Brethren Leaders Make Trip to Gulf Coast

(Feb. 15, 2007) — The entire Executive Committee of the Church of the Brethren General Board is visiting Gulf coast areas affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, on a trip planned for Feb. 15-17. The group will meet with Church of the Brethren disaster volunteers, staff of local longterm recovery organizations, and survivors of the

Newsline for January 17, 2007

“Honor the Lord with your substance, and with the first fruits of all your produce….” — Proverbs 3:9 NEWS 1) Brethren invest half-million dollars for turning hunger around. 2) Haiti mission continues to grow. 3) Credit union offers new savings options for kids, youth, and adults. 4) Fund gives $120,000 for Middle East, Katrina, Sudan,

Newsline for December 20, 2006

“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace…” — Luke 2:14 NEWS 1) Brethren Benefit Trust adopts investment guidelines related to pornography, gambling. 2) Brethren Pension Plan annuity rates are being assessed. 3) Annual Conference Council sets registration goal for 2007 conference. 4) Disaster Child Care to work in New Orleans throughout

Fund Gives $95,000 for Middle East, Katrina Relief, South Sudan, Other Grants

The Emergency Disaster Fund of the Church of the Brethren General Board has given a total of $95,000 in grants announced today. The amount includes grants for peace efforts in the Middle East along with Brethren disaster relief work in the Gulf following Hurricane Katrina, and support for displaced people returning to southern Sudan, among

Newsline for November 8, 2006

“Love never ends.” — 1 Corinthians 13:8a NEWS 1) Easing burdens of disaster recovery in Mississippi. 2) Disaster Child Care responding in New York, Pacific Northwest. 3) Committee on Interchurch Relations sets interfaith focus for 2007. 4) Brethren Revival Fellowship BVS unit has begun service. 5) Atlantic Southeast District conference is held in Puerto Rico.

Newsline for August 16, 2006

“For waters shall break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert.” — Isaiah 35:6b NEWS 1) Denominational membership declines by largest amount in five years. 2) Brethren cooperate in Peace Church Longterm Care Insurance. 3) Caregiving award winners honored by Association of Brethren Caregivers. 4) Grants go to Lebanon crisis, Katrina rebuilding, hunger

Caregiving Winners for 2006 Are Honored by ABC

The Association of Brethren Caregivers (ABC) recognized recipients of the agency’s annual caregiving awards during a reception on July 3 at the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference in Des Moines, Iowa. ABC recognized retired pastor Chuck Boyer of La Verne, Calif., for a lifetime of caregiving. Throughout his ministry, Boyer has advocated for peace

Newsline for August 2, 2006

“Pursue love….” — 1 Corinthians 14:1a NEWS 1) Disaster Child Care cares for children evacuated from Lebanon. 2) Brethren join religious coalition to reconstruct churches on Gulf coast. 3) ‘Disaster Wall’ graced with the names of hundreds of volunteers. 4) Southern Plains District meets about ‘Love and Little Things.’ 5) Historical marker to commemorate Brethren

Disaster Child Care Cares for Lebanon Evacuees

Disaster Child Care has helped care for children of American families evacuating from the war in the Middle East. From July 20-28, a Disaster Child Care center was set up at the Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport (BWI) to care for children of US citizens being evacuated from Lebanon, at the request of the Central

Newsline for May 24, 2006

“For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is also dead.” — James 2:26 NEWS 1) Brethren receive record-breaking dividend from Brotherhood Mutual. 2) Church planting is `doable,’ conference participants learn. 3) Ecumenical committee plans for Annual Conference. 4) Brethren Academy welcomes 14 new ministry students. 5) Nigerian Brethren