Daily News: March 30, 2007

(March 30, 2007) — The 2001 Annual Conference referred concerns for the funding of Conference to the Annual Conference Council. Taking that responsibility seriously, the council took an in-depth look at the financial situation of Annual Conference in its spring meeting March 12-13 at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill. CORRECTION: […]

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Newsline for March 28, 2007

“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. […]

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Daily News: March 27, 2007

(March 27, 2007) — This year, Disaster Child Care has been offering a series of Level I Training Workshops for child care volunteers, and has named a new training coordinator. Disaster Child Care is a ministry of the Church of the Brethren General Board. Robert (Bob) Roach of Phenix, Va., will work on a volunteer […]

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Daily News: March 26, 2007

(March 26, 2007) — “Katrina survivors desperately need your help!” said today’s appeal from Brethren Disaster Response, a program of the Church of the Brethren General Board. “Now, nineteen months after the storm, tens of thousands of families are still living in FEMA trailers or in crowded living conditions with extended family members or friends. […]

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Daily News: March 23, 2007

(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 […]

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Daily News: March 22, 2007

(March 22, 2007) — The 2007 Youth Peace Travel Team has been selected. The three members of the team are Amanda Glover of Mountain View Fellowship Church of the Brethren in McGaheysville, Va.; Audrey Hollenberg of Westminster (Md.) Church of the Brethren; and Emily LaPrade of Antioch Church of the Brethren in Rocky Mount, Va. […]

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Newsline for March 16, 2007

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news….” — Luke 4:18a NEWS 1) Brethren attend inaugural meeting of Christian Churches Together. 2) Sustaining Pastoral Excellence program holds ‘Vital Pastors’ retreat. 3) Funds give $95,000 in grants to relief work. 4) Brethren Volunteer Service welcomes its 273rd […]

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Newsline Extra for March 14, 2007

“…Let your light shine before others….” — Matthew 5:16b NEWS 1) General Board considers mission, love, and unity. 1b) La Junta Nacional considera la misión, el amor, y la unidad. 2) Board sees first results from sociological study of Brethren. 3) Moderator returns from tour with praise for Nigerian church. FEATURE 4) ‘Unbinding the Gospel’ […]

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