Brethren Leaders Make Trip to Gulf Coast

(Feb. 15, 2007) — The entire Executive Committee of the Church of the Brethren General Board is visiting Gulf coast areas affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, on a trip planned for Feb. 15-17. The group will meet with Church of the Brethren disaster volunteers, staff of local longterm recovery organizations, and survivors of the

Newsline for January 31, 2007

“…All will be made alive in Christ.” — 1 Corinthians 15:22b NEWS 1) Brethren Disaster Response opens fourth Katrina recovery project. 2) Brethren funds give $150,000 for hunger, disaster relief. 3) Brethren bits: Correction, personnel, job openings, more. PERSONNEL 4) Bach resigns from seminary, appointed director of Young Center. 5) Hall resigns from human resources

Brethren Funds Give $150,000 for Hunger and Disaster Relief

(Jan. 26, 2007) — Two Church of the Brethren funds have given a total of $150,000 for hunger relief and disaster response, through five recent grants. The Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) and the Global Food Crisis Fund (GFCF) are ministries of the Church of the Brethren General Board. An EDF grant of $60,000 has been

Fund Gives $95,000 for Middle East, Katrina Relief, South Sudan, Other Grants

The Emergency Disaster Fund of the Church of the Brethren General Board has given a total of $95,000 in grants announced today. The amount includes grants for peace efforts in the Middle East along with Brethren disaster relief work in the Gulf following Hurricane Katrina, and support for displaced people returning to southern Sudan, among

New Disaster Response Project Opening in Mississippi

Brethren Disaster Response is opening a new Hurricane Katrina recovery project in McComb, Miss., following the holidays. McComb is in southwestern Mississippi, just north of the Louisiana border. Effective Jan. 1, all volunteers who were scheduled for the Pensacola, Fla., project will be assigned instead to the new Mississippi project. District disaster relief coordinators will

Newsline for November 22, 2006

“Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving….” — Psalm 147:7a NEWS 1) Association of Brethren Caregivers tours Advocate Bethany Hospital. 2) Disaster leadership training provides unique experience. 3) Counter-recruitment event challenges Anabaptists peace witness. 4) Mid-Atlantic District conference incorporates learning centers. 5) Brethren bits: Correction, remembrance, and much more. PERSONNEL 6) Jim Kinsey retires from Congregational

Newsline for November 8, 2006

“Love never ends.” — 1 Corinthians 13:8a NEWS 1) Easing burdens of disaster recovery in Mississippi. 2) Disaster Child Care responding in New York, Pacific Northwest. 3) Committee on Interchurch Relations sets interfaith focus for 2007. 4) Brethren Revival Fellowship BVS unit has begun service. 5) Atlantic Southeast District conference is held in Puerto Rico.

Disaster Leadership Training Provides Unique Experience

The month of October has been a month of excitement, anticipation, and new beginnings, reports Jane Yount, coordinator of Brethren Disaster Response for the Church of the Brethren General Board. The month represented a new beginning for leadership in the program, as 26 people from 13 states participated in two disaster project leadership trainings in

Disaster Response Staff Reflect on Katrina

Church of the Brethren Disaster Response continues to rebuild and repair homes in the Gulf coast following the destruction caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita a year ago. Aug. 29 marked the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s heartrending devastation as the storm slammed the Gulf coast. Although the storm made landfall in southeastern Louisiana, heavy

‘Disaster Wall’ is Graced with the Names of Hundreds of Volunteers

A wall in Pensacola, Fla., has become a famous landmark for Brethren disaster volunteers. At the Brethren Disaster Response project in Pensacola, a “Disaster Wall” graced the living room of an apartment that until just a couple of weeks ago housed volunteers who traveled from across the country to rebuild and repair homes following Hurricanes