“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Blessed are the merciful…” (Matthew 5:7a). NEWS 1) Children’s Disaster Services helps staff CJ’s Bus. 2) New Windsor Conference Center experiences new life. 3) Brethren bits: Personnel, job opening, Annual Conference, more. UPCOMING EVENTS 4) Nigeria workcamp is announced for 2009. 300th ANNIVERSARY UPDATE 5)
“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Be merciful to me, O God…for in you my soul takes refuge” (Ps. 57:1a) NEWS 1) Church of the Brethren responds to disasters with grants totaling $117,000. 2) Children, elderly dying from dysentery in Myanmar, says CWS. 3) InterAgency Forum discusses work of denominational agencies.
“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Do this in remembrance of me” (Luke 22:19). PERSONNEL 1) Darryl Deardorff retires as chief financial officer for BBT. 2) Bethany Seminary calls new professors, interim academic dean. 3) Annie Clark resigns from On Earth Peace. 4) Andrew Murray retires as director of Baker Institute.
“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “…See, I am sending you out…” (Luke 10:3b). NEWS 1) Brethren join in Butler Chapel celebration of rebuilding. 2) On Earth Peace delegation travels to the West Bank and Israel. 3) Young Center raises more than $2 million to earn NEH grant. 4) Efforts to
“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” 1) 300th Anniversary update: Pentecost offering will support churches, districts, denomination. 2) 300th Anniversary bits and pieces. For Newsline subscription information go to http://listserver.emountain.net/mailman/listinfo/newsline. For more Church of the Brethren news go to http://www.brethren.org/, click on “News” to find a news feature, links to Brethren
December 19, 2007 “If you do not stand firm in faith, you shall not stand at all” (Isaiah 7:9b). RESOURCES 1) New from Brethren Press: Devotionals, study of Hebrews, Talkabout decoder wheel. 2) Brethren Press offers special Living Word Bulletin for 300th Anniversary, plans joint series with Mennonites. 3) Update of Spanish language minister’s manual
November 21, 2007 “…Serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received” (1 Peter 4:10b) ROUND-UP OF DISTRICT NEWS 1) Atlantic Northeast District meets on theme, ‘God Is Faithful.’ 2) Atlantic Southeast District celebrates its 83rd conference. 3) Middle Pennsylvania District Conference affirms new mission plan. 4) W. Pennsylvania District challenges members to
October 10, 2007 “Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth” (Psalm 66:1). NEWS 1) Joint statement is issued from discussion of Annual Conference exhibit policy. 2) ABC Board receives multicultural sensitivity training. 3) Committee receives challenge from American Baptists. 4) Children’s Disaster Services trains ‘CJ’s Bus’ volunteers. 5) Atlantic Southeast District holds a
(May 2, 2007) — It should have been a disaster–three sisters out for a little round of golf and before it’s all over there is an out of control cart, a separated shoulder, a trip to the emergency room, and no love lost because they all still love each other just as much. Maybe that’s
“…Let us love one another, because love is from God…,” — 1 John 4:7a NEWS 1) Faith expedition takes Brethren to Vietnam. 2) Brethren bits: Personnel, job openings, trips, and much more. UPCOMING EVENTS 3) New African-American music group to tour. 4) Brethren help sponsor christian peace witness on war anniversary. 5) Plans progress for