We often despair how commercial Christmas has become. We also dread the pressure and expense of trying to make Christmas “perfect.” The Prince of Peace congregation in South Bend, Ind., has an answer to that. For more than two decades, we have started Advent with our Alternative Gift Fair.
The Brethren Faith in Action Fund (BFIA) recently distributed grants to Camp Emmaus, Friendship Church of the Brethren, and Prince of Peace Church of the Brethren.
Tom Mauser of Prince of Peace Church of the Brethren in Littleton, Colo., in mid-July was one of those invited to attend President Biden’s celebration of the signing of the first gun reform bill in nearly 30 years.
Church of the Brethren Newsline Dec. 18, 2009 “Archival research and collective memories from close at hand and afar are bringing an intriguing story to life–a kind of SERRV project a decade or two ahead of SERRV, a hunger action program 50 years ahead of the Global Food Crisis Fund,” reports Howard Royer. Earlier this
Church of the Brethren Newsline Dec. 8, 2009 Brethren Revival Fellowship has announced the publication of a commentary on Genesis, written by Harold S. Martin. The book is part of the “Brethren Old Testament Commentary” series, which has the stated aim of giving a readable explanation of the Old Testament text, with loyalty to Anabaptist
Church of the Brethren Newsline Dec. 8, 2009 Kulp Bible College (KBC) held its 46th graduation ceremony on Dec. 4. KBC is a ministry of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN–the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria). Fifty-five students graduated from several programs offered by KBC. Guests from the village of Kwarhi–where the campus is located–and
Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Newsline Extra: International Day of Prayer for Peace and Other Upcoming Events Sept. 7, 2009 “…So that in me you may have peace” (John 16:33). INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR PEACE 1) Congregations plan for the International
Newsline March 25, 2009 “I will be their God, and they shall be my people” (Jer. 31:33b). NEWS 1) Church of the Brethren redesigns Congregational Life Ministries, closes Washington Office. 2) Mission and Ministry Board announces results of its reorganization. 3) Brethren bits: Corrections, remembrance, personnel, more. PERSONNEL 4) Bethany Theological Seminary names new academic
Church of the Brethren Newsline March 17, 2009 Steven Schweitzer, assistant professor of Old Testament at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Ind., will become associate professor and academic dean at Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Ind., beginning July 1, 2009. Bethany is the Church of the Brethren’s graduate school of theology. Schweitzer is a
“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Those of steadfast mind you keep in peace–in peace because they trust in you” (Isaiah 26:3). NEWS 1) ABC conducts survey in response to query on Child Abuse Prevention. 2) Church of the Brethren is received into Christian Churches Together. 3) ‘Regnuh’ poster project invites