BBT Protests Wells Fargo Effort to Contact Pension Plan Members and Congregations

Church of the Brethren Newsline Nov. 4, 2009 It has been brought to the attention of staff at Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT) that some individual Pension Plan members, as well as churches in the denomination, are being contacted by representatives of Wells Fargo Advisors concerning pensions and retirement. The Wells Fargo Advisors representatives make reference […]

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Newsline for Oct. 7, 2009

Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Oct. 7, 2009  “Rescue the weak and the needy…” (Psalm 82:4a). NEWS 1) Brethren Disaster Ministries responds to Indonesia, flooding in Georgia. 2) Brethren staff take part in national conversations on disaster guidelines. 3) 128 faith communities participate […]

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Newsline for August 26, 2009

Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Aug. 26, 2009  “The Lord is my portion” (Psalm 119:57a). NEWS 1) BBT sends notification letters for recalculated annuity benefits. 2) Haitian Brethren name provisional board, hold blessing for first ministers. 3) Workcamp ministry records another successful season. […]

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Newsline for July 30, 2009

The Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe to Newsline. For more Church of the Brethren news go to http://www.brethren.org/ and click on “News.” July 30, 2009 “Devote yourselves to prayer…” (Colossians 4:2a) NEWS 1) Brethren send two shipments of food for children in Haiti. 2) Brethren Digital […]

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Newsline for July 16, 2009

Newsline The Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe to Newsline. For more Church of the Brethren news go to www.brethren.org and click on “News.” “Commit your work to the Lord…” (Proverbs 16:3a). NEWS 1) Delegation celebrates church anniversary, Brethren connections in Angola. 2) BBT reports progress in […]

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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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Brethren Benefit Trust Makes Changes to Retiree Annuity Payments

Church of the Brethren Newsline May 15, 2009 In order to preserve the solvency and long-term integrity of the Church of the Brethren Pension Plan’s Retirement Benefits Fund, which funds the monthly benefit payments for annuitants, the Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT) Board in April took action that will reduce annuity payments for retirees. The board […]

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Newsline for April 22, 2009

“Love does no wrong to a neighbor…” (Romans 13:10a). NEWS 1) Bethany Theological Seminary Trustees hold spring meeting. 2) Brethren representative attends UN conference on racism. 3) Church of the Brethren staff participate in White House conference call. 4) Ecumenical Blitz Build begins in New Orleans. 5) Sustaining Pastoral Excellence fields final pastor cohorts. 6) […]

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Newsline for April 8, 2009

“He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet” (John 13:5a). NEWS 1) On Earth Peace reports mid-year financial concern. 2) Bethany Seminary holds second annual Presidential Forum. 3) Domestic hunger program receives funding to fulfill grant requests. 4) Church of the Brethren Credit Union offers online banking. 5) Brethren Press […]

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