Newsline for November 4, 2010

Nov. 4, 2010 “God’s paths get you where you want to go” (Hosea 14:9b, the Message). Partners of the American Red Cross–including Children’s Disaster Services of the Church of the Brethren–gathered to witness the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between the ARC and FEMA in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 22. “Partner representatives later met to begin

Newsline Extra for September 7, 2009

     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

Insight Session Reports on Agape-Satyagraha Skills Training for Youth

223rd Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren San Diego, California — June 29, 2009 For the past several years Brethren Community Ministries of Harrisburg, Pa., has worked with inner-city youth on conflict resolution skills. Youth are mentored through a series of five stages of skills development in this program, which has become known as

National Council of Churches Leader Proclaims Importance of Working for Peace

223rd Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren San Diego, California — June 29, 2009 Michael Kinnamon, general secretary of the National Council of Churches of Christ (NCC), was the featured speaker at the annual Ecumenical Luncheon hosted by the Church of the Brethren’s Committee on Interchurch Relations (CIR). Church of the Brethren general secretary

Novelli Insight Session Shares Art of ‘Storying’ to Teach Bible to Youth

223rd Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren San Diego, California — June 29, 2009 Are the students in your youth ministry equipped with the tools necessary to grow deeper in their relationship with God? That’s the question that every youth worker ponders and is the question Michael Novelli sought to answer when he first

Youth Visit US-Mexico Border, Talk About Immigration Issues

223rd Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren San Diego, California — June 28, 2009 Sunday afternoon June 28 around 100 junior high and high school youth from the Church of the Brethren, along with several adult advisors, loaded buses and traveled to Border Field State Park just south of San Diego on the border

Voices for an Open Spirit Dinner Addresses Relationship of Science and Faith

223rd Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren San Diego, California — June 26, 2009 “We tend to resist change, especially in the area of the sacred. But, Jesus was change,” shared Margaret Gray Towne, presenter at the Voices for an Open Spirit dinner. Towne, author of Honest to Genesis: A Biblical and Scientific Challenge to

Newsline for April 9, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “I will give thanks to the Lord…” (Psalm 9:1a). NEWS 1) Brethren Disaster Ministries opens new Hurricane Katrina site. 2) Church of the Brethren is lead sponsor of farm program in Nicaragua. 3) Seminar considers what it means to be a ‘real Samaritan.’ 4) Submissions

Seminar Considers What It Means to Be a ‘Real Samaritan’

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (April 4, 2008) — Framed by the scripture story of the good Samaritan, Church of the Brethren youth from across the nation explored the issue of genocide this week, at the Christian Citizenship Seminar. The youth were confronted with questions of a Christian and peace