Peace Day 2012 Theme Is ‘Praying for Ceasefire’

On Earth Peace has announced a theme and a new name for its campaign encouraging churches and communities to observe the International Day of Prayer for Peace on Sept. 21. This is the sixth year that On Earth Peace has held its campaign. Peace Day is the new name for the campaign, centered this year on the theme, “Praying for Ceasefire.” […]

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Ministry of Reconciliation Seeks Feedback on Expanded Conference Role

This year the officers of the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference invited On Earth Peace to expand its Ministry of Reconciliation (MoR) presence. The expanded presence included the entire Conference, not just the business sessions. As On Earth Peace prepares a report for the Annual Conference officers to help in planning for next year, we welcome feedback. […]

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Newsline for July 26, 2012

“With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation” (Isaiah 12:3). NEWS 1) Disaster projects in New York, Alabama, Virginia are extended. 2) BVS summer unit begins work at project sites. 3) Brethren leader sends update on violence in Nigeria, interfaith delegation issues report. 4) Ministry of Reconciliation seeks feedback on expanded Conference […]

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Brethren Bits for July 26, 2012

Brethren bits remembers Philip West, a son of Dan West, and former New Windsor staff Wolfgang Spreen, and marks several anniversaries of congregations, announces a job opening with the BHLA, new district and retirement community staff, new resources available on the brethren.org website, and much much more. […]

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Barkley Resigns from the Brethren Historical Library and Archives

Terry Barkley has announced his resignation as archivist and director of the Brethren Historical Library and Archives (BHLA) at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill. Oct. 31 will be his last day at the BHLA, allowing him to complete two full years in the position. His resignation is due to family changes in Alabama, which require his daily assistance at home. […]

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New Brethren Press Resources Include Advent Devotional, ‘Brethren Beliefs,’ Guide and Covenant Studies

New from Brethren Press are a host of resources for personal devotions, for Bible studies and small groups, and for maintaining connection with Church of the Brethren ministries and Annual Conference. Order any of the following by calling 800-441-3712 or going to www.brethrenpress.com . A shipping and handling charge will be added to the listed price. […]

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BVS Summer Unit Begins Work at Project Sites

Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) Unit 297 has completed its orientation and begun work at a number of project sites in the United States, Ireland, and El Salvador. The summer unit held orientation on June 10-29 in Chicago and Elgin, Ill. Following are the new BVS volunteers, their home congregations or home towns, and projects sites. […]

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A Thank You Letter from Plowsharing Crafts

Annual Conference director Chris Douglas has shared the following letter from the staff of Plowsharing Crafts, sent in response to the generosity of Conference-goers after the SERRV store suffered a robbery during the Conference. The store lost some $1,000 worth of jewelry merchandise, but donations given by concerned Conference-goers virtually made up for the loss. […]

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