Newsline for February 25, 2010

  Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to to subscribe or unsubscribe.   Feb. 25, 2010 “…Stand firm in the Lord…” (Philippians 4:1b). NEWS 1) Christian denominations issue joint letter urging immigration reform. 2) Brethren medical/crisis counseling group is to go to Haiti. 3) Winners of NYC music and

Stories from Haitian Brethren Show Solidarity of Church Members Through Crisis

Church of the Brethren Newsline Feb. 12, 2010 The following updates from Eglise des Freres Haitiens (the Haitian Church of the Brethren) have been shared today by Jeff Boshart, who serves as coordinator of the Church of the Brethren’s disaster rebuilding program in Haiti: Delmas 3 Church leaders live in solidarity with members of the

Newsline for Feb. 11, 2010

  Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to to subscribe or unsubscribe. Feb. 11, 2010 “O God…I seek you, my soul thirsts for you” (Psalm 6:3a). NEWS 1) Haitian-American Brethren experience losses, grief following earthquake. 2) Church of the Brethren reports pre-audit financial results for 2009. 3) Center ships 158,000

EDF Gives $250,000 for Brethren and CWS Work in Haiti

Grants from the Church of the Brethren’s Emergency Disaster Fund are helping Church World Service ship relief supplies to Haiti, through the Brethren Service Center. Supplies being shipped to Haiti include “Gift of the Heart” hygiene kits that offers earthquake survivors the basics for personal hygiene: soap, towel, wash cloth, toothbrush, comb, nail clippers, and band aids. A

Next Phase of Brethren Response in Haiti Begins

Church of the Brethren Newsline Contrasting experiences after the earthquake in Haiti: Shown above, a building that collapsed in the earthquake, in the same neighborhood as the building shown below, which remained standing and in good shape. The home shown below was one of those built by Brethren Disaster Ministries, which has had a rebuilding program in Haiti since the island was hit

New Family Household Kit collection Is Announced for Haiti

Family Household Kit: 1 heavy 8-10 quart cast aluminum cooking pot, all-metal without plastic handles (like a dutch oven or brazier pan) and thus safe for cooking over charcoal. Best options come from commercial kitchen suppliers. Accompanied by a lid to fit the cooking pot. 1 heavy duty butcher knife 1 small kitchen knife or paring knife 1 manual

Despite Challenges, Haitians and Aid Groups Persevere

Some 500 Haitian children are receiving a hot meal each day (shown here holding meal vouchers) in a program being run by the Eglise des Freres Haitiens (Haitian Church of the Brethren) and Brethren Disaster Ministries. This is one of five feeding points in Port-au-Prince area that are either in place or in the planning as part

Newsline for January 28, 2010

  Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to to subscribe or unsubscribe.   Jan. 28, 2010 “My eyes are ever toward the Lord…” (Psalm 25:15). NEWS 1) Brethren earthquake response shapes up, feeding program begins. 2) Delegation member sends update from Haiti. 3) Emergency Disaster Fund receives more than

Brethren Earthquake Response Shapes Up, Feeding Program Begins

Joyful children receive tickets for food at a feeding point set up by Brethren in Port-au-Prince. The feeding program put in place by Eglise des Freres Haitiens (Haitian Church of the Brethren) with help from Brethren Disaster Ministries, is at the Paul Lochard No. 2 School. The program started on Jan. 25 and is serving about 500 children with

Delegation Member Sends Update from Haiti

Jeff Boshart (top left in red hat) joins a Church of the Brethren delegation in a visit to one of the Brethren-built homes in Haiti. In the background is a house in Port-au-Prince built by Brethren Disaster Ministries for the widow of a Haitian Brethren pastor–found in good shape while nearby houses had collapsed in the earthquake. Boshart coordinates