Church of the Brethren Newsline May 22, 2009 On Earth Peace is calling on churches and organizations to join its annual campaign to participate in the World Council of Churches’ International Day of Prayer for Peace (IDOPP) on Sept. 21. Three one-hour informational conference calls have been scheduled to share On Earth Peace’s vision, describe
Church of the Brethren Newsline May 19, 2009 Annual Conference moderator David Shumate along with the leaders of the Annual Conference agencies and the Council of District Executives is urging every congregation and every member of the Church of the Brethren to set aside May 24-31 as a “Season of Prayer and Fasting” on behalf
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.” — John 1:5 NEWS 1) Christian Peace Witness for Iraq is ‘a candle in the darkness.’ 2) Vital Pastor program continues to launch and conclude pastor groups. 3) Disaster Child Care provides training workshops. 4) Brethren Disaster Response appeals for more volunteers.
(March 26, 2007) — “Katrina survivors desperately need your help!” said today’s appeal from Brethren Disaster Response, a program of the Church of the Brethren General Board. “Now, nineteen months after the storm, tens of thousands of families are still living in FEMA trailers or in crowded living conditions with extended family members or friends.
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news….” — Luke 4:18a NEWS 1) Brethren attend inaugural meeting of Christian Churches Together. 2) Sustaining Pastoral Excellence program holds ‘Vital Pastors’ retreat. 3) Funds give $95,000 in grants to relief work. 4) Brethren Volunteer Service welcomes its 273rd
“…And your hope will not be cut off….” — Proverbs 24:14b NEWS 1) Voices from the Gulf Coast featured in General Board’s first webcast. 2) General Board to meet this weekend. FEATURE 3) Wrestling with Lent: A reflection on the Christian Peace Witness marking the 4th anniversary of the Iraq War. To receive Newsline by
(March 6, 2007) — Two Church of the Brethren funds have given a total of $95,000 in recent grants supporting the work of Brethren Disaster Response in the Gulf Coast, as well as aid to Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, and Vietnam. The Global Food Crisis Fund (GFCF) and the Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) are ministries of
(March 2, 2007) — Church of the Brethren members are called to prayer today for Bluffton University, a Mennonite school in Ohio, after members of its baseball team were killed in a tragic bus accident this morning; and for Americus, Ga., and other communities across the south hit by tornados last night. The call to
“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
(Feb. 22, 2007) — The General Board’s Executive Committee and three staff members visited projects related to Emergency Response ministries in the Gulf Coast region on Feb. 15-17. Members of the Executive Committee included General Board chair Jeff Neuman-Lee, vice-chair Timothy P. Harvey, Dale Minnich, Vickie Whitacre Samland, Ken Wenger, and Angela Lahman Yoder; staff