(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
“We have seen the Lord.” — John 20:25b NEWS 1) Annual Conference Council expresses concern over funding shortfall. 2) Bethany Seminary board honors president Eugene F. Roop. 3) Brethren deliver World Day of Prayer requests to House Speaker. 4) Brethren bits: Correction, personnel, RYC, and more. PERSONNEL 5) Scheppard to be new vice president, dean
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.” — John 1:5 NEWS 1) Christian Peace Witness for Iraq is ‘a candle in the darkness.’ 2) Vital Pastor program continues to launch and conclude pastor groups. 3) Disaster Child Care provides training workshops. 4) Brethren Disaster Response appeals for more volunteers.
(March 23, 2007) — In late 2006 and early 2007, six pastoral “cohort groups” were awarded Sustaining Pastoral Excellence (SPE) grants that launched a two-year, self-chosen study focus for each group. The program is administered by the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership, a joint ministry of Bethany Theological Seminary and the Church of the Brethren
(March 22, 2007) — The 2007 Youth Peace Travel Team has been selected. The three members of the team are Amanda Glover of Mountain View Fellowship Church of the Brethren in McGaheysville, Va.; Audrey Hollenberg of Westminster (Md.) Church of the Brethren; and Emily LaPrade of Antioch Church of the Brethren in Rocky Mount, Va.
“…Let us love one another, because love is from God…,” — 1 John 4:7a NEWS 1) Faith expedition takes Brethren to Vietnam. 2) Brethren bits: Personnel, job openings, trips, and much more. UPCOMING EVENTS 3) New African-American music group to tour. 4) Brethren help sponsor christian peace witness on war anniversary. 5) Plans progress for
“…All will be made alive in Christ.” — 1 Corinthians 15:22b NEWS 1) Brethren Disaster Response opens fourth Katrina recovery project. 2) Brethren funds give $150,000 for hunger, disaster relief. 3) Brethren bits: Correction, personnel, job openings, more. PERSONNEL 4) Bach resigns from seminary, appointed director of Young Center. 5) Hall resigns from human resources
(Jan. 22, 2007) — Two music tours sponsored by the Cross Cultural Ministries of the Church of the Brethren will give worship concerts in several venues in the midwest and east in late January and February. The second tour will mark the performance debut of the newly formed “African American Community and Family Project.” Concerts
“So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God.” — Ephesians 2:19 NEWS 1) Cross Cultural Celebration reflects on the household of God. 2) Celebración Intercultural refleja la casa de Dios. 3) Brethren in Puerto Rico ask for prayer for
The Church of the Brethren’s annual Cross Cultural Consultation and Celebration will be coming to Lancaster, Pa., the first weekend in May. Some 150 Church of the Brethren members from across the United States and Puerto Rico are expected to attend the event May 4-7 at Lancaster Church of the Brethren. The cross cultural worship