BBT Board Calls New Leadership Following Resignation of Its Chair

Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT) Board chairwoman Deb Romary unexpectedly resigned from the BBT Board of Directors on July 5, immediately following the action by the Annual Conference delegate body on two business items related to issues of human sexuality. She had served as chairwoman of the BBT Board since July 2010. She was elected by the BBT Board in Nov. 2010 to serve a second four-year term; that election was affirmed on July 4 by the Annual Conference delegate body. […]

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Forum of the Fellowship of Brethren Homes Meets in Ohio

The 2011 Forum of the Fellowship of Brethren Homes (FBH) enjoyed the warm hospitality of the Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria, Ohio, for its annual meeting April 5-7. Representatives from FBH retirement communities, the Church of the Brethren, and the Church of the Brethren Benefit (BBT) Trust gathered to hear presentations by several experts in the […]

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Newsline for April 6, 2011

And Jesus answered them, saying, “The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.” (John 12:23) NEWS 1)  Global Food Crisis Fund makes grant to North Korea 2)  Church of the Brethren Credit Union proposes merger 3)  CWS expedites relief to thousands in neglected coastal cities PERSONNEL 4)  Steve Gregory to retire […]

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Increased Compliance Efforts at BBT Protect Church Members

What does it mean for a non-profit organization like Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT) to be compliant in this day of increased regulations, including more recent laws like HIPAA and HITECH that protect personal health information, and the Pension Protection Act of 2006? We’re finding out. Last fall, BBT hired a consulting company that specializes in […]

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Newsline for March 9, 2011

“The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your needs in parched places…” (Isaiah 58:11a). Disabilities Awareness Month resources have been updated. The last Newsline announced the celebration of Disabilities Awareness Month throughout the month of March. For those who may have been frustrated by the lack of availability of worship resources, staff apologize for […]

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Annual Conference Ballot for 2011 Is Released

Logo and theme of the 2011 Annual Conference. Below: A night-time view of Grand Rapids (photo by Gary Syrba courtesy of Experience Grand Rapids). General registration has opened for the 2011 Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren, go to www.brethren.org/ac . The Conference takes place in Grand Rapids, Mich., on July 2-6. Also, hotel and […]

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Newsline for February 9, 2011

Feb. 21 is the last day to register delegates to the 2011 Annual Conference at the early registration price of $275. After Feb. 21, delegate registration increases to $300. The Conference takes place in Grand Rapids, Mich., on July 2-6. “If your congregation has not yet registered its delegate/s, please do so at www.brethren.org/ac no later […]

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