Newsline March 25, 2009 “I will be their God, and they shall be my people” (Jer. 31:33b). NEWS 1) Church of the Brethren redesigns Congregational Life Ministries, closes Washington Office. 2) Mission and Ministry Board announces results of its reorganization. 3) Brethren bits: Corrections, remembrance, personnel, more. PERSONNEL 4) Bethany Theological Seminary names new academic
“Create in me a clean heart, O God” (Psalm 51:10). NEWS 1) Annual Conference ballot for 2009 is announced. 2) Matching grant program provides $206,000 to local food banks. 3) Brethren funds give grants for disaster, hunger response in US and Africa. 4) Church of the Brethren faith expedition visits Chiapas, Mexico. 5) BVS seeks
Newsline — December 31, 2008 “Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “You prepare a table before me…” (Psalm 23:5a). NEWS 1) Brethren funds offer replenishment grants for local hunger ministries. 2) Church of the Brethren plans major disaster recovery project in Haiti. 3) Grants are given for Pakistan, the Congo, Thailand.
“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “You are to be a key witness to everyone you meet…” (Acts 22:15a, The Message) DISTRICT NEWS 1) Northern Ohio District Conference celebrates ‘Life, Heart, Change.’ 2) Northern Plains District Conference theme states, ‘Here I Am Lord.’ 3) Western Plains District Conference centers on joy.
“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed…” (Romans 12:2a). 1) Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board holds first meeting. PERSONNEL 2) Donna Hillcoat begins as director of Deacon Ministry. 3) Steve Bob called as director of the Church of the
“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (Aug. 25, 2008) — The Church of the Brethren Disabilities Ministry has issued a statement on the recently released movie, “Tropic Thunder.” The statement is made in support of people with intellectual disabilities, said Kathy Reid, executive director of the denomination’s Caring Ministries programs. “Tropic
September 12, 2007 “…A place in the family…” (Acts 26:18b from “The Message”). NEWS 1) Caring Ministries Assembly 2007 focuses on ‘Being Family.’ 2) Youth cabinet issues 300th anniversary challenge to youth groups. 3) Steering committee plans next denominational gathering for young adults. 4) Western Plains District meeting invites, ‘Come and Walk with Jesus.’ 5)
“The Lord is my chosen portion….” — Psalm 16:5a NEWS 1) General Board reports record funding figures for 2005. 2) Video shows missing peacemakers alive in Iraq. 3) Intercultural Study Committee develops web log. 4) Bethany board increases tuition, prepares for accreditation renewal. 5) Walk Across America makes change in scheduling church visits. 6) Disaster
Scott Douglas has resigned as director of Older Adult Ministries of the Association of Brethren Caregivers (ABC), effective June 2006. He joined ABC in 1998 as director of resources. During his eight years with ABC, Douglas has served as the organization’s conference coordinator, planning and overseeing five National Older Adult Conferences (NOAC), four Caring Ministries
“Be still, and know that I am God.” Ps. 46:10a NEWS 1) Caring Ministries Assembly examines “Healing Out of Silence.” 2) Council answers “Clarification of Confusion” query. 3) Ministers’ Association seminar urges a fresh approach. 4) Emergency Disaster Fund sends aid to flood-stricken Asia. 5) Church of the Brethren delegation travels to Sudan. 6) Reports