Brethren Disaster Ministries Issues Update on Tornado, Flood Response

Alabama tornado destruction. Children’s Disaster Services has been helping care for children and families affected in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Photo by Tim Burkitt, FEMA Brethren Disaster Ministries (BDM) has issued a situation report on the severe storms in the South, and an update on its new rebuilding work following last year’s flooding in Tennessee. Children’s Disaster […]

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CDS Cares for Children in Alabama, Receives Requests from Mississippi and Tennessee

Photos from the current CDS response are not yet available, but the above pictures from a Midwest flood response in 2008 illustrates the work of Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) volunteers. CDS sets up and staff special childcare sites following disasters like the current spate of tornadoes and floods, in order to both provide nurturing care for children and families, […]

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Newsline for April 20, 2011

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.  We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth”  (John 1:14). NEWS 1) Brethren Disaster Ministries responds to tornado damage 2) A Report on Bethany Seminary’s Board of Trustees meeting 3) […]

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Children’s Disaster Services to Hold Hawaii Workshops

Children’s Disaster Services provides for the needs of children following disasters. The program is partnering with volunteer organizations in Hawai’i to hold five volunteer training events in April and May. (This photo by Jane Hahn dates from a CDS response in 2008.) Children’s Disaster Services is partnering with Hawai`i State Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (HS […]

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Newsline for February 24, 2011

Feb. 24, 2011 “You should not be hard-hearted or tight-fisted toward your needy neighbor. You should rather open your hand, willingly lending enough to meet the need…” (Deuteronomy 15:7b-8a). NEWS 1) Global Food Crisis Fund hosts gathering for Foods Resource Bank. 2) Advocacy office urges federal budget to care for those in poverty. 3) Religious […]

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Newsline for January 12, 2011

“Do not speak evil against one another, brothers and sisters” (James 4:11). “Brethren in the News” is a new page on the denominational website offering a listing of currently published news about Brethren congregations and individuals. Find the latest newspaper reports, television clips, and more by clicking on “Brethren in the News,” a link in the […]

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Training Opportunities for Deacons, Stewardship, Intercultural, Children’s and Youth Ministries

Church of the Brethren Newsline Sept. 9, 2010 A number of upcoming workshops and training events are offered by or recommended by Church of the Brethren staff in the areas of deacon ministry, stewardship, intercultural ministry, Children’s Disaster Services, and youth ministry: Three training sessions for deacons will be hosted by Pacific Southwest District this […]

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Newsline for Sept. 9, 2010

Newsline A prayer circle on Sept. 3 at the church’s General Offices offered a blessing for the 15 Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) workers attending a retreat, and for Robert and Linda Shank (shown at left above), church staff preparing to travel to North Korea to teach in a new university there. Global Mission Partnerships executive […]

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Brethren Disaster Ministries Marks Fifth Anniversary of Katrina

Church of the Brethren Newsline Aug. 27, 2010 Above, a Children’s Disaster Services volunteer cares for an infant following Hurricane Katrina. Five years later, the Church of the Brethren is still working to mitigate the suffering caused by the hurricane, with an ongoing Brethren Disaster Ministries rebuilding project in St. Bernard Parish near New Orleans. Below, a volunteer […]

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