Church of the Brethren Newsline May 15, 2009 In order to preserve the solvency and long-term integrity of the Church of the Brethren Pension Plan’s Retirement Benefits Fund, which funds the monthly benefit payments for annuitants, the Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT) Board in April took action that will reduce annuity payments for retirees. The board
“Stop and consider the wondrous works of God” (Job 37:14b). EARTH DAY 1) Environmental resources recommended by Brethren, ecumenical groups. 2) Brethren bits for Earth Day. UPCOMING EVENTS 3) Annual Conference to address five new business items, ends online registration May 8. 4) Cross Cultural Celebration to be webcast from Miami. 5) International Day of
Church of the Brethren Newsline April 6, 2009 On Earth Peace in a recent newsletter has reported concerns about its finances. The organization currently is at the mid-point in its fiscal year. “At the half-way point of our fiscal year, our income is running about $9,500 above expenses,” reported executive director Bob Gross in follow
Church of the Brethren Newsline April 3, 2009 Bridgewater (Va.) College president Phillip C. Stone announced today that he will retire at the end of the 2009-10 academic year, concluding 16 years at the helm of the institution. Stone took office on Aug. 1, 1994, as the seventh president of Bridgewater College. His retirement will
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” “Do not neglect the gift that is in you…” (1 Timothy 4:14a). NEWS 1) Children come first for some volunteers. 2) Leadership Team reviews budget and planning for Annual Conference. 3) Brethren representatives attend conference on human trafficking. 4) Brethren bits: Remembrance, personnel, job openings,
“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “…Strive for his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well” (Luke 12:31). NEWS 1) Brethren Benefit Trust issues statement on financial crisis, investments. 2) National Older Adult Conference brings hundreds to Lake Junaluska. 3) Summer workcamp program involves nearly 700 participants.
“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Oh Lord…how majestic is your name in all the earth!” (Psalm 8:1) NEWS 1) Brethren Disaster Ministries receives $50,000 grant to continue Katrina rebuilding. 2) Ministry Summer Service participants complete internship program. 3) Mission trip to the Dominican Republic builds faith, relationships. 4) Brethren bits:
“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Blessed are the merciful…” (Matthew 5:7a). NEWS 1) Children’s Disaster Services helps staff CJ’s Bus. 2) New Windsor Conference Center experiences new life. 3) Brethren bits: Personnel, job opening, Annual Conference, more. UPCOMING EVENTS 4) Nigeria workcamp is announced for 2009. 300th ANNIVERSARY UPDATE 5)
“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Peace be with you” (John 20:19b). NEWS 1) Bethany Seminary Inaugural Forum to offer live webcasts. 2) Annual Conference Council discusses budget deficit, merger. 3) New orientation increases accessibility for Bethany Connections. 4) Grants go to Darfur and Mozambique, clean-up buckets needed. 5) Brethren bits: