Newsline Special for April 29, 2011

Tornado damage in Pulaski County, Va. Shenandoah and Virlina Districts are collaborating with Brethren Disaster Ministries to do repairs to damaged homes. Volunteers will begin working in the county next week. Photos by Mike Cocker/VDEM. The severe tornado outbreak stretching across the South is being called the worst in four decades. There were 210 deaths in Alabama […]

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Newsline for April 20, 2011

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.  We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth”  (John 1:14). NEWS 1) Brethren Disaster Ministries responds to tornado damage 2) A Report on Bethany Seminary’s Board of Trustees meeting 3) […]

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Forum of the Fellowship of Brethren Homes Meets in Ohio

The 2011 Forum of the Fellowship of Brethren Homes (FBH) enjoyed the warm hospitality of the Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria, Ohio, for its annual meeting April 5-7. Representatives from FBH retirement communities, the Church of the Brethren, and the Church of the Brethren Benefit (BBT) Trust gathered to hear presentations by several experts in the […]

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Children’s Disaster Services to Hold Hawaii Workshops

Children’s Disaster Services provides for the needs of children following disasters. The program is partnering with volunteer organizations in Hawai’i to hold five volunteer training events in April and May. (This photo by Jane Hahn dates from a CDS response in 2008.) Children’s Disaster Services is partnering with Hawai`i State Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (HS […]

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Study Papers for Christian Understanding Are Available

Five study papers on Christian understanding were written for and presented at the 2010 National Council of Churches (NCC) and Church World Service General Assembly.  These papers served as the focus for discussions throughout the Assembly. Church of the Brethren General Secretary Stan Noffsinger describes the papers as “thought-inspiring and provocative resources, which should be […]

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Brethren Disaster Ministries Responds to Tornado Damage

North Carolina tornado damage. Photo courtesy of the NC Governor’s office. A prayer for all tornado survivors This prayer was written by Glenn Kinsel, a long time volunteer for Brethren Disaster Ministries, in response to the devastation created by the recent tornados: Dear God and Father of all, help us to fully understand that the […]

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CWS Expedites Relief to Thousands in Neglected Coastal Cities

A stranded boat, grounded after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The Church of the Brethren Disaster Ministries is supporting relief work in Japan through its partnership with Church World Service (CWS). Photo by CWS/Takeshi Komino Tokyo, Japan – Tuesday March 29, 2011 – Nearly three weeks after the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami that devastated the northeastern […]

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Newsline for April 6, 2011

And Jesus answered them, saying, “The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.” (John 12:23) NEWS 1)  Global Food Crisis Fund makes grant to North Korea 2)  Church of the Brethren Credit Union proposes merger 3)  CWS expedites relief to thousands in neglected coastal cities PERSONNEL 4)  Steve Gregory to retire […]

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