“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
“Honor the Lord with your substance, and with the first fruits of all your produce….” — Proverbs 3:9 NEWS 1) Brethren invest half-million dollars for turning hunger around. 2) Haiti mission continues to grow. 3) Credit union offers new savings options for kids, youth, and adults. 4) Fund gives $120,000 for Middle East, Katrina, Sudan,
“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace…” — Luke 2:14 NEWS 1) Brethren Benefit Trust adopts investment guidelines related to pornography, gambling. 2) Brethren Pension Plan annuity rates are being assessed. 3) Annual Conference Council sets registration goal for 2007 conference. 4) Disaster Child Care to work in New Orleans throughout
“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
A group of six youth from the Dominican Republic have “stepped out on faith” in their efforts to attend National Youth Conference, said Beth Gunzel. “It is a group of exceptional leaders who all have generous and kind spirits.” Gunzel is consultant for a microloan community development program in the Dominican Republic working with the