2) Brethren professor presents to World Council of Churches conference. 3) On Earth Peace commemorates day for peace, holds Together conversations. 4) Disaster grants go to Mississippi rebuilding, Church World Service. 5) Disaster response in Virginia