Newsline for September 23, 2010

New at www.brethren.org  is a photo album from Sudan, providing glimpses into the work of Michael Wagner, Church of the Brethren mission staff seconded to the Africa Inland Church-Sudan. Wagner began work in southern Sudan in early July. His home congregation is Mountville (Pa.) Church of the Brethren. Find the album at www.brethren.org/site/PhotoAlbumUser?view=UserAlbum&AlbumID=12209. “If you, […]

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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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Church Developers Called to ‘Plant Generously, Reap Bountifully’

Artist and minister David Weiss painted pictures inspired by the New Church Development Conference (see story at left). This painting illustrates the text for the conference, 1 Corinthians 3:6. View the photo album from the conference .Link to the New Church Development webpage to listen to the following audio podcasts from the conference: Belita Mitchell, pastor of the […]

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Intercultural Consultation Celebrates Diversity in Harmony

  The church’s twelfth Intercultural Consultation and Celebration was held on April 22-25 at Camp Harmony in Pennsylvania. Approximately 100 Church of the Brethren members gathered around the theme, “Live in harmony with one another,” with Romans 12:15-17 providing the biblical context. Above, Ruben Deoleo, the denominational director of Intercultural Ministry, speaks at one of the […]

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Newsline for February 25, 2010

  Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe.   Feb. 25, 2010 “…Stand firm in the Lord…” (Philippians 4:1b). NEWS 1) Christian denominations issue joint letter urging immigration reform. 2) Brethren medical/crisis counseling group is to go to Haiti. 3) Winners of NYC music and […]

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Newsline for Feb. 11, 2010

  Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Feb. 11, 2010 “O God…I seek you, my soul thirsts for you” (Psalm 6:3a). NEWS 1) Haitian-American Brethren experience losses, grief following earthquake. 2) Church of the Brethren reports pre-audit financial results for 2009. 3) Center ships 158,000 […]

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Quilts Bring to Life Memories of Women’s Work in China

Church of the Brethren Newsline Dec. 18, 2009 “Archival research and collective memories from close at hand and afar are bringing an intriguing story to life–a kind of SERRV project a decade or two ahead of SERRV, a hunger action program 50 years ahead of the Global Food Crisis Fund,” reports Howard Royer. Earlier this […]

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Newsline for Dec. 17, 2009

Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Dec. 17, 2009  “And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed…” (Isaiah 40:5a, NIV). NEWS 1) Immigration issues are affecting some Brethren congregations. 2) Grants support ecumenical build in Iowa, assistance to Cambodia, India, Haiti. 3) Kulp Bible […]

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Newsline for November 19, 2008

November 19, 2008 “Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Remember Jesus Christ…” (2 Timothy 2:8a). NEWS 1) Children’s Disaster Services responds to California wildfires. 2) Brethren funds disburse grants for disaster relief, food security. 3) Brethren support hunger report reviewing Millennium Development Goals. 4) Summit for progressive Brethren meets in Indianapolis. […]

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On Earth Peace Board Meeting Focuses on Strategic Planning

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (April 14, 2008) — On April 4-5, the board of directors of On Earth Peace met at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md. Each session of the meeting opened with devotions and prayer, led by members of the board. On Earth Peace continues […]

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