Newsline for May 9, 2007

“Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise from the end of the earth!” — Isaiah 42:10a NEWS 1) Church’s disaster response programs are renamed. 2) Children’s Disaster Services responds to Greensburg tornado. 3) Nine denominations meet to discuss evangelism. 4) Church of the Brethren in Nigeria holds 60th Majalisa. 5) Brethren bits: Remembrance,

Newsline for April 11, 2007

“We have seen the Lord.” — John 20:25b NEWS 1) Annual Conference Council expresses concern over funding shortfall. 2) Bethany Seminary board honors president Eugene F. Roop. 3) Brethren deliver World Day of Prayer requests to House Speaker. 4) Brethren bits: Correction, personnel, RYC, and more. PERSONNEL 5) Scheppard to be new vice president, dean

Daily News: March 22, 2007

(March 22, 2007) — The 2007 Youth Peace Travel Team has been selected. The three members of the team are Amanda Glover of Mountain View Fellowship Church of the Brethren in McGaheysville, Va.; Audrey Hollenberg of Westminster (Md.) Church of the Brethren; and Emily LaPrade of Antioch Church of the Brethren in Rocky Mount, Va.

Newsline for March 16, 2007

“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

Daily News: March 8, 2007

(March 8, 2007) — The eight members of Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) Unit 273 have begun their terms of service. Camp Ithiel in Gotha, Fla., hosted the orientation unit from Jan. 29-Feb. 16. During the orientation volunteers had the opportunity to serve both the greater Orlando community and to fellowship with the Brethren Haitian community

BVS Announces Winter Orientation Unit

(Jan. 8, 2007) — Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) has announced the start of the 2007 winter orientation unit, to be held Jan. 28-Feb. 16 at Camp Ithiel in Gotha, Fla. This orientation will be the 273th unit for BVS, and will include 16 volunteers from across the US and Germany. Several Church of the Brethren

Newsline for December 20, 2006

“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace…” — Luke 2:14 NEWS 1) Brethren Benefit Trust adopts investment guidelines related to pornography, gambling. 2) Brethren Pension Plan annuity rates are being assessed. 3) Annual Conference Council sets registration goal for 2007 conference. 4) Disaster Child Care to work in New Orleans throughout

First Church Antarctica?

A small group of people connected with the Church of the Brethren are at work at McMurdo Station in Antarctica: Pete and Erika Anna, who are affiliated with Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren in Elgin, Ill.; former Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) worker Emily Wampler; and Sean Dell who grew up in the Church of

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

“Small Things, Great Love” is Theme for 2007 Workcamps

Mother Teresa’s words, “We can do no great things; only small things with great love,” echoed at National Youth Conference and have been chosen to provide the inspiration for next summer’s Church of the Brethren workcamps. Workcamps offer week-long service opportunities across the US and Central America for junior high youth, senior high youth, and

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