Resolution Against Torture, Other Business Items Recommended for Adoption by the Conference

224th Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — July 2, 2010   Above: Annual Conference moderator Shawn Flory Replogle sits at the center of the head table for Standing Committee meetings. At right is moderator-elect Robert Alley, and at left is Conference secretary Fred Swartz. Below: Andy Hamilton, a member of

Newsline for June 4, 2010

June 4, 2010 “…And I will be their God, and they shall be my people,” (Jeremiah 31:33b). NEWS 1) Bethany Seminary celebrates 105th commencement. 2) Hundreds of deacons trained in 2010. 3) Haitian Family Resource Center is hosted by New York Brethren. 4) Workcamper to share Beanie Babies with children in Haiti. UPCOMING EVENTS 5)

Newsline Extra for March 11, 2010

  March 11, 2010 UPCOMING EVENTS 1) Webinars in March focus on healthy congregations, evangelism. 2) Older Adult Month is celebrated in May. 3) ‘Every War Has Two Losers’ to be shown at Bethany Seminary. 4) ‘Standing Up With Jesus!’ is theme for annual family camp. Brethren bits: One Great Hour, Annual Conference blog, and

Newsline for Feb. 11, 2010

  Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to to subscribe or unsubscribe. Feb. 11, 2010 “O God…I seek you, my soul thirsts for you” (Psalm 6:3a). NEWS 1) Haitian-American Brethren experience losses, grief following earthquake. 2) Church of the Brethren reports pre-audit financial results for 2009. 3) Center ships 158,000

DR Brethren Begin Aid Effort, Share Concern for Relatives in Haiti

Buildings collapsed in the earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (top photo); and one of the impromptu tent cities springing up around the city, made out of sticks, sheets, blankets, and tarpaulins. Photos by Roy Winter, executive director of Brethren Disaster Ministries The World Council of Churches (WCC) has called on the international community to cancel Haiti’s

Newsline for Sept. 9, 2009

Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to to subscribe or unsubscribe. Sept. 9, 2009  “If you love me, you will obey what I command” (John 14:15, NIV) NEWS 1) Annual Conference announces 2010 theme, study committees organize. 2) Junior High Conference exceeds seed grant in ‘reverse offering.’ 3) Workcamp

Newsline for August 26, 2009

Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to 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.

Statements on Nigeria Violence Issued by WCC and Christian Association of Nigeria

Church of the Brethren Newsline Aug. 5, 2009 Two ecumenical bodies–the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Christian Association of Nigeria–have issued statements on the recent violence in northeastern Nigeria. Also, updates have been received from members of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN–the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) — see story below. WCC

Newsline for June 3, 2009

“O Lord…how majestic is your name in all the earth!” (Psalm 8:1). NEWS 1) Church of the Brethren Yearbook reports 2008 membership loss. 2) Christian Citizenship Seminar studies modern-day slavery. 3) New Orleans ecumenical blitz build wins award. 4) Twelve arrested for civil disobedience at gun store are acquitted. 5) Bethel Ministries aids men leaving