Foods Resource Bank Holds Annual Meeting

Church of the Brethren Newsline July 27, 2007 The Foods Resource Bank (FRB) annual meeting took place in mid-July at Sauder Village in Archbold, northwest Ohio. Global Food Crisis Fund manager Howard Royer was among several Church of the Brethren members who attended. Brethren participate in the Foods Resource Bank through the Global Food Crisis

Butler Chapel Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Rebuilding

Church of the Brethren Newsline July 26, 2007 Ten years have passed since hundreds of Church of the Brethren volunteers helped to build a new Butler Chapel AME Church in Orangeburg, S.C. The original church was burned by arson. Local church leaders there are now planning a major 10th Anniversary celebration to be held Jan.

Brethren Plan for International Day of Prayer for Peace

Church of the Brethren Newsline July 23, 2007 On Earth Peace and the Brethren Witness/Washington Office are asking congregations and faith communities to pray publicly about violence in their communities and the world, on or near the International Day of Prayer for Peace, Sept. 21, 2007. The event is connected with the World Council of

Brethren Called to Support Health Insurance for Children

Church of the Brethren Newsline July 20, 2007 An action alert from the Brethren Witness/Washington Office is calling for support for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). “In the next few weeks Congress will decide whether or not millions of children in America will have the health coverage they need to reach their God-given

Newsline Extra for July 19, 2007

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21 UPCOMING EVENTS 1) Churches invited to sponsor public prayer on International Day of Prayer for Peace. 2) Shane Hipps to lead workshops on faith in a media culture. 3) 300th anniversary update: Registration opens for Germantown event, academic conference. 4) 300th anniversary

Newsline for July 18, 2007

“All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord….” Psalm 22:27a NEWS 1) Seven students graduate from ministry training programs. 2) Brethren tackle growing projects for Foods Resource Bank. 3) Assessment team travels to Sudan in preparation for new mission. 4) Brethren grants support disaster relief and hunger relief efforts. 5)

Churches to Sponsor Vigils for International Day of Prayer for Peace

Church of the Brethren Newsline July 16, 2007 The Brethren Witness/Washington Office and On Earth Peace are calling on congregations to organize prayer events as part of the World Council of Churches’ International Day of Prayer for Peace on Sept. 21. The Brethren Witness/Washington Office is a ministry of the Church of the Brethren General

Ten Grants are Given for Disaster Relief, Work Against Hunger

Church of the Brethren Newsline July 13, 2007 Ten recent grants from the Emergency Disaster Fund and the Global Food Crisis Fund total $126,500. The grants support work in Indonesia following flooding, New Orleans rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina, the Foods Resource Bank, areas in China affected by an earthquake, the northeast US following storms, children

Seven Students Graduate from Ministry Training Programs

Church of the Brethren Newsline July 12, 2007 At the 2007 Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren in Cleveland, Ohio, five Training in Ministry (TRIM) and two Education for Shared Ministry (EFSM) students were recognized for completing their programs. “We ask God’s blessing on these servant leaders as they minister to others in

Newsline for July 4, 2007

“Proclaim the power of God” — 2007 Annual Conference theme from Psalm 68:34-35 NEWS 1) Annual Conference 2007 makes history, addresses complex and lengthy business agenda. 1b) La Conferencia Anual de 2007 hace historia y trata con una agenda grande y compleja. 2) Annual Conference elections and appointments. 3) Annual Conference bits and pieces: 4)

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