In this issue: Remembering Charles Lunkley, personnel notes, job openings, Messenger Online offers “So many changes! How the new tax code affects you” by Deb Oskin, Office of Peacebuilding and Policy recommends “Faith Over Fear” training, “Look at Life” conference at Bethany Seminary, and more news by, for, and about Brethren.
Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Aug. 13, 2009 “Be renewed in the spirit…” (Ephesians 4:23b). NEWS 1) Annual Conference posts new polity and survey, announces fee increase. 2) Church planting goal set by denominational committee. 3) Brethren Academy publishes results of 2008
“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
Newsline January 29, 2009 “God is a refuge for us” (Psalm 62:8b). NEWS 1) Brethren Benefit Trust issues a report on its investment losses. 2) Matching grant program for hunger relief gets off to a good start. 3) Leadership Team works toward revisions of church documents. 4) Outdoor Ministries Association holds annual meeting in Northwest.
“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “You are to be a key witness to everyone you meet…” (Acts 22:15a, The Message) DISTRICT NEWS 1) Northern Ohio District Conference celebrates ‘Life, Heart, Change.’ 2) Northern Plains District Conference theme states, ‘Here I Am Lord.’ 3) Western Plains District Conference centers on joy.
“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,
“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “…Walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8b). NEWS 1) Visit to India Brethren finds a church maintaining its faith. 2) Historic Peace Churches Asia gathering is held in Indonesia. 3) Grants help continue Hurricane Katrina rebuilding efforts. 4) Nigerian church leader completes doctoral study on
December 5, 2007 “…Let us walk in the light of the Lord” (Isaiah 2:5b). NEWS 1) Bethany Seminary trustees welcome new president and new chair. 2) Vital Pastors ‘cohort groups’ report at conference in San Antonio. 3) National Council receives text of social creed for 21st century. 4) Brethren share 300th Anniversary devotional at NCC
“…From every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages…” — Revelation 7:9b NEWS 1) Cross-Cultural Celebration meets on the theme of peace. 1a) La Celebración Intercultural se reúne con el tema de la paz. 2) Consultation receives report from Intercultural Study Committee. 3) Christian Citizenship Seminar explores ‘The State of Our Health.’ 4) Brethren
(April 19, 2007) — Seventy-two senior high youth and advisors explored questions related to “The State of Our Health” in the US and abroad at this year’s Church of the Brethren Christian Citizenship Seminar (CCS). The event began March 24 in New York and concluded five days later in Washington, D.C., with an assortment of