Newsline for Oct. 21, 2009

Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Oct. 21, 2009 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments” (John 14:15). NEWS 1) Annual Conference looks for stories about people taking Jesus seriously. 2) Grants go to Indonesia, American Samoa, Philippines, and Niger. 3) Cincinnati

Newsline Extra for October 9th, 2009

  Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Newsline Extra: Webcasts and Upcoming Events Oct. 9, 2009  “Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness…” (Psalm 5:8a). UPCOMING EVENTS 1) Congregational Life, seminary, and districts cooperate on webcasts. 2) Bethany Seminary offers January study trip to

Workcamp Aids Haitian Brethren in Rebuilding Effort

The Haiti Workcamp helped to build a new church in the village of Ferrier, in an area where Brethren Disaster Ministries has rebuilt 21 homes destroyed last year in hurricanes and tropical storms. The workcamp group also helped rebuild homes, provided leadership for a Kids’ Club event, and worshiped and fellowshiped with the Haitian Brethren.

Brethren in Haiti Name Provisional Board, Hold Blessing for First Ministers

Church of the Brethren Newsline   Eglise des Freres Haitiens (the Haitian Church of the Brethren) distribute canned chicken during a worship celebration at which the church held a blessing for its first ordained and licensed ministers. The canned meat was donated by Southern Pennsylvania and Mid-Atlantic Districts, and sent to Haiti with help from

Newsline for July 30, 2009

The Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe to Newsline. For more Church of the Brethren news go to http://www.brethren.org/ and click on “News.” July 30, 2009 “Devote yourselves to prayer…” (Colossians 4:2a) NEWS 1) Brethren send two shipments of food for children in Haiti. 2) Brethren Digital

Annual Conference Chooses Robert E. Alley as Moderator-Elect

223rd Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren San Diego, California — June 28, 2009 Elections for leadership positions in the denomination were held today during the afternoon business session. The delegate body called Robert Earl Alley of Harrisonburg, Va., as moderator-elect for 2010 and moderator for 2011. Alley is pastor of Bridgewater (Va.) Church

Mission and Ministry Board Sets Budget Parameter for Core Ministries in 2010

223rd Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren San Diego, California — June 26, 2009 Board officers at the pre-Conference meeting included chair Eddie Edmonds (at center), chair-elect Dale Minnich (at right), and general secretary Stan Noffsinger (at left). Photo by Ken Wenger Click here for a photo album of Annual Conference and pre-Conference meetings.

Newsline for June 3, 2009

“O Lord…how majestic is your name in all the earth!” (Psalm 8:1). NEWS 1) Church of the Brethren Yearbook reports 2008 membership loss. 2) Christian Citizenship Seminar studies modern-day slavery. 3) New Orleans ecumenical blitz build wins award. 4) Twelve arrested for civil disobedience at gun store are acquitted. 5) Bethel Ministries aids men leaving

Newsline for March 25, 2009

Newsline March 25, 2009 “I will be their God, and they shall be my people” (Jer. 31:33b). NEWS 1) Church of the Brethren redesigns Congregational Life Ministries, closes Washington Office. 2) Mission and Ministry Board announces results of its reorganization. 3) Brethren bits: Corrections, remembrance, personnel, more. PERSONNEL 4) Bethany Theological Seminary names new academic

Mission and Ministry Board Announces Reorganization Results

Church of the Brethren Newsline March 19, 2009 The Church of the Brethren’s Mission and Ministry Board has announced the results of its action to immediately reorganize to comply with the number of members approved by Annual Conference when the Association of Brethren Caregivers and the General Board merged. The action was taken at the