Newsline for October 11, 2006

“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

ABC to Host NOAC in 2008 and 2009

At its fall meeting, the Association of Brethren Caregivers Board decided to hold the next National Older Adult Conference (NOAC) in 2008 and again in 2009 so that the biennial conference would not occur in the same year as future National Youth Conferences. “Staff, volunteers and resources were very strained to prepare for and work

Newsline for September 27, 2006

“…And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.” — Rev. 22:2c NEWS 1) God’s spirit moves at National Older Adult Conference. 2) On Earth Peace board member works with UN subcommittee on racism. 2) Un Miembro de la junta directiva del Comité Paz en la Tierra trabaja con un subcomité

Newsline for August 16, 2006

“For waters shall break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert.” — Isaiah 35:6b NEWS 1) Denominational membership declines by largest amount in five years. 2) Brethren cooperate in Peace Church Longterm Care Insurance. 3) Caregiving award winners honored by Association of Brethren Caregivers. 4) Grants go to Lebanon crisis, Katrina rebuilding, hunger

Caregiving Winners for 2006 Are Honored by ABC

The Association of Brethren Caregivers (ABC) recognized recipients of the agency’s annual caregiving awards during a reception on July 3 at the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference in Des Moines, Iowa. ABC recognized retired pastor Chuck Boyer of La Verne, Calif., for a lifetime of caregiving. Throughout his ministry, Boyer has advocated for peace

Newsline for August 2, 2006

“Pursue love….” — 1 Corinthians 14:1a NEWS 1) Disaster Child Care cares for children evacuated from Lebanon. 2) Brethren join religious coalition to reconstruct churches on Gulf coast. 3) ‘Disaster Wall’ graced with the names of hundreds of volunteers. 4) Southern Plains District meets about ‘Love and Little Things.’ 5) Historical marker to commemorate Brethren

Newsline for July 5, 2006

“Train yourself in godliness….” — 1 Timothy 4:7b NEWS FROM THE 2006 ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1) ‘Doing Church Business,’ Iraq war, divestment head Annual Conference business agenda. 2) Conference chooses James Beckwith as moderator for 2008. 3) Answers are received to questions about sexuality and ministry. PERSONNEL 4) Julie Garber is selected as editor of ‘Brethren

Annual Conference to Address a Full Business Agenda

The 220th recorded Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren will be held July 1-5 in Des Moines, Iowa. Delegates will be kept busy by a full business agenda. Moderator Ronald D. Beachley, executive minister for Western Pennsylvania District, will preside over the business sessions. Click here for daily news from the Church of

Training Event During National Older Adult Conference is Open to All Pastors

Pastors are encouraged to attend the Older Adult Ministry Training Event to be held during the National Older Adult Conference (NOAC), Sept. 4-8 at Lake Junaluska Assembly in North Carolina. Both events are sponsored by the Association of Brethren Caregivers (ABC). Clergy will receive continuing education credit (10 contact hours or 1 continuing education unit)

2006 Annual Conference Preview

“For we are God’s servants, working together….” — 1 Corinthians 3:9 NEWS 1) Annual Conference to address a full business agenda. 2) La Conferencia Anual tendrá una agenda llena. 3) Historic photo opportunity for attendees of the church’s 250th anniversary. FEATURE 4) Will there be a Church of the Brethren in Sudan? For more Church

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