Newsline for August 13, 2009

  Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Aug. 13, 2009 “Be renewed in the spirit…” (Ephesians 4:23b). NEWS 1) Annual Conference posts new polity and survey, announces fee increase. 2) Church planting goal set by denominational committee. 3) Brethren Academy publishes results of 2008

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

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

Newsline Extra for May 7, 2009

“What do these stones mean to you?” (Joshua 4:6b) UPCOMING EVENTS 1) Brethren Disaster Ministries offers workcamps in Haiti. 2) 50th Anniversary Open House to be held at General Offices. 3) Bethany Theological Seminary observes its 104th commencement. 4) Study tour to Armenia is open for applications. 5) Cross Keys to dedicate new Wellness Center,

Newsline for February 25, 2009

“Create in me a clean heart, O God” (Psalm 51:10). NEWS 1) Annual Conference ballot for 2009 is announced. 2) Matching grant program provides $206,000 to local food banks. 3) Brethren funds give grants for disaster, hunger response in US and Africa. 4) Church of the Brethren faith expedition visits Chiapas, Mexico. 5) BVS seeks

Newsline Special for January 29, 2009

Newsline Special: Heeding God’s Call January 28, 2009 “…My peace I give to you” (John 14:27b). REPORTS FROM ‘HEEDING GOD’S CALL: A GATHERING ON PEACE’ 1) Heeding God’s Call brings peace churches together for common effort. 2) New faith-based initiative on gun violence is launched. 3) A reflection on the spiritual discipline of bringing violence

Christian Leaders Target Poverty

CHRISTIAN LEADERS TARGET POVERTY Calling poverty a “moral scandal,” leaders from the full spectrum of Christian churches in the country met Jan. 13-16 in Baltimore to dig deeper into the issue and then take their message to Washington. The participants in Christian Churches Together reaffirmed their conviction that service to the poor and work for

NCC Leader: ‘Peace Is the Message of the Church’

National Council of Churches (NCC) General Secretary Michael Kinnamon brought greetings Jan. 13 to the opening session of Heeding God’s Call: A Gathering on Peace in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends and the Church of the Brethren, both member communions of the National Council of Churches USA, joined with

Newsline for December 31, 2008

Newsline — December 31, 2008 “Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “You prepare a table before me…” (Psalm 23:5a). NEWS 1) Brethren funds offer replenishment grants for local hunger ministries. 2) Church of the Brethren plans major disaster recovery project in Haiti. 3) Grants are given for Pakistan, the Congo, Thailand.

Church of the Brethren Leaders Address World Council of Churches US Conference

(Dec. 8, 2008) — “Making Peace: Claiming God’s Promise” was the banner under which the US Conference for the World Council of Churches (WCC) gathered in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 2-4 for its annual meeting. The meeting engaged in conversations about topics ranging from racial reconciliation to care for creation. One focus was creating a