Wednesday, April 23, 2008

ABC Board approves merger documents.

The Board of Directors of the Association of Brethren Caregivers (ABC) met in a conference call on April 13. The board reviewed the merger agreement and unanimously approved the resolution merging the Church of the Brethren General Board and the board of ABC into the Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board. This action was in response to the decisions of the 2007 Annual Conference.

During the meeting, members of the board voiced regret that ABC will lose its uniqueness and independence, however all agreed that the grieving would be short lived. The board is committed to support of the organization of the Church of the Brethren, Inc. and its ministries, which will now include the caring ministries of ABC. The board believes this action will provide for a Christ-led, simplified structure that best serves the entire denomination.

ABC is excited about the possibilities this new structure provides and looks forward to the challenges and blessings of the Caring Ministries of the Church of the Brethren.

--Eddie H. Edmonds is the current chair of the board of the Association of Brethren Caregivers.

Source: 4/23/2008 Newsline

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