Newsline for May 24, 2006

“For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is also dead.” — James 2:26 NEWS 1) Brethren receive record-breaking dividend from Brotherhood Mutual. 2) Church planting is `doable,’ conference participants learn. 3) Ecumenical committee plans for Annual Conference. 4) Brethren Academy welcomes 14 new ministry students. 5) Nigerian Brethren

A Reflection from Nigeria: Pray for Us and We’ll Pray for You

By David Whitten “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone” — Romans 12:18 In a far away place in the savannah of Nigeria, West Africa, there sits on the banks of a river a quiet village named Garkida. For the most part, the village lives out

Newsline for May 10, 2006

“Now the Lord said to Abram, `Go from your country….’” — Genesis 12:1a NEWS 1) Bethany Seminary holds 101st commencement. 2) Puerto Rican theology students celebrate graduation. 3) Walk Across America is `heading for home’…for now. 4) Brethren bits: Correction, remembrance, job openings, and more. PERSONNEL 5) Jim Yaussy Albright resigns from Illinois and Wisconsin

Newsline for April 26, 2006

“It shall be said, `Build up, build up, prepare the way….” — Isaiah 57:14 NEWS 1) Workcamp builds bridges in Guatemala. 2) Womaen’s Caucus steering committee works on women’s concerns. 3) Disaster Child Care staff, volunteers attend special trainings. 4) Nigerian Brethren hold 59th annual church conference. 5) Brethren bits: Correction, job opening, and much

Nigerian Brethren Revamp Church Employees’ Pension Plan

The Majalisa or annual conference of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN–the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) has voted to implement a new pension plan for its church workers. The plan, following guidelines established in part by a recently-passed Nigerian pension law, was developed with the help of Tom and Janet Crago, short-term mission workers

Newsline for April 12, 2006

“No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” — John 15:13 NEWS 1) Brethren invited to take part in love offering for Nigerian churches. 2) Grants from Global Food Crisis Fund and Emergency Disaster Fund total $158,500. 3) Emergency Response program plans additional projects along Gulf Coast. 4)

Brethren Invited to Take Part in Love Offering for Nigerian Churches

Violence in the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri in February left three church buildings of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN–the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) completely destroyed and two more severely damaged. The General Board is inviting the denomination to join in a love offering for EYN to assist in reconstructing church buildings in

International Brethren Engage in Conversation About a Global Church

By Merv Keeney Leaders from the Churches of the Brethren in Brazil, Nigeria, and the United States gathered in Campinas, Brazil, Feb. 27-28 to learn about each other’s churches and to discuss what it means to be globally interconnected. It was the second such gathering of the global Church of the Brethren from several countries,

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