A member contribution of $22,960 has been given to the Foods Resource Bank from the Church of the Brethren’s Global Food Crisis Fund. The allocation represents a 2010 grant for operational support of the organization, based on the scope of overseas programming for which the denomination is lead sponsor. Member contributions to the Foods Resource
Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Aug. 26, 2009 “The Lord is my portion” (Psalm 119:57a). NEWS 1) BBT sends notification letters for recalculated annuity benefits. 2) Haitian Brethren name provisional board, hold blessing for first ministers. 3) Workcamp ministry records another successful season.
“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Disaster after disaster!” (Ezekiel 7:5b). 1) Brethren in Northern Plains District respond to Iowa tornado. 2) Brethren bits: Material Resources, Emergency Disaster Fund. For Newsline subscription information go to http://listserver.emountain.net/mailman/listinfo/newsline. For more news go to http://www.brethren.org/, click on “News” to find a news feature, links
“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.
Church World Service (CWS) has issued an urgent appeal for school kits, and also is requesting baby kits. CWS is a Christian humanitarian relief agency connected with the National Council of Churches. The Emergency Response program of the Church of the Brethren General Board is supporting this appeal. “We have great need, immediately, for CWS