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Story of ‘Grace Goes to Prison’ Is Told at Brethren Press Breakfast

223rd Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren San Diego, California — June 29, 2009 “The first time Marie Hamilton walked into a cell block she felt ashamed, seeing men with haunted eyes staring out at her from steel cages from both sides of a corridor,” Melanie Snyder said at the Brethren Press breakfast. “Her

Peace Walk and Witness Pays Tribute to Phil and Louise Rieman

223rd Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren San Diego, California — June 28, 2009 The Peace Walk and Peace Witness takes place every year at Annual Conference in one form or another, but this year’s event was different. First, because San Diego is a driving, not a walking city, Bob Gross, executive director of

Young Adult Panel Addresses Brethren Life and Thought Luncheon

223rd Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren San Diego, California — June 27, 2009 The Brethren Journal Association invited a panel consisting of Dana Cassell, Brethren Volunteer Service worker serving with the BVS office; Jordan Blevins, staff of the Eco-Justice program of the National Council of Churches; and Matt McKimmy, pastor of Richmond (Ind.)

Messenger Dinner Hears About Emergent Christianity

223rd Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren San Diego, California — June 27, 2009 Phyllis Tickle of Tennessee has been an art teacher, dean of an art school, founding editor of the religion section in Publisher’s Weekly, mother of seven, and a prolific author. An Episcopalian and an expert on religion and the church,

Newsline for December 31, 2008

Newsline — December 31, 2008 “Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “You prepare a table before me…” (Psalm 23:5a). NEWS 1) Brethren funds offer replenishment grants for local hunger ministries. 2) Church of the Brethren plans major disaster recovery project in Haiti. 3) Grants are given for Pakistan, the Congo, Thailand.

Newsline Extra for October 29, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “You are to be a key witness to everyone you meet…” (Acts 22:15a, The Message) DISTRICT NEWS 1) Northern Ohio District Conference celebrates ‘Life, Heart, Change.’ 2) Northern Plains District Conference theme states, ‘Here I Am Lord.’ 3) Western Plains District Conference centers on joy.

Daily News: September 23, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (Sept. 23, 2008) — Warmth and friendliness were hallmarks of the National Older Adult Conference (NOAC) held Sept. 1-5 at Lake Junaluska, N.C. More than 898 sisters and brothers from across the Church of the Brethren gathered by the calm waters of the lake to

Newsline Extra for September 12, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “…Let your light shine…” (Matthew 5:16b). DISASTER RESPONSE UPDATE 1) Emergency Clean-Up Bucket kits are urgently needed. NEW RESOURCES AVAILABLE THROUGH BRETHREN PRESS 2) ‘Origin of the Schwarzenau Brethren’ is offered in English translation. 3) Advent devotional booklet is written by Kenneth Gibble. 4) Report

Newsline for August 13, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Oh Lord…how majestic is your name in all the earth!” (Psalm 8:1) NEWS 1) Brethren Disaster Ministries receives $50,000 grant to continue Katrina rebuilding. 2) Ministry Summer Service participants complete internship program. 3) Mission trip to the Dominican Republic builds faith, relationships. 4) Brethren bits:

Newsline Extra for July 3, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “But I say to you, love your enemies…” (Matthew 5:44a). ANNUAL CONFERENCE UPDATE 1) Peace witness is scheduled at Annual Conference in Richmond. 2) Annual Conference bits: Mission breakfast, bookstore items. 300th ANNIVERSARY UPDATE 3) 300th Anniversary update: Death Row Support Project marks 30 years

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