“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Do not neglect the gift that is in you…” (1 Timothy 4:14a). NEWS 1) Children come first for some volunteers. 2) Leadership Team reviews budget and planning for Annual Conference. 3) Brethren representatives attend conference on human trafficking. 4) Brethren bits: Remembrance, personnel, job openings,
September 25, 2008 “Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “All their neighbors aided them…” (Ezra 1:6a). DISASTER RESPONSE UPDATE 1) Disaster grants aid the Caribbean, Children’s Disaster Service continues work in Texas. UPCOMING EVENTS 2) Faith Expedition to study indigenous coffee region of Mexico. 3) On Earth Peace offers Israel/Palestine delegation
“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (Sept. 18, 2008) — Nearly 700 junior- and senior-high youth and adult advisors were part of the 2008 Church of the Brethren workcamps this summer. Participants worshiped, served, and experienced new cultures as part of the workcamp experience. In all, 28 workcamps were offered by
“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “…Let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us” (Hebrews 12:1b). NEWS 1) Brethren runner among 2008 Olympians. 2) Pennsylvania church takes lead in program with New Orleans churches. 3) Children’s Disaster Services winds down response to flooding. 4) Pacific Southwest engages
“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.
“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ BRETHREN WITNESS/WASHINGTON OFFICE JOINS DELEGATION TO MEXICO (Feb. 21, 2008) — Brethren Witness/Washington Office staff were part of an early February delegation to Chiapas, Mexico, to explore fair and free trade issues of the region. Equal Exchange, Jubilee USA, and Witness for Peace were coordinating
Church of the Brethren Newsline December 12, 2007 Six grants totaling $65,000 have been given by the Global Food Crisis Fund and the Emergency Disaster Fund, two funds of the Church of the Brethren General Board. The grants target hunger and disaster relief in various areas of Latin America, Asia, and Africa. A grant of
“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me….” Psalm 23:4a 1) Brethren continue work in Gulf Coast two years after Katrina. 2) Children enjoy safe haven at FEMA’s Welcome Home Center. 3) Children’s Disaster Services responds to storms in midwest. 4) Grants support continuing hurricane response,
Church of the Brethren Newsline August 21, 2007 Two grants totaling $29,000 have been given from the Church of the Brethren’s Emergency Disaster Fund to support continuing rebuilding work following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The Brethren Disaster Ministries program received an additional allocation of $25,000 to support its Hurricane Katrina rebuilding site in Chalmette, La.
“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace…” — Luke 2:14 NEWS 1) Brethren Benefit Trust adopts investment guidelines related to pornography, gambling. 2) Brethren Pension Plan annuity rates are being assessed. 3) Annual Conference Council sets registration goal for 2007 conference. 4) Disaster Child Care to work in New Orleans throughout