Newsline Extra for December 19, 2007

December 19, 2007 “If you do not stand firm in faith, you shall not stand at all” (Isaiah 7:9b). RESOURCES 1) New from Brethren Press: Devotionals, study of Hebrews, Talkabout decoder wheel. 2) Brethren Press offers special Living Word Bulletin for 300th Anniversary, plans joint series with Mennonites. 3) Update of Spanish language minister’s manual […]

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Newsline for December 19, 2007

December 19, 2007 “To you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord” (Luke 2:11). NEWS 1) Committee makes progress on new organization for Brethren agencies. 2) Annual Conference Council holds envisioning retreat. 3) Around 50 Brethren attend vigil against School of the Americas. 4) Brethren […]

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New from Brethren Press

Church of the Brethren Newsline December 18, 2007 New resources from Brethren Press include a Lent devotional booklet for 2008, a Covenant Bible study on Hebrews, and a Talkabout decoder wheel from the Gather ’Round curriculum, among others. “He Set His Face,” the devotional booklet for Lent and Easter 2008 by James L. Benedict, pastor […]

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Worship Team for National Young Adult Conference Announced

Church of the Brethren Newsline December 17, 2007 National Young Adult Conference worship coordinators Jim Chinworth and Becky Ullom met last week to begin worship planning for the upcoming conference on the theme “Come to the Mountain, Guidance for the Journey,” based on Isaiah 2:3. The conference takes place Aug. 11-15, 2008, at the YMCA […]

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Brethren Funds Give $65,000 in Grants for Hunger, Disaster Relief

Church of the Brethren Newsline December 12, 2007 Six grants totaling $65,000 have been given by the Global Food Crisis Fund and the Emergency Disaster Fund, two funds of the Church of the Brethren General Board. The grants target hunger and disaster relief in various areas of Latin America, Asia, and Africa. A grant of […]

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Annual Conference Council Holds Envisioning Retreat

Church of the Brethren Newsline December 6, 2007 Denominational envisioning, the frequency of Annual Conference, polity questions, financial concerns, and business items for the 2008 Annual Conference were all on the agenda of the Annual Conference Council on Nov. 27-30, in New Windsor, Md. The meeting, chaired by immediate past Annual Conference moderator Belita Mitchell, […]

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Newsline for December 5, 2007

December 5, 2007 “…Let us walk in the light of the Lord” (Isaiah 2:5b). NEWS 1) Bethany Seminary trustees welcome new president and new chair. 2) Vital Pastors ‘cohort groups’ report at conference in San Antonio. 3) National Council receives text of social creed for 21st century. 4) Brethren share 300th Anniversary devotional at NCC […]

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Course Offerings for 2008 Announced by Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership

Church of the Brethren Newsline December 3, 2007 The Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership has announced an initial schedule of courses for 2008. These courses are open to students in the Training in Ministry (TRIM) and Education for Shared Ministry (EFSM) programs, as well as pastors and laypeople. The academy is a ministry training partnership […]

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