Childcare Team Aids Families at Plane Crash Site

The Critical Response Childcare Team is responding to the crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407 in which 50 people were killed late last evening close to Buffalo, N.Y. The Critical Response Childcare Team is a part of the Children’s Disaster Services ministry of the Church of the Brethren. Judy Bezon, director of Children’s Disaster Services,

Newsline Extra for February 12, 2009

“So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation” (2 Corinthians 5:17). ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2009 1) Annual Conference Information Packet available online, registration begins Feb. 21. 2) Public policy leader on hunger to speak at Annual Conference. 3) Song and Story Fest to be held at Camp Peaceful Pines. 4) Cook-Huffman to lead

Newsline for January 29, 2009

Newsline January 29, 2009 “God is a refuge for us” (Psalm 62:8b). NEWS 1) Brethren Benefit Trust issues a report on its investment losses. 2) Matching grant program for hunger relief gets off to a good start. 3) Leadership Team works toward revisions of church documents. 4) Outdoor Ministries Association holds annual meeting in Northwest.

Newsline for December 17, 2008

Newsline December 17, 2008: Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008 “The earth is the Lord’s, and all that is in it” (Psalm 24:1). NEWS 1) Church of the Brethren leaders address WCC’s US Conference. 2) Church of the Brethren issues update on Sudan mission. 3) Grants support disaster relief in Asia,

Newsline for November 19, 2008

November 19, 2008 “Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Remember Jesus Christ…” (2 Timothy 2:8a). NEWS 1) Children’s Disaster Services responds to California wildfires. 2) Brethren funds disburse grants for disaster relief, food security. 3) Brethren support hunger report reviewing Millennium Development Goals. 4) Summit for progressive Brethren meets in Indianapolis.

Newsline for October 22, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Do not neglect the gift that is in you…” (1 Timothy 4:14a). NEWS 1) Children come first for some volunteers. 2) Leadership Team reviews budget and planning for Annual Conference. 3) Brethren representatives attend conference on human trafficking. 4) Brethren bits: Remembrance, personnel, job openings,

Daily News: October 15, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (Oct. 15, 2008) — Children’s Disaster Services is responding to the wildfires in southern California, with a team of volunteers helping to care for children in at least one of the shelters housing families who have fled the fires. “We have a response going at

Daily News: October 3, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (Oct. 3, 2008) — Children’s Disaster Services volunteers are continuing work in shelters in Texas, caring for children of families affected by Hurricane Ike. Currently, 19 trained and certified childcare volunteers are at work in two American Red Cross shelters: the Galveston Island Tent Shelter

Daily News: October 1, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (Oct. 1, 2008) — The following is excerpted from a report by John Surr, a volunteer with Children’s Disaster Services who cared for children in a “mega shelter” in Louisiana during Hurricane Gustav. (Go to www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2008/09/02/romans.la.shelter.kids.cnn for a video report on the situation of children

Newsline Extra for September 25, 2008

September 25, 2008 “Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “All their neighbors aided them…” (Ezra 1:6a). DISASTER RESPONSE UPDATE 1) Disaster grants aid the Caribbean, Children’s Disaster Service continues work in Texas. UPCOMING EVENTS 2) Faith Expedition to study indigenous coffee region of Mexico. 3) On Earth Peace offers Israel/Palestine delegation