Newsline for August 30, 2006

“Ascribe power to God….” — Psalm 68:34a NEWS 1) ‘Proclaim the Power of God’ is theme for Annual Conference 2007. 2) El Tema de la Conferencia Anual de 2007 es ‘Proclamar el Poder de Dios.’ 3) Brethren Service Center committee holds first meeting. 4) Shipments of relief materials continue one year after Katrina. 5) ‘Being

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

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

Newsline for June 7, 2006

“When you send forth your spirit….” — Psalm 104:30 NEWS 1) Brethren Benefit Trust explores ways to offset cost of medical insurance. 2) New guidelines issued for denominational memorial tribute. 3) On Earth Peace board begins strategic planning process. 4) Global Food Crisis Fund supports micro credit in Dominican Republic. 5) El Fondo para la

New Guidelines Issued for Denominational Memorial Tribute

The Church of the Brethren Annual Conference has requested Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT) to expand guidelines for the denomination’s memorial tribute for church leaders who have died during the year before each Conference. The annual tribute is given as a multimedia presentation at Annual Conference, and serves as a remembrance of denominational church leaders including

BBT Board Explores Ways to Offset High Expense of Medical Insurance

The Brethren Medical Plan Study Committee of the Annual Conference has asked Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT) to help identify potential new sources of funding for the Church of the Brethren Medical Plan. At its spring meetings April 21-23 in Elgin, Ill., the BBT Board and staff spent time brainstorming possible ways to offset the ever-escalating

Association of Brethren Caregivers Makes Personnel Announcements

The Association of Brethren Caregivers (ABC) has made two personnel announcements today, the appointments of Mary Lou Garrison as director of Wellness Ministry in a position also supported by the Church of the Brethren General Board and Brethren Benefit Trust; and Kim Ebersole as director of Older Adult Ministry and Family Life Ministry.   —

General Board Acts on Stewardship of Property Report

The Church of the Brethren General Board has made several decisions regarding its programs and the use of properties at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill., and the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md. The board began a move to consolidate leadership of the staff at the General Offices. Also

Newsline for March 1, 2006

“He answered, `You shall love the Lord your God….’” — Luke 10:27a NEWS 1) New Sunday school curriculum is launched for Brethren, Mennonites. 2) Beckwith and Zuercher head Annual Conference ballot. 3) Review and Evaluation survey is available online and in Source mailing. 4) Sustaining Pastoral Excellence identifies leadership as a key issue. 5) Selected