Overview of Together Conversations to Be Published as a Book

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (Feb. 28, 2008) — An overview of responses from the Together conversation process has been collated and will be published in the form of a book and study guide from Brethren Press. Earlier this month an initial report of the Together responses was discussed in […]

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Newsline for February 27, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Instead, strive for (God’s) kingdom…” (Luke 12:31a). NEWS 1) Annual Conference ballot for 2008 is announced. 2) Church of the Brethren sends delegation to North Korea. 3) BVS worker helps Guatemalan school raise funds. 4) Brethren funds send money to N. Korea, Darfur, Katrina rebuilding. […]

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Brethren Volunteer Helps Guatemalan School Raise Funds

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (Feb. 26, 2008) — Results are in from a three-week US educational/fundraising tour on behalf of Miguel Angel Asturias Academy in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, that included a stop Dec. 5, 2007, at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill. Brethren Volunteer Service worker […]

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Brethren Volunteer Service Unit 278 Completes Orientation

(Feb. 25, 2008) — Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) is introducing the volunteers from Unit 278, who have completed orientation and have begun service at projects across the country and in Northern Ireland. BVS is a ministry of the Church of the Brethren General Board. The orientation was held at Camp Ithiel in Gotha, Fla., from […]

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Brethren Witness/Washington Office Joins Delegation to Mexico

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ BRETHREN WITNESS/WASHINGTON OFFICE JOINS DELEGATION TO MEXICO (Feb. 21, 2008) — Brethren Witness/Washington Office staff were part of an early February delegation to Chiapas, Mexico, to explore fair and free trade issues of the region. Equal Exchange, Jubilee USA, and Witness for Peace were coordinating […]

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Church of the Brethren Sends Delegation to North Korea

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (Feb. 20, 2008) — To help North Koreans boost agricultural production and equip their country to avert periodic famine, the Church of the Brethren entered into partnership with a cluster of farm cooperatives in 2004. In the intervening years the productivity of the farms has […]

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300th Anniversary Curriculum Help Children Explore Being Brethren

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (Feb. 19, 2008) — “Piecing Together the Brethren Way” is the 300th Anniversary curriculum resource for children, kindergarten through grade 5. It was published by the anniversary committee and is available through Brethren Press. “Faith is like a quilt,” wrote Anniversary Committee member Rhonda Pittman […]

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Newsline Extra for February 15, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “…Let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action” (1 John 3:18b). UPCOMING EVENTS 1) Annual Conference registration and housing to open March 7. 2) Bethany Theological Seminary holds inaugural forum. 3) Anabaptist peace forum will address theme ‘Bridging Divides.’ 4) […]

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Newsline for February 13, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “For with the Lord there is steadfast love…” (Psalm 130:7b). NEWS 1) Joint ‘Resolution Urging Forbearance’ is approved by three agencies. 1b) Una resolucion conjunta urgiendo tolerancia fue aprobada por tres agencias. 2) Church mission executives gather in Thailand for annual meeting. 3) Emergency Disaster […]

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Course on Intercultural Competence to Be Offered at Church’s General Offices

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (Feb. 12, 2008) — The Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership will offer a course on “Intercultural Competence: Key Skills in a Multicultural World” at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill., on April 27-29. Darla Kay Bowman Deardorff will be the instructor […]

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