Newsline Extra for February 26, 2009

“…Workers who were working in the house of the Lord…” (2 Chronicles 34:10b). PERSONNEL ANNOUNCEMENTS 1) Michael Schneider named as new president of McPherson College. 2) Nancy Knepper ends her term as coordinator of District Ministry. 3) Janis Pyle ends her term as coordinator of Mission Connections. 4) Brethren bits: More personnel announcements. ********************************************************** Contact […]

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Newsline for February 25, 2009

“Create in me a clean heart, O God” (Psalm 51:10). NEWS 1) Annual Conference ballot for 2009 is announced. 2) Matching grant program provides $206,000 to local food banks. 3) Brethren funds give grants for disaster, hunger response in US and Africa. 4) Church of the Brethren faith expedition visits Chiapas, Mexico. 5) BVS seeks […]

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Dominican Brethren Celebrate 18th Annual Conference

Feb. 23, 2009 Church of the Brethren Newsline “Without faith, it is impossible to please God!” (Hebrews 11:6). With this challenging theme, moderator José Juan Méndez opened and guided the 18th Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren in the Dominican Republic. The conference was held at a Nazarene Church campground in Los Alcarrizos […]

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McPherson College Names New President

McPHERSON COLLEGE NAMES NEW PRESIDENT Feb. 20, 2009 Church of the Brethren Newsline Michael Schneider has been chosen by the McPherson College Board of Trustees as the 14th president of the college. He currently is vice president of Advancement and Admissions for the college, which is a Church of the Brethren school located in McPherson, […]

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Brethren Give Grants for Disaster, Hunger Responses in US and Africa

Grants have gone out from two Church of the Brethren funds–the Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) and the Global Food Crisis Fund (GFCF)–to support responses to disaster situations domestically within the US as well as in Kenya, Liberia, and the Darfur region of Sudan. A grant of $40,000 from the EDF supports a Church World Service […]

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Childcare Team Aids Families at Plane Crash Site

The Critical Response Childcare Team is responding to the crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407 in which 50 people were killed late last evening close to Buffalo, N.Y. The Critical Response Childcare Team is a part of the Children’s Disaster Services ministry of the Church of the Brethren. Judy Bezon, director of Children’s Disaster Services, […]

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Church of the Brethren Faces Challenging Financial Situation

The Church of the Brethren is facing a challenging financial situation at the start of 2009, according to the church’s finance staff. The denomination has recorded a total net loss of $638,770 for the year 2008 (in pre-audit figures). A cluster of factors have brought about the situation, including loss of investment value, higher costs […]

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Newsline Extra for February 12, 2009

“So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation” (2 Corinthians 5:17). ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2009 1) Annual Conference Information Packet available online, registration begins Feb. 21. 2) Public policy leader on hunger to speak at Annual Conference. 3) Song and Story Fest to be held at Camp Peaceful Pines. 4) Cook-Huffman to lead […]

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Haiti Hurricane Response Is Underway

A comprehensive Brethren response to the hurricanes that swept over Haiti last fall is underway, reports Brethren Disaster Ministries. Through a grant of $100,000 from the Church of the Brethren’s Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF), Brethren Disaster Ministries is developing new initiatives that promise to help relieve suffering and improve the lives of many Haitians. “Prior […]

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Brethren ‘Faith Expedition’ Visits Chiapas, Mexico

Church of the Brethren members have just returned from a 10-day Faith Expedition to the region of Chiapas, Mexico, sponsored by the Brethren Witness/Washington Office in partnership with Equal Exchange and Witness for Peace. The delegation spent several days in the town of San Cristobal exploring the history of Mexico and the effects of the […]

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