Disciples News Service

Archive: September 2008

Pension Fund Responds to Declines in the Financial Markets

Although we are all disquieted by the volatility and declines in the financial markets, it is in just these times when our historically conservative investment philosophy and diversification of assets prove their value. While our total assets have declined through the recent market turbulence, we continue to have reserves and cash-flow in excess of what […]

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Posted on September 30, 2008
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Southwest Region Churches Struggle To Recover From Ike

Disciples are responding to the devastation brought on by Hurricane Ike in communities around the country. Week of Compassion has sent grants to several churches in Texas and Louisiana that took the brunt of Ike’s fury. Last week, a $3,500 grant was issued to First Christian Church in Orange, Texas, and a $5,000 grant to […]

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Posted on September 25, 2008
Filed under: Regions
Reconciliation Ministry Offering Will Be Received On World Communion Sunday

On Sunday, October 5th, Disciples will get their first opportunity to celebrate World Communion Sunday in conjunction with Reconciliation Ministry’s Special Offering Sunday. World Communion Sunday (WCS), with its emphasis on Christian Unity and Reconciliation Ministry whose emphasis is racial justice, have been brought together in this way because “the aims of ecumenism and the aims […]

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Pension Fund Announces Premium Rate Increases For 2009

The Pension Fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), trustee for Christian Church Health Care Benefit Trust, has announced premium rate increases for 2009 Churchwide Health Care participants. For those who were enrolled in CWHC prior to Jan. 1, 2006, health care rates generally will be increased by 3 percent. Participants who enrolled after […]

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Light A Candle For Children Prayer Vigil Set To Begin

The Annual Light a Candle for Children 40-Day Prayer Vigil started earlier this month. Information packets are available online or by calling Connie Metts in Disciples Home Missions at 888-346-2631. The Light a Candle Prayer Vigil leads up to the Children’s Defense Fund’s Children’s Sabbaths Observance, Oct. 17-19. The theme of the national Children’s Sabbaths […]

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Chalice Camp 2008 Planned For Ministers In Training

Space is still available to attend Chalice Camp 2008 for anyone who is preparing for licensed or ordained ministry, any minister new to the Disciples of Christ and those learning ministry in a new context. The retreat will be held Oct. 17-19 at Barbee Christian Camp in northern Indiana and will be hosted by seminarians […]

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Students Organize 'Congo Week' Over Congolese Crisis

The Division of Overseas Ministries/Global Ministries encourages Disciples to support "Break the Silence" Congo Week, Oct. 19-25, to help raise awareness of the humanitarian crisis occurring in the Congo. Students from 100 countries and 1,000 campuses will hold events, including films, lectures, demonstrations, and more, on their campuses dealing with the Congo crisis in October. […]

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Third Fred B. Craddock Seminar To Be Held In Dallas

The Stalcup School of Theology for the Laity will hold the Third Fred B. Craddock Seminar on the Gospels Sept. 27 in Dallas, Texas. The seminar is entitled "Negotiating the (Roman) Empire in the New Testament" and will be presented by Warren Carter, a nationally known New Testament scholar. Carter is Professor of New Testament […]

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Eureka College To Help Transform Special Education Curriculum

Eureka College, in partnership with the Associated Colleges of Illinois’ Center for Success in High-Need Schools and four other ACI member colleges, is embarking on a five-year initiative to support Transforming Curriculum in Special Education (T-SPED), a collaborative initiative to enrich special education curricula. The project will be funded with a $500,000 grant from the […]

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Founder Of California Community Center, Dan Genung, Dies

Former Disciples minister Dan B. Genung Jr. has died. Genung, 93, passed away Aug. 12 at the Pilgrim Place Health Service Center in Claremont, Calif., where he had been in hospice care. Genung founded the All Peoples Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Los Angeles, Calif., and the All Peoples Community Center. Genung and his […]

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