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 June 6, 2007

“Be still, and know that I am God!” Psalm 46:10a NEWS 1) Church of the Brethren membership decline continues. 2) Brethren Benefit Trust screens top 25 defense contractors. 3) On Earth Peace board meets with Cross-Cultural Consultation. 4) Letter to President Bush supports UN Population Fund. 5) Brethren bits: Corrections, remembrance, personnel, and more. PERSONNEL

Newsline for January 3, 2007

“…And the flame shall not consume you.” — Isaiah 43:2b NEWS 1) Ohio church burns on Christmas Eve, district calls for prayer. 2) Anabaptist leaders visit New Orleans. 3) Association of Brethren Caregivers sets budget for next two years. 4) Advocate Bethany Hospital seeks donations of prayer shawls. 5) Outdoor Ministries Association hears from denominational

Newsline for April 26, 2006

“It shall be said, `Build up, build up, prepare the way….” — Isaiah 57:14 NEWS 1) Workcamp builds bridges in Guatemala. 2) Womaen’s Caucus steering committee works on women’s concerns. 3) Disaster Child Care staff, volunteers attend special trainings. 4) Nigerian Brethren hold 59th annual church conference. 5) Brethren bits: Correction, job opening, and much

Womaen’s Caucus Works on Women’s Concerns in the Church of the Brethren

Audrey deCoursey, Jan Eller, Carla Kilgore, Lucy Loomis, and Deb Peterson gathered in Fort Wayne, Ind., March 24-26 as the Steering Committee for Womaen’s Caucus. They worshiped, sang, and prayed together, and worked on the business of women’s concerns in the Church of the Brethren. Members of Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren hosted the

Newsline for February 15, 2006

“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you. I have called you by name….” — Isaiah 43:1b NEWS 1) Conference committee meets with Brethren Mennonite Council. 2) Brethren Volunteers take part in vocations program. 3) Bethany Seminary students and friends visit Greece. 4) Brethren bits: Corrections, remembrances, job openings, more. PERSONNEL 5) Eshbach resigns as

Annual Conference Committee Meets with Brethren Mennonite Council

A meeting between the Program and Arrangement Committee of Annual Conference and representatives of the Brethren Mennonite Council for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Interests (BMC) took place Jan. 21 at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill. The meeting, held at the invitation of the Program and Arrangements Committee, followed the