Friday, November 05, 2004

Senior High Fall Retreat -- November 5-7, 2004

Our keynote speaker will be Matt Guynn, coordinator of peace witness for On Earth Peace. Matt lives in Richmond, Ind., and attends the Richmond Church of the Brethren. He has led numerous workshops and other events all across the denomination. Students from Manchester College will assist in music leadership for the weekend.

"Prepare, God's People!" The Brethren love feast includes a time of preparation, in which Brethren historically were asked whether all was "right" between them and their neighbors. Did any conflict exist? How do we get ourselves "right" with God, or with one another? The weekend will look at ways of dealing with conflict in healthy ways that can transform relationships.

Other Activities:
Worship, games and recreation, an ice cream social, a service project, and lots of fun, food, and fellowship.

Manchester Scholarships

Manchester College, North Manchester, Ind., has tripled its Connections scholarship to $3,000 for new Church of the Brethren students entering in the fall of 2005. Brethren students will receive the award on top of all other financial aid for which they qualify, up to full tuition. "Our Brethren students are consistently among our top students academically and are leaders on campus," noted Dave McFadden, vice president for Enrollment and Planning, in a release from the college. "They are a key part of what makes us a distinctive college." The release reported that 11 Fulbright Scholars from Manchester have been Church of the Brethren. Visit or call 800-852-3648.

source: Newsline 11/05/2004
Youth Resources

The December Source mailing, sent to church pastors, includes ideas for congregations to use the unique opportunity of the Church of the Brethren Christmas Eve Service on CBS. Ideas are given for how congregations may use the national television broadcast to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with their communities. The Source packet, a monthly mailing of resources for congregations, will arrive at church offices by mid-November. Also in this Source packet: A letter from Annual Conference moderator Jim Hardenbrook; information from the 300th Anniversary Committee; order forms for a Lent devotional by Glenn Mitchell; a Christmas catalogue from Brethren Press; a youth essay contest by "Messenger" magazine; bulletin inserts on stewardship; brochures for the 2005 National Workcamps for youth and young adults; an invitation to send Christmas cards to Brethren Volunteer Service workers; a flier from A Greater Gift/SERRV; "The Seed Packet" newsletter for Christian educators; and the "Tapestry" newsletter.

source: Newsline 11/05/2004