The Bridgewater (Va.) College community is mourning the deaths of police officer John Painter and campus safety officer Vashon “J.J.” Jefferson, who were shot and killed on the college campus on Feb. 1. The two men were coworkers and close friends. Media report that a former student has been charged in their deaths.
On Dec. 10 the Shenandoah District Leadership Team “terminated with possibility of reinstatement” the ordination of Chris Zepp, associate pastor of Bridgewater (Va.) Church of the Brethren. This action was taken at the recommendation of the district’s Ministerial Leadership Team, after Zepp officiated at a same-sex marriage.
“Do not speak evil against one another, brothers and sisters” (James 4:11). “Brethren in the News” is a new page on the denominational website offering a listing of currently published news about Brethren congregations and individuals. Find the latest newspaper reports, television clips, and more by clicking on “Brethren in the News,” a link in the
2010 National Youth Conference of the Church of the Brethren Fort Collins, Colo. — July 17-22, 2010 This morning the buses and the airport shuttles began lining up in the Moby parking lot at Colorado State University to disperse NYCers to their homes around the country and around the world…. But first the youth heard 2010 Annual Conference moderator Shawn
Church of the Brethren Newsline June 21, 2010 Nine Church of the Brethren nursing students are recipients of Caring Ministries Nursing Scholarships for 2010. This scholarship, made possible by the Health Education and Research Endowment, is available to members of the Church of the Brethren enrolled in LPN, RN, or nursing graduate programs. This year’s
Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Extra: Districts End-of-Year Wrap-Up Dec. 30, 2009 “I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?” (Isaiah 43:19a). REPORTS FROM DISTRICT MEETINGS 1) Gathering V calls Western Plains District to
Church of the Brethren Newsline Dec. 18, 2009 “Archival research and collective memories from close at hand and afar are bringing an intriguing story to life–a kind of SERRV project a decade or two ahead of SERRV, a hunger action program 50 years ahead of the Global Food Crisis Fund,” reports Howard Royer. Earlier this
Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Nov. 4, 2009 “…The righteousness of God is revealed through faith for faith…” (Romans 1:17b). NEWS 1) Preachers are named for the 2010 Annual Conference. 2) Hispanic Ministries executives of several denominations gather in Chicago. 3) Brethren Volunteer
Church of the Brethren Newsline Nov. 4, 2009 It has been brought to the attention of staff at Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT) that some individual Pension Plan members, as well as churches in the denomination, are being contacted by representatives of Wells Fargo Advisors concerning pensions and retirement. The Wells Fargo Advisors representatives make reference
Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Newsline Extra: International Day of Prayer for Peace and Other Upcoming Events Sept. 7, 2009 “…So that in me you may have peace” (John 16:33). INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR PEACE 1) Congregations plan for the International