Board Receives Report on Sustainable Community Development in North Korea

Church of the Brethren Newsline Oct. 28, 2009 A highlight of the reports received at the October meeting of the Church of the Brethren’s Mission and Ministry Board was a presentation on work against hunger in North Korea, given by Pilju Kim Joo of Agglobe Services International, and Global Food Crisis Fund manager Howard Royer. […]

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Cincinnati Church Starts BVS Volunteer Community House

Church of the Brethren Newsline Oct. 23, 2009 Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) and Cincinnati (Ohio) Church of the Brethren have partnered to open a BVS House as part of an initiative to develop community living opportunities for volunteers. The initiative, which was announced last year, envisions a number of volunteer community houses supported by BVS […]

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Newsline for Oct. 22, 2009

Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Oct. 22, 2009 “But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers…” (James 1:22a). NEWS 1) Mission and Ministry Board adopts budget, begins strategic financial planning. Brethren bits: Seminary courses, anniversaries, and other upcoming events (see column […]

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Newsline for Oct. 21, 2009

Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Oct. 21, 2009 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments” (John 14:15). NEWS 1) Annual Conference looks for stories about people taking Jesus seriously. 2) Grants go to Indonesia, American Samoa, Philippines, and Niger. 3) Cincinnati […]

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Congregational Life, Seminary, and Districts Cooperate on Webcasts

Church of the Brethren Newsline Updated Oct. 14, 2009   Diana Butler Bass (top), scholar of American religion and culture and author of “Christianity for the Rest of Us,” and Charles “Chip” Arn, president of the Church Growth Institute,  are  presenters for webcasts from Pacific Southwest District Conference on Nov. 6-8. The webcasts are a joint venture of the Transforming […]

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A Reflection on Arriving in Nigeria

Church of the Brethren Newsline Oct. 13, 2009 Jennifer and Nathan Hosler arrived in Nigeria in mid-August as Church of the Brethren mission staff serving with Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN–the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria). They are teaching at Kulp Bible College and working with EYN’s Peace Program. The following reflects on their […]

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Newsline Extra for October 9th, 2009

  Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Newsline Extra: Webcasts and Upcoming Events Oct. 9, 2009  “Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness…” (Psalm 5:8a). UPCOMING EVENTS 1) Congregational Life, seminary, and districts cooperate on webcasts. 2) Bethany Seminary offers January study trip to […]

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Newsline for Oct. 7, 2009

Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Oct. 7, 2009  “Rescue the weak and the needy…” (Psalm 82:4a). NEWS 1) Brethren Disaster Ministries responds to Indonesia, flooding in Georgia. 2) Brethren staff take part in national conversations on disaster guidelines. 3) 128 faith communities participate […]

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128 Groups Participate in on Earth Peace Campaign for International Day of Prayer for Peace

Church of the Brethren Newsline Oct. 6, 2009 On Earth Peace, the peace education, action and witness agency of the Church of the Brethren, organized 128 Church of the Brethren congregations and other groups in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Nigeria to participate in the International Day of Prayer for Peace on or around […]

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