Junior High Conference Exceeds Seed Grant in ‘Reverse Offering’

Church of the Brethren Newsline Sept. 16, 2009 Junior high youth who took part in this year’s National Junior High Conference have exceeded the seed money they were given for a “reverse offering” that has been collected since the June event. In an update on the collection Becky Ullom, director of the Church of the […]

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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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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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Brethren Join in Calls for Cease Fire Between Israel and Gaza

Two Church of the Brethren organizations–the Brethren Witness/Washington Office and On Earth Peace–are among Christian organizations worldwide calling for peace and a cease-fire between Israel and Gaza. The World Council of Churches (WCC) and Church World Service (CWS) have been among those issuing statements on the Gaza crisis in recent days. The Church of the […]

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New Church Development Advisory Committee Meets, Visions

(Jan. 6, 2009) — In Dec. 2008 the Church of the Brethren’s New Church Development Committee enjoyed the warm hospitality of Papago Buttes Church of the Brethren in Scottsdale, Ariz., as the group met for prayer, visioning, dreaming, and planning for church planting in the United States. The meeting explored ways to foster a movement […]

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Child Protection Resource Is Made Available Through Districts

(Jan. 5, 2009) — A resource for churches on child protection has been made available to the Church of the Brethren districts by the denomination’s Caring Ministries. In its interim report on child abuse prevention, made at the 2008 Church of the Brethren Annual Conference, the program had pledged to identify resources to assist churches […]

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