Newsline for February 9, 2011

Feb. 21 is the last day to register delegates to the 2011 Annual Conference at the early registration price of $275. After Feb. 21, delegate registration increases to $300. The Conference takes place in Grand Rapids, Mich., on July 2-6. “If your congregation has not yet registered its delegate/s, please do so at no later

‘Reach Deep’ Fundraising Challenge Meets Its Goal

A letter headed “Urgent Need–A Landmark Challenge” was mailed out to Church of the Brethren prospective donors on Aug. 6 as the start of a “Reach Deep” fundraising challenge to meet a mid-year budget shortfall of $100,000 in the denomination’s Core Ministries Fund. The generosity of one Brethren family who anonymously gave $50,000 in response

Newsline for September 23, 2010

New at  is a photo album from Sudan, providing glimpses into the work of Michael Wagner, Church of the Brethren mission staff seconded to the Africa Inland Church-Sudan. Wagner began work in southern Sudan in early July. His home congregation is Mountville (Pa.) Church of the Brethren. Find the album at “If you,

Newsline for June 17, 2010

June 17, 2010 “I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth” (1 Corinthians 3:6). NEWS 1) Church developers called to ‘Plant Generously, Reap Bountifully.’ 2) Young adults ‘rock’ Camp Blue Diamond over Memorial Day weekend. 3) Brethren leader helps defend CWS against charges of proselytizing. 4) Global Food Crisis Fund supports work of Foods

Newsline for February 25, 2010

  Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to to subscribe or unsubscribe.   Feb. 25, 2010 “…Stand firm in the Lord…” (Philippians 4:1b). NEWS 1) Christian denominations issue joint letter urging immigration reform. 2) Brethren medical/crisis counseling group is to go to Haiti. 3) Winners of NYC music and

Newsline for January 14, 2010

  Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to to subscribe or unsubscribe. Jan. 14, 2010  “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it” (John 1:5). NEWS 1) General secretary calls Brethren to a time of prayer for Haiti; Brethren Disaster Ministries prepares for relief

Newsline for Oct. 7, 2009

Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to to subscribe or unsubscribe. Oct. 7, 2009  “Rescue the weak and the needy…” (Psalm 82:4a). NEWS 1) Brethren Disaster Ministries responds to Indonesia, flooding in Georgia. 2) Brethren staff take part in national conversations on disaster guidelines. 3) 128 faith communities participate

Conference Bits and Pieces: Quotes, Attendance, Quilt Auction, and More

223rd Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren San Diego, California — June 30, 2009 Conference Quotes: “You know why only two Brethren will be found in heaven? Because they’re the two who were standing in the doorway keeping the rest out while they were having a conversation.” — Annual Conference moderator David Shumate, getting

Newsline for June 17, 2009

“…But the word of our God will stand forever” (Isaiah 39:8b). NEWS 1) Listening process will help reshape Brethren Witness program. 2) Caring Ministries programs to work from within Congregational Life. 3) Emergency Disaster Fund issues four grants for international work. 4) Brethren bits: Correction, remembrances, job openings, and more. PERSONNEL 5) Amy Gingerich resigns

Newsline Extra for April 30, 2009

April 30, 2009 “May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ” (2 Thessalonians 3:5). BRETHREN RESPONSE TO FLU OUTBREAK 1) Brethren staff ready a denominational response in the event of a flu pandemic. 2) Flu resources are recommended by Brethren Disaster Ministries. 3) Facing the Unknown–Coping

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