Revised Deacon Manual to Be Published in Two Volumes

A newly revised and expanded “Deacon Manual” is nearing completion, with delivery scheduled for this summer, reports Donna Kline, director of the Church of the Brethren’s Deacon Ministries. The new two-volume set offers one volume for individual and group study, while the second volume is designed to accompany deacons as they minister in homes, hospitals, and the many other places they serve. […]

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Honoring Those Who Said No to War

The following article by Howard Royer, who recently retired from the denominational staff, was written for the newsletter of Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren in Elgin, Ill.–and may provide a model for how other congregations remember and honor conscientious objectors: […]

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On Earth Peace Board Holds Spring Meeting

During its Spring meeting, the On Earth Peace board of directors discussed next steps in the organization’s search for a new executive director. The agency hopes to fill the position in the coming months, and to introduce the new executive director at the upcoming Church of the Brethren Annual Conference in St. Louis, Mo. […]

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Brethren in the News for April 5, 2012

Today’s “Brethren in the News” includes two media reports on the tragic death of Castine Church of the Brethren youth pastor Brian Delk earlier this week, as well as a unique art exhibit focused on Jesus’ human side at Veritas, a new church development in Lancaster, Pa., and a re-enactment of Jesus’ crucifixion at County Line Church of the Brethren in Champion, Ohio, along with links to many more Brethren-related news stories. […]

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Newsline for April 5, 2012

This issue of Newsline includes the following stories: 1) Ruthann Knechel Johansen to retire as seminary president. 2) Presidential and board leadership highlight Bethany trustee meeting. 3) Civilian Public Service camps mark 70th anniversaries. 4) Bridgewater’s Jesse Hopkins to direct final concert choir performance. 5) National Council of Churches provides Earth Day Sunday resources. 6) National Walk at Lunch Day April 25 reminds workers to be walkers. 7) Action Alert: Racism. 8) Brethren bits: Correction, remembrance, personnel, job openings, deacon survey, and much more. […]

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Brethren Bits for April 5, 2012

This issue of Brethren bits includes a special request for prayer on the death of a youth pastor in Southern Ohio District, job openings at the Brethren Academy and Brethren Hillcrest Homes, personnel news, a Deacon Ministry survey, report from Global Women’s Project Steering Committee, and a host of other news from churches, districts, camps, colleges, and more. […]

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