“Please lift in prayer families of Grossnickle Church of the Brethren who were directly affected by the shooting in Smithsburg, MD on Thursday, June 9,” said one of a series of prayer requests from the Mid-Atlantic District leadership. Three people were killed in a shooting at Columbia Machine on that afternoon, and at least one first responder, a Maryland state trooper, was among those wounded.
“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you…” (Acts 1:8a, RSV). NEWS 1) Moderator calls for a ‘season of prayer and fasting.’ 2) Brethren Benefit Trust makes changes to retiree annuity payments. 3) Cross-cultural event focuses on African-American, youth cultures. 4) District issues open letter regarding church that has left
“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” “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: