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 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 May 7, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “…All tribes and peoples…standing before the throne….” (Rev. 7:9b) NEWS 1) Cross Cultural Celebration calls denomination to vision of Rev. 7:9. 2) Brethren prepare grant to support disaster relief in Myanmar. 3) Bethany Seminary celebrates 103rd commencement. 4) Brethren to lead out in funding for

Daily News: May 2, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (May 2, 2008) — Is it possible for a broken church to heal a divided society? Pastors, theologians, service workers, academics, and laypeople of Church of the Brethren and Mennonite backgrounds met in Washington, D.C., on April 11-12 to discuss this question. “Bridging Divides: Uniting

Newsline: Earth Day Special for April 22, 2008

April 22, 2008 Church of the Brethren Newsline “Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” NEWS 1) Brethren are at work with unique recycling company. 2) Juniata College to establish Chestnut species orchard. 3) Brethren bits: Pastors’ canoe trip, Great Green Congregations. FEATURE 4) Had I Looked Around the Corner: Thoughts on

Juniata College to Establish Chestnut Species Orchard

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (April 15, 2008) — A couple of decades after Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote of “a spreading chestnut tree” in his poem “The Village Blacksmith,” many of the American chestnut trees across the country were dead or dying from a blight. Juniata College is playing a

Brethren Volunteer Helps Guatemalan School Raise Funds

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (Feb. 26, 2008) — Results are in from a three-week US educational/fundraising tour on behalf of Miguel Angel Asturias Academy in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, that included a stop Dec. 5, 2007, at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill. Brethren Volunteer Service worker

Anabaptist Peace Forum Will Address Theme, ‘Bridging Divides’

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” (Feb. 5, 2008) — The Brethren Witness/Washington Office and the Anabaptist Peace Center in Washington, D.C., are jointly sponsoring an Anabaptist peace forum on the theme, “Bridging Divides: Uniting the Church for Peacemaking.” The event will take place April 11-12 at Capitol Hill United Methodist

Newsline for January 30, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “…See, I am sending you out…” (Luke 10:3b). NEWS 1) Brethren join in Butler Chapel celebration of rebuilding. 2) On Earth Peace delegation travels to the West Bank and Israel. 3) Young Center raises more than $2 million to earn NEH grant. 4) Efforts to

Juniata College Commemorates Historic Founders Hall Chapel on January 24

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (Jan. 22, 2008) — Juniata College officials will honor the college’s longstanding connection to the Church of the Brethren by holding a commemorative service in what was originally the college chapel (now the registrar’s office) in Founders Hall at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 24. Juniata