Newsline for January 31, 2007

“…All will be made alive in Christ.” — 1 Corinthians 15:22b NEWS 1) Brethren Disaster Response opens fourth Katrina recovery project. 2) Brethren funds give $150,000 for hunger, disaster relief. 3) Brethren bits: Correction, personnel, job openings, more. PERSONNEL 4) Bach resigns from seminary, appointed director of Young Center. 5) Hall resigns from human resources

Brethren Invited to Join March to End Iraq War

(Jan. 19, 2007) — Brethren have been invited to join in a March on Washington to End the Iraq War, to take place in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 27. The invitation was extended by the Brethren Witness/Washington Office of the General Board, and by On Earth Peace. In an e-mail to its Peace Witness Action

Church of the Brethren Leader Responds to Iraq Speech

(Jan. 12, 2007) — The general secretary of the Church of the Brethren General Board, Stanley J. Noffsinger, has made a response to President Bush’s speech about the Iraq war. Following is the response, which will be posted at the website of the National Council of Churches along with responses from leaders of other Christian

Newsline for January 3, 2007

“…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

Newsline for December 6, 2006

“…Stand up and raise your heads, for your redemption is drawing near.” — Luke 21:28b NEWS 1) United Church of Christ becomes cooperative user in Gather ’Round. 2) Bethany Seminary board considers student profile, increases tuition. 3) Committee envisions positive future for Brethren Service Center. 4) Pastors complete Advanced Foundations of Church Leadership. 5) Brethren

Newsline for October 11, 2006

“Bless the Lord, O my soul.” — Psalm 104:1a NEWS 1) Leaders for the 2007 Annual Conference are announced. 2) Brethren professor presents to World Council of Churches conference. 3) On Earth Peace commemorates day for peace, holds Together conversations. 4) Disaster grants go to Mississippi rebuilding, Church World Service. 5) Disaster response in Virginia

Brethren Peace Fellowship Holds Annual Retreat

On Saturday, Aug. 26, more than 65 adults and children gathered at the Miller homestead, situated on a beautiful lake in Spring Grove, Pa., for the yearly Peace Retreat of the Brethren Peace Fellowship. The retreat was sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic District Peace and Justice Committee and the Mid-Atlantic Brethren Peace Fellowship. As the committee

Newsline for August 16, 2006

“For waters shall break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert.” — Isaiah 35:6b NEWS 1) Denominational membership declines by largest amount in five years. 2) Brethren cooperate in Peace Church Longterm Care Insurance. 3) Caregiving award winners honored by Association of Brethren Caregivers. 4) Grants go to Lebanon crisis, Katrina rebuilding, hunger

Brethren Take to the Streets in Iraq War Witness During Annual Conference

By Todd Flory Daily news and photos will be posted from National Youth Conference (NYC) on July 22-27. The conference will take place at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo. Beginning July 22 find the NYC daily pages at www.brethren.org (click on the link on the Feature Bar). On the day the Church of

Newsline for July 5, 2006

“Train yourself in godliness….” — 1 Timothy 4:7b NEWS FROM THE 2006 ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1) ‘Doing Church Business,’ Iraq war, divestment head Annual Conference business agenda. 2) Conference chooses James Beckwith as moderator for 2008. 3) Answers are received to questions about sexuality and ministry. PERSONNEL 4) Julie Garber is selected as editor of ‘Brethren