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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McPherson College Names New President

McPHERSON COLLEGE NAMES NEW PRESIDENT Feb. 20, 2009 Church of the Brethren Newsline Michael Schneider has been chosen by the McPherson College Board of Trustees as the 14th president of the college. He currently is vice president of Advancement and Admissions for the college, which is a Church of the Brethren school located in McPherson, […]

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Brethren Give Grants for Disaster, Hunger Responses in US and Africa

Grants have gone out from two Church of the Brethren funds–the Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) and the Global Food Crisis Fund (GFCF)–to support responses to disaster situations domestically within the US as well as in Kenya, Liberia, and the Darfur region of Sudan. A grant of $40,000 from the EDF supports a Church World Service […]

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Church of the Brethren Faces Challenging Financial Situation

The Church of the Brethren is facing a challenging financial situation at the start of 2009, according to the church’s finance staff. The denomination has recorded a total net loss of $638,770 for the year 2008 (in pre-audit figures). A cluster of factors have brought about the situation, including loss of investment value, higher costs […]

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Haiti Hurricane Response Is Underway

A comprehensive Brethren response to the hurricanes that swept over Haiti last fall is underway, reports Brethren Disaster Ministries. Through a grant of $100,000 from the Church of the Brethren’s Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF), Brethren Disaster Ministries is developing new initiatives that promise to help relieve suffering and improve the lives of many Haitians. “Prior […]

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Newsline for September 10, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation” (2 Corinthians 5:17). NEWS 1) Theme for 2009 Annual Conference is announced. 2) Legal documents are filed to establish Church of the Brethren, Inc. 3) Denominational executives issue pastoral letter on racism. 4) Children’s […]

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Daily News: May 6, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (May 6, 2008) — Bethany Theological Seminary celebrated its 103rd commencement on May 3. Two observances marked the occasion. A ceremony for conferring degrees took place in Bethany’s Nicarry Chapel on the campus in Richmond, Ind. A public worship celebration was held at Richmond Church […]

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Brethren Congregations to Take Part in International Day of Prayer for Peace

Church of the Brethren Newsline August 28, 2007 As of Aug. 24, 54 congregations or colleges associated with the Church of the Brethren are planning a time of prayer on or near Friday, Sept. 21, to mark the International Day of Prayer for Peace, according to an update from On Earth Peace. The Brethren Witness/Washington […]

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Newsline for May 23, 2007

“…I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.” — Genesis 12:2b NEWS 1) Bethany Seminary celebrates 102nd commencement. 2) Brethren focus work north of Greensburg, following tornado. 3) Forum discusses future of Annual Conference, other challenges for the denomination. 4) Westminster Church, Buckhalter will receive Ecumenical Citations. […]

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Daily News: May 10, 2007

(May 10, 2007) — On May 5, Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Ind., celebrated its 102nd commencement. Two observances marked the occasion. A ceremony for conferring degrees took place in Bethany’s Nicarry Chapel. A public worship celebration was held at Richmond Church of the Brethren. President Eugene F. Roop spoke at the conferring of degrees […]

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