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

Mission and Ministry Board Revise Budget, Announces Reorganization

Church of the Brethren Newsline March 16, 2009 Financial concerns topped the agenda at the March 14-16 meeting of the Church of the Brethren’s Mission and Ministry Board. The denominational board met at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md., using Romans 12:2 as a scripture theme. The board is chaired by Eddie Edmonds,

Newsline Special for March 12, 2009

The Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Contact cobnews@brethren.org to subscribe or unsubscribe.  March 12, 2009 “All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord” (Psalm 22:27a). MISSION AND DISASTER RESPONSE NEWS 1) Dominican Brethren celebrate 18th Annual Conference. 2) Arroyo Salado Church construction project begins in the DR. 3)

Church of the Brethren Faces Challenging Financial Situation

The Church of the Brethren is facing a challenging financial situation at the start of 2009, according to the church’s finance staff. The denomination has recorded a total net loss of $638,770 for the year 2008 (in pre-audit figures). A cluster of factors have brought about the situation, including loss of investment value, higher costs

Newsline Extra for October 23, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed…” (Romans 12:2a). 1) Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board holds first meeting. PERSONNEL 2) Donna Hillcoat begins as director of Deacon Ministry. 3) Steve Bob called as director of the Church of the