Newsline for April 11, 2007

“We have seen the Lord.” — John 20:25b NEWS 1) Annual Conference Council expresses concern over funding shortfall. 2) Bethany Seminary board honors president Eugene F. Roop. 3) Brethren deliver World Day of Prayer requests to House Speaker. 4) Brethren bits: Correction, personnel, RYC, and more. PERSONNEL 5) Scheppard to be new vice president, dean

Newsline for March 28, 2007

“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.

Newsline for February 28, 2007

“The Lord is my light and my salvation….” — Psalm 27:1a NEWS 1) Neuman-Lee and Shumate head 2007 Annual Conference ballot. 2) General Board Executive Committee visits disaster relief in the Gulf. 3) Gather ’Round staff set plans for future 4) Brethren member participates in Darfur work of UN subcommittee. 5) Fund gives grants to

Manchester College to Dedicate MLK Sculpture

(Feb. 19, 2007) — In memory of the civil rights leader’s 1968 address to Manchester College and the community, a bust of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be dedicated on Wednesday, Feb. 28–very near the actual site of his speech. The public is invited to the ceremony to be held at 4:30 p.m. on

Eat Lots of Fries, Make Biodiesel

(Feb. 13, 2007) — What started curiously with a “What if?” is fueling student lab work, lessons in environmental science–and Manchester College lawnmowers, a maintenance van, and leaf blowers. What if the college converted that used vegetable frying oil from Chartwells dining service into biodiesel, wondered Jeff Osborne, assistant professor of chemistry. “The concept of

Newsline for January 17, 2007

“Honor the Lord with your substance, and with the first fruits of all your produce….” — Proverbs 3:9 NEWS 1) Brethren invest half-million dollars for turning hunger around. 2) Haiti mission continues to grow. 3) Credit union offers new savings options for kids, youth, and adults. 4) Fund gives $120,000 for Middle East, Katrina, Sudan,

Newsline for December 6, 2006

“…Stand up and raise your heads, for your redemption is drawing near.” — Luke 21:28b NEWS 1) United Church of Christ becomes cooperative user in Gather ’Round. 2) Bethany Seminary board considers student profile, increases tuition. 3) Committee envisions positive future for Brethren Service Center. 4) Pastors complete Advanced Foundations of Church Leadership. 5) Brethren

Newsline Special for November 3, 2006

“Were not our hearts burning within us, while he was talking to us on the road…?” — Luke 24:32a Report from Fall meetings of the General Board 1) General Board sets 2007 budget, discusses immigration and stem cell research, recommends joining Christian Churches Together. 2) Pastoral letter encourages church to love neighbors equally. 3) Mission

Manchester College Sends Birthday Greetings to the United Nations

Manchester College students, staff, and faculty have signed and sent a banner of birthday greetings to the United Nations, which marked its 61st anniversary on Oct. 24. Manchester has strong ties to the UN: Manchester graduate and former professor Andrew Cordier was a founder of the United Nations, and the college is a NGO of

General Board Meets This Weekend

The Church of the Brethren General Board holds its fall meetings this weekend at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill. The Executive Committee meets today, Oct. 20. Meetings of the full board continue on Oct. 21-23, Saturday through Monday morning. The event closes with a professional growth workshop led by administration,

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