Newsline for March 9, 2011

“The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your needs in parched places…” (Isaiah 58:11a). Disabilities Awareness Month resources have been updated. The last Newsline announced the celebration of Disabilities Awareness Month throughout the month of March. For those who may have been frustrated by the lack of availability of worship resources, staff apologize for […]

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Workcamp Aids Haitian Brethren in Rebuilding Effort

The Haiti Workcamp helped to build a new church in the village of Ferrier, in an area where Brethren Disaster Ministries has rebuilt 21 homes destroyed last year in hurricanes and tropical storms. The workcamp group also helped rebuild homes, provided leadership for a Kids’ Club event, and worshiped and fellowshiped with the Haitian Brethren. […]

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Brethren in Haiti Name Provisional Board, Hold Blessing for First Ministers

Church of the Brethren Newsline   Eglise des Freres Haitiens (the Haitian Church of the Brethren) distribute canned chicken during a worship celebration at which the church held a blessing for its first ordained and licensed ministers. The canned meat was donated by Southern Pennsylvania and Mid-Atlantic Districts, and sent to Haiti with help from […]

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Brethren Programs Sponsor Bread for the World Guide for Short-Term Missions

Church of the Brethren Newsline June 10, 2009 Getting Ready to Come Back: Advocacy Guide for Mission Teams is a new resource from Bread for the World, with sponsorship from more than a dozen Christian groups including the Church of the Brethren. The church’s Global Mission Partnerships along with Brethren Volunteer Service and the Global […]

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Emergency Disaster Fund Issues Four Grants for International Work

Church of the Brethren Newsline June 8, 2009 The Church of the Brethren’s Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) has issued four grants for international relief efforts following disasters. The four grants total $88,000. A grant of $40,000 responds to a Church World Service (CWS) appeal for assistance in Myanmar. This is the first grant from the […]

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Brethren Leader Signs on to Letter Encouraging Peace in Israel and Palestine

Church of the Brethren Newsline June 5, 2009 Church of the Brethren general secretary Stan Noffsinger has signed on to the following ecumenical letter to President Obama about peace in Israel and Palestine, at the invitation of Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP). The letter encourages the President’s vigorous leadership for peace on the occasion […]

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Church of the Brethren Yearbook Reports 2008 Membership Loss

Church of the Brethren Newsline June 4, 2009 Church of the Brethren membership in the US and Puerto Rico dropped below 125,000 for the first time since the 1920s, according to 2008 data from the “Church of the Brethren Yearbook.” The denomination’s membership stood at 124,408 at the end of 2008, according to data reported […]

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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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