Summer Workcamps Explore Passion, Practices of Early Church

In 2010, more than 350 participants took part in 15 workcamps through the Church of the Brethren’s Youth and Young Adult Ministry. “With Glad and Generous Hearts” was the workcamp theme based on Acts 2:44-47 and during each week of workcamps participants explored the passionate Christian practices of the early church. Young adults served at

Newsline for October 7, 2010

“All who believed were together and had all things in common” (Acts 2:44). NEWS 1) Summer workcamps explore passion, practices of early church. 2) Disaster ministry opens new Tennessee project, announces grants. PERSONNEL 3) Heishmans announce decision to leave Dominican Republic mission. 4) Fahrney-Keedy names Keith R. Bryan as president. 5) On Earth Peace announces

Newsline for Sept. 9, 2010

Newsline A prayer circle on Sept. 3 at the church’s General Offices offered a blessing for the 15 Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) workers attending a retreat, and for Robert and Linda Shank (shown at left above), church staff preparing to travel to North Korea to teach in a new university there. Global Mission Partnerships executive

Myer Challenges Youth to Let Their Light Shine

2010 National Youth Conference of the Church of the Brethren Fort Collins, Colo. — July 18, 2010   Jim Myer preaches to NYC on the theme, “This Little Light of Mine.” After the sermon, the congregation were given glow sticks to break and wave, creating light in the darkness. Photos by Glenn Riegel and Keith Hollenberg While many

Today at NYC

2010 National Youth Conference of the Church of the Brethren Fort Collins, Colo. — July 17-22, 2010  NYC today opened with early morning devotions, following by the main Sunday morning worship service led by Ted Swartz of Ted & Co. The day continued with small group meetings, a Pneuma Challenge, workshops in the afternoon. Evening worship featured Jim Myer of the Brethren Revival Fellowship.

Coordinators, National Youth Cabinet, Are Among Those Preparing for NYC

National Youth Cabinet and youth ministry staff and other volunteers stuff packets in preparation for the start of NYC this Saturday. Close to 3,000 youth and advisors are expected to attend. Photo by Glenn Riegel NYC books await their owners, in stacks in a room on the Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins, Colo. Photo

Haiti Seed Program Combines Disaster Relief, Development

Haitian Brethren church leaders are actively implementing a new seed distribution program, according to Jeff Boshart, Haiti coordinator for Brethren Disaster Ministries. The program is combining disaster response with development of agriculture in communities where churches and preaching points of Eglise des Freres Haitiens (Haitian Church of the Brethren) are located. Jeff Boshart visits a

Newsline for Dec. 17, 2009

Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Dec. 17, 2009  “And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed…” (Isaiah 40:5a, NIV). NEWS 1) Immigration issues are affecting some Brethren congregations. 2) Grants support ecumenical build in Iowa, assistance to Cambodia, India, Haiti. 3) Kulp Bible

Brethren Revival Fellowship Announces Publication of Commentary on Genesis

Church of the Brethren Newsline Dec. 8, 2009 Brethren Revival Fellowship has announced the publication of a commentary on Genesis, written by Harold S. Martin. The book is part of the “Brethren Old Testament Commentary” series, which has the stated aim of giving a readable explanation of the Old Testament text, with loyalty to Anabaptist

Newsline for Dec. 3, 2009

Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Dec. 3, 2009 “The Lord is with you” (Luke 1:28b). NEWS 1) National Council of Churches issues messages supporting nuclear disarmament, health care reform. 2) New Fire young adult movement dreams, takes action. 3) Bethany Seminary announces new