Denominational Board Adopts a Strategic Plan for the Decade

Above, Mission and Ministry Board chair Dale Minnich reviews the purpose of the Strategic Plan for the decade of denominational ministry, 2011-2019: “Provide a Christ centered focus for MMB program that fits the gifts and dreams of the Brethren.” Below, one board member raises an enthusiastic green card in favor of the Strategic Plan. Find a […]

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Work Team Worships and Works with Haitian Brethren

Above, the team at work in Haiti, alongside members of the Haitian Church of the Brethren. Below, the group also distributed Bibles during their trip. Photos by Fred Shank A work team recently spent at week (Feb.24-March 3) worshiping and working together with the National Committee of Eglise des Freres Haitiens (the Church of the Brethren in […]

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McPherson Couple Gives Course in Brethren History to CNI Seminary

A class on Brethren history and traditions at the Gujarat School of Theology, a Church of North India (CNI) seminary in Gujarat State, India. Jeanne and Herb Smith (standing at back) taught the course in early 2011 on behalf of the Church of the Brethren Global Mission Partnerships. Photo courtesy of the Smiths Herb and Jeanne […]

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Newsline for March 23, 2011

“Whoever does not carry the cross and follow me cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14:27). Newsline will have a guest editor for several issues this year. Kathleen Campanella, director of partner and public relations at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md., will edit Newsline during three periods of time in April, June, and […]

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Newsline Extra for March 18, 2011

“The Lord of hosts is with us” (Psalm 46:11a). Church provides grant for disaster relief in Japan; Brethren Disaster Ministries, BVS receive reports from partner organizations Location of the devastation in Japan. Map provided by FEMA An initial grant of $25,000 from the Church of the Brethren’s Emergency Disaster Fund is being given in support of disaster relief work […]

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Newsline for March 12, 2011

1) Church board issues call to prayer for Japan and all affected by earthquake and tsunami. 2) Brethren Disaster Ministries begins planning to support CWS relief efforts in Japan. 1) Church board issues call to prayer for Japan and all affected by earthquake and tsunami. The Church of the Brethren’s Mission and Ministry Board this […]

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BVS Unit 292 Completes Orientation, Begins Service

BVS Unit 292 worked at a Habitat for Humanity site as part of their orientation and training. Photo by Sue Myers. The volunteers who completed orientation in Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) Unit 292 have begun work at their new projects. Following are the volunteers’ names, congregations or home towns, and BVS placements: Rebekah Blazer of Garden […]

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Decade to Overcome Violence to Culminate in Jamaica in May

Jamaica–a proud and independent Caribbean nation struggling with a high level of violence and criminality–is the location of the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation (IEPC) facilitated by the World Council of Churches (WCC) from May 17-25. The event is the “harvest festival” of the Decade to Overcome Violence, which since 2001 has been coordinating and strengthening […]

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Increased Compliance Efforts at BBT Protect Church Members

What does it mean for a non-profit organization like Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT) to be compliant in this day of increased regulations, including more recent laws like HIPAA and HITECH that protect personal health information, and the Pension Protection Act of 2006? We’re finding out. Last fall, BBT hired a consulting company that specializes in […]

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