When the founders of Bermudian Church of the Brethren in East Berlin, Pa., stood on their hill and looked over the river where baptisms occurred, they must have felt like they were on holy ground. As pastor Larry Dentler says, “We have been here since before America was America.”
Church of the Brethren Newsline June 21, 2010 Nine Church of the Brethren nursing students are recipients of Caring Ministries Nursing Scholarships for 2010. This scholarship, made possible by the Health Education and Research Endowment, is available to members of the Church of the Brethren enrolled in LPN, RN, or nursing graduate programs. This year’s
June 17, 2010 “I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth” (1 Corinthians 3:6). NEWS 1) Church developers called to ‘Plant Generously, Reap Bountifully.’ 2) Young adults ‘rock’ Camp Blue Diamond over Memorial Day weekend. 3) Brethren leader helps defend CWS against charges of proselytizing. 4) Global Food Crisis Fund supports work of Foods
Church of the Brethren Newsline Dec. 18, 2009 “Archival research and collective memories from close at hand and afar are bringing an intriguing story to life–a kind of SERRV project a decade or two ahead of SERRV, a hunger action program 50 years ahead of the Global Food Crisis Fund,” reports Howard Royer. Earlier this
“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Instead, strive for (God’s) kingdom…” (Luke 12:31a). NEWS 1) Annual Conference ballot for 2008 is announced. 2) Church of the Brethren sends delegation to North Korea. 3) BVS worker helps Guatemalan school raise funds. 4) Brethren funds send money to N. Korea, Darfur, Katrina rebuilding.
“Whoever does not carry the cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.” Luke 14:27 UPCOMING EVENTS 1) Bethany Emphasis Sunday focuses on discipleship. 2) Mission Alive 2008 to recognize anniversary year. 3) Church planting conference is scheduled for May 2008. 4) 300th Anniversary update: Celebration is planned for Schwarzenau, Germany. 5) 300th Anniversary resources:
“The Lord is my light and my salvation….” — Psalm 27:1a NEWS 1) Neuman-Lee and Shumate head 2007 Annual Conference ballot. 2) General Board Executive Committee visits disaster relief in the Gulf. 3) Gather ’Round staff set plans for future 4) Brethren member participates in Darfur work of UN subcommittee. 5) Fund gives grants to