Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Reason for the Season

Reason for the Season

Best wishes for a celebration of the winter solstice holiday.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Monday, December 10, 2007

Happy Holidays

Merry Chrifsmas

Pastafarians should not be ashamed to wish their loved ones a Merry Chrifsmas this year.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Elf YourBVSelf


Brethren Volunteer Service is persons giving their time and skills, like Santa's helpers, to help a world in need. It is a way for people to work at issues greater than themselves, recognizing that their efforts may not immediately solve deep-rooted problems, but can be part of on-going work for justice, peace, goodwill, and the integrity of creation.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

GM on Facebook

Gospel Messenger on Facebook

For our readers on Facebook, you can show your support by becoming a fan.

Resources for Youth Sunday

Resources for Youth Sunday

Again, the Youth and Young Adult Ministries Office has developed worship resources for National Youth Sunday. A poster was mailed to each youth advisor. If you would like additional copies, please call 800-323-8039, ext. 289.

The theme for 2008 is “By the Manner of Their Living” from Colossians 3:12-15. All of the resources for the annual theme this year are located on our website for you to download. This is an effort to save the cost of printing materials, and yet still make them available for you to use on National Youth Sunday, May 4, 2008.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

300 Food Panties

Letter from the Youth Cabinet

November 2007


As the National Youth Cabinet for 2007 and 2008, we just wanted to introduce ourselves as well as let all of you know what we have been doing. We are extremely excited about the Church of the Brethren and youth ministry and we are lucky to be able to bring the 300th celebration to the youth of our denomination. In order to do this, we have composed a list of a few things that we would like for youth to try in honor of our 300th year as a church. Hopefully, you will look over them and decide which one your youth group would like to start in 2008:
Do 300 hours of service
Put together 300 school kits
Donate 300 cans to a local Food Panty
Spend 300 minutes doing intergenerational activities in your Congregation with adults
Give $300 to a worthy cause
Offer 300 prayers for peace or for one’s community
We invite you to also think about ways to celebrate our denomination’s 300th Anniversary with ideas that your youth group comes up with. We ask that you then send an e-mail to let us know what “300” project your youth group will do to celebrate the 300th Anniversary. Please send those to Tricia Ziegler at:

We have also decided on our theme this year to go along with our anniversary. It is “By the Manner of Their Living.” We wanted to remind the youth that the Church of Brethren is to be known by the manner of their living: peacefully, simply, and together. The verses we have chosen to go along with this theme are Colossians 3: 12-15. For resources and further information, including Youth Sunday materials, refer to the COB website.

We will be praying for you and your ministry. Please pray with us!

With Love,

Turner Ritchie- South Central District
Elizabeth Willis- Southeastern District
Heather Popielarz- Michigan District
Seth Keller- Southern Pennsylvania District
Joel Rhodes- Middle Pennsylvania District
Tricia Ziegler- Atlantic Southeast District
Dena Gilbert- Advisor
Chris Douglas- Staff

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Generally Board: The Movie

Generally Board: The Movie

The General Board
You might very well think you know but we couldn't possibly comment.
Release Date:
19 October 2007
Comedy / Drama
A convient way of caring.

Plot Synopsis:
Otherwise good intentioned folks spending a long tedious weekend indoors.
Cast (in no particular order)
Kevin Spacey - Roy Winter
Billy Bob Thornton - Jim Beckwith
Kathy Bates - Barb Davis
Lucy Liu - Wendy McFadden
Denzel Washington - Steve Reid (early in the weekend)
Morgan Freeman - Steve Reid (later in the weekend)
Richard Gere - Phil Jones
Betty White - Karin Krog
Stevie Nicks - Tara Hornbacker
Sarah Jessica Parker - Carol Mason
Jason Alexander - Dan McFadden
Bill Nighy - Jeff Glass
Stephen Colbert - Walt Wiltschek
Sally Struthers - Janis Pyle
Michael Caine - Brad Bohrer
Della Reese - Marian Thornton
Kelsey Grammer - Merv Keeney
Paul Hogan - Dave Ingold
Jack Palance - Howard Royer
Terry Bradshaw - Wil Nolen
Martin Sheen - Stan Noffsinger
Steve Buscemi - Ken Shaffer
Rick Moranis - Mark Hartwig
Cedric the Entertainer - Terrell Lewis
Penn Jillette - Jon Kobel
Danny Masterson - Logan Congdon
Bea Arthur - Mary Jo Flory Steury
Drew Carey - Mark Steury
Bette Midler - Chris Douglas
Alanis Morrissette - Beth Merrill
Julia Roberts - Genelle Wine
Carol Burnett - Carol Bowman
Reese Witherspoon - Becky Ullom (early in the weekend)
Meg Ryan - Becky Ullom (later in the weekend)
Kevin Costner - Ken Neher
Diane Sawyer - Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford
Daniel Radcliffe - Travis Poling
Rachael Ray - Bekah Houff
Jamie Foxx - Pierre Convington
Steve Martin - Bob Gross
Helen Mirren - Judy Keyser
Jodie Foster - Anna Speicher
Hillary Clinton - Becky Rhodes
Desi Arnaz - Hector Borges
Robert Duvall - Jay Carter
Clint Eastwood - Dale Minnich
Sarah Silverman - LeAnn Wine
Sally Field - Kathy Reid
Dakota Fanning - Sharon Flaten
Owen Wilson - Jerry O'Donnell
Kellie Martin - Monica Rice
Megan Mullally - Callie Surber
Martin Mull - Ken Wenger
Joshua Malina - Tim Harvey
John Belushi - Steve Van Houten
Ted Danson - Ed Woolf
William H Macy - Duane Grady
Martin Short - Allen Kahler
Edward Norton - Jonathan Shively