November 7, 2007 “We give thanks to you, O God…your name is near” (Psalm 75:1a). NEWS 1) Implementation Committee makes significant progress. 2) Worship leadership is announced for 2008 Annual Conference. 3) Church responds to flooding in DR, continues child care after fires. 4) Sudan mission workers visit with Brethren across the country. 5) Brethren
September 26, 2007 “Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near” (Philippians 4:5). NEWS 1) Congregations across US, Nigeria, Puerto Rico pray for peace. 2) BBT issues alert about proposed rules on minority shareholders. 3) Council holds meeting to review Annual Conference decisions. 4) Congregations to be asked for new information about
Church of the Brethren Newsline September 24, 2007 On Earth Peace has extended a special invitation to Church of the Brethren peacemakers to join a delegation to the Middle East (Israel/Palestine) led by On Earth Peace executive director Bob Gross on Jan. 8-21, 2008. The group will travel to the cities of Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.” — John 1:5 NEWS 1) Christian Peace Witness for Iraq is ‘a candle in the darkness.’ 2) Vital Pastor program continues to launch and conclude pastor groups. 3) Disaster Child Care provides training workshops. 4) Brethren Disaster Response appeals for more volunteers.
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news….” — Luke 4:18a NEWS 1) Brethren attend inaugural meeting of Christian Churches Together. 2) Sustaining Pastoral Excellence program holds ‘Vital Pastors’ retreat. 3) Funds give $95,000 in grants to relief work. 4) Brethren Volunteer Service welcomes its 273rd
(March 7, 2007) — Academy Award-winning director James Cameron has created a titanic buzz with his documentary “The Lost Tomb of Jesus.” Given the worldwide interest, veteran journalist and television news anchor Ted Koppel chose to add depth to the discussion with a televised forum on Sunday, March 4, immediately following the premiere of Cameron’s
“Honor the Lord with your substance, and with the first fruits of all your produce….” — Proverbs 3:9 NEWS 1) Brethren invest half-million dollars for turning hunger around. 2) Haiti mission continues to grow. 3) Credit union offers new savings options for kids, youth, and adults. 4) Fund gives $120,000 for Middle East, Katrina, Sudan,
(Jan. 11, 2007) — A Middle East Peacemaking Delegation co-sponsored by On Earth Peace and Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) arrived in Israel/Palestine today, Jan. 11. The delegation’s trip begins in Jerusalem and Bethlehem, and then travels to Hebron and the village of At-Tuwani, to join in CPT’s ongoing work of violence-deterrence, accompaniment, and documentation. The
“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.
Phil Jones, director of the Brethren Witness/Washington Office of the Church of the Brethren General Board, has participated in the VIIIth World Assembly of Religions for Peace in Kyoto, Japan, on Aug. 26-29. The assembly met on the theme “Confronting Violence and Advancing Shared Security.” More than 800 representatives of all the major world religions,