Newsline for July 16, 2009

Newsline The Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe to Newsline. For more Church of the Brethren news go to www.brethren.org and click on “News.” “Commit your work to the Lord…” (Proverbs 16:3a). NEWS 1) Delegation celebrates church anniversary, Brethren connections in Angola. 2) BBT reports progress in […]

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Newsline Special for April 22, 2009

“Stop and consider the wondrous works of God” (Job 37:14b). EARTH DAY 1) Environmental resources recommended by Brethren, ecumenical groups. 2) Brethren bits for Earth Day. UPCOMING EVENTS 3) Annual Conference to address five new business items, ends online registration May 8. 4) Cross Cultural Celebration to be webcast from Miami. 5) International Day of […]

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On Earth Peace Reports Mid-Year Financial Concern

Church of the Brethren Newsline April 6, 2009 On Earth Peace in a recent newsletter has reported concerns about its finances. The organization currently is at the mid-point in its fiscal year. “At the half-way point of our fiscal year, our income is running about $9,500 above expenses,” reported executive director Bob Gross in follow […]

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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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Disaster Relief Programs Provide Statistics for 2008

Church of the Brethren Newsline March 31, 2009 Church of the Brethren programs that respond to disaster have released statistics for 2008, in a recent issue of the Bridges newsletter. The programs are Brethren Disaster Ministries, Children’s Disaster Services, Material Resources, and the Emergency Disaster Fund. Brethren Disaster Ministries repairs and rebuilds homes following disasters, […]

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Congregational Life Team Eliminated, Congregational Life Ministries to be Redesigned

Church of the Brethren Newsline March 24, 2009 The Church of the Brethren is redesigning its Congregational Life Ministries and eliminating the Congregational Life Team. The action is part of a plan created by executive staff to respond to financial challenges facing the denomination and the decision of the Mission and Ministry Board to reduce […]

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Church of the Brethren Closes Its Washington Office

Church of the Brethren Newsline March 20, 2009 The Church of the Brethren has closed its Washington Office, as of March 19. The decision is part of an overall plan created by executive staff to respond to financial challenges facing the denomination and the decision of the Mission and Ministry Board to reduce the operating […]

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Mission and Ministry Board Announces Reorganization Results

Church of the Brethren Newsline March 19, 2009 The Church of the Brethren’s Mission and Ministry Board has announced the results of its action to immediately reorganize to comply with the number of members approved by Annual Conference when the Association of Brethren Caregivers and the General Board merged. The action was taken at the […]

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Bethany Seminary Offers Webcast, ‘A Jewish Tentmaker Preaches Peace’

Church of the Brethren Newsline March 18, 2009 Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Ind., is offering an Internet webcast on March 28 of a presentation by New Testament professor Dan Ulrich titled “A Jewish Tentmaker Preaches Peace.” The event is being held in recognition of Ulrich’s recent promotion to professor of New Testament Studies at […]

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Bethany Theological Seminary Names New Academic Dean

Church of the Brethren Newsline March 17, 2009 Steven Schweitzer, assistant professor of Old Testament at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Ind., will become associate professor and academic dean at Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Ind., beginning July 1, 2009. Bethany is the Church of the Brethren’s graduate school of theology. Schweitzer is a […]

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