Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Newsline Extra: International Day of Prayer for Peace and Other Upcoming Events Sept. 7, 2009 “…So that in me you may have peace” (John 16:33). INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR PEACE 1) Congregations plan for the International
Church of the Brethren Newsline Aug. 4, 2009 Becky Ullom has been called to serve as the Church of the Brethren’s director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, effective Aug. 31. She currently is director of Identity and Relations, with responsibility for the denominational website and a range of other communication tasks. “Ullom brings a
“So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation” (2 Corinthians 5:17). ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2009 1) Annual Conference Information Packet available online, registration begins Feb. 21. 2) Public policy leader on hunger to speak at Annual Conference. 3) Song and Story Fest to be held at Camp Peaceful Pines. 4) Cook-Huffman to lead
“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “…All tribes and peoples…standing before the throne….” (Rev. 7:9b) NEWS 1) Cross Cultural Celebration calls denomination to vision of Rev. 7:9. 2) Brethren prepare grant to support disaster relief in Myanmar. 3) Bethany Seminary celebrates 103rd commencement. 4) Brethren to lead out in funding for
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.” — John 1:5 NEWS 1) Christian Peace Witness for Iraq is ‘a candle in the darkness.’ 2) Vital Pastor program continues to launch and conclude pastor groups. 3) Disaster Child Care provides training workshops. 4) Brethren Disaster Response appeals for more volunteers.
(March 23, 2007) — In late 2006 and early 2007, six pastoral “cohort groups” were awarded Sustaining Pastoral Excellence (SPE) grants that launched a two-year, self-chosen study focus for each group. The program is administered by the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership, a joint ministry of Bethany Theological Seminary and the Church of the Brethren