Mount Morris Church Celebrates Immigrant Member Isabelle Krol

Mount Morris (Ill.) Church of the Brethren on a recent Sunday held a service and celebration for member Isabelle Krol, on the 50th anniversary of her becoming an official citizen of the United States. She came to the United States from Belgium, following World War II. Following is part of her life story, taken from an interview by Dianne Swingel:
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On Earth Peace Sponsors Bible Study on ‘Taking Jesus Seriously’

It may not have been Christmas in July but it was at the least a very summery Advent as Marlys Hershberger, pastor of Hollidaysburg (Pa.) Church of the Brethren, invited the Sunday morning worshippers into the special time Mary experienced as she waited for the promised arrival of her son Jesus. Relating stories of her […]

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NCC Leader: ‘Peace Is the Message of the Church’

National Council of Churches (NCC) General Secretary Michael Kinnamon brought greetings Jan. 13 to the opening session of Heeding God’s Call: A Gathering on Peace in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends and the Church of the Brethren, both member communions of the National Council of Churches USA, joined with […]

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Vital Pastors Program Groups Meet, Share Critical Questions

Six groups of Church of the Brethren pastors met Nov. 17-21, 2008, near Los Angeles, Calif., in the latest in a series of national conferences occurring through the Vital Pastors program of the Sustaining Pastoral Excellence (SPE) initiative. The pastors’ groups shared results of their studies through the program. One group, made up of five […]

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