“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” “So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation” (2 Corinthians 5:17). NEWS 1) Theme for 2009 Annual Conference is announced. 2) Legal documents are filed to establish Church of the Brethren, Inc. 3) Denominational executives issue pastoral letter on racism. 4) Children’s
“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
December 19, 2007 “If you do not stand firm in faith, you shall not stand at all” (Isaiah 7:9b). RESOURCES 1) New from Brethren Press: Devotionals, study of Hebrews, Talkabout decoder wheel. 2) Brethren Press offers special Living Word Bulletin for 300th Anniversary, plans joint series with Mennonites. 3) Update of Spanish language minister’s manual
Church of the Brethren Newsline December 18, 2007 New resources from Brethren Press include a Lent devotional booklet for 2008, a Covenant Bible study on Hebrews, and a Talkabout decoder wheel from the Gather ’Round curriculum, among others. “He Set His Face,” the devotional booklet for Lent and Easter 2008 by James L. Benedict, pastor
Church of the Brethren Newsline October 3, 2007 The Emergency Disaster Fund of the Church of the Brethren General Board has given a total of $89,300 in nine grants to support worldwide disaster relief activities, including work following flooding in Pakistan, India, China, and the midwest United States, health services in Sudan, humanitarian aid in
Church of the Brethren Newsline August 28, 2007 As of Aug. 24, 54 congregations or colleges associated with the Church of the Brethren are planning a time of prayer on or near Friday, Sept. 21, to mark the International Day of Prayer for Peace, according to an update from On Earth Peace. The Brethren Witness/Washington
“All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord….” Psalm 22:27a NEWS 1) Seven students graduate from ministry training programs. 2) Brethren tackle growing projects for Foods Resource Bank. 3) Assessment team travels to Sudan in preparation for new mission. 4) Brethren grants support disaster relief and hunger relief efforts. 5)
Church of the Brethren Newsline July 12, 2007 At the 2007 Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren in Cleveland, Ohio, five Training in Ministry (TRIM) and two Education for Shared Ministry (EFSM) students were recognized for completing their programs. “We ask God’s blessing on these servant leaders as they minister to others in
“…I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.” — Genesis 12:2b NEWS 1) Bethany Seminary celebrates 102nd commencement. 2) Brethren focus work north of Greensburg, following tornado. 3) Forum discusses future of Annual Conference, other challenges for the denomination. 4) Westminster Church, Buckhalter will receive Ecumenical Citations.