Newsline for March 25, 2009

Newsline March 25, 2009 “I will be their God, and they shall be my people” (Jer. 31:33b). NEWS 1) Church of the Brethren redesigns Congregational Life Ministries, closes Washington Office. 2) Mission and Ministry Board announces results of its reorganization. 3) Brethren bits: Corrections, remembrance, personnel, more. PERSONNEL 4) Bethany Theological Seminary names new academic […]

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Church of the Brethren Closes Its Washington Office

Church of the Brethren Newsline March 20, 2009 The Church of the Brethren has closed its Washington Office, as of March 19. The decision is part of an overall plan created by executive staff to respond to financial challenges facing the denomination and the decision of the Mission and Ministry Board to reduce the operating […]

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Newsline Extra for February 26, 2009

“…Workers who were working in the house of the Lord…” (2 Chronicles 34:10b). PERSONNEL ANNOUNCEMENTS 1) Michael Schneider named as new president of McPherson College. 2) Nancy Knepper ends her term as coordinator of District Ministry. 3) Janis Pyle ends her term as coordinator of Mission Connections. 4) Brethren bits: More personnel announcements. ********************************************************** Contact […]

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Newsline for February 25, 2009

“Create in me a clean heart, O God” (Psalm 51:10). NEWS 1) Annual Conference ballot for 2009 is announced. 2) Matching grant program provides $206,000 to local food banks. 3) Brethren funds give grants for disaster, hunger response in US and Africa. 4) Church of the Brethren faith expedition visits Chiapas, Mexico. 5) BVS seeks […]

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Brethren ‘Faith Expedition’ Visits Chiapas, Mexico

Church of the Brethren members have just returned from a 10-day Faith Expedition to the region of Chiapas, Mexico, sponsored by the Brethren Witness/Washington Office in partnership with Equal Exchange and Witness for Peace. The delegation spent several days in the town of San Cristobal exploring the history of Mexico and the effects of the […]

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Newsline for January 29, 2009

Newsline January 29, 2009 “God is a refuge for us” (Psalm 62:8b). NEWS 1) Brethren Benefit Trust issues a report on its investment losses. 2) Matching grant program for hunger relief gets off to a good start. 3) Leadership Team works toward revisions of church documents. 4) Outdoor Ministries Association holds annual meeting in Northwest. […]

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Christian Leaders Target Poverty

CHRISTIAN LEADERS TARGET POVERTY Calling poverty a “moral scandal,” leaders from the full spectrum of Christian churches in the country met Jan. 13-16 in Baltimore to dig deeper into the issue and then take their message to Washington. The participants in Christian Churches Together reaffirmed their conviction that service to the poor and work for […]

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Newsline for January 14, 2009

Newsline January 14, 2009 “In the beginning was the Word” (John 1:1). NEWS 1) Gather ’Round looks at the future. 2) New Church Development Advisory Committee meets, visions. 3) McPherson County congregations support Growing Project. 4) Camp Mack helps feed the hungry locally, and in Guatemala. 5) Brethren bits: Correction, job openings, inauguration, and more. […]

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Newsline Special for January 9, 2009

“For the Lord…will having compassion on his suffering ones” (Isaiah 49:13b). NEWS 1) Brethren call for cease fire between Israel and Gaza. 2) On Earth Peace-sponsored delegation is in Israel and Palestine. 3) Church World Service is poised to deliver aid in Gaza. 4) WCC says Christians worldwide are acting on the Gaza crisis. ********************************************************** […]

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Brethren Join in Calls for Cease Fire Between Israel and Gaza

Two Church of the Brethren organizations–the Brethren Witness/Washington Office and On Earth Peace–are among Christian organizations worldwide calling for peace and a cease-fire between Israel and Gaza. The World Council of Churches (WCC) and Church World Service (CWS) have been among those issuing statements on the Gaza crisis in recent days. The Church of the […]

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