Disaster Child Care Releases Year-End Figures, Announces 2006 Trainings

Disaster Child Care (DCC) coordinator Helen Stonesifer has released year-end figures for the program, which is part of the Church of the Brethren General Board’s Emergency Response/Service Ministries. DCC trains volunteers to set up special child care centers in disaster locations to care for young children that have been affected by disaster. The 2005 statistics […]

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Douglas Resigns from Staff of ABC

Scott Douglas has resigned as director of Older Adult Ministries of the Association of Brethren Caregivers (ABC), effective June 2006. He joined ABC in 1998 as director of resources. During his eight years with ABC, Douglas has served as the organization’s conference coordinator, planning and overseeing five National Older Adult Conferences (NOAC), four Caring Ministries […]

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Christian Citizenship Seminar Scheduled by Witness/Washington Office

The Brethren Witness/Washington Office has announced an Adult Christian Citizenship Seminar to be held May 6-11 in New York City and Washington, D.C., on the theme, “Healthcare for a Hurting World.” The event for adults is a counterpart to the Christian Citizenship Seminar offered for high school-age youth. “Plan now to join as we explore […]

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Boshart Appointed Director of Sudan Initiative for General Board

Jeff Boshart has accepted the position of director for the General Board’s new Sudan Initiative, beginning Jan. 30. He brings a strong background in community development and agricultural knowledge to the position. He and his wife, Peggy, served as economic community development coordinators in the Dominican Republic from 2001-04 through the General Board. In 1992-94, […]

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Record Funding Figures Reported by General Board

In preliminary year-end funding figures, the Church of the Brethren General Board has reported record funding for 2005. The figures came from pre-audit reports of cumulative donations received from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2005. Donations of more than $3.6 million to the Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) almost equalled donations to the board’s Core Ministries […]

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Newsline for January 18, 2006

“I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart.” — Psalm 138:1a NEWS 1) Global Food Crisis Fund makes $75,265 in grants. 2) Council relocates office, revises exhibit guidelines. 3) Disaster projects close in Louisiana, open in Mississippi. 4) Brethren bits: Personnel, job openings, and much more. PERSONNEL 5) Garrison retires as General Board’s […]

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Annual Conference Council Approves Office Relocation, Other Business

The Annual Conference Council, the executive committee for the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference, has given approval for the transfer of the Annual Conference Office from Elgin, Ill., to New Windsor, Md. The new office location after Aug. 31 will be the New Windsor Service Center, a property of the Church of the Brethren […]

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