Children’s Disaster Services has three upcoming training events. Participants completing the 25-hour workshops will have the opportunity to become certified Children’s Disaster Services volunteers. CDS would love to see an increase in the number of Church of the Brethren-related volunteers.
(May 3, 2007) — Disaster Child Care has responded to the needs in New Jersey following flooding. Disaster Child Care is a ministry of the Church of the Brethren General Board. In mid-April, a massive early-spring weather system socked the east coast with a deluge of rain, the DCC office reported. New Jersey was particularly
“Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you….” — Psalm 55:22b 1) Brethren pastor and congregation respond to needs at Virginia Tech. 2) Brethren organizations offer resources following Virginia shootings. 3) Brethren bits. To receive Newsline by e-mail or to unsubscribe, go to http://listserver.emountain.net/mailman/listinfo/newsline. For Church of the Brethren news online, go
“…From every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages…” — Revelation 7:9b NEWS 1) Cross-Cultural Celebration meets on the theme of peace. 1a) La Celebración Intercultural se reúne con el tema de la paz. 2) Consultation receives report from Intercultural Study Committee. 3) Christian Citizenship Seminar explores ‘The State of Our Health.’ 4) Brethren
(April 13, 2007) — Disaster Child Care volunteers continue to serve in New Orleans, La., as part of the FEMA Louisiana Welcome Home Center, established to help aid returning families in their road to recovery. As of April 9, 27 child care volunteers have interacted with 595 children since the opening of the project on
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.” — John 1:5 NEWS 1) Christian Peace Witness for Iraq is ‘a candle in the darkness.’ 2) Vital Pastor program continues to launch and conclude pastor groups. 3) Disaster Child Care provides training workshops. 4) Brethren Disaster Response appeals for more volunteers.
(March 27, 2007) — This year, Disaster Child Care has been offering a series of Level I Training Workshops for child care volunteers, and has named a new training coordinator. Disaster Child Care is a ministry of the Church of the Brethren General Board. Robert (Bob) Roach of Phenix, Va., will work on a volunteer
“…And your hope will not be cut off….” — Proverbs 24:14b NEWS 1) Voices from the Gulf Coast featured in General Board’s first webcast. 2) General Board to meet this weekend. FEATURE 3) Wrestling with Lent: A reflection on the Christian Peace Witness marking the 4th anniversary of the Iraq War. To receive Newsline by
(March 2, 2007) — Church of the Brethren members are called to prayer today for Bluffton University, a Mennonite school in Ohio, after members of its baseball team were killed in a tragic bus accident this morning; and for Americus, Ga., and other communities across the south hit by tornados last night. The call to
“The Lord is my light and my salvation….” — Psalm 27:1a NEWS 1) Neuman-Lee and Shumate head 2007 Annual Conference ballot. 2) General Board Executive Committee visits disaster relief in the Gulf. 3) Gather ’Round staff set plans for future 4) Brethren member participates in Darfur work of UN subcommittee. 5) Fund gives grants to