— Remembrance: Samuel H. Flora Jr., 95, a former district executive in the Church of the Brethren and a former member of the denominational board, died Nov. 18 in Bridgewater, Va. He was born on Dec. 11, 1923, in Snow Creek, Va., son of the late Samuel H. Sr. and Annie Leah (Eller) Flora. He was a
A new artesian well dug in Haiti with the help of Brethren Disaster Ministries offers the life-saving gift of clean, potable water. Photo by Jeff Boshart Brethren Disaster Ministries staff and volunteers are calling for prayers for Haiti as Brethren help rebuild there. Today, Jan. 12, is the one-year anniversary of the earthquake that struck
Church of the Brethren Newsline July 1, 2010 In a joint appointment announced today by the National Council of Churches (NCC) and the Church of the Brethren, Jordan Blevins starts July 1 as the church’s staff for witness in a position also seconded to the NCC to serve as an advocacy officer in Washington, D.C.
Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Aug. 26, 2009 “The Lord is my portion” (Psalm 119:57a). NEWS 1) BBT sends notification letters for recalculated annuity benefits. 2) Haitian Brethren name provisional board, hold blessing for first ministers. 3) Workcamp ministry records another successful season.
Criminal charges have been brought against a young woman for an incident that took place while she was in the fall orientation unit of Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) in Baltimore, Md. Charges of first-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death have been brought against Melanie Blevins of Westminster, Md., who is a member of
Newsline December 17, 2008: Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008 “The earth is the Lord’s, and all that is in it” (Psalm 24:1). NEWS 1) Church of the Brethren leaders address WCC’s US Conference. 2) Church of the Brethren issues update on Sudan mission. 3) Grants support disaster relief in Asia,
(Dec. 8, 2008) — “Making Peace: Claiming God’s Promise” was the banner under which the US Conference for the World Council of Churches (WCC) gathered in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 2-4 for its annual meeting. The meeting engaged in conversations about topics ranging from racial reconciliation to care for creation. One focus was creating a
“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” 1) 300th Anniversary update: Pentecost offering will support churches, districts, denomination. 2) 300th Anniversary bits and pieces. For Newsline subscription information go to http://listserver.emountain.net/mailman/listinfo/newsline. For more Church of the Brethren news go to http://www.brethren.org/, click on “News” to find a news feature, links to Brethren
“…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.
(May 14, 2007) — The Committee on Interchurch Relations has announced the 2007 recipients of its annual Ecumenical Citation. The committee carries a mandate from both the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference and the General Board, and met by telephone conference call on April 3. Anna K. Buckhalter has received the individual citation, for