Newsline for March 12, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Do not be conformed to this world…” (Romans 12:2a). NEWS 1) General Board approves ethics document, celebrates anniversary of women’s ordination. 2) General Board closes year with net income, experiences increase in total giving. 3) Brethren bits: Personnel, job openings, and much more. PERSONNEL 4)

Newsline for February 27, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Instead, strive for (God’s) kingdom…” (Luke 12:31a). NEWS 1) Annual Conference ballot for 2008 is announced. 2) Church of the Brethren sends delegation to North Korea. 3) BVS worker helps Guatemalan school raise funds. 4) Brethren funds send money to N. Korea, Darfur, Katrina rebuilding.

Newsline for January 16, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Those of steadfast mind you keep in peace–in peace because they trust in you” (Isaiah 26:3). NEWS 1) ABC conducts survey in response to query on Child Abuse Prevention. 2) Church of the Brethren is received into Christian Churches Together. 3) ‘Regnuh’ poster project invites

Newsline for December 5, 2007

December 5, 2007 “…Let us walk in the light of the Lord” (Isaiah 2:5b). NEWS 1) Bethany Seminary trustees welcome new president and new chair. 2) Vital Pastors ‘cohort groups’ report at conference in San Antonio. 3) National Council receives text of social creed for 21st century. 4) Brethren share 300th Anniversary devotional at NCC

Course Offerings for 2008 Announced by Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership

Church of the Brethren Newsline December 3, 2007 The Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership has announced an initial schedule of courses for 2008. These courses are open to students in the Training in Ministry (TRIM) and Education for Shared Ministry (EFSM) programs, as well as pastors and laypeople. The academy is a ministry training partnership

Newsline for October 10, 2007

October 10, 2007 “Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth” (Psalm 66:1). NEWS 1) Joint statement is issued from discussion of Annual Conference exhibit policy. 2) ABC Board receives multicultural sensitivity training. 3) Committee receives challenge from American Baptists. 4) Children’s Disaster Services trains ‘CJ’s Bus’ volunteers. 5) Atlantic Southeast District holds a

Newsline for February 28, 2007

“The Lord is my light and my salvation….” — Psalm 27:1a NEWS 1) Neuman-Lee and Shumate head 2007 Annual Conference ballot. 2) General Board Executive Committee visits disaster relief in the Gulf. 3) Gather ’Round staff set plans for future 4) Brethren member participates in Darfur work of UN subcommittee. 5) Fund gives grants to

Brethren Christmas Eve Service to Air Again on Hallmark Channel

A Church of the Brethren Christmas Eve service is scheduled to air again nationally on the Hallmark Channel, at 7 a.m. (eastern and pacific time) on Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006. “Enter the Light of Life” originally aired on CBS on Dec. 24, 2004. The service was filmed at Nicarry Chapel at Bethany Theological Seminary featuring

Newsline for September 27, 2006

“…And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.” — Rev. 22:2c NEWS 1) God’s spirit moves at National Older Adult Conference. 2) On Earth Peace board member works with UN subcommittee on racism. 2) Un Miembro de la junta directiva del Comité Paz en la Tierra trabaja con un subcomité

Caregiving Winners for 2006 Are Honored by ABC

The Association of Brethren Caregivers (ABC) recognized recipients of the agency’s annual caregiving awards during a reception on July 3 at the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference in Des Moines, Iowa. ABC recognized retired pastor Chuck Boyer of La Verne, Calif., for a lifetime of caregiving. Throughout his ministry, Boyer has advocated for peace