Daily News: May 31, 2007

(May 31, 2007) — John and Mary Mueller left their home in Cape Coral, Fla. to volunteer as longterm regional project directors with Brethren Disaster Ministries. The following is excerpted from a letter received from the Muellers on May 24: “John and I are feeling incredibly blessed to be here in Chalmette, La., in the […]

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Daily News: May 30, 2007

(May 30, 2007) — The Fellowship of Brethren Homes held its annual Forum at Brethren Hillcrest Homes in La Verne, Calif., from April 1921. The theme this year was “Dealing with External Forces.” The CEO of the American Association of Health Services, Larry Minnix, was the keynote speaker for the conference. Minnix presented “Scenario Planning–The […]

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Newsline Extra for May 23, 2007

“I am the vine, you are the branches.” — John 15:5a A Consultation on Ministerial Leadership on May 7-10 in Elgin, Ill., brought together some 90 people from across the country to think together about issues and questions related to ministry in the Church of the Brethren. Participants included pastors, lay leaders, district and denominational […]

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Newsline for May 23, 2007

“…I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.” — Genesis 12:2b NEWS 1) Bethany Seminary celebrates 102nd commencement. 2) Brethren focus work north of Greensburg, following tornado. 3) Forum discusses future of Annual Conference, other challenges for the denomination. 4) Westminster Church, Buckhalter will receive Ecumenical Citations. […]

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Brethren to Focus Disaster Response Work in Kansas Following Tornados

In Greensburg, Kan., a tornado completely leveled 90 percent of town on May 4, during a night in which at least six tornados were in the area, and more the next night. “While Greensburg is the focus of the national media, the destruction reaches northeast into the heart of Kansas farmland,” reported Roy Winter, director […]

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Daily News: May 16, 2007

(May 16, 2007) — Recent grants made from the Church of the Brethren’s Global Food Crisis Fund, and Emergency Disaster Fund, have totaled $20,000. The Global Food Crisis Fund has given $10,000 for operational support of the Foods Resource Bank for 2007. The same fund also has given $5,000 to The Gathering, a conference on […]

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