Leadership Team Meets, Rejoices Over Deficit Reduction

Rejoicing over a significant reduction in the Annual Conference Fund deficit was a highlight of the January meeting of the Church of the Brethren Leadership Team. The meeting involved general secretary Stan Noffsinger and the three Annual Conference officers: moderator Robert Alley, moderator-elect Tim Harvey, and secretary Fred Swartz. It was held Jan. 26-27 in […]

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Districts Close Out Hearings Providing Input to Special Response Process

This month the Church of the Brethren’s 23 districts are closing out a series of hearings that have invited church members to provide input to the denomination’s Special Response process. This process for strongly controversial issues was entered into when two business items related to human sexuality came to the 2009 Annual Conference (see www.brethren.org/ac […]

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Newsline Special: Annual Conference Ballot, Special Response Process

Logo and theme of the 2011 Annual Conference. Below: A night-time view of Grand Rapids (photo by Gary Syrba courtesy of Experience Grand Rapids). General registration has opened for the 2011 Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren, go to www.brethren.org/ac . The Conference takes place in Grand Rapids, Mich., on July 2-6. Also, […]

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Newsline for July 7, 2010

July 7, 2010 “If you love me, you will obey what I command” (John 14:15 NIV), A REVIEW OF ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2010 1) Resolution Against Torture is adopted by Annual Conference. 2) Delegates approve church bylaws, act on two queries and a recommendation on appeals. 3) Hearing gives first look at Special Response process in […]

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Hearing Gives First Look at Special Response Process in Districts

224th Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — July 6, 2010   A “model” hearing on the evening of July 6, during the 2010 Annual Conference, offered a first look at the hearings that will take place in each of the 23 districts in the Church of the Brethren this fall […]

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Standing Commitee Makes Recommendations on Business Items

223rd Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren San Diego, California — June 25, 2009 The Standing Committee of district delegates made recommendations on new items of business coming to the Annual Conference, acted on a proposal for a new denominational visioning committee, received a report on the international church, held a consultation with leaders […]

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Newsline for July 5, 2006

“Train yourself in godliness….” — 1 Timothy 4:7b NEWS FROM THE 2006 ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1) ‘Doing Church Business,’ Iraq war, divestment head Annual Conference business agenda. 2) Conference chooses James Beckwith as moderator for 2008. 3) Answers are received to questions about sexuality and ministry. PERSONNEL 4) Julie Garber is selected as editor of ‘Brethren […]

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