A Wide Variety of NYC Workshops Provide Education as Well as Fun Activities

2010 National Youth Conference of the Church of the Brethren Fort Collins, Colo. — July 22, 2010   For NYCers not out hiking or on service projects, early afternoon workshops were offered to meet all sorts of interests. On Wednesday, 31 workshops for youth and 5 for adult advisors were scheduled, for example. Hands-on creative arts were very […]

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Work Projects Take 700 Youth out to Serve the Community

2010 National Youth Conference of the Church of the Brethren Fort Collins, Colo. — July 19, 2010   A Monday afternoon service project had youth painting an anti-beaver concoction on trees at a natural area near Fort Collins. Photos by Frances TownsendThe Hearts and Horses Therapeutic Riding Center in Loveland was one of the Monday service projects at […]

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Delegates Approve Church Bylaws, Act on Two Queries and Recommendation on Appeals

224th Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — July 5, 2010   Delegates voted to approve revised bylaws for the Church of the Brethren, and acted on two queries during the Annual Conference business sessions on Monday, July 5 in Pittsburgh, Pa. (above) Below, delegates had an opportunity to meet others […]

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Conference Reaffirms 1954 Paper on Secret Oath-Bound Societies, Addresses Other Business

223rd Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren San Diego, California — June 29, 2009 The Annual Conference has respectfully returned the “Query: Secret Oath-Bound Societies”  and reaffirmed the statement on membership in secret societies that was passed by the 1954 Annual Conference–with an amendment asking the Conference officers to appoint a three-member group to develop resources […]

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Delegates Pass Revision of Paper to Deal with Strongly Controversial Issues

223rd Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren San Diego, California — June 27, 2009 By an overwhelming vote, the delegate body affirmed the motion of Standing Committee to adopt the revision of the paper, “A Structural Framework for Dealing with Strongly Controversial Issues.” The document represents an update and revision of a paper of […]

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Newsline for May 6, 2009

“All who believed were together and had all things in common” (Acts 2:44). NEWS 1) Ecumenical Blitz Build takes off in New Orleans. 2) Fuller Seminary to establish a chair in Anabaptist studies. 3) Brethren bits: Job opening, Spanish translators, legislation, more. PERSONNEL 4) Stephen Abe to conclude his service as West Marva District executive. […]

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Newsline Extra for February 12, 2009

“So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation” (2 Corinthians 5:17). ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2009 1) Annual Conference Information Packet available online, registration begins Feb. 21. 2) Public policy leader on hunger to speak at Annual Conference. 3) Song and Story Fest to be held at Camp Peaceful Pines. 4) Cook-Huffman to lead […]

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