New Windsor Center Ships $600,000 of Relief Goods to Storm Survivors on Behalf of CWS

Shipments of relief materials have been heading out from warehouses at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md., to Hurricane Sandy survivors. The shipments–amounting to $605,152 worth of relief–are made on behalf of humanitarian organization Church World Service (CWS), a coalition of Christian denominations and nonprofit agencies.

Brethren Disaster Ministries Issues Update on Tornado, Flood Response

Alabama tornado destruction. Children’s Disaster Services has been helping care for children and families affected in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Photo by Tim Burkitt, FEMA Brethren Disaster Ministries (BDM) has issued a situation report on the severe storms in the South, and an update on its new rebuilding work following last year’s flooding in Tennessee. Children’s Disaster

Newsline for May 5, 2011

“Give us today our daily bread” Matthew 6:11 (NIV) Coming soon: a Newsline Special Report from the Church of the Brethren’s 13th Intercultural Consultation. Also to come in Newsline on May 16:  A full report on the merger of the Church of the Brethren Credit Union with the Corporate America Family Credit Union, approved by

Newsline Special for April 29, 2011

Tornado damage in Pulaski County, Va. Shenandoah and Virlina Districts are collaborating with Brethren Disaster Ministries to do repairs to damaged homes. Volunteers will begin working in the county next week. Photos by Mike Cocker/VDEM. The severe tornado outbreak stretching across the South is being called the worst in four decades. There were 210 deaths in Alabama

Newsline for April 20, 2011

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.  We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth”  (John 1:14). NEWS 1) Brethren Disaster Ministries responds to tornado damage 2) A Report on Bethany Seminary’s Board of Trustees meeting 3)

Study Papers for Christian Understanding Are Available

Five study papers on Christian understanding were written for and presented at the 2010 National Council of Churches (NCC) and Church World Service General Assembly.  These papers served as the focus for discussions throughout the Assembly. Church of the Brethren General Secretary Stan Noffsinger describes the papers as “thought-inspiring and provocative resources, which should be

CWS Expedites Relief to Thousands in Neglected Coastal Cities

A stranded boat, grounded after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The Church of the Brethren Disaster Ministries is supporting relief work in Japan through its partnership with Church World Service (CWS). Photo by CWS/Takeshi Komino Tokyo, Japan – Tuesday March 29, 2011 – Nearly three weeks after the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami that devastated the northeastern

Newsline for April 6, 2011

And Jesus answered them, saying, “The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.” (John 12:23) NEWS 1)  Global Food Crisis Fund makes grant to North Korea 2)  Church of the Brethren Credit Union proposes merger 3)  CWS expedites relief to thousands in neglected coastal cities PERSONNEL 4)  Steve Gregory to retire

Newsline for March 12, 2011

1) Church board issues call to prayer for Japan and all affected by earthquake and tsunami. 2) Brethren Disaster Ministries begins planning to support CWS relief efforts in Japan. 1) Church board issues call to prayer for Japan and all affected by earthquake and tsunami. The Church of the Brethren’s Mission and Ministry Board this