Workcamp Builds Bridges in Guatemala

“We were in Union Victoria after Hurricane Stan to build two kinds of bridges,” said Tony Banout, coordinator of a workcamp held March 11-18 in the Guatemalan village. The delegation, co-sponsored by the Emergency Response network and Global Mission Partnerships of the Church of the Brethren General Board, was called together to work alongside villagers

Brethren Invited to Take Part in Love Offering for Nigerian Churches

Violence in the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri in February left three church buildings of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN–the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) completely destroyed and two more severely damaged. The General Board is inviting the denomination to join in a love offering for EYN to assist in reconstructing church buildings in

International Brethren Engage in Conversation About a Global Church

By Merv Keeney Leaders from the Churches of the Brethren in Brazil, Nigeria, and the United States gathered in Campinas, Brazil, Feb. 27-28 to learn about each other’s churches and to discuss what it means to be globally interconnected. It was the second such gathering of the global Church of the Brethren from several countries,

List of Gather ‘Round Trainings Grows

A lengthy and growing list of local training events for the new Sunday school curriculum “Gather ’Round: Hearing and Sharing God’s Good News”, is available at http://www.gatherround.org/ (click on “Training Events”). The website also offers a list of downloadable resources for trainers such as bookmarks, posters, and promotional fliers. Training events for the curriculum jointly

Amana Colonies Seminar Offers Continuing Education Credit for Pastors, Ministry Students

“The Other Stream: Alternative Forms of Radical Pietism” is a continuing education opportunity for clergy, ministry students, and others interested in the history and theology of the Church of the Brethren. The seminar on July 5-6 in Amana, Iowa, following the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference in Des Moines, is offered by the Brethren

Brethren Funds Give Grants Totaling $141,500

Six recent grants from the Emergency Disaster Fund and the Global Food Crisis Fund have totaled $141,500 for disaster and hunger relief around the world. The funds are ministries of the Church of the Brethren General Board. The Global Food Crisis Fund has given a grant of $50,000 to provide seed and plastic film supplies

Wild Rose Song and Story Fest Set for July 5-11 at Camp Pine Lake

The annual family camp co-sponsored by On Earth Peace will take place July 5-11 at Camp Pine Lake near Eldora, Iowa, following the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference. “Wild Rose Song and Story Fest: Blossom into Wholeness!” will start the day that the Conference ends, July 5, and end on Tuesday morning, July 11,

Newsline for March 29, 2006

“I treasure your word in my heart.” — Psalm 119:11 NEWS 1) Bethany Theological Seminary president Eugene F. Roop announces retirement at Board of Trustees meeting. 2) Association of Brethren Caregivers Board approves new ADA resolution. 3) Brethren from all districts trained to facilitate `Together’ conversations. 4) Disaster Child Care celebrates training experience. 5) Survey

Brethren from All Districts Trained to Facilitate ‘Together’ Conversations

“It was the best of being church,” said Kathy Reid of the training event for “Together: Conversations on Being the Church.” Reid is executive director of the Association of Brethren Caregivers, and has been on the planning committee for the Together conversations. “This experience was everything I hoped for,” she said. The training Feb. 24-26

Seminary President Eugene F. Roop Announces Retirement at Meeting

Bethany Theological Seminary President Eugene F. Roop announced his retirement, effective June 30, 2007, at the March 24-26 meeting of the seminary’s Board of Trustees. Roop has served as Bethany’s president since 1992. Board chair Anne Murray Reid of Roanoke, Va., shared the announcement with the Bethany community. “The board accepts Dr. Roop’s announcement with