On Earth Peace Offers Informational Conference Calls on International Day of Prayer for Peace

Church of the Brethren Newsline May 22, 2009 On Earth Peace is calling on churches and organizations to join its annual campaign to participate in the World Council of Churches’ International Day of Prayer for Peace (IDOPP) on Sept. 21. Three one-hour informational conference calls have been scheduled to share On Earth Peace’s vision, describe […]

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Newsline for May 20, 2009

“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you…” (Acts 1:8a, RSV). NEWS 1) Moderator calls for a ‘season of prayer and fasting.’ 2) Brethren Benefit Trust makes changes to retiree annuity payments. 3) Cross-cultural event focuses on African-American, youth cultures. 4) District issues open letter regarding church that has left […]

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Moderator Calls for a ‘Season of Prayer and Fasting’

Church of the Brethren Newsline May 19, 2009 Annual Conference moderator David Shumate along with the leaders of the Annual Conference agencies and the Council of District Executives is urging every congregation and every member of the Church of the Brethren to set aside May 24-31 as a “Season of Prayer and Fasting” on behalf […]

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Brethren Benefit Trust Makes Changes to Retiree Annuity Payments

Church of the Brethren Newsline May 15, 2009 In order to preserve the solvency and long-term integrity of the Church of the Brethren Pension Plan’s Retirement Benefits Fund, which funds the monthly benefit payments for annuitants, the Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT) Board in April took action that will reduce annuity payments for retirees. The board […]

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Newsline Extra for May 7, 2009

“What do these stones mean to you?” (Joshua 4:6b) UPCOMING EVENTS 1) Brethren Disaster Ministries offers workcamps in Haiti. 2) 50th Anniversary Open House to be held at General Offices. 3) Bethany Theological Seminary observes its 104th commencement. 4) Study tour to Armenia is open for applications. 5) Cross Keys to dedicate new Wellness Center, […]

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Newsline for May 6, 2009

“All who believed were together and had all things in common” (Acts 2:44). NEWS 1) Ecumenical Blitz Build takes off in New Orleans. 2) Fuller Seminary to establish a chair in Anabaptist studies. 3) Brethren bits: Job opening, Spanish translators, legislation, more. PERSONNEL 4) Stephen Abe to conclude his service as West Marva District executive. […]

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