Disciples News Service

Archive: October 2008

Disciples Center for Public Witness Sends Out Non-Partisan Election Resources

As part of Project FAITHFUL CITIZENSHIP, the Disciples Center for Public Witness (CENTER) has teamed up with a grassroots network, a flagship congregation, and a general unit of the church to produce and then distribute information about nonpartisan election resources to Disciples ministers and other church leaders throughout the nation. With the help of the Disciples […]

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Posted on October 28, 2008
Filed under: Resources
Gulf Coast Takes Another Beating; Work Groups Needed

Hurricane Ike swept through the Gulf Coast last month with 110 mile per hour sustained winds and a deadly storm surge. The hurricane caused billions of dollars in damage, including damage to several Disciples churches. The Office of Disciples Volunteering and the Coastal Plains Area office of the Christian Church in the Southwest Region have […]

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Posted on October 23, 2008
Filed under: Regions
Congo Week Observance Remembers The Exploited

Disciples are urged to join with over 100 countries in solidarity with the people of the Congo during Congo Week, which started Oct. 19 and extends through Oct. 25. Congo Week is a global initiative led by students to raise awareness about the situation in the Congo and provide support to the Congolese people. Although […]

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Filed under: Overseas Ministries
Disciples Representative Speaks At World Synod Of Bishops

Christian unity stands at the heart of the gospel message, Robert K. Welsh, president of the Council on Christian Unity, shared in his statement to a gathering at the Vatican earlier this month. Welsh spoke at the world Synod of Bishops on Oct. 9. as one of 10 ecumenical representatives to attend the meeting in […]

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Filed under: Ecumenical
HELM's New Ministerial Student Grant Program Opens Doors For Learning

Sometimes the right educational opportunities aren’t on campus or covered by scholarship. In those cases, a new Higher Education and Leadership Ministries program may help. Beginning this academic year, the Ministerial Student Grant program will provide grants of up to $3,000 for selected master of divinity students to support research projects, educational experiences outside the […]

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Filed under: Higher Education
Congregations Urged To Begin Planning For Bicentennial Communion Celebration

Congregations across the United States and Canada and around the world who are associated with the Stone-Campbell movement are encouraged to begin planning to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Thomas Campbell’s "Declaration and Address." The thesis of Campbell’s 1809 document is "the church of Christ upon earth is essentially, intentionally, and constitutionally one." A task […]

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Filed under: Ecumenical
'Kids To Kids' Program Expands To Include Local Mission Projects

Does your congregation have a mission or outreach project that serves children in your local community? Would you like for this project to have broader exposure and support? If so, KIDS to KIDS is expanding to include mission projects of local Disciples and UCC congregations. The projects must serve children in the wider community. The […]

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Haiti Battered By Four Consecutive Hurricanes

The situation in Haiti has worsened following four hurricanes that struck the Caribbean nation over the past several weeks. The National Spiritual Council of Churches in Haiti (CONASPEH), a partner with Global Ministries, reports widespread destruction. "All the bridges are broken and the communication with people in the countryside is very difficult. More than 40,000 […]

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