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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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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Standing Commitee Makes Recommendations on Business Items

223rd Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren San Diego, California — June 25, 2009 The Standing Committee of district delegates made recommendations on new items of business coming to the Annual Conference, acted on a proposal for a new denominational visioning committee, received a report on the international church, held a consultation with leaders […]

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Newsline for May 20, 2009

“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you…” (Acts 1:8a, RSV). NEWS 1) Moderator calls for a ‘season of prayer and fasting.’ 2) Brethren Benefit Trust makes changes to retiree annuity payments. 3) Cross-cultural event focuses on African-American, youth cultures. 4) District issues open letter regarding church that has left […]

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Mission and Ministry Board Announces Reorganization Results

Church of the Brethren Newsline March 19, 2009 The Church of the Brethren’s Mission and Ministry Board has announced the results of its action to immediately reorganize to comply with the number of members approved by Annual Conference when the Association of Brethren Caregivers and the General Board merged. The action was taken at the […]

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Mission and Ministry Board Revise Budget, Announces Reorganization

Church of the Brethren Newsline March 16, 2009 Financial concerns topped the agenda at the March 14-16 meeting of the Church of the Brethren’s Mission and Ministry Board. The denominational board met at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md., using Romans 12:2 as a scripture theme. The board is chaired by Eddie Edmonds, […]

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Newsline for December 31, 2008

Newsline — December 31, 2008 “Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “You prepare a table before me…” (Psalm 23:5a). NEWS 1) Brethren funds offer replenishment grants for local hunger ministries. 2) Church of the Brethren plans major disaster recovery project in Haiti. 3) Grants are given for Pakistan, the Congo, Thailand. […]

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Newsline for November 5, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Lead a life worthy of the calling…” (Ephesians 4:1b). NEWS 1) Grants support hurricane response, Zimbabwe food crisis. 2) Amwell Church of the Brethren celebrates 275 years. 3) Brethren bits: Remembrances, personnel, jobs, events, more. UPCOMING EVENTS 4) ‘We Are Able’ is among new workcamps […]

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Newsline for October 8, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Lord, you have been our dwelling place…” (Psalm 90:1). NEWS 1) Committee places increased emphasis on interfaith relations. 2) Reconciliation meetings are held in the Dominican Republic. 3) Brethren Disaster Relief Auction raises $425,000. 4) Brethren bits: Remembrance, personnel, giving to the denomination, more. PERSONNEL […]

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Newsline for September 10, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation” (2 Corinthians 5:17). NEWS 1) Theme for 2009 Annual Conference is announced. 2) Legal documents are filed to establish Church of the Brethren, Inc. 3) Denominational executives issue pastoral letter on racism. 4) Children’s […]

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