Newsline Special for February 28, 2007

1) Church of the Brethren webcast series is launched. 2) Brethren Benefit Trust and Boston Common celebrate Aflac’s decision to give shareholders a say on pay. To receive Newsline by e-mail or to unsubscribe, go to http://listserver.emountain.net/mailman/listinfo/newsline. For more Church of the Brethren news, go to www.brethren.org, click on “News” to find a news feature, […]

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Newsline for February 28, 2007

“The Lord is my light and my salvation….” — Psalm 27:1a NEWS 1) Neuman-Lee and Shumate head 2007 Annual Conference ballot. 2) General Board Executive Committee visits disaster relief in the Gulf. 3) Gather ’Round staff set plans for future 4) Brethren member participates in Darfur work of UN subcommittee. 5) Fund gives grants to […]

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Newsline for February 27, 2007

Church World Service (CWS) has issued an urgent appeal for school kits, and also is requesting baby kits. CWS is a Christian humanitarian relief agency connected with the National Council of Churches. The Emergency Response program of the Church of the Brethren General Board is supporting this appeal. “We have great need, immediately, for CWS […]

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Sustaining Pastoral Excellence Program Holds ‘Vital Pastors’ Retreat

(Feb. 26, 2007) — “Thank you for the re-call to ministry.” Those words, uttered by a pastor during a closing circle prayer, capped two years of exploring with colleagues what it means to pastor with excellence. Many of the 18 pastors in the circle might have expressed the same sense of renewal. Sustaining Pastoral Excellence, […]

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Brethren Member Participates in UN Darfur Work

(Feb. 23, 2007) — A position statement and suggested strategies for nongovernmental (NGO) action on Darfur, Sudan, was issued Feb. 8 by the United Nation’s “Sub-Committee for Elimination of Racism, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance of the NGO Committee on Human Rights.” Church of the Brethren member Doris Abdullah serves on the subcommittee, representing On Earth […]

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General Board Committee Visits Disaster Relief Sites in the Gulf

(Feb. 22, 2007) — The General Board’s Executive Committee and three staff members visited projects related to Emergency Response ministries in the Gulf Coast region on Feb. 15-17. Members of the Executive Committee included General Board chair Jeff Neuman-Lee, vice-chair Timothy P. Harvey, Dale Minnich, Vickie Whitacre Samland, Ken Wenger, and Angela Lahman Yoder; staff […]

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Brethren Leaders Make Trip to Gulf Coast

(Feb. 15, 2007) — The entire Executive Committee of the Church of the Brethren General Board is visiting Gulf coast areas affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, on a trip planned for Feb. 15-17. The group will meet with Church of the Brethren disaster volunteers, staff of local longterm recovery organizations, and survivors of the […]

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