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Newsline Extra for February 12, 2009

“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

Bethany Theological Seminary to Hold Presidential Forum

Bethany Theological Seminary will host a Presidential Forum titled “Weaving Wisdom’s Tent: The Arts of Peace” on March 29-30. The event will be held at the seminary’s campus in Richmond, Ind. The forum will focus on spirituality, art, and peacemaking, and will include plenary sessions, workshops, small group reflection, presentation of student papers, and a

Newsline for January 14, 2009

Newsline January 14, 2009 “In the beginning was the Word” (John 1:1). NEWS 1) Gather ’Round looks at the future. 2) New Church Development Advisory Committee meets, visions. 3) McPherson County congregations support Growing Project. 4) Camp Mack helps feed the hungry locally, and in Guatemala. 5) Brethren bits: Correction, job openings, inauguration, and more.

Newsline for December 31, 2008

Newsline — December 31, 2008 “Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “You prepare a table before me…” (Psalm 23:5a). NEWS 1) Brethren funds offer replenishment grants for local hunger ministries. 2) Church of the Brethren plans major disaster recovery project in Haiti. 3) Grants are given for Pakistan, the Congo, Thailand.

Newsline Extra for December 29, 2008

Newsline Extra: Remembrances Dec. 29, 2008 “…Whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s” (Romans 14:8b). 1) Remembrance: Philip W. Rieman and Louise Baldwin Rieman. Philip Wayne Rieman (64) and Louise Ann Baldwin Rieman (63), co-pastors of Northview Church of the Brethren in Indianapolis, Ind., were killed in a car accident on

Newsline for December 17, 2008

Newsline December 17, 2008: Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008 “The earth is the Lord’s, and all that is in it” (Psalm 24:1). NEWS 1) Church of the Brethren leaders address WCC’s US Conference. 2) Church of the Brethren issues update on Sudan mission. 3) Grants support disaster relief in Asia,

Mateo Begins Work with Community Development Program in DR

(Dec. 16, 2008) — ¡Bendecido! The newly-appointed director of the Church of the Brethren’s Community Development Program in the Dominican Republic, Felix Arias Mateo, always answers his phone with the greeting, “Bendecido!” which in Spanish means “Blessed!” This greeting, replacing the traditional “Hola!” expresses well his attitude towards life. As 1 Peter 1:3-7 articulates, we

Thousands Gather at Ft. Benning to Oppose the School of the Americas

(Dec. 10, 2008) — This year’s gathering at the gates of Fort Benning, Ga., marked the 19th year that activists came together to voice opposition to the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC), formerly known as the School of the Americas. Graduates of WHINSEC have been linked to human rights abuses and atrocities in

Newsline for November 19, 2008

November 19, 2008 “Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Remember Jesus Christ…” (2 Timothy 2:8a). NEWS 1) Children’s Disaster Services responds to California wildfires. 2) Brethren funds disburse grants for disaster relief, food security. 3) Brethren support hunger report reviewing Millennium Development Goals. 4) Summit for progressive Brethren meets in Indianapolis.

Newsline Extra for October 29, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “You are to be a key witness to everyone you meet…” (Acts 22:15a, The Message) DISTRICT NEWS 1) Northern Ohio District Conference celebrates ‘Life, Heart, Change.’ 2) Northern Plains District Conference theme states, ‘Here I Am Lord.’ 3) Western Plains District Conference centers on joy.

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