Progressive Brethren Gathering Hears from Seminary President

Bethany Seminary president Ruthann Knechel Johansen called for a new sense of wonder in a time of “dis-ease,” as she gave the keynote address to the Progressive Brethren Gathering this past weekend in North Manchester, Ind. Bethany Theological Seminary president Ruthann Knechel Johansen was the keynote speaker at the 2010 Progressive Brethren Gathering held in

Newsline for August 27, 2010

The Internal Revenue Service is warning that small nonprofit organizations may be at risk of losing tax-exempt status if they have not filed required returns for the last three years (2007 through 2009). Churches are not required to file, but some nonprofits connected to churches may fall under this requirement, put in place with the

Newsline for Nov. 4, 2009

Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Nov. 4, 2009 “…The righteousness of God is revealed through faith for faith…” (Romans 1:17b). NEWS 1) Preachers are named for the 2010 Annual Conference. 2) Hispanic Ministries executives of several denominations gather in Chicago. 3) Brethren Volunteer

Newsline Extra for Sept. 25, 2009

Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Newsline Extra: Personnel Notices Sept. 25, 2009  “Deal bountifully with your servant, so that I may live and observe your word” (Psalm 119:17). PERSONNEL 1) Alan Bolds resigns from online gifts development position. 2) Shannon Kahler called as

Newsline for November 19, 2008

November 19, 2008 “Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Remember Jesus Christ…” (2 Timothy 2:8a). NEWS 1) Children’s Disaster Services responds to California wildfires. 2) Brethren funds disburse grants for disaster relief, food security. 3) Brethren support hunger report reviewing Millennium Development Goals. 4) Summit for progressive Brethren meets in Indianapolis.

Newsline for October 22, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Do not neglect the gift that is in you…” (1 Timothy 4:14a). NEWS 1) Children come first for some volunteers. 2) Leadership Team reviews budget and planning for Annual Conference. 3) Brethren representatives attend conference on human trafficking. 4) Brethren bits: Remembrance, personnel, job openings,

Newsline for September 24, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “…Strive for his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well” (Luke 12:31). NEWS 1) Brethren Benefit Trust issues statement on financial crisis, investments. 2) National Older Adult Conference brings hundreds to Lake Junaluska. 3) Summer workcamp program involves nearly 700 participants.

Newsline for September 10, 2008

“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

Newsline for April 23, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective” (James 5:16). NEWS 1) Church of the Brethren is represented in prayer service with the Pope. 2) ABC Board approves merger documents. 3) Bethany Seminary trustees consider ‘core testimonies’ of Brethren. 4) Growing Project in Maryland