“I will give thanks to the Lord….” Psalm 9:1a NEWS 1) Butler Chapel celebrates tenth anniversary of rebuilding. 2) Foods Resource Bank holds annual meeting. 3) Grants support DR community development, Katrina relief. 4) ABC encourages support of SCHIP reauthorization. 5) Brethren bits: Personnel, job openings, Annual Conference, more. UPCOMING EVENTS 6) Course offerings are
Church of the Brethren Newsline July 26, 2007 Ten years have passed since hundreds of Church of the Brethren volunteers helped to build a new Butler Chapel AME Church in Orangeburg, S.C. The original church was burned by arson. Local church leaders there are now planning a major 10th Anniversary celebration to be held Jan.
“All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord….” Psalm 22:27a NEWS 1) Seven students graduate from ministry training programs. 2) Brethren tackle growing projects for Foods Resource Bank. 3) Assessment team travels to Sudan in preparation for new mission. 4) Brethren grants support disaster relief and hunger relief efforts. 5)
“Proclaim the power of God” — 2007 Annual Conference theme from Psalm 68:34-35 NEWS 1) Annual Conference 2007 makes history, addresses complex and lengthy business agenda. 1b) La Conferencia Anual de 2007 hace historia y trata con una agenda grande y compleja. 2) Annual Conference elections and appointments. 3) Annual Conference bits and pieces: 4)
(June 26, 2007) — Brethren Disaster Ministries (formerly Brethren Disaster Response) is making a difference following Hurricane Katrina, reports coordinator Jane Yount. In a recent report, she released figures for the number of volunteers, work days, and homes that have been repaired or rebuilt by this program of the Church of the Brethren General Board,
(June 11, 2007) — Children’s Disaster Services (formerly Disaster Child Care) has a chapter in a new book by author Roberta R. Owens, of the Legacy of Caring organization. The book is titled “Faith in Children: Stories from Faith-Based Children’s Centers.” Children’s Disaster Services is a ministry of the Church of the Brethren General Board.
(May 31, 2007) — John and Mary Mueller left their home in Cape Coral, Fla. to volunteer as longterm regional project directors with Brethren Disaster Ministries. The following is excerpted from a letter received from the Muellers on May 24: “John and I are feeling incredibly blessed to be here in Chalmette, La., in the
“…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.
In Greensburg, Kan., a tornado completely leveled 90 percent of town on May 4, during a night in which at least six tornados were in the area, and more the next night. “While Greensburg is the focus of the national media, the destruction reaches northeast into the heart of Kansas farmland,” reported Roy Winter, director
“Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise from the end of the earth!” — Isaiah 42:10a NEWS 1) Church’s disaster response programs are renamed. 2) Children’s Disaster Services responds to Greensburg tornado. 3) Nine denominations meet to discuss evangelism. 4) Church of the Brethren in Nigeria holds 60th Majalisa. 5) Brethren bits: Remembrance,