Newsline Special for March 21, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Surrendered to God–Transformed in Christ–Empowered by the Spirit” ANNUAL CONFERENCE PREVIEW 1) 2008 Annual Conference will celebrate the 300th Anniversary. 2) Moderator issues 300th Anniversary challenge. 3) Food drive to be part of service project at Annual Conference. 4) Annual Conference to feature a children’s

Newsline for March 12, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Do not be conformed to this world…” (Romans 12:2a). NEWS 1) General Board approves ethics document, celebrates anniversary of women’s ordination. 2) General Board closes year with net income, experiences increase in total giving. 3) Brethren bits: Personnel, job openings, and much more. PERSONNEL 4)

300th Anniversary Curriculum Help Children Explore Being Brethren

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (Feb. 19, 2008) — “Piecing Together the Brethren Way” is the 300th Anniversary curriculum resource for children, kindergarten through grade 5. It was published by the anniversary committee and is available through Brethren Press. “Faith is like a quilt,” wrote Anniversary Committee member Rhonda Pittman

Newsline for January 2, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “…Walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8b). NEWS 1) Visit to India Brethren finds a church maintaining its faith. 2) Historic Peace Churches Asia gathering is held in Indonesia. 3) Grants help continue Hurricane Katrina rebuilding efforts. 4) Nigerian church leader completes doctoral study on

Newsline for June 20, 2007

“On that day I will call my servant….” Isaiah 22:20a NEWS 1) Ruthann Knechel Johansen called as president of Bethany Seminary. 2) National Junior High Conference attracts 800 youth and advisors. 3) Children’s Disaster Services partners on child safety in shelters. 4) Brethren participate in national gathering on poverty and hunger. 5) Puerto Rican Brethren

Newsline Extra for June 7, 2007

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel; it is the power of God….” Romans 1:16a UPDATE: ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1) Global Mission and Congregational Life programs combine dinner events at 2007 Annual Conference. 2) Annual Conference bits and pieces. UPDATE: 300th ANNIVERSARY 3) 300th anniversary curriculum: ‘Piecing Together the Brethren Way.’ 4) 300th anniversary bits

Newsline for January 31, 2007

“…All will be made alive in Christ.” — 1 Corinthians 15:22b NEWS 1) Brethren Disaster Response opens fourth Katrina recovery project. 2) Brethren funds give $150,000 for hunger, disaster relief. 3) Brethren bits: Correction, personnel, job openings, more. PERSONNEL 4) Bach resigns from seminary, appointed director of Young Center. 5) Hall resigns from human resources

Newsline for March 1, 2006

“He answered, `You shall love the Lord your God….’” — Luke 10:27a NEWS 1) New Sunday school curriculum is launched for Brethren, Mennonites. 2) Beckwith and Zuercher head Annual Conference ballot. 3) Review and Evaluation survey is available online and in Source mailing. 4) Sustaining Pastoral Excellence identifies leadership as a key issue. 5) Selected