An allocation of $4,300 from the Global Food Crisis Fund (GFCF) has been given to support the attendance of six people at an agriculture training event in Kenya. The training is being provided by Care of Creation, Kenya (CCK), a former GFCF grant recipient.
Author and journalist Roger Thurow was the keynote speaker for the Foods Resource Bank regional gathering hosted by the Church of the Brethren’s Global Food Crisis Fund on Feb. 15. Thurow spoke about his upcoming new book on the smallholder African farmer, and how the state of agriculture and food production in Africa has potential
Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Newsline Extra: Webcasts and Upcoming Events Oct. 9, 2009 “Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness…” (Psalm 5:8a). UPCOMING EVENTS 1) Congregational Life, seminary, and districts cooperate on webcasts. 2) Bethany Seminary offers January study trip to
Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Aug. 26, 2009 “The Lord is my portion” (Psalm 119:57a). NEWS 1) BBT sends notification letters for recalculated annuity benefits. 2) Haitian Brethren name provisional board, hold blessing for first ministers. 3) Workcamp ministry records another successful season.
“What do these stones mean to you?” (Joshua 4:6b) UPCOMING EVENTS 1) Brethren Disaster Ministries offers workcamps in Haiti. 2) 50th Anniversary Open House to be held at General Offices. 3) Bethany Theological Seminary observes its 104th commencement. 4) Study tour to Armenia is open for applications. 5) Cross Keys to dedicate new Wellness Center,
“All who believed were together and had all things in common” (Acts 2:44). NEWS 1) Ecumenical Blitz Build takes off in New Orleans. 2) Fuller Seminary to establish a chair in Anabaptist studies. 3) Brethren bits: Job opening, Spanish translators, legislation, more. PERSONNEL 4) Stephen Abe to conclude his service as West Marva District executive.
“For the Lord…will having compassion on his suffering ones” (Isaiah 49:13b). NEWS 1) Brethren call for cease fire between Israel and Gaza. 2) On Earth Peace-sponsored delegation is in Israel and Palestine. 3) Church World Service is poised to deliver aid in Gaza. 4) WCC says Christians worldwide are acting on the Gaza crisis. **********************************************************
Newsline Extra: Remembrances Dec. 29, 2008 “…Whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s” (Romans 14:8b). 1) Remembrance: Philip W. Rieman and Louise Baldwin Rieman. Philip Wayne Rieman (64) and Louise Ann Baldwin Rieman (63), co-pastors of Northview Church of the Brethren in Indianapolis, Ind., were killed in a car accident on
“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Come, bless the Lord…” (Psalm 134:1a). NEWS 1) National Young Adult Conference meets in the mountains of Colorado. 2) Annual Conference Council holds final meeting. 3) Disabilities Ministry issues statement on movie ‘Tropic Thunder.’ 4) Brethren bits: Corrections, personnel, jobs, Hurricane Katrina, more. PERSONNEL 5)
“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