Newsline for Nov. 18, 2009

     Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Nov. 18, 2009 “O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good” (Psalm 136:1a). NEWS 1) Haiti workcamp continues rebuilding, funding needed for ‘Brethren phase.’ 2) Mission executive visits churches and Rural Service Center in India. […]

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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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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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Newsline for November 19, 2008

November 19, 2008 “Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Remember Jesus Christ…” (2 Timothy 2:8a). NEWS 1) Children’s Disaster Services responds to California wildfires. 2) Brethren funds disburse grants for disaster relief, food security. 3) Brethren support hunger report reviewing Millennium Development Goals. 4) Summit for progressive Brethren meets in Indianapolis. […]

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Newsline for October 22, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Do not neglect the gift that is in you…” (1 Timothy 4:14a). NEWS 1) Children come first for some volunteers. 2) Leadership Team reviews budget and planning for Annual Conference. 3) Brethren representatives attend conference on human trafficking. 4) Brethren bits: Remembrance, personnel, job openings, […]

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Newsline for December 5, 2007

December 5, 2007 “…Let us walk in the light of the Lord” (Isaiah 2:5b). NEWS 1) Bethany Seminary trustees welcome new president and new chair. 2) Vital Pastors ‘cohort groups’ report at conference in San Antonio. 3) National Council receives text of social creed for 21st century. 4) Brethren share 300th Anniversary devotional at NCC […]

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Small Congregation Issues Big Giving Challenge

Church of the Brethren Newsline November 29, 2007 Who said, “Be careful what you pray for, because you might get it?” To paraphrase: Be careful what you propose to a congregation because it might happen. So it was at the Sunnyslope Brethren/United Church of Christ in Oregon and Washington District, a congregation jointly affiliated with […]

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