The gift continues: Puerto Rican Brethren host celebration of Heifer’s 75th anniversary

By Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford, with contributions from Peggy Reiff Miller The 75th anniversary of Heifer International was celebrated Oct. 5, in Castañer, P.R., hosted by Puerto Rico District of the Church of the Brethren, the Castañer congregation, and Castañer Hospital. (For photos of the celebration and other views of Puerto Rico go to www.bluemelon.com/churchofthebrethren/puertoricohostsheifers75thanniversary .) Puerto Rico was […]

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Sermon: ‘Together in Unity Though Uniquely Diverse’

223rd Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren San Diego, California — June 30, 2009 Scripture readings: 1 Corinthians 12:4-14, 27-31; 13:1-2 “Las cosas viejas pasaron; he aqui todas son hechas nuevas.  Y todo esto proviene de Dios.” No,  I am not going to deliver this sermon in Spanish, although I should.  Why not? Why do […]

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Annual Conference Preachers, Other Leaders Announced

Church of the Brethren Newsline March 10, 2009 Preachers and other leaders for the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference to be held June 26-30 in San Diego, Calif., have been announced by the Annual Conference Office. Coordinating the worship services will be Scott Duffey of Staunton, Va. Preachers will address the Conference theme for […]

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Newsline for June 20, 2007

“On that day I will call my servant….” Isaiah 22:20a NEWS 1) Ruthann Knechel Johansen called as president of Bethany Seminary. 2) National Junior High Conference attracts 800 youth and advisors. 3) Children’s Disaster Services partners on child safety in shelters. 4) Brethren participate in national gathering on poverty and hunger. 5) Puerto Rican Brethren […]

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Puerto Rican Brethren Hold 20th Island Assembly

(June 12, 2007) — The Church of the Brethren congregations in Puerto Rico held their 20th Island Assembly in early June. The churches also celebrated the graduation of the third class of students from the Puerto Rico Theological Institute. On June 1, the Instituto Teológico de Puerto Rico awarded nine students certificates for completing the […]

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Newsline Special for May 22, 2006

“So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God.” — Ephesians 2:19 NEWS 1) Cross Cultural Celebration reflects on the household of God. 2) Celebración Intercultural refleja la casa de Dios. 3) Brethren in Puerto Rico ask for prayer for […]

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Brethren in Puerto Rico, Brazil Ask for Prayer

Puerto Rican Brethren ask for prayer for island’s financial crisis Brethren from Puerto Rico who were at the Church of the Brethren’s Cross Cultural Consultation and Celebration in Pennsylvania May 4-7, asked fellow participants to pray for the island during its current financial crisis. As of May 1 nearly 100,000 government employees including teachers and […]

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