Newsline for March 12, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Do not be conformed to this world…” (Romans 12:2a). NEWS 1) General Board approves ethics document, celebrates anniversary of women’s ordination. 2) General Board closes year with net income, experiences increase in total giving. 3) Brethren bits: Personnel, job openings, and much more. PERSONNEL 4)

Newsline for February 27, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Instead, strive for (God’s) kingdom…” (Luke 12:31a). NEWS 1) Annual Conference ballot for 2008 is announced. 2) Church of the Brethren sends delegation to North Korea. 3) BVS worker helps Guatemalan school raise funds. 4) Brethren funds send money to N. Korea, Darfur, Katrina rebuilding.

Newsline for January 30, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “…See, I am sending you out…” (Luke 10:3b). NEWS 1) Brethren join in Butler Chapel celebration of rebuilding. 2) On Earth Peace delegation travels to the West Bank and Israel. 3) Young Center raises more than $2 million to earn NEH grant. 4) Efforts to

Newsline for December 19, 2007

December 19, 2007 “To you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord” (Luke 2:11). NEWS 1) Committee makes progress on new organization for Brethren agencies. 2) Annual Conference Council holds envisioning retreat. 3) Around 50 Brethren attend vigil against School of the Americas. 4) Brethren

Newsline for November 7, 2007

November 7, 2007 “We give thanks to you, O God…your name is near” (Psalm 75:1a). NEWS 1) Implementation Committee makes significant progress. 2) Worship leadership is announced for 2008 Annual Conference. 3) Church responds to flooding in DR, continues child care after fires. 4) Sudan mission workers visit with Brethren across the country. 5) Brethren

Church Responds to Flooding in DR, Continues Child Care in California

Church of the Brethren Newsline November 6, 2007 Brethren Disaster Ministries is planning a longterm response for the Dominican Republic and other countries affected by Tropical Storm Noel, which dumped at least 21 inches of rain and caused extensive flooding. A grant has been given from the Emergency Disaster Fund, and emergency funds have been

Newsline Special Report: Disaster Response

October 24, 2007 “Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage…” (Psalm 27:14a). NEWS 1) Children’s Disaster Services gears up for California fire response. 2) Brethren Disaster Ministries assesses needs following Nappanee tornado. 3) Brethren volunteer shares life, work, and more on Gulf Coast. FEATURE 4) Reflection: A call for prayer

Newsline for October 10, 2007

October 10, 2007 “Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth” (Psalm 66:1). NEWS 1) Joint statement is issued from discussion of Annual Conference exhibit policy. 2) ABC Board receives multicultural sensitivity training. 3) Committee receives challenge from American Baptists. 4) Children’s Disaster Services trains ‘CJ’s Bus’ volunteers. 5) Atlantic Southeast District holds a

Newsline Extra for August 29, 2007

“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me….” Psalm 23:4a 1) Brethren continue work in Gulf Coast two years after Katrina. 2) Children enjoy safe haven at FEMA’s Welcome Home Center. 3) Children’s Disaster Services responds to storms in midwest. 4) Grants support continuing hurricane response,

Red Cross Requests Children’s Disaster Services in Minnesota

Church of the Brethren Newsline August 24, 2007 The American Red Cross has requested Children’s Disaster Services (formerly Disaster Child Care) volunteers to work in a shelter in Rushford in southern Minnesota, following storms and flooding across the midwest. The announcement was made today, Aug. 24, in an e-mail to regional coordinators for the program