Newsline for April 6, 2011

And Jesus answered them, saying, “The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.” (John 12:23) NEWS 1)  Global Food Crisis Fund makes grant to North Korea 2)  Church of the Brethren Credit Union proposes merger 3)  CWS expedites relief to thousands in neglected coastal cities PERSONNEL 4)  Steve Gregory to retire

Church of the Brethren Posts Financial Results for 2010

Building an annual budget for the denomination in the midst of economic challenges requires both careful analysis and faith that gifts and other income will offset expenses. When planning for 2010, it was important for the Church of the Brethren staff to be realistic about the impact the economy would have, but to count on

Newsline for January 26, 2011

January 26, 2011 “…That your joy may be complete” (John 15:11b). A photo of the Mack house in Germantown, Pa., is one of the “Hidden Gems” displayed at a new page at  posted by the Brethren Historical Library and Archive. Photos and captions describe interesting pieces from the archival collection at the Church of

Mission and Ministry Board Sets Framework for Strategic Planning, 2011 Budget

Newsline Special: Mission and Ministry Board holds fall meeting Oct. 21, 2010 “…To give light to those who sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace” (Luke 1:79).   DENOMINATIONAL BOARD SETS FRAMEWORK FOR STRATEGIC PLANNING, ADOPTS 2011 BUDGET The board theme was “Hearers and

Newsline for April 22, 2010

  April 22, 2010 “The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it…” (Psalm 24:1a). NEWS 1) Bethany Seminary board approves new strategic plan. 2) Fellowship of Brethren Homes holds annual forum. 3) Grants support hunger relief in Sudan and Honduras. 4) Brethren part of effort for flood-affected Cedar Rapids. 5) Brethren Disaster Ministries releases

New Family Household Kit collection Is Announced for Haiti

Family Household Kit: 1 heavy 8-10 quart cast aluminum cooking pot, all-metal without plastic handles (like a dutch oven or brazier pan) and thus safe for cooking over charcoal. Best options come from commercial kitchen suppliers. Accompanied by a lid to fit the cooking pot. 1 heavy duty butcher knife 1 small kitchen knife or paring knife 1 manual

Newsline for January 28, 2010

  Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to to subscribe or unsubscribe.   Jan. 28, 2010 “My eyes are ever toward the Lord…” (Psalm 25:15). NEWS 1) Brethren earthquake response shapes up, feeding program begins. 2) Delegation member sends update from Haiti. 3) Emergency Disaster Fund receives more than

Church World Service Distributes Food, Water, Supplies in Haiti

Above: Warehouse of disaster relief supplies at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md. The supplies distributed in Haiti by Church World Service (CWS) are warehoused, processed, and shipped from the Brethren Service Center by the Church of the Brethren’s Material Resources staff. For video reports of the Haiti relief effort at the Brethren Service Center, made by Brethren videographer David

Relief Supplies Go to Haiti from the Brethren Service Center

Above: Members of three Church of the Brethren congregations in western Pennsylvania are among those across the country doing something toward the Haiti relief effort. Three congregations worked together to collect materials and cash for vitally needed hygiene kits to be sent to Haiti via the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md. Marilyn Lerch (at right