Brethren Disaster Ministries Marks Fifth Anniversary of Katrina

Church of the Brethren Newsline Aug. 27, 2010 Above, a Children’s Disaster Services volunteer cares for an infant following Hurricane Katrina. Five years later, the Church of the Brethren is still working to mitigate the suffering caused by the hurricane, with an ongoing Brethren Disaster Ministries rebuilding project in St. Bernard Parish near New Orleans. Below, a volunteer

Newsline for August 27, 2010

The Internal Revenue Service is warning that small nonprofit organizations may be at risk of losing tax-exempt status if they have not filed required returns for the last three years (2007 through 2009). Churches are not required to file, but some nonprofits connected to churches may fall under this requirement, put in place with the

Newsline for July 23, 2010

July 23, 2010  “We have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us” (2 Corinthians 4:7). 1) National Youth Conference brings some 3,000 Brethren to the mountaintop with the theme, ‘More than Meets the Eye.’ 2) Becky Ullom

Newsline for April 22, 2010

  April 22, 2010 “The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it…” (Psalm 24:1a). NEWS 1) Bethany Seminary board approves new strategic plan. 2) Fellowship of Brethren Homes holds annual forum. 3) Grants support hunger relief in Sudan and Honduras. 4) Brethren part of effort for flood-affected Cedar Rapids. 5) Brethren Disaster Ministries releases

Newsline for February 25, 2010

  Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline 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 www.brethren.org/newsline 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 Dec. 17, 2009

Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Dec. 17, 2009  “And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed…” (Isaiah 40:5a, NIV). NEWS 1) Immigration issues are affecting some Brethren congregations. 2) Grants support ecumenical build in Iowa, assistance to Cambodia, India, Haiti. 3) Kulp Bible

Newsline for Oct. 7, 2009

Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline 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

Newsline for August 13, 2009

  Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Aug. 13, 2009 “Be renewed in the spirit…” (Ephesians 4:23b). NEWS 1) Annual Conference posts new polity and survey, announces fee increase. 2) Church planting goal set by denominational committee. 3) Brethren Academy publishes results of 2008

Newsline for July 16, 2009

Newsline The Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe to Newsline. For more Church of the Brethren news go to www.brethren.org and click on “News.” “Commit your work to the Lord…” (Proverbs 16:3a). NEWS 1) Delegation celebrates church anniversary, Brethren connections in Angola. 2) BBT reports progress in