Standing Commitee Makes Recommendations on Business Items

223rd Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren San Diego, California — June 25, 2009 The Standing Committee of district delegates made recommendations on new items of business coming to the Annual Conference, acted on a proposal for a new denominational visioning committee, received a report on the international church, held a consultation with leaders […]

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‘Where There is No Vision…’ Moderator’s Opening Devotions

“Where there is no vision, the people perish…” (Proverbs 29:18b, KJV). David K. Shumate is moderator of the 2009 Conference. Click here for a Photo Album of Annual Conference and pre-Conference meetings.  Vision is defined as “an experience in which a circumstance or event appears vividly or credibly to the mind, although not actually present, under the influence of a […]

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Newsline for June 17, 2009

“…But the word of our God will stand forever” (Isaiah 39:8b). NEWS 1) Listening process will help reshape Brethren Witness program. 2) Caring Ministries programs to work from within Congregational Life. 3) Emergency Disaster Fund issues four grants for international work. 4) Brethren bits: Correction, remembrances, job openings, and more. PERSONNEL 5) Amy Gingerich resigns […]

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Brethren Congregations to Send Delegates to San Diego for Annual Conference

Church of the Brethren Newsline June 15, 2009 An Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren on June 26-30 will bring delegates from across the country to San Diego, Calif. This will be the 223rd recorded Annual Conference for the Church of the Brethren. The Annual Conference will meet at the Town and Country […]

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Brethren Programs Sponsor Bread for the World Guide for Short-Term Missions

Church of the Brethren Newsline June 10, 2009 Getting Ready to Come Back: Advocacy Guide for Mission Teams is a new resource from Bread for the World, with sponsorship from more than a dozen Christian groups including the Church of the Brethren. The church’s Global Mission Partnerships along with Brethren Volunteer Service and the Global […]

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Emergency Disaster Fund Issues Four Grants for International Work

Church of the Brethren Newsline June 8, 2009 The Church of the Brethren’s Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) has issued four grants for international relief efforts following disasters. The four grants total $88,000. A grant of $40,000 responds to a Church World Service (CWS) appeal for assistance in Myanmar. This is the first grant from the […]

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Brethren Leader Signs on to Letter Encouraging Peace in Israel and Palestine

Church of the Brethren Newsline June 5, 2009 Church of the Brethren general secretary Stan Noffsinger has signed on to the following ecumenical letter to President Obama about peace in Israel and Palestine, at the invitation of Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP). The letter encourages the President’s vigorous leadership for peace on the occasion […]

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Church of the Brethren Yearbook Reports 2008 Membership Loss

Church of the Brethren Newsline June 4, 2009 Church of the Brethren membership in the US and Puerto Rico dropped below 125,000 for the first time since the 1920s, according to 2008 data from the “Church of the Brethren Yearbook.” The denomination’s membership stood at 124,408 at the end of 2008, according to data reported […]

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Newsline for June 3, 2009

“O Lord…how majestic is your name in all the earth!” (Psalm 8:1). NEWS 1) Church of the Brethren Yearbook reports 2008 membership loss. 2) Christian Citizenship Seminar studies modern-day slavery. 3) New Orleans ecumenical blitz build wins award. 4) Twelve arrested for civil disobedience at gun store are acquitted. 5) Bethel Ministries aids men leaving […]

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