Newsline for March 15, 2006

“I am the Lord your God….” — Exodus 20:2a NEWS 1) Inter-Agency Forum discusses decline in church membership. 2) Brethren Volunteer Service Unit 268 completes training. 3) Youth Peace Travel Team is chosen for 2006. 4) Emergency Disaster Fund gives $162,800 in ten new grants. 5) Brethren Service Center contributes to school shipments for Gulf

General Board Acts on Stewardship of Property Report

The Church of the Brethren General Board has made several decisions regarding its programs and the use of properties at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill., and the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md. The board began a move to consolidate leadership of the staff at the General Offices. Also

Report from the Stewardship of Properties Committee of the General Board

This morning the Church of the Brethren General Board received the following report from its Stewardship of Properties Committee, in spring meetings taking place at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md. The committee was formed by the board to study use of the General Board’s properties in New Windsor and Elgin, Ill. Discussion

General Board to Receive Properties Report at March Meeting

The Church of the Brethren General Board will receive the report of the Stewardship of Properties Committee at meetings March 9-13 at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md. The committee was formed by the board to study use of the General Board’s properties in New Windsor and Elgin, Ill. Also on the agenda

Churches are Encouraged to Offer Hope for Mental Illness

Church of the Brethren congregations are invited to consider “Offering Hope: The Church’s Role with Mental Illness” on Health Promotion Sunday May 21. A special Sunday emphasis on health is sponsored each year by the Association of Brethren Caregivers (ABC). “By offering the hope and love of God, congregations can walk with families often isolated

Jesus Jubilee Program Refreshes Nigerian Congregations and Pastors

Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN–the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) has developed a congregational renewal program with the help of Robert Krouse, Nigeria mission coordinator for the Church of the Brethren General Board. The program called Jesus Jubilee is a three-day event hosted by congregations on Friday through Sunday, with the aim of stimulating

Christian Peacemaker Teams Responds to Latest Video of Peacemakers Missing in Iraq

Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) issued a press release today in response to a new videotape showing members of the organization abducted in Iraq in Nov. 2005. The tape aired today on Al-Jazeera television was dated Feb. 28, according to ABC News, and showed three of four CPT members alive–Canadians James Loney, 41, and Harmeet Singh

Newsline Special for March 3, 2006

“Alabare al Senor con todo el corazon….” Salmo 111:1 “Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart….” Psalm 111:1 DELEGATIONS AND WORKCAMPS 1) Island Brethren continue the work of Jesus. 2) Delegation sees the situation in Palestine and Israel first-hand. 3) Nigeria workcampers experience microcosm of Kingdom of God.

Church Planting Conference to Ask, ‘What Comes First?’

“In church planting, what comes first?” asks an announcement of a church planting conference sponsored by the New Church Development Committee of the Church of the Brethren General Board, offered through a cooperative effort with the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership. “Which priorities take precedence? What skills are required? Just like the childhood game scissors,

Newsline for March 1, 2006

“He answered, `You shall love the Lord your God….’” — Luke 10:27a NEWS 1) New Sunday school curriculum is launched for Brethren, Mennonites. 2) Beckwith and Zuercher head Annual Conference ballot. 3) Review and Evaluation survey is available online and in Source mailing. 4) Sustaining Pastoral Excellence identifies leadership as a key issue. 5) Selected