Disaster Child Care Celebrates Training Experience

Shenandoah District and Montezuma Church of the Brethren in Dayton, Va., co-sponsored a Level I Disaster Child Care (DCC) Training Workshop on March 10-11. “This training event, organized by Patricia Black, was a huge success with 21 persons participating,” said Helen Stonesifer, coordinator of the program. DCC is a ministry of the Church of the

Newsline Special Report for March 17, 2006

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you….” — Isaiah 43:2a NEWS 1) General Board meeting dominated by properties issue. FEATURE 2) Iraq reflection by Peggy Gish: `Tom, we will greatly miss you.’ For more Church of the Brethren news, go to www.brethren.org, click on “News” to find a news feature, “Brethren

Iraq Reflection: ‘Tom, We Will Greatly Miss You’

By Peggy Gish Following is a remembrance of Tom Fox by Peggy Gish, a Church of the Brethren member of the Christian Peacemaker Teams working in Iraq. Fox was found dead in Baghdad on March 9. He was a Quaker and an American member of CPT who disappeared with three other CPT workers in Baghdad

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