Newsline for April 26, 2006

“It shall be said, `Build up, build up, prepare the way….” — Isaiah 57:14 NEWS 1) Workcamp builds bridges in Guatemala. 2) Womaen’s Caucus steering committee works on women’s concerns. 3) Disaster Child Care staff, volunteers attend special trainings. 4) Nigerian Brethren hold 59th annual church conference. 5) Brethren bits: Correction, job opening, and much

An Update from Disaster Child Care

In an update from Disaster Child Care, volunteer staff have assessed needs for child care following a recent tornado in Tennessee, and staff and volunteers have participated in special training events. Disaster Child Care is a ministry of the Church of the Brethren General Board. Robert Roach, child care volunteer from Phenix, Va., traveled to

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

Disaster Child Care Celebrates Training Experience

Shenandoah District and Montezuma Church of the Brethren in Dayton, Va., co-sponsored a Level I Disaster Child Care (DCC) Training Workshop on March 10-11. “This training event, organized by Patricia Black, was a huge success with 21 persons participating,” said Helen Stonesifer, coordinator of the program. DCC is a ministry of the Church of the

Newsline for February 1, 2006

“The Lord is my chosen portion….” — Psalm 16:5a NEWS 1) General Board reports record funding figures for 2005. 2) Video shows missing peacemakers alive in Iraq. 3) Intercultural Study Committee develops web log. 4) Bethany board increases tuition, prepares for accreditation renewal. 5) Walk Across America makes change in scheduling church visits. 6) Disaster

Disaster Child Care Releases Year-End Figures, Announces 2006 Trainings

Disaster Child Care (DCC) coordinator Helen Stonesifer has released year-end figures for the program, which is part of the Church of the Brethren General Board’s Emergency Response/Service Ministries. DCC trains volunteers to set up special child care centers in disaster locations to care for young children that have been affected by disaster. The 2005 statistics

Record Funding Figures Reported by General Board

In preliminary year-end funding figures, the Church of the Brethren General Board has reported record funding for 2005. The figures came from pre-audit reports of cumulative donations received from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2005. Donations of more than $3.6 million to the Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) almost equalled donations to the board’s Core Ministries