Newsline for January 30, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “…See, I am sending you out…” (Luke 10:3b). NEWS 1) Brethren join in Butler Chapel celebration of rebuilding. 2) On Earth Peace delegation travels to the West Bank and Israel. 3) Young Center raises more than $2 million to earn NEH grant. 4) Efforts to

Newsline for November 21, 2007

November 21, 2007 “Be still, and know that I am God!” (Psalm 46:10a). NEWS 1) Wil Nolen to retire in 2008 as president of Brethren Benefit Trust. 2) Program and Arrangements requests review of sexuality statement. 3) Brethren workcamp ministry experiences successful expansion. 4) Womaen’s Caucus to focus on next 300 years in 2008. 5)

Number of Brethren Groups to Observe Day of Prayer for Peace Now Over 70

Church of the Brethren Newsline September 7, 2007 “It has been incredible to watch the number of Brethren communities involved in the International Day of Prayer for Peace multiply,” wrote Mimi Copp in an e-mail update today. “We are now over 70 congregations and colleges joining in this global time of prayer. Our original goal

Newsline for August 29, 2007

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1 NEWS 1) Brethren Benefit Trust offers resource to find health insurance. 2) Shepherd’s Spring will build and host a Heifer Global Village. 3) Brethren Volunteer Service introduces 275th orientation unit. 4) Northern Ohio District declares that ‘Faith Is in the Following.’ 5) Brethren bits:

Brethren Congregations to Take Part in International Day of Prayer for Peace

Church of the Brethren Newsline August 28, 2007 As of Aug. 24, 54 congregations or colleges associated with the Church of the Brethren are planning a time of prayer on or near Friday, Sept. 21, to mark the International Day of Prayer for Peace, according to an update from On Earth Peace. The Brethren Witness/Washington

Brethren Plan for International Day of Prayer for Peace

Church of the Brethren Newsline July 23, 2007 On Earth Peace and the Brethren Witness/Washington Office are asking congregations and faith communities to pray publicly about violence in their communities and the world, on or near the International Day of Prayer for Peace, Sept. 21, 2007. The event is connected with the World Council of

Newsline Extra for July 19, 2007

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21 UPCOMING EVENTS 1) Churches invited to sponsor public prayer on International Day of Prayer for Peace. 2) Shane Hipps to lead workshops on faith in a media culture. 3) 300th anniversary update: Registration opens for Germantown event, academic conference. 4) 300th anniversary

Churches to Sponsor Vigils for International Day of Prayer for Peace

Church of the Brethren Newsline July 16, 2007 The Brethren Witness/Washington Office and On Earth Peace are calling on congregations to organize prayer events as part of the World Council of Churches’ International Day of Prayer for Peace on Sept. 21. The Brethren Witness/Washington Office is a ministry of the Church of the Brethren General

Newsline for June 6, 2007

“Be still, and know that I am God!” Psalm 46:10a NEWS 1) Church of the Brethren membership decline continues. 2) Brethren Benefit Trust screens top 25 defense contractors. 3) On Earth Peace board meets with Cross-Cultural Consultation. 4) Letter to President Bush supports UN Population Fund. 5) Brethren bits: Corrections, remembrance, personnel, and more. PERSONNEL

Newsline for January 3, 2007

“…And the flame shall not consume you.” — Isaiah 43:2b NEWS 1) Ohio church burns on Christmas Eve, district calls for prayer. 2) Anabaptist leaders visit New Orleans. 3) Association of Brethren Caregivers sets budget for next two years. 4) Advocate Bethany Hospital seeks donations of prayer shawls. 5) Outdoor Ministries Association hears from denominational