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

Newsline for October 11, 2006

“Bless the Lord, O my soul.” — Psalm 104:1a NEWS 1) Leaders for the 2007 Annual Conference are announced. 2) Brethren professor presents to World Council of Churches conference. 3) On Earth Peace commemorates day for peace, holds Together conversations. 4) Disaster grants go to Mississippi rebuilding, Church World Service. 5) Disaster response in Virginia

Brethren Professor Presents to World Council of Churches Conference

Pamela Brubaker, a Church of the Brethren member and professor of religion at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, Calif., was a featured speaker for consultations of the World Council of Churches (WCC) held in conjunction with the first meeting of the WCC’s new Central Committee. She spoke for a consultation Sept. 5-6 commemorating the

On 9/21, Churches Around World Will Pray, Act for Peace

“Praying for peace is an essential part of Christian worship and, indeed, of human existence,” said World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Samuel Kobia about the International Day of Prayer for Peace, to be celebrated on Sept. 21. On that date, or the closest Sunday to it, WCC member churches worldwide are invited to

Newsline for June 21, 2006

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed…” — Romans 12:2 NEWS 1) PBS to feature Civilian Public Service on ‘History Detectives.’ 2) Young adults are called to experience transformation. 3) IMA supports Brethren response to Katrina and Rita disasters. 4) Mid-Atlantic Disaster Auction sets record. 5) Young Center announces Donald F. Durnbaugh

International Brethren Engage in Conversation About a Global Church

By Merv Keeney Leaders from the Churches of the Brethren in Brazil, Nigeria, and the United States gathered in Campinas, Brazil, Feb. 27-28 to learn about each other’s churches and to discuss what it means to be globally interconnected. It was the second such gathering of the global Church of the Brethren from several countries,

Resources from Brethren Witness to Make Lent a Time to Reflect on Peace

With the season of Lent beginning March 1, the Brethren Witness/Washington Office is promoting two Lenten resources for pastors and congregations to use during this time of prayer, fasting, and self-reflection: “Coming to Life: Worship Aids for the Living Peace Church,” and a series of Lenten reflections from the Decade to Overcome Violence (DOV), a

Newsline for February 20, 2006

“Have mercy upon us, O Lord….” — Psalm 123:3a 1) Nigerian Brethren injured, churches burned in rioting protesting cartoons. 2) Brethren enjoy ‘front and center’ spot at World Council of Churches assembly. 3) Historic Peace Churches offer a unique voice for nonviolence. 4) US Christian leaders apologize on violence, poverty, and ecology. For more Church

Newsline Special for February 8, 2006

“Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” — Matthew 6:10 NEWS 1) Brethren are called to pray for the World Council of Churches 9th Assembly. RESOURCES 2) A prayer of transformation. 3) Reflection on the assembly theme: Be careful what you pray for…. For more Church of the

Newsline for August 22, 2003

“Be still, and know that I am God.” Ps. 46:10a NEWS 1) Caring Ministries Assembly examines “Healing Out of Silence.” 2) Council answers “Clarification of Confusion” query. 3) Ministers’ Association seminar urges a fresh approach. 4) Emergency Disaster Fund sends aid to flood-stricken Asia. 5) Church of the Brethren delegation travels to Sudan. 6) Reports