Newsline for December 5, 2007

December 5, 2007 “…Let us walk in the light of the Lord” (Isaiah 2:5b). NEWS 1) Bethany Seminary trustees welcome new president and new chair. 2) Vital Pastors ‘cohort groups’ report at conference in San Antonio. 3) National Council receives text of social creed for 21st century. 4) Brethren share 300th Anniversary devotional at NCC

Newsline Extra for November 21, 2007

November 21, 2007 “…Serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received” (1 Peter 4:10b) ROUND-UP OF DISTRICT NEWS 1) Atlantic Northeast District meets on theme, ‘God Is Faithful.’ 2) Atlantic Southeast District celebrates its 83rd conference. 3) Middle Pennsylvania District Conference affirms new mission plan. 4) W. Pennsylvania District challenges members to

Brethren Benefit Trust President Announces Retirement

Church of the Brethren Newsline November 19, 2007 Wilfred E. Nolen, president of Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT) since the agency’s inception in 1988 and chief administrator and trustee of the Church of the Brethren Pension Board since 1983, has announced that he will retire in 2008. Nolen informed the BBT Board of Directors of his

Worship Leadership is Announced for 2008 Annual Conference

Church of the Brethren Newsline November 1, 2007 Leaders for worship, music, and Bible study have been announced for the 2008 Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren in Richmond, Va., on July 12-16. The Conference will celebrate the 300th Anniversary of the Brethren movement and will include times of joint worship and fellowship

Newsline for October 19, 2007

October 19, 2007 “My…brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it” (Luke 8:21b, NRSV). 300th ANNIVERSARY UPDATE 1) Young Center hosts academic conference for the 300th Anniversary of the Brethren. NOTES FROM CHURCH AGENCIES 2) General Board agenda includes Brethren Service Center recommendations. 3) Association of Brethren Caregivers continues to need

‘Brethren Heritage Collection’ DVD Boxed Set Offers 75 Years of Brethren History

Church of the Brethren Newsline August 23, 2007 Congregations may want to mark the 300th Anniversary of the Church of the Brethren with viewings of the 20 titles in the new “Brethren Heritage Collection,” a four-DVD boxed set of Brethren-produced films and videos selected from the past 75 years. This collection brings together a dozen

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,

Daily News: May 8, 2007

(May 8, 2007) — The Inter-Agency Forum of the Church of the Brethren marked its 10th anniversary as the group met April 26-27 in Elgin, Ill. The forum was created by the Standing Committee of Annual Conference in 1998, and meets annually to serve as a coordinating group for the life and activities of the

Newsline for March 28, 2007

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.” — John 1:5 NEWS 1) Christian Peace Witness for Iraq is ‘a candle in the darkness.’ 2) Vital Pastor program continues to launch and conclude pastor groups. 3) Disaster Child Care provides training workshops. 4) Brethren Disaster Response appeals for more volunteers.

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