Simply Miraculous!

“This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger”  — (Luke 2:12). It began simply in a Bethlehem manger. But it was a miracle beyond measure. Online news pages will resume following the holidays, on Tuesday, Jan. 2.   The Church of […]

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Newsline for December 20, 2006

“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 […]

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Fund Gives $95,000 for Middle East, Katrina Relief, South Sudan, Other Grants

The Emergency Disaster Fund of the Church of the Brethren General Board has given a total of $95,000 in grants announced today. The amount includes grants for peace efforts in the Middle East along with Brethren disaster relief work in the Gulf following Hurricane Katrina, and support for displaced people returning to southern Sudan, among […]

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New Disaster Response Project Opening in Mississippi

Brethren Disaster Response is opening a new Hurricane Katrina recovery project in McComb, Miss., following the holidays. McComb is in southwestern Mississippi, just north of the Louisiana border. Effective Jan. 1, all volunteers who were scheduled for the Pensacola, Fla., project will be assigned instead to the new Mississippi project. District disaster relief coordinators will […]

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Believers Church Bible Commentary Celebrates 20th Volume in 20 Years

On Nov. 17, more than two dozen writers and editors working with the Believers Church Bible Commentary met for dinner to celebrate the publication of 20 volumes in 20 years. The dinner was held in Washington, D.C., at the conclusion of a workshop for writers and prior to the Society of Biblical Literature meeting that […]

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New Resources from Brethren Press

Several new resources are available through Brethren Press, including a new anthem using a text by Brethren poet Ken Morse, a fourth volume of the Brethren Encyclopedia, a new Brethren history “source book,” a Lenten devotional for 2007, the 300th anniversary devotional for 2008, and Vacation Bible School programs for next summer.   Morse text […]

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First Church Antarctica?

A small group of people connected with the Church of the Brethren are at work at McMurdo Station in Antarctica: Pete and Erika Anna, who are affiliated with Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren in Elgin, Ill.; former Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) worker Emily Wampler; and Sean Dell who grew up in the Church of […]

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Bethany Advocate Hospital Seeks Donations of Prayer Shawls

For many years, the Church of the Brethren has supported an effort to bring health and healing to one of the poorest neighborhoods in Chicago. The ministry started by the Church of the Brethren continues today through Advocate Bethany Hospital. Many congregations have supported the hospital’s ministry by donating handmade baby blankets and layettes. Last […]

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Anabaptist Leaders Visit Louisiana to Support Hurricane Recovery

Leaders of five Anabaptist denominations visited Louisiana to learn about the ongoing struggles of communities affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The group included Belita D. Mitchell, moderator of the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference, and Stan Noffsinger, general secretary of the Church of the Brethren General Board. The nine-member Council of Moderators and […]

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