Small Congregation Issues Big Giving Challenge

Church of the Brethren Newsline November 29, 2007 Who said, “Be careful what you pray for, because you might get it?” To paraphrase: Be careful what you propose to a congregation because it might happen. So it was at the Sunnyslope Brethren/United Church of Christ in Oregon and Washington District, a congregation jointly affiliated with […]

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Around 50 Brethren Attend Vigil Against School of the Americas

Church of the Brethren Newsline November 28, 2007 More than 11,000 people gathered at Fort Benning, Ga., on Nov. 16-18 for the 18th annual School of the Americas (SOA) Watch protest and vigil, including around 50 Church of the Brethren members. The protest has been held on a weekend in November since 1990, marking the […]

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300th Anniversary Committee Announces Change of Plans at At 2008 Annual Conference

Church of the Brethren Newsline November 27, 2007 The 300th Anniversary Committee has given updated information about changes in planning for a “service blitz” and an exhibit of historical artifacts at the 2008 Annual Conference, to be held in Richmond, Va., on July 12-16. The Conference will celebrate the 300th Anniversary of the Brethren movement, […]

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Newsline Extra for November 21, 2007

November 21, 2007 “…Serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received” (1 Peter 4:10b) ROUND-UP OF DISTRICT NEWS 1) Atlantic Northeast District meets on theme, ‘God Is Faithful.’ 2) Atlantic Southeast District celebrates its 83rd conference. 3) Middle Pennsylvania District Conference affirms new mission plan. 4) W. Pennsylvania District challenges members to […]

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Newsline for November 21, 2007

November 21, 2007 “Be still, and know that I am God!” (Psalm 46:10a). NEWS 1) Wil Nolen to retire in 2008 as president of Brethren Benefit Trust. 2) Program and Arrangements requests review of sexuality statement. 3) Brethren workcamp ministry experiences successful expansion. 4) Womaen’s Caucus to focus on next 300 years in 2008. 5) […]

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Brethren Benefit Trust President Announces Retirement

Church of the Brethren Newsline November 19, 2007 Wilfred E. Nolen, president of Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT) since the agency’s inception in 1988 and chief administrator and trustee of the Church of the Brethren Pension Board since 1983, has announced that he will retire in 2008. Nolen informed the BBT Board of Directors of his […]

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Vital Pastors ‘Cohort Groups’ Report at Conference in San Antonio

Church of the Brethren Newsline November 16, 2007 One group looked at postmodernism, another at being missional. Still another examined the balance of worshiping with both head and heart. In all, six groups of pastors studied a variety of questions over the past two years but all with the same ultimate goal: determining the qualities […]

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‘Faith-Based Mediation Workshop’ Offered by Ministry of Reconciliation

Church of the Brethren Newsline November 14, 2007 The Ministry of Reconciliation, a branch of On Earth Peace, welcomes natural peacemakers and those interested in conflict resolution to a two-weekend “Faith-Based Mediation Workshop” on Feb. 16-17 and 23-24, 2008, at Camp Mack, Milford, Ind. A refreshing, faithful approach to interpersonal peacemaking will be taught through […]

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Bethany Theological Seminary to Offer Offsite Classes in Spring Semester

Church of the Brethren Newsline November 13, 2007 Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Ind., will offer four offsite classes during the Spring 2008 semester, focusing on Brethren heritage, Brethren polity, conflict resolution, and biblical studies. A class titled “Brethren Beliefs and Practices” will be offered at Elizabethtown (Pa.) College on Feb. 29-March 1, March 14-15, […]

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