Grants Fund Brethren Project in Indiana, CWS Response to Floods

Brethren Disaster Ministries volunteer Lynn Kreider carries drywall while helping rebuild homes in Indiana in 2009. (Photo by Zach Wolgemuth) Two grants from the Church of the Brethren’s Emergency Disaster Fund are supporting a Brethren Disaster Ministries project in Winamac, Ind., and Church World Service efforts following flooding in the northeastern United States. An allocation […]

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Brethren Work in Haiti Receives $150,000 Grant

The Church of the Brethren disaster relief work in Haiti has received another grant of $150,000 from the church’s Emergency Disaster Fund. The work in Haiti responds to the earthquake that hit Port-au-Prince in January, and is a cooperative effort of Brethren Disaster Ministries and Eglise des Freres Haitiens (the Haitian Church of the Brethren). […]

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Haiti Seed Program Combines Disaster Relief, Development

Haitian Brethren church leaders are actively implementing a new seed distribution program, according to Jeff Boshart, Haiti coordinator for Brethren Disaster Ministries. The program is combining disaster response with development of agriculture in communities where churches and preaching points of Eglise des Freres Haitiens (Haitian Church of the Brethren) are located. Jeff Boshart visits a […]

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Newsline Update for May 21, 2010

Haitians affected by the earthquake are receiving food assistance through Brethren Disaster Ministries and Eglise des Freres Haitiens (the Haitian Church of the Brethren). Food distribution has included rice, oil, canned chicken and fish, and other necessities. (Above, photo by Jenner Alexandre)Below, Jeff Boshart, Brethren Disaster Ministries coordinator for Haiti, visits one of the fields […]

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Bethany Seminary Hosts Third Presidential Forum

Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Ind., hosted its third annual Presidential Forum April 8-10. Martin Marty greets students at Bethany Theological Seminary’s Presidential Forum (photo courtesy of Bethany Seminary) This year’s theme, “When Strangers Are Angels: The Spiritual and Social Movements of Brethren, Friends, and Mennonites in the 21st Century,” was celebrated through lectures, discussions, […]

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Kendal Elmore to Serve as Executive for West Marva District

Kendal W. Elmore will begin as executive minister for West Marva District, as of Aug. 1. Since Jan. 2006 he has pastored Toledo (Ohio) Heatherdowns Church of the Brethren. Elmore has more than 36 years of experience in ministry, having also served as pastor of a number of congregations in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, and Indiana. […]

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New Investment Options Are Approved by BBT Board

Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT) president Nevin Dulabaum reports to a meeting of the Church of the Brethren’s Mission and Ministry Board last fall. BBT hosts and manages the denomination’s Pension Plan and denominational investments through its Brethren Foundation, among a number of other services that also are offered for congregations, districts, and church-related agencies. Investments […]

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Sunday Worship, Other Sessions to Be Webcast by Annual Conference

This year, Annual Conference has announced plans to run a pilot test of webcasting–that is, broadcasting   The convention center in Pittsburgh, Pa., where the 2010 Annual Conference will take place July 3-7. live over the Internet–a smattering of sessions including Sunday morning worship on July 4. “Can’t make it to Pittsburgh this year for Annual […]

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Newsline for May 20, 2010

May 20, 2010 “God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh…” (Acts 2:17a). NEWS: 1) Sunday worship, other sessions to be webcast by Annual Conference. 2) New investment options are approved by BBT Board. 3) Bethany Seminary hosts third Presidential Forum. 4) NCC Governing Board calls for end to gun violence. […]

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