“In person” is the mode for most Church of the Brethren camps this summer. Representatives of several of the camps reported on their planning for the 2021 season in a recent Zoom meeting of the Outdoor Ministries Association, chaired by Gene Hollenberg with Linetta Ballew as vice-chair.
With COVID-19 concerns still looming large, we are not able to meet on the Bridgewater (Va.) College campus as usual for Roundtable 2021–the annual regional youth conference hosted by the Interdistrict Youth Cabinet at Bridgewater College. We have had to pivot to a new idea for Roundtable in order to reach the most youth and still provide a fun, meaningful experience in person and online.
By Linetta Ballew “Love is something if you give it away, give it away, give it away.Love is something if you give it away, you end up having more.It’s just like a magic penny, hold it tight, and you won’t have any.Lend it, spend it, and you’ll have so many, they’ll roll all over the
In this issue: Correction, vigils for shooting victims, BDM and CDS update, remembrances, anniversary, congregational and district news, evangelism conference, Outdoor Ministries Association, job opening, and more.
Nov. 4, 2010 “God’s paths get you where you want to go” (Hosea 14:9b, the Message). Partners of the American Red Cross–including Children’s Disaster Services of the Church of the Brethren–gathered to witness the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between the ARC and FEMA in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 22. “Partner representatives later met to begin
Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Oct. 22, 2009 “But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers…” (James 1:22a). NEWS 1) Mission and Ministry Board adopts budget, begins strategic financial planning. Brethren bits: Seminary courses, anniversaries, and other upcoming events (see column
“…Workers who were working in the house of the Lord…” (2 Chronicles 34:10b). PERSONNEL ANNOUNCEMENTS 1) Michael Schneider named as new president of McPherson College. 2) Nancy Knepper ends her term as coordinator of District Ministry. 3) Janis Pyle ends her term as coordinator of Mission Connections. 4) Brethren bits: More personnel announcements. ********************************************************** Contact
Newsline January 29, 2009 “God is a refuge for us” (Psalm 62:8b). NEWS 1) Brethren Benefit Trust issues a report on its investment losses. 2) Matching grant program for hunger relief gets off to a good start. 3) Leadership Team works toward revisions of church documents. 4) Outdoor Ministries Association holds annual meeting in Northwest.
How many outdoor ministry/camp enthusiasts does it take to have a good time? Probably only two or three, but about 40 met at Camp Bethel near Fincastle, Va., Nov. 17-19 for the Outdoor Ministries Association National Conference. The event, held biennially to bring together those who work in or have a passion for outdoor ministry
An “Exploring Your Call” event for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors is scheduled for June 23-27 at Shepherd’s Spring Outdoor Ministry Center in Sharpsburg, Md., sponsored by Bethany Theological Seminary. “Do you…want to grow closer to God? Wonder what God has in store for you? Think about sharing your gifts and talents with the