Brethren Disaster Ministries Reports on Completed and New Projects

Linda (right above) and Robert Leon receive a handmade quilt from members of Eaton (Ohio) Church of the Brethren. The Leon family lost everything in the northwest Indiana flood, and have had their home rebuilt through Brethren Disaster Ministries’ project in Hammond, Ind. Making quilts for disaster survivors has become a tradition for the Eaton congregation. […]

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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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Brethren Couple to Join Faculty of North Korean University

Church of the Brethren Newsline Jan. 29, 2010 A Church of the Brethren couple from Kansas, Robert and Linda Shank, are to teach at North Korea’s new Pyongyang University of Science and Techology opening this spring. The Shanks will be working in North Korea under the auspices of the Church of the Brethren’s Global Mission […]

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Brethren Revival Fellowship Announces Publication of Commentary on Genesis

Church of the Brethren Newsline Dec. 8, 2009 Brethren Revival Fellowship has announced the publication of a commentary on Genesis, written by Harold S. Martin. The book is part of the “Brethren Old Testament Commentary” series, which has the stated aim of giving a readable explanation of the Old Testament text, with loyalty to Anabaptist […]

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Second Haiti Workcamp Continues Rebuilding, Funding Needed for New ‘Brethren Phase’

Church of the Brethren Newsline Nov. 10, 2009 A second disaster relief workcamp visited Haiti on Oct. 24-Nov. 1, part of a joint effort of Brethren Disaster Ministries and the Church of the Brethren Haiti Mission to rebuild homes following four hurricanes and tropical storms that hit Haiti last fall. Participants included Haile Bedada, Fausto […]

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Annual Conference Announces 2010 Theme, Study Committees Organize

Annual Conference moderator Shawn Flory Replogle (kneeling left) receives a blessing along with moderator-elect Robert Alley (kneeling right) at the 2009 Annual Conference in San Diego in late June. Replogle has issued a theme statement for the 2010 Annual Conference, which will take place in Pittsburgh, Pa., July 3-7. Go to http://www.cobannualconference.org/ pittsburgh/theme.html . Photo by Glenn Riegel Chris Douglas […]

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50th Anniversary Open House to Be Held at Brethren General Offices

Church of the Brethren Newsline April 28, 2009 On May 13, a 50th Anniversary Open House will be held at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill. (located at 1451/1505 Dundee Ave., at the intersection of Rte. 25 and I-90). The theme for the event is “What do these stones mean to […]

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Cross Cultural Celebration is Webcast from Miami

Church of the Brethren Newsline April 24, 2009 The Church of the Brethren’s Cross Cultural Consultation and Celebration in Miami, Fla., is now available to view online. Worship services and plenary sessions at the event are being webcast, through a partnership between Bethany Theological Seminary with the Cross Cultural Ministries and the Brethren Academy for […]

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Sustaining Pastoral Excellence Program Fields Final Pastor Cohorts

Church of the Brethren Newsline April 21, 2009 The Sustaining Pastoral Excellence program of the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership is beginning its sixth year. Funded by a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., this program offering continuing education for pastors has launched its last “class” of pastoral cohorts. This final year of the Lilly grant […]

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Congregational Life Team Eliminated, Congregational Life Ministries to be Redesigned

Church of the Brethren Newsline March 24, 2009 The Church of the Brethren is redesigning its Congregational Life Ministries and eliminating the Congregational Life Team. The action is part of a plan created by executive staff to respond to financial challenges facing the denomination and the decision of the Mission and Ministry Board to reduce […]

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