Newsline Extra for March 18, 2011

“The Lord of hosts is with us” (Psalm 46:11a). Church provides grant for disaster relief in Japan; Brethren Disaster Ministries, BVS receive reports from partner organizations Location of the devastation in Japan. Map provided by FEMA An initial grant of $25,000 from the Church of the Brethren’s Emergency Disaster Fund is being given in support of disaster relief work

Newsline for Oct. 21, 2009

Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Oct. 21, 2009 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments” (John 14:15). NEWS 1) Annual Conference looks for stories about people taking Jesus seriously. 2) Grants go to Indonesia, American Samoa, Philippines, and Niger. 3) Cincinnati

Brethren Disaster Ministries Monitors Events in Samoa and Indonesia

Newsline Update: Disaster Response Oct. 1, 2009 “The Lord is my shepherd…” (Psalm 23:1a). BRETHREN DISASTER MINISTRIES MONITORS EVENTS IN SAMOA AND INDONESIA Brethren Disaster Ministries is monitoring disaster situations in the South Pacific island of Samoa and surrounding islands, and in Indonesia, through ecumenical partner organization Church World Service (CWS). A massive tsunami swept

Brethren Member Killed in Indonesia Plane Crash

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (Aug. 15, 2008) — David Craig Clapper, a mission pilot and a member of White Oak Church of the Brethren in Manheim, Pa., was killed on Aug. 9 when his small airplane crashed in a mountainous area of Papua, in eastern Indonesia. The wreckage was

A Message from the Third International Historic Peace Churches Consultation

A message from the third international historic peace churches consultation. Surakarta (Solo City), Java, Indonesia; Dec. 1-8, 2007 To all our sisters and brothers in the Historic Peace Churches and in the wider ecumenical fellowship of Christians, we send you loving greetings and the peace of the living Christ Spirit. We, members of the Church

A New Year’s Letter from the General Secretary

To the congregations of the Church of the Brethren A New Year’s Letter from the General Secretary January 1, 2008 “Do not be conformed to this world, but BE TRANSFORMED by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect” (Romans 12:2).

Newsline for October 10, 2007

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

Newsline for July 18, 2007

“All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord….” Psalm 22:27a NEWS 1) Seven students graduate from ministry training programs. 2) Brethren tackle growing projects for Foods Resource Bank. 3) Assessment team travels to Sudan in preparation for new mission. 4) Brethren grants support disaster relief and hunger relief efforts. 5)

Ten Grants are Given for Disaster Relief, Work Against Hunger

Church of the Brethren Newsline July 13, 2007 Ten recent grants from the Emergency Disaster Fund and the Global Food Crisis Fund total $126,500. The grants support work in Indonesia following flooding, New Orleans rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina, the Foods Resource Bank, areas in China affected by an earthquake, the northeast US following storms, children

Church of the Brethren Gives $50,000 for Agriculture in N. Korea, Among Recent Grants

(April 3, 2007) — The Global Food Crisis Fund (GFCF) and the Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) of the Church of the Brethren General Board have made four recent grants totaling $83,000–among them $50,000 to support agriculture in North Korea, which continues to experience periodic famine. The GFCF allocation of $50,000 for the Sustainable Agriculture and