Brethren bits for Dec. 13, 2019

— Remembrance: Samuel H. Flora Jr., 95, a former district executive in the Church of the Brethren and a former member of the denominational board, died Nov. 18 in Bridgewater, Va. He was born on Dec. 11, 1923, in Snow Creek, Va., son of the late Samuel H. Sr. and Annie Leah (Eller) Flora. He was a […]

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Brethren bits for Oct. 24, 2019

— The Church of the Brethren seeks a manager for the Office of Global Mission and Service, to fill a fulltime salaried position at the General Offices in Elgin, Ill. This position is responsible for administrative processes assigned by the executive director for areas including Global Mission, Brethren Volunteer Service, and Global Food Initiative. Major responsibilities […]

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Brethren bits for Oct. 11, 2019

— Annual Conference seeks nominations for open positions on the ballot in 2020. “You can help shape the future of the church!” said an announcement. “Each member of the Church of the Brethren is invited to recommend possible nominees for the 2020 Annual Conference ballot. As you pray about this, who comes to mind? Whom will the […]

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Newsline for December 30, 2010

Online registration opens in the first few days of January for several Church of the Brethren events. On Jan. 3, delegates to the 2011 Annual Conference can begin registering at www.brethren.org/ac . Also on Jan. 3, at 7 p.m. (central time), registration for the 2011 workcamps opens at www.brethren.org/workcamps . Registration for the March 2011 […]

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Hearing Gives First Look at Special Response Process in Districts

224th Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — July 6, 2010   A “model” hearing on the evening of July 6, during the 2010 Annual Conference, offered a first look at the hearings that will take place in each of the 23 districts in the Church of the Brethren this fall […]

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Newsline for Dec. 30, 2009

  Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Dec. 30, 2009 “Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” (2 Corinthians 9:15). NEWS 1) Districts work at church renewal through Springs initiative. 2) OMA conference addresses seven foundations of Christian camping. 3) Church representative attends […]

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Newsline Extra for September 7, 2009

     Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Newsline Extra: International Day of Prayer for Peace and Other Upcoming Events Sept. 7, 2009 “…So that in me you may have peace” (John 16:33). INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR PEACE 1) Congregations plan for the International […]

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Annual Conference Sets in Motion a Denomination-Wide Conversation About Issues of Human Sexuality

223rd Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren San Diego, California — June 28, 2009 Annual Conference acted on two business items related to issues of human sexuality today, after spending most of the afternoons of June 27 and 28 discussing the items “A Statement of Confession and Commitment” and “Query: Language on Same-Sex Covenantal […]

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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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