Newsline for November 19, 2008

November 19, 2008 “Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Remember Jesus Christ…” (2 Timothy 2:8a). NEWS 1) Children’s Disaster Services responds to California wildfires. 2) Brethren funds disburse grants for disaster relief, food security. 3) Brethren support hunger report reviewing Millennium Development Goals. 4) Summit for progressive Brethren meets in Indianapolis.

Newsline for August 13, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Oh Lord…how majestic is your name in all the earth!” (Psalm 8:1) NEWS 1) Brethren Disaster Ministries receives $50,000 grant to continue Katrina rebuilding. 2) Ministry Summer Service participants complete internship program. 3) Mission trip to the Dominican Republic builds faith, relationships. 4) Brethren bits:

Newsline Extra for July 3, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “But I say to you, love your enemies…” (Matthew 5:44a). ANNUAL CONFERENCE UPDATE 1) Peace witness is scheduled at Annual Conference in Richmond. 2) Annual Conference bits: Mission breakfast, bookstore items. 300th ANNIVERSARY UPDATE 3) 300th Anniversary update: Death Row Support Project marks 30 years

Newsline for June 18, 2008

“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)

Newsline for May 23, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Be merciful to me, O God…for in you my soul takes refuge” (Ps. 57:1a) NEWS 1) Church of the Brethren responds to disasters with grants totaling $117,000. 2) Children, elderly dying from dysentery in Myanmar, says CWS. 3) InterAgency Forum discusses work of denominational agencies.

Newsline Extra for May 7, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Do this in remembrance of me” (Luke 22:19). PERSONNEL 1) Darryl Deardorff retires as chief financial officer for BBT. 2) Bethany Seminary calls new professors, interim academic dean. 3) Annie Clark resigns from On Earth Peace. 4) Andrew Murray retires as director of Baker Institute.

Newsline for April 23, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective” (James 5:16). NEWS 1) Church of the Brethren is represented in prayer service with the Pope. 2) ABC Board approves merger documents. 3) Bethany Seminary trustees consider ‘core testimonies’ of Brethren. 4) Growing Project in Maryland

On Earth Peace Holds ‘Healing the Troops’ Workshops

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (April 18, 2008) — On Earth Peace held “Healing the Troops” workshops as part of its Welcome Home Project, during a Christian Peace Witness for Iraq in Washington, D.C., in March. Dale M. Posthumus of University Park Church of the Brethren in Hyattsville, Md., wrote

Newsline for April 9, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “I will give thanks to the Lord…” (Psalm 9:1a). NEWS 1) Brethren Disaster Ministries opens new Hurricane Katrina site. 2) Church of the Brethren is lead sponsor of farm program in Nicaragua. 3) Seminar considers what it means to be a ‘real Samaritan.’ 4) Submissions

Newsline Extra for March 20, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “All shall turn from their evil ways and violence” (Jonah 3:9). Hundreds of people assembled in the afternoon of March 7 in Washington, D.C., marking the fifth year of the war in Iraq with a public demonstration against the war and the US occupation. Thousands