Newsline for February 9, 2011

Feb. 21 is the last day to register delegates to the 2011 Annual Conference at the early registration price of $275. After Feb. 21, delegate registration increases to $300. The Conference takes place in Grand Rapids, Mich., on July 2-6. “If your congregation has not yet registered its delegate/s, please do so at no later

John Kline Homestead Closes in on Goal to Purchase Property

There is “exciting news” coming from the John Kline Homestead preservation project, according to leader Paul Roth. The project is within $5,000 of raising the $425,000 needed to purchase the historic Kline family property by the end of this year. A John Kline Homestead Preservation Trust was created in 2006 in hopes of preserving and eventually

Newsline for December 15, 2010

“Strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near” (James 5:8). 1) Annual Conference issues 2011 logo, makes online input form available for Special Response. 2) Meeting issues ‘Letter from Santo Domingo to All Churches.’ 3) NCC leaders offer pastoral advice to Senate on nuclear arms reduction. 4) Murray Williams tour proclaims Anabaptist

Newsline for September 23, 2010

New at  is a photo album from Sudan, providing glimpses into the work of Michael Wagner, Church of the Brethren mission staff seconded to the Africa Inland Church-Sudan. Wagner began work in southern Sudan in early July. His home congregation is Mountville (Pa.) Church of the Brethren. Find the album at “If you,

Districts Begin Hearings on Issues of Sexuality

Church of the Brethren Newsline Aug. 27, 2010 One of the hearings on the Special Response process held at Annual Conference was standing room only–until a larger venue was found for the crowd. The two hearings were sponsored by the Standing Committee of district delegates. Photo by Glenn Riegel Some Church of the Brethren districts have

Newsline for July 30, 2009

The Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to to subscribe or unsubscribe to Newsline. For more Church of the Brethren news go to and click on “News.” July 30, 2009 “Devote yourselves to prayer…” (Colossians 4:2a) NEWS 1) Brethren send two shipments of food for children in Haiti. 2) Brethren Digital

Newsline Extra for March 25, 2009

Newsline Extra: Upcoming Events March 25, 2009 “…Sustain in me a willing spirit” (Psalm 51:12b). UPCOMING EVENTS 1) April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. 2) Bethany Seminary offers webcast, ‘A Jewish Tentmaker Preaches Peace.’ 3) Dedication of Christopher Saur I historical marker planned for April. 4) More events: Good Friday Witness, Kline Homestead benefit, more.

Newsline Extra for May 7, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Do this in remembrance of me” (Luke 22:19). PERSONNEL 1) Darryl Deardorff retires as chief financial officer for BBT. 2) Bethany Seminary calls new professors, interim academic dean. 3) Annie Clark resigns from On Earth Peace. 4) Andrew Murray retires as director of Baker Institute.

Newsline Extra for April 24, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the messenger…who announces salvation” (Isaiah 52:7a). MISSION UPDATES 1) Mission Alive 2008 celebrates past and present mission work. 2) Meetings are held on Haiti mission. 3) General secretary calls new advisory group for mission program. PERSONNEL

Newsline for January 30, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “…See, I am sending you out…” (Luke 10:3b). NEWS 1) Brethren join in Butler Chapel celebration of rebuilding. 2) On Earth Peace delegation travels to the West Bank and Israel. 3) Young Center raises more than $2 million to earn NEH grant. 4) Efforts to

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