New Resources from Brethren Press

Several new resources are available through Brethren Press, including a new anthem using a text by Brethren poet Ken Morse, a fourth volume of the Brethren Encyclopedia, a new Brethren history “source book,” a Lenten devotional for 2007, the 300th anniversary devotional for 2008, and Vacation Bible School programs for next summer.   Morse text

Text by Brethren Poet Published in Anthem

A poem written by well-known Brethren writer and editor Kenneth I. Morse is the text for “Listen to the Sunrise,” a choral anthem just published by Alliance Music Publications, Inc. Sheet music is available through Brethren Press for $1.70 each, plus shipping and handling. The voicing is SATB with children’s choir a capella. The anthem,

Brethren Christmas Eve Service to Air Again on Hallmark Channel

A Church of the Brethren Christmas Eve service is scheduled to air again nationally on the Hallmark Channel, at 7 a.m. (eastern and pacific time) on Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006. “Enter the Light of Life” originally aired on CBS on Dec. 24, 2004. The service was filmed at Nicarry Chapel at Bethany Theological Seminary featuring

Committee Celebrates 70th Anniversary of Brethren Historical Library and Archives

Opening with a special recognition of the 70th anniversary of the Brethren Historical Library and Archives (BHLA), the Brethren Historical Committee met at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill., on Nov 3-4. The archives is a ministry of the Church of the Brethren General Board and began in 1936, when the

Newsline for October 25, 2006

“Hear, my child, and be wise, and direct your mind in the way.” — Proverbs 23:19 NEWS 1) Trust is created to help preserve John Kline homestead. 2) Brethren Volunteer Service Unit 272 begins work. 3) Atlantic Northeast District Conference meets on ‘Together’ theme. 4) MAX supports denominational wellness ministry. 5) Colorado Brethren and Mennonite

List of Gather ‘Round Trainings Grows

A lengthy and growing list of local training events for the new Sunday school curriculum “Gather ’Round: Hearing and Sharing God’s Good News”, is available at (click on “Training Events”). The website also offers a list of downloadable resources for trainers such as bookmarks, posters, and promotional fliers. Training events for the curriculum jointly

Brethren from All Districts Trained to Facilitate ‘Together’ Conversations

“It was the best of being church,” said Kathy Reid of the training event for “Together: Conversations on Being the Church.” Reid is executive director of the Association of Brethren Caregivers, and has been on the planning committee for the Together conversations. “This experience was everything I hoped for,” she said. The training Feb. 24-26

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

New Sunday School Curriculum is Launched for Brethren and Mennonites

A new Sunday school curriculum, Gather ’Round: Hearing and Sharing God’s Good News, has been launched by Brethren Press and Mennonite Publishing Network. The Bible-based curriculum offers sessions for all ages of children and youth, as well as a class for parents and caregivers of children, and a multiage option for grades K-6. Each group

Resources Coming Soon for Together: Conversations on Being the Church

A conversation guide for the “Together: Conversations on Being the Church” discussion process in the Church of the Brethren will come off the press soon, just in time for a training event for district representatives to be held in New Windsor, Md., Feb. 24-26. The conversation guide is one of several resources already available or

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