Disciples News Service

Archive: November 2008

'Kids to Kids' Application Deadline Extended To December 31, 2008

The application deadline for consideration as a Kids to Kids Mission Project has been extended to December 31, 2008. KIDS to KIDS is expanding to include mission projects of local Disciples and UCC congregations. The projects must serve children in the wider community. If you have questions or need additional information contact Kaye Edwards, of […]

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Posted on November 21, 2008
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New Women's Magazine To Be Launched In January

A new magazine aimed at Disciples women will debut at the beginning of 2009. Just Women will feature articles of interest to women, including columns covering issues such as women and ministry, health as it relates to spirituality, and stewardship. Just Women will be printed quarterly in the months of January, April, June and October. […]

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Posted on November 20, 2008
Filed under: Resources
Global Ecumenical Leaders Speak Out Against Crisis In Zimbabwe

An urgent call has been made by global ecumenical partners to protect the right to life, dignity and democracy in Zimbabwe. The call speaks out against the Southern African Development Community (SADC) leadership and Zimbabwe’s political leaders who fail to act decisively in the ongoing political situation in the country. Since August a severe cholera […]

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Volunteers Needed For General Assembly Mission Projects

From preparing the meals that will be distributed to the poor by 50 non-profit agencies to planting shrubbery and mowing lawns, the 2009 Indianapolis General Assembly will offer ample opportunities for Disciples who want to share their witness through mission. The Office of Disciples Volunteering of Disciples Home Missions is planning mission projects in Indianapolis […]

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CCF President: Christians Still Generous In Hard Times

Gary Kidwell, president of the Christian Church Foundation, told the Foundation’s Board of Directors that while current economic conditions are troubling, the generosity of the people of God should not be underestimated. Statistics show total philanthropic giving does not always correlate to economic conditions, including recessions. To read more about the Board meeting, go to: […]

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Sale Of Christmas Cards Help Feed Hungry

Disciples are invited to participate in helping end hunger around the world by purchasing special Bread for the World Christmas cards for family and friends. The two Christmas cards being offered are decorated with stunning photographs from foreign lands. One is highlighted by a picture of an infant from the Andes Mountains in Ecuador. The […]

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Appalachian Ministries 2009 Classes Begin In January

The Appalachian Ministries Educational Resource Center (AMERC) has announced its courses for 2009. AMERC’s first course, "Fierce Landscapes: Listening to the People of Appalachia," will allow students to experience on-site interactions with congregations, and religious and community leaders in southwest Virginia and western North Carolina. The class runs Jan. 2-13. Two other January courses offered […]

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Chalice Press-CPB Offers Daily Devotionals For Advent

Disciples may this year again acquire the Partners in Prayer daily devotionals as guiding reference material to use during Advent, which begins Nov. 30. In the devotionals, Disciples ministers Dawn and Joseph Weaks steer readers through the Advent season, the month-long period before Christmas that is observed through fasting, prayer and reflection. The devotionals are […]

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Missouri School Of Religion Plans Retreat On Spiritual Formation

Missouri School of Religion is once again bringing back its annual Spiritual Formation Retreat. The gathering called "Sacred Intentions," will take place Dec. 8 through Dec. 9. The retreat will address the questions "What do you want for your life?" and "What will you do to achieve it?" Presentations and discussions will refer to the […]

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Eureka College Offering Full-Tuition Ministry Fellowships

Applications are being accepted by Eureka College for two full-tuition ministry fellowships. The fellowships are intended for students pursuing vocational ministry in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). In addition, recipients of the fellowships will also receive two on-site mentorships exploring ministry anywhere in the world, once those mentorships have been approved. Eureka College is […]

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