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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

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

Cross Cultural Celebration is Webcast from Miami

Church of the Brethren Newsline April 24, 2009 The Church of the Brethren’s Cross Cultural Consultation and Celebration in Miami, Fla., is now available to view online. Worship services and plenary sessions at the event are being webcast, through a partnership between Bethany Theological Seminary with the Cross Cultural Ministries and the Brethren Academy for

Sustaining Pastoral Excellence Program Fields Final Pastor Cohorts

Church of the Brethren Newsline April 21, 2009 The Sustaining Pastoral Excellence program of the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership is beginning its sixth year. Funded by a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., this program offering continuing education for pastors has launched its last “class” of pastoral cohorts. This final year of the Lilly grant

Newsline for April 8, 2009

“He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet” (John 13:5a). NEWS 1) On Earth Peace reports mid-year financial concern. 2) Bethany Seminary holds second annual Presidential Forum. 3) Domestic hunger program receives funding to fulfill grant requests. 4) Church of the Brethren Credit Union offers online banking. 5) Brethren Press

Disaster Relief Programs Provide Statistics for 2008

Church of the Brethren Newsline March 31, 2009 Church of the Brethren programs that respond to disaster have released statistics for 2008, in a recent issue of the Bridges newsletter. The programs are Brethren Disaster Ministries, Children’s Disaster Services, Material Resources, and the Emergency Disaster Fund. Brethren Disaster Ministries repairs and rebuilds homes following disasters,

Newsline for February 25, 2009

“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

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

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