Newsline for Oct. 20, 2011

Articles include:
1. Board decides to cease operation of New Windsor Conference Center, gives provisional approval to Ministerial Leadership Paper, makes grant to Haiti earthquake response.
2. On Earth Peace releases statement of inclusion.
3. Religious leaders arrested in Rotunda in July have their day in court.
4. Peace Witness Ministries takes up food stamp challenge.
5. GFCF grants go to work in Honduras, Niger, Kenya, and Rwanda.
6. Tracy Stoddart Primozich to oversee admissions at seminary.
7. Workcamps are announced for 2012.
8. Brethren bits: Remembrance, personnel, jobs, anniversaries, more.

Board Makes Decision to Cease Operating New Windsor Conference Center

The Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board has determined that “operating the New Windsor Conference Center is not in alignment with the directional goals of our strategic plan and not financially sustainable.” The decision is not about the Brethren Service Center property as a whole nor the other ministries located at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md.

Newsline for March 23, 2011

“Whoever does not carry the cross and follow me cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14:27). Newsline will have a guest editor for several issues this year. Kathleen Campanella, director of partner and public relations at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md., will edit Newsline during three periods of time in April, June, and

Newsline for August 13, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Oh Lord…how majestic is your name in all the earth!” (Psalm 8:1) NEWS 1) Brethren Disaster Ministries receives $50,000 grant to continue Katrina rebuilding. 2) Ministry Summer Service participants complete internship program. 3) Mission trip to the Dominican Republic builds faith, relationships. 4) Brethren bits:

Newsline Special Report: General Board Commits to Brethren Service Center

October 20, 2007 General Board commits to Brethren Service Center (La Junta Directiva compromete para el Centro de Servicio de los Hermanos) The Church of the Brethren General Board has acted to “strongly affirm” ministries based at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md., and committed to continue to develop and enhance the center.

Newsline for February 28, 2007

“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

Annual Conference Council Reviews 2006 Conference, Elects Beachley As Chair

The Annual Conference Council elected Ron Beachley, immediate past moderator of Annual Conference, to chair the council for the 2006-07 year. Upon his election, Beachley immediately presided over the council’s meeting Aug. 16-17 at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill., according to a report from Conference secretary Fred Swartz. A major

On Earth Peace Board Begins Strategic Planning Process

The On Earth Peace Board of Directors and staff met April 21-22 at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md. The board’s Advancement, Personnel, Finance, and Executive committees met April 20. The devotional theme used scriptures focused on “A Passion for Peace.” Beginning new strategic planning work, the board affirmed and encouraged staff to