Newsline for April 22, 2010

  April 22, 2010 “The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it…” (Psalm 24:1a). NEWS 1) Bethany Seminary board approves new strategic plan. 2) Fellowship of Brethren Homes holds annual forum. 3) Grants support hunger relief in Sudan and Honduras. 4) Brethren part of effort for flood-affected Cedar Rapids. 5) Brethren Disaster Ministries releases

Newsline for April 7, 2010

  April 7, 2010  “We, who are many, are one body in Christ” (Romans 12:5). NEWS 1) Special Response Resource Committee concludes its work. 2) Denomination’s new Vision Committee holds first meeting. 3) Gather ’Round is ‘starting over.’ 4) On Earth Peace board plans for a future with hope. 5) Brethren Digital Archives group introduces

Newsline for March 10, 2010

    March 10, 2010 “O God, you are my God, I seek you…” (Psalm 63:1a). NEWS 1) MAA and Brotherhood Mutual give Safe Ministry Reward to church. 2) Renewed violence in Nigeria prompts call for prayer. 3) Credit Union offers donations to Haiti for loans. 4) Brethren Disaster Ministries calls for more volunteers this

Newsline for February 25, 2010

  Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to to subscribe or unsubscribe.   Feb. 25, 2010 “…Stand firm in the Lord…” (Philippians 4:1b). NEWS 1) Christian denominations issue joint letter urging immigration reform. 2) Brethren medical/crisis counseling group is to go to Haiti. 3) Winners of NYC music and

Christian Denominations Issue Joint Letter Urging Immigration Reform

Church of the Brethren Newsline Feb. 19, 2010 A joint letter urging immigration reform has been signed by the leaders of Christian denominations that are part of the National Council of Churches (NCC) and Church World Service (CWS), including Church of the Brethren general secretary Stan Noffsinger. “The issue of immigration reform is of urgent

EDF Gives $250,000 for Brethren and CWS Work in Haiti

Grants from the Church of the Brethren’s Emergency Disaster Fund are helping Church World Service ship relief supplies to Haiti, through the Brethren Service Center. Supplies being shipped to Haiti include “Gift of the Heart” hygiene kits that offers earthquake survivors the basics for personal hygiene: soap, towel, wash cloth, toothbrush, comb, nail clippers, and band aids. A

Newsline Extra for February 5, 2010

  Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to to subscribe or unsubscribe. Newsline Extra: Haiti response update Feb. 5, 2010   “For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble…” (Psalm 27:5a). HAITI RESPONSE UPDATE 1) Next phase of Brethren response in Haiti begins. 2)

Next Phase of Brethren Response in Haiti Begins

Church of the Brethren Newsline Contrasting experiences after the earthquake in Haiti: Shown above, a building that collapsed in the earthquake, in the same neighborhood as the building shown below, which remained standing and in good shape. The home shown below was one of those built by Brethren Disaster Ministries, which has had a rebuilding program in Haiti since the island was hit

Despite Challenges, Haitians and Aid Groups Persevere

Some 500 Haitian children are receiving a hot meal each day (shown here holding meal vouchers) in a program being run by the Eglise des Freres Haitiens (Haitian Church of the Brethren) and Brethren Disaster Ministries. This is one of five feeding points in Port-au-Prince area that are either in place or in the planning as part

Newsline for January 28, 2010

  Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to to subscribe or unsubscribe.   Jan. 28, 2010 “My eyes are ever toward the Lord…” (Psalm 25:15). NEWS 1) Brethren earthquake response shapes up, feeding program begins. 2) Delegation member sends update from Haiti. 3) Emergency Disaster Fund receives more than