224th Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — July 3, 2010 A “Resolution on Ending Gun Violence” and a budget parameter for 2011 topped the agenda at today’s meeting of the Church of the Brethren’s Mission and Ministry Board. The group held its pre-Annual Conference meeting in Pittsburgh, Pa., led
224th Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — July 3, 2010 “We are in vogue. The cutting edge of the culture we live in is seeking the same things we were seeking 300 years ago…. It is our time. We were made for this time.” –Annual Conference moderator Shawn Flory
April 22, 2010 “The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it…” (Psalm 24:1a). NEWS 1) Bethany Seminary board approves new strategic plan. 2) Fellowship of Brethren Homes holds annual forum. 3) Grants support hunger relief in Sudan and Honduras. 4) Brethren part of effort for flood-affected Cedar Rapids. 5) Brethren Disaster Ministries releases
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
Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Nov. 18, 2009 “O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good” (Psalm 136:1a). NEWS 1) Haiti workcamp continues rebuilding, funding needed for ‘Brethren phase.’ 2) Mission executive visits churches and Rural Service Center in India.
Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Oct. 22, 2009 “But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers…” (James 1:22a). NEWS 1) Mission and Ministry Board adopts budget, begins strategic financial planning. Brethren bits: Seminary courses, anniversaries, and other upcoming events (see column
“…But the word of our God will stand forever” (Isaiah 39:8b). NEWS 1) Listening process will help reshape Brethren Witness program. 2) Caring Ministries programs to work from within Congregational Life. 3) Emergency Disaster Fund issues four grants for international work. 4) Brethren bits: Correction, remembrances, job openings, and more. PERSONNEL 5) Amy Gingerich resigns
“Love does no wrong to a neighbor…” (Romans 13:10a). NEWS 1) Bethany Theological Seminary Trustees hold spring meeting. 2) Brethren representative attends UN conference on racism. 3) Church of the Brethren staff participate in White House conference call. 4) Ecumenical Blitz Build begins in New Orleans. 5) Sustaining Pastoral Excellence fields final pastor cohorts. 6)
“Create in me a clean heart, O God” (Psalm 51:10). NEWS 1) Annual Conference ballot for 2009 is announced. 2) Matching grant program provides $206,000 to local food banks. 3) Brethren funds give grants for disaster, hunger response in US and Africa. 4) Church of the Brethren faith expedition visits Chiapas, Mexico. 5) BVS seeks
December 3, 2008 “Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “…All the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God” (Isaiah 52:10b). NEWS 1) Bethany Theological Seminary Board of Trustees holds fall meeting. 2) Brethren participate in NCC assembly, anniversary celebration. 3) Deadline extended for nominations for denominational offices.