News Reflection: Brethren Meet With USAID

Church of the Brethren Newsline July 31, 2007 Timothy Ritchey Martin, one of the pastors of Grossnickle Church of the Brethren in Myersville, Md., reflects below on a visit by members of his congregation to the offices of USAID, and their Congressman, in Washington, D.C. Grossnickle is one of the Church of the Brethren congregations

Foods Resource Bank Holds Annual Meeting

Church of the Brethren Newsline July 27, 2007 The Foods Resource Bank (FRB) annual meeting took place in mid-July at Sauder Village in Archbold, northwest Ohio. Global Food Crisis Fund manager Howard Royer was among several Church of the Brethren members who attended. Brethren participate in the Foods Resource Bank through the Global Food Crisis

Newsline Extra for June 21, 2007

“…A place among those who are sanctified by faith….” Acts 26:18b 1) Caring Ministries Assembly centers on the theme, ‘Being Family.’ 2) Korean-American pastor to join delegation to North Korea. 3) Annual Conference update: Kenyan leader in water development to attend. 4) Annual Conference bits and pieces. 5) 300th anniversary update: Civil Rights Project invites

Newsline for March 16, 2007

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news….” — Luke 4:18a NEWS 1) Brethren attend inaugural meeting of Christian Churches Together. 2) Sustaining Pastoral Excellence program holds ‘Vital Pastors’ retreat. 3) Funds give $95,000 in grants to relief work. 4) Brethren Volunteer Service welcomes its 273rd

Daily News: March 6, 2007

(March 6, 2007) — Two Church of the Brethren funds have given a total of $95,000 in recent grants supporting the work of Brethren Disaster Response in the Gulf Coast, as well as aid to Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, and Vietnam. The Global Food Crisis Fund (GFCF) and the Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) are ministries of

Newsline Special for November 3, 2006

“Were not our hearts burning within us, while he was talking to us on the road…?” — Luke 24:32a Report from Fall meetings of the General Board 1) General Board sets 2007 budget, discusses immigration and stem cell research, recommends joining Christian Churches Together. 2) Pastoral letter encourages church to love neighbors equally. 3) Mission

Newsline for March 15, 2006

“I am the Lord your God….” — Exodus 20:2a NEWS 1) Inter-Agency Forum discusses decline in church membership. 2) Brethren Volunteer Service Unit 268 completes training. 3) Youth Peace Travel Team is chosen for 2006. 4) Emergency Disaster Fund gives $162,800 in ten new grants. 5) Brethren Service Center contributes to school shipments for Gulf

Emergency Disaster Fund Gives $162,800 in Ten Grants

The Emergency Disaster Fund, a ministry of the Church of the Brethren General Board, has given ten grants totaling $162,800, for disaster relief in the US, Kenya, Liberia, and Guatemala. For an article on shipments to schools affected by the Gulf Coast hurricanes, originating at the Brethren Service Center, see below. Church World Service has

Newsline for August 22, 2003

“Be still, and know that I am God.” Ps. 46:10a NEWS 1) Caring Ministries Assembly examines “Healing Out of Silence.” 2) Council answers “Clarification of Confusion” query. 3) Ministers’ Association seminar urges a fresh approach. 4) Emergency Disaster Fund sends aid to flood-stricken Asia. 5) Church of the Brethren delegation travels to Sudan. 6) Reports