Congregations Embrace ‘Gather ‘Round’ Sunday School Curriculum

Church of the Brethren and Mennonite congregations are responding creatively to the new Sunday school curriculum, “Gather ‘Round: Hearing and Sharing God’s Good News,” launched this fall in the US and Canada by Brethren Press and Mennonite Publishing Network. Strong affirmation has been expressed for new products that help connect church with home, and content

Newsline for October 11, 2006

“Bless the Lord, O my soul.” — Psalm 104:1a NEWS 1) Leaders for the 2007 Annual Conference are announced. 2) Brethren professor presents to World Council of Churches conference. 3) On Earth Peace commemorates day for peace, holds Together conversations. 4) Disaster grants go to Mississippi rebuilding, Church World Service. 5) Disaster response in Virginia

Disaster Child Care Releases Year-End Figures, Announces 2006 Trainings

Disaster Child Care (DCC) coordinator Helen Stonesifer has released year-end figures for the program, which is part of the Church of the Brethren General Board’s Emergency Response/Service Ministries. DCC trains volunteers to set up special child care centers in disaster locations to care for young children that have been affected by disaster. The 2005 statistics