I have learned and believe that the church is a gift cooperative. Also, that in each local congregation, there are a variety of gifts. I have come to think that there should be all the gifts listed in the Bible in every local church.
“Strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near” (James 5:8). 1) Annual Conference issues 2011 logo, makes online input form available for Special Response. 2) Meeting issues ‘Letter from Santo Domingo to All Churches.’ 3) NCC leaders offer pastoral advice to Senate on nuclear arms reduction. 4) Murray Williams tour proclaims Anabaptist
Peace church conference approves final document from meeting in Santo Domingo Conferencia de Iglesias de Paz aprueba documento final de la reunión en Santo Domingo Dec. 3, 2010 — A final document was approved at the close of the Historic Peace Church conference in Latin America, held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Nov. 27-Dec.
Brazilian Brethren leader presents a peace church hermeneutic based in community Líder de los Hermanos Brasileros presenta hermenéutica de una iglesia de paz basada en la comunidad (Dec. 2, 2010) Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic — A presentation from a leader of Igreja da Irmandade (the Church of the Brethren in Brazil) opened the fourth
Peace church testimonies highlight struggles and successes, told with joy and tears Iglesias de paz resaltan sus testimonies de luchas y victorias con lágrimas y regocijo The meeting room where participants gathered for most of the main sessions of the Historic Peace Church conference in Latin America, at a Catholic retreat center outside Santo
“All who believed were together and had all things in common” (Acts 2:44). NEWS 1) Summer workcamps explore passion, practices of early church. 2) Disaster ministry opens new Tennessee project, announces grants. PERSONNEL 3) Heishmans announce decision to leave Dominican Republic mission. 4) Fahrney-Keedy names Keith R. Bryan as president. 5) On Earth Peace announces
2010 National Youth Conference of the Church of the Brethren Fort Collins, Colo. — July 18, 2010 Israel Fereira Lopes Jr. greeted the NYC. He is one of the Brazilian youth representatives here this week. Below: Nigerian representative Markus Gamache (right) is interviewed by Frank Ramirez, a member of the NYC news team. Photos by Glenn Riegel
“Stop and consider the wondrous works of God” (Job 37:14b). EARTH DAY 1) Environmental resources recommended by Brethren, ecumenical groups. 2) Brethren bits for Earth Day. UPCOMING EVENTS 3) Annual Conference to address five new business items, ends online registration May 8. 4) Cross Cultural Celebration to be webcast from Miami. 5) International Day of
“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “…You also are built together spiritually into a dwelling place for God” (Ephesians 2:22). UPDATE ON TOGETHER CONVERSATIONS 1) Overview of Together conversations to be published as a book. 2) A story from the Together conversations: ‘Salad Oil and the Church.’ UPCOMING EVENTS 3) New
“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (Feb. 28, 2008) — An overview of responses from the Together conversation process has been collated and will be published in the form of a book and study guide from Brethren Press. Earlier this month an initial report of the Together responses was discussed in