Brethren bits for May 22, 2020

— Brethren Disaster Ministries has shared an update on the Michigan flooding. Dan Rossman, director of Pastoral and Congregational Support for the Michigan District executive team, informed staff yesterday that none of the Brethren church buildings (Midland Church of the Brethren, the Church in Drive, and Zion Church of the Brethren) were affected by the flooding in

Brethren Faith in Action Fund allocates grants to eight churches

The Brethren Faith in Action Fund has given eight grants to outreach ministry projects of Church of the Brethren congregations since the first of the year. These grants are given to projects that serve the community, strengthen the congregation, and expand the reign of God. The fund was created with monies generated by the sale

Newsline for September 23, 2010

New at www.brethren.org  is a photo album from Sudan, providing glimpses into the work of Michael Wagner, Church of the Brethren mission staff seconded to the Africa Inland Church-Sudan. Wagner began work in southern Sudan in early July. His home congregation is Mountville (Pa.) Church of the Brethren. Find the album at www.brethren.org/site/PhotoAlbumUser?view=UserAlbum&AlbumID=12209. “If you,

Newsline for Sept. 9, 2010

Newsline A prayer circle on Sept. 3 at the church’s General Offices offered a blessing for the 15 Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) workers attending a retreat, and for Robert and Linda Shank (shown at left above), church staff preparing to travel to North Korea to teach in a new university there. Global Mission Partnerships executive

Church Developers Called to ‘Plant Generously, Reap Bountifully’

Artist and minister David Weiss painted pictures inspired by the New Church Development Conference (see story at left). This painting illustrates the text for the conference, 1 Corinthians 3:6. View the photo album from the conference .Link to the New Church Development webpage to listen to the following audio podcasts from the conference: Belita Mitchell, pastor of the

Intercultural Consultation Celebrates Diversity in Harmony

  The church’s twelfth Intercultural Consultation and Celebration was held on April 22-25 at Camp Harmony in Pennsylvania. Approximately 100 Church of the Brethren members gathered around the theme, “Live in harmony with one another,” with Romans 12:15-17 providing the biblical context. Above, Ruben Deoleo, the denominational director of Intercultural Ministry, speaks at one of the

Newsline for February 25, 2010

  Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe.   Feb. 25, 2010 “…Stand firm in the Lord…” (Philippians 4:1b). NEWS 1) Christian denominations issue joint letter urging immigration reform. 2) Brethren medical/crisis counseling group is to go to Haiti. 3) Winners of NYC music and

Newsline for Feb. 11, 2010

  Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Feb. 11, 2010 “O God…I seek you, my soul thirsts for you” (Psalm 6:3a). NEWS 1) Haitian-American Brethren experience losses, grief following earthquake. 2) Church of the Brethren reports pre-audit financial results for 2009. 3) Center ships 158,000

Quilts Bring to Life Memories of Women’s Work in China

Church of the Brethren Newsline Dec. 18, 2009 “Archival research and collective memories from close at hand and afar are bringing an intriguing story to life–a kind of SERRV project a decade or two ahead of SERRV, a hunger action program 50 years ahead of the Global Food Crisis Fund,” reports Howard Royer. Earlier this

Newsline for Dec. 17, 2009

Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Dec. 17, 2009  “And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed…” (Isaiah 40:5a, NIV). NEWS 1) Immigration issues are affecting some Brethren congregations. 2) Grants support ecumenical build in Iowa, assistance to Cambodia, India, Haiti. 3) Kulp Bible