‘Reach Deep’ Fundraising Challenge Meets Its Goal

A letter headed “Urgent Need–A Landmark Challenge” was mailed out to Church of the Brethren prospective donors on Aug. 6 as the start of a “Reach Deep” fundraising challenge to meet a mid-year budget shortfall of $100,000 in the denomination’s Core Ministries Fund. The generosity of one Brethren family who anonymously gave $50,000 in response […]

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Day of Prayer for Peace Brings Hope for a Future Beyond Violence

Church of the Brethren Newsline Sept. 23, 2010 More than 90 congregations and community organizations in 20 states and three countries took part in the International Day of Prayer for Peace as partners with On Earth Peace. These communities joined tens of thousands of people on five continents who have been participating in events in the […]

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Large-Print Advent Devotional, More New Resources from Brethren Press

Brethren Press is offering a large-print version of its annual Advent devotional as a brand-new partner to the regular-print devotional. The 2010 Advent devotional “Emmanuel: God Is with Us,” is written by Edward L. Poling. Congregations and individuals who order by Oct. 1 will receive pre-publication prices. The devotional is available in two sizes: regular […]

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Newsline for September 23, 2010

New at www.brethren.org  is a photo album from Sudan, providing glimpses into the work of Michael Wagner, Church of the Brethren mission staff seconded to the Africa Inland Church-Sudan. Wagner began work in southern Sudan in early July. His home congregation is Mountville (Pa.) Church of the Brethren. Find the album at www.brethren.org/site/PhotoAlbumUser?view=UserAlbum&AlbumID=12209. “If you, […]

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Newsline Special on the 9/11 Anniversary, with Worship Resources

Newsline Newsline Special Sept. 9, 2010 “You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:39b). 1) Church leaders call for civility in Christian-Muslim relations. 2) Brethren worship resources for the anniversary of Sept. 11. ********************************************************** A note from the editor: This week’s regularly scheduled Newsline will appear later today, featuring an announcement of the theme and preachers […]

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Training Opportunities for Deacons, Stewardship, Intercultural, Children’s and Youth Ministries

Church of the Brethren Newsline Sept. 9, 2010 A number of upcoming workshops and training events are offered by or recommended by Church of the Brethren staff in the areas of deacon ministry, stewardship, intercultural ministry, Children’s Disaster Services, and youth ministry: Three training sessions for deacons will be hosted by Pacific Southwest District this […]

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Newsline for Sept. 9, 2010

Newsline A prayer circle on Sept. 3 at the church’s General Offices offered a blessing for the 15 Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) workers attending a retreat, and for Robert and Linda Shank (shown at left above), church staff preparing to travel to North Korea to teach in a new university there. Global Mission Partnerships executive […]

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