Newsline for July 7, 2010

July 7, 2010 “If you love me, you will obey what I command” (John 14:15 NIV), A REVIEW OF ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2010 1) Resolution Against Torture is adopted by Annual Conference. 2) Delegates approve church bylaws, act on two queries and a recommendation on appeals. 3) Hearing gives first look at Special Response process in […]

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Harvey Is Chosen as Moderator-Elect, More Election Results

224th Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — July 5, 2010   In today’s business sessions, Tim Harvey, pastor of Roanoke (Va.) Central Church of the Brethren, was chosen as Annual Conference moderator-elect. The Nominating Committee of the Standing Committee of district delegates developed the slate of candidates, and Standing Committee […]

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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 June 17, 2009

“…But the word of our God will stand forever” (Isaiah 39:8b). NEWS 1) Listening process will help reshape Brethren Witness program. 2) Caring Ministries programs to work from within Congregational Life. 3) Emergency Disaster Fund issues four grants for international work. 4) Brethren bits: Correction, remembrances, job openings, and more. PERSONNEL 5) Amy Gingerich resigns […]

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Bridgewater College President Phillip C. Stone Announces Retirement

Church of the Brethren Newsline April 3, 2009 Bridgewater (Va.) College president Phillip C. Stone announced today that he will retire at the end of the 2009-10 academic year, concluding 16 years at the helm of the institution. Stone took office on Aug. 1, 1994, as the seventh president of Bridgewater College. His retirement will […]

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Mission and Ministry Board Announces Reorganization Results

Church of the Brethren Newsline March 19, 2009 The Church of the Brethren’s Mission and Ministry Board has announced the results of its action to immediately reorganize to comply with the number of members approved by Annual Conference when the Association of Brethren Caregivers and the General Board merged. The action was taken at the […]

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Bethany Theological Seminary Names New Academic Dean

Church of the Brethren Newsline March 17, 2009 Steven Schweitzer, assistant professor of Old Testament at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Ind., will become associate professor and academic dean at Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Ind., beginning July 1, 2009. Bethany is the Church of the Brethren’s graduate school of theology. Schweitzer is a […]

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On Earth Peace Co-Sponsors Intergenerational Workcamp

March 3, 2009 Church of the Brethren Newsline On Earth Peace is co-sponsoring an Intergenerational Workcamp in partnership with the Church of the Brethren’s  Workcamp Ministry. The Intergenerational Workcamp will take place Aug. 2-9 at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md. “This workcamp is a time for different generations to gather together and share their […]

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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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Newsline for December 31, 2008

Newsline — December 31, 2008 “Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “You prepare a table before me…” (Psalm 23:5a). NEWS 1) Brethren funds offer replenishment grants for local hunger ministries. 2) Church of the Brethren plans major disaster recovery project in Haiti. 3) Grants are given for Pakistan, the Congo, Thailand. […]

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