“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.
“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Lord, you have been our dwelling place…” (Psalm 90:1). NEWS 1) Committee places increased emphasis on interfaith relations. 2) Reconciliation meetings are held in the Dominican Republic. 3) Brethren Disaster Relief Auction raises $425,000. 4) Brethren bits: Remembrance, personnel, giving to the denomination, more. PERSONNEL
“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “…Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit” (John 12:24). NEWS 1) Brethren meet in Virginia for historic 300th Anniversary Conference. 1a) Miembros de la Iglesia de los
“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)
“…And the flame shall not consume you.” — Isaiah 43:2b NEWS 1) Ohio church burns on Christmas Eve, district calls for prayer. 2) Anabaptist leaders visit New Orleans. 3) Association of Brethren Caregivers sets budget for next two years. 4) Advocate Bethany Hospital seeks donations of prayer shawls. 5) Outdoor Ministries Association hears from denominational