“Do not speak evil against one another, brothers and sisters” (James 4:11). “Brethren in the News” is a new page on the denominational website offering a listing of currently published news about Brethren congregations and individuals. Find the latest newspaper reports, television clips, and more by clicking on “Brethren in the News,” a link in the
New at www.brethren.org is a photo album from Sudan, providing glimpses into the work of Michael Wagner, Church of the Brethren mission staff seconded to the Africa Inland Church-Sudan. Wagner began work in southern Sudan in early July. His home congregation is Mountville (Pa.) Church of the Brethren. Find the album at www.brethren.org/site/PhotoAlbumUser?view=UserAlbum&AlbumID=12209. “If you,
Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Nov. 18, 2009 “O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good” (Psalm 136:1a). NEWS 1) Haiti workcamp continues rebuilding, funding needed for ‘Brethren phase.’ 2) Mission executive visits churches and Rural Service Center in India.
Church of the Brethren Newsline Aug. 5, 2009 Two ecumenical bodies–the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Christian Association of Nigeria–have issued statements on the recent violence in northeastern Nigeria. Also, updates have been received from members of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN–the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) — see story below. WCC
Church of the Brethren Newsline Aug. 4, 2009 Becky Ullom has been called to serve as the Church of the Brethren’s director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, effective Aug. 31. She currently is director of Identity and Relations, with responsibility for the denominational website and a range of other communication tasks. “Ullom brings a
Church of the Brethren Newsline Aug. 3, 2009 Online posting of a recent polity statement from the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference and a survey about the Conference, and an announcement of a fee increase for the 2010 Conference have been issued by the Conference Office. The Program and Arrangements Committee of the Annual
“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “You are to be a key witness to everyone you meet…” (Acts 22:15a, The Message) DISTRICT NEWS 1) Northern Ohio District Conference celebrates ‘Life, Heart, Change.’ 2) Northern Plains District Conference theme states, ‘Here I Am Lord.’ 3) Western Plains District Conference centers on joy.
“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Lord, you have been our dwelling place…” (Psalm 90:1). NEWS 1) Committee places increased emphasis on interfaith relations. 2) Reconciliation meetings are held in the Dominican Republic. 3) Brethren Disaster Relief Auction raises $425,000. 4) Brethren bits: Remembrance, personnel, giving to the denomination, more. PERSONNEL
“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “…Let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us” (Hebrews 12:1b). NEWS 1) Brethren runner among 2008 Olympians. 2) Pennsylvania church takes lead in program with New Orleans churches. 3) Children’s Disaster Services winds down response to flooding. 4) Pacific Southwest engages
“I will give thanks to the Lord….” Psalm 9:1a NEWS 1) Butler Chapel celebrates tenth anniversary of rebuilding. 2) Foods Resource Bank holds annual meeting. 3) Grants support DR community development, Katrina relief. 4) ABC encourages support of SCHIP reauthorization. 5) Brethren bits: Personnel, job openings, Annual Conference, more. UPCOMING EVENTS 6) Course offerings are