Brethren Disaster Ministries staff have directed a grant of $70,000 from the Church of the Brethren Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) to help fund a joint response in Nepal with Church World Service (CWS) and Lutheran World Relief, Heifer International, and local partners.
“Through the heartbreak of so much destruction and death, Brethren Disaster Ministries is organizing a multilevel response” to the Nepal earthquake, reported Roy Winter, associate executive director of Global Mission and Service and Brethren Disaster Ministries.
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.
“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Lead a life worthy of the calling…” (Ephesians 4:1b). NEWS 1) Grants support hurricane response, Zimbabwe food crisis. 2) Amwell Church of the Brethren celebrates 275 years. 3) Brethren bits: Remembrances, personnel, jobs, events, more. UPCOMING EVENTS 4) ‘We Are Able’ is among new workcamps
December 19, 2007 “To you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord” (Luke 2:11). NEWS 1) Committee makes progress on new organization for Brethren agencies. 2) Annual Conference Council holds envisioning retreat. 3) Around 50 Brethren attend vigil against School of the Americas. 4) Brethren
“Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise from the end of the earth!” — Isaiah 42:10a NEWS 1) Church’s disaster response programs are renamed. 2) Children’s Disaster Services responds to Greensburg tornado. 3) Nine denominations meet to discuss evangelism. 4) Church of the Brethren in Nigeria holds 60th Majalisa. 5) Brethren bits: Remembrance,
“Love never ends.” — 1 Corinthians 13:8a NEWS 1) Easing burdens of disaster recovery in Mississippi. 2) Disaster Child Care responding in New York, Pacific Northwest. 3) Committee on Interchurch Relations sets interfaith focus for 2007. 4) Brethren Revival Fellowship BVS unit has begun service. 5) Atlantic Southeast District conference is held in Puerto Rico.
“…You are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God.” — Ephesians 2:19b NEWS 1) Committee holds first meeting on new mission in Haiti. 2) Manchester College researchers report decline in violence but ‘alarming’ trends for most vulnerable in nation. 3) On tsunami anniversary, Church World Service sees signs of recovery