Newsline for March 29, 2006

“I treasure your word in my heart.” — Psalm 119:11 NEWS 1) Bethany Theological Seminary president Eugene F. Roop announces retirement at Board of Trustees meeting. 2) Association of Brethren Caregivers Board approves new ADA resolution. 3) Brethren from all districts trained to facilitate `Together’ conversations. 4) Disaster Child Care celebrates training experience. 5) Survey

Newsline Special Report for March 17, 2006

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you….” — Isaiah 43:2a NEWS 1) General Board meeting dominated by properties issue. FEATURE 2) Iraq reflection by Peggy Gish: `Tom, we will greatly miss you.’ For more Church of the Brethren news, go to www.brethren.org, click on “News” to find a news feature, “Brethren

Newsline for March 15, 2006

“I am the Lord your God….” — Exodus 20:2a NEWS 1) Inter-Agency Forum discusses decline in church membership. 2) Brethren Volunteer Service Unit 268 completes training. 3) Youth Peace Travel Team is chosen for 2006. 4) Emergency Disaster Fund gives $162,800 in ten new grants. 5) Brethren Service Center contributes to school shipments for Gulf

Newsline Special for March 3, 2006

“Alabare al Senor con todo el corazon….” Salmo 111:1 “Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart….” Psalm 111:1 DELEGATIONS AND WORKCAMPS 1) Island Brethren continue the work of Jesus. 2) Delegation sees the situation in Palestine and Israel first-hand. 3) Nigeria workcampers experience microcosm of Kingdom of God.

Newsline for March 1, 2006

“He answered, `You shall love the Lord your God….’” — Luke 10:27a NEWS 1) New Sunday school curriculum is launched for Brethren, Mennonites. 2) Beckwith and Zuercher head Annual Conference ballot. 3) Review and Evaluation survey is available online and in Source mailing. 4) Sustaining Pastoral Excellence identifies leadership as a key issue. 5) Selected

Newsline for February 20, 2006

“Have mercy upon us, O Lord….” — Psalm 123:3a 1) Nigerian Brethren injured, churches burned in rioting protesting cartoons. 2) Brethren enjoy ‘front and center’ spot at World Council of Churches assembly. 3) Historic Peace Churches offer a unique voice for nonviolence. 4) US Christian leaders apologize on violence, poverty, and ecology. For more Church

Newsline for February 15, 2006

“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you. I have called you by name….” — Isaiah 43:1b NEWS 1) Conference committee meets with Brethren Mennonite Council. 2) Brethren Volunteers take part in vocations program. 3) Bethany Seminary students and friends visit Greece. 4) Brethren bits: Corrections, remembrances, job openings, more. PERSONNEL 5) Eshbach resigns as

Newsline Special for February 8, 2006

“Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” — Matthew 6:10 NEWS 1) Brethren are called to pray for the World Council of Churches 9th Assembly. RESOURCES 2) A prayer of transformation. 3) Reflection on the assembly theme: Be careful what you pray for…. For more Church of the

Newsline for January 18, 2006

“I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart.” — Psalm 138:1a NEWS 1) Global Food Crisis Fund makes $75,265 in grants. 2) Council relocates office, revises exhibit guidelines. 3) Disaster projects close in Louisiana, open in Mississippi. 4) Brethren bits: Personnel, job openings, and much more. PERSONNEL 5) Garrison retires as General Board’s

Newsline for January 4, 2006

“…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