Brethren Leader Signs on to Letter Encouraging Peace in Israel and Palestine

Church of the Brethren Newsline June 5, 2009 Church of the Brethren general secretary Stan Noffsinger has signed on to the following ecumenical letter to President Obama about peace in Israel and Palestine, at the invitation of Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP). The letter encourages the President’s vigorous leadership for peace on the occasion […]

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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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Annual Conference Preachers, Other Leaders Announced

Church of the Brethren Newsline March 10, 2009 Preachers and other leaders for the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference to be held June 26-30 in San Diego, Calif., have been announced by the Annual Conference Office. Coordinating the worship services will be Scott Duffey of Staunton, Va. Preachers will address the Conference theme for […]

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On Earth Peace Co-Sponsors Intergenerational Workcamp

March 3, 2009 Church of the Brethren Newsline On Earth Peace is co-sponsoring an Intergenerational Workcamp in partnership with the Church of the Brethren’s  Workcamp Ministry. The Intergenerational Workcamp will take place Aug. 2-9 at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md. “This workcamp is a time for different generations to gather together and share their […]

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Bethany Seminary Offers Webcast of Chapel Led by Annual Conference Moderator

March 3, 2009 Church of the Brethren Newsline This Wednesday’s worship service from Nicarry Chapel at Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Ind., will also be available for participants anywhere through a special webcast. David Shumate, moderator of the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference, will preach for the chapel service on March 4, at 11:20 […]

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Bethany Theological Seminary to Hold Presidential Forum

Bethany Theological Seminary will host a Presidential Forum titled “Weaving Wisdom’s Tent: The Arts of Peace” on March 29-30. The event will be held at the seminary’s campus in Richmond, Ind. The forum will focus on spirituality, art, and peacemaking, and will include plenary sessions, workshops, small group reflection, presentation of student papers, and a […]

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Annual Conference Information Packet Available Online, Registration Begins February 21

The Information Packet for the 2009 Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren is now available online. The packet offers essential information about the Conference to take place in San Diego, Calif., on June 26-30, including information about registration fees, travel, housing, age group events, special presentations, and more. The information packet is available […]

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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 October 8, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Lord, you have been our dwelling place…” (Psalm 90:1). NEWS 1) Committee places increased emphasis on interfaith relations. 2) Reconciliation meetings are held in the Dominican Republic. 3) Brethren Disaster Relief Auction raises $425,000. 4) Brethren bits: Remembrance, personnel, giving to the denomination, more. PERSONNEL […]

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