Newsline – June 2, 2011

BBT board approves changes impacting retirees of Brethren Pension Plan; AmeriCorps education awards cut off to faith-based volunteer network; Emergency Disaster Fund makes grants for tornado response; planting network rolls out year-long prayer emphasis; Michael Wagner resigns as Sudan peace worker; International Day of Prayer for Peace 2011; Officers issue prayer calendar to prepare for Annual Conference; Brethren and the Civil War; Brethren bits: Remembrance, personnel, jobs, Annual Conference, more. […]

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Today at Annual Conference

Saturday, July 2, 2011 — the first day of the 2011 Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, Mich. This page features quotes of the day, “Brethren on the Street” interviews on a question of the day, initial registration figures, and more. […]

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Standing Committee Accepts New Vision Statement, Afghanistan Resolution, Responds to Queries

The Standing Committee of district delegates ended its pre-Annual Conference meetings today. The committee has accepted a vision statement for the Church of the Brethren for the decade, and recommended it to the 2012 Annual Conference for adoption. Standing Committee also recommended a resolution on the war in Afghanistan received from the Church of the Brethren’s Mission and Ministry Board. Recommendations were made on queries on climate change and proper decorum. […]

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Pregunta: Decoro Apropiado (Annual Conference 2011 business item: Query proper decorum)

Pregunta: Decoro Apropiado (Annual Conference 2011 business item: Query proper decorum) Considerando que la Iglesia de los Hermanos tiene una historia y una práctica para buscar la mente de Cristo juntos, y Considerando que la Iglesia de los Hermanos ha comprendido su sentido de comunidad como abarcar la responsabilidad unos a otros como hermanos y hermanas de la fe misma, y …. […]

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Pregunta: Directrices para la aplicacion del documento paparetica congregacional (Annual Conference 2011 business item: Query guidelines for implementation of congregational ethics paper)

Pregunta: Directrices para la aplicacion del documento paparetica congregacional (Annual Conference 2011 business item: Query guidelines for implementation of congregational ethics paper) Considerando que: un código de ética para las congregaciones de la Iglesia de los Hermanos fue adoptada por la Conferencia Anual en 1996; Considerando que: el documento, “Ética para las Congregaciones” fue originado en una recomendación en el documento “Ética en el Ministerio”, aprobado inicialmente por la Conferencia Anual en 1992 …. […]

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Offering the Table

Offering the table. Offerings taken during worship services are often assumed to be only money, but during the July 2 worship service of Annual Conference, attendees offered much more than that.

As a way of tangibly “extending Jesus’ table,” moderator Robert Alley suggested a special opportunity for Brethren to offer gifts other than their dollars to people around the world. So a special offering of comforters and school supply kits was taken during worship, and many people participated. […]

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Una declaración de Confesión y Compromiso (Annual Conference business item: Statement of Confession and Commitment)

Una declaración de Confesión y Compromiso (Annual Conference business item for 2011: Statement of Confession and Commitment). El tema de la homosexualidad sigue aportando la tensión y la división dentro de nuestro Cuerpo. No somos de la misma opinión sobre este asunto. Creemos que es tiempo para el nombre del quebrantamiento. Un intercambio abierto entre las personas con perspectivas y creencias diferentes acerca de la homosexualidad a menudo parece imposible. Con demasiada frecuencia los debates en la vida del Cuerpo sobre esta cuestión …. […]

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