Disciples News Service

Archive: December 2008

Andra Moran to Lead Youth Choir at 2009 General Assembly

Disciples youth interested in music face a treat at the 2009 General Assembly.  Well-known recording artist, Andra Moran, will serve as youth choir director at the 2009 General Assembly, being held in Indianapolis, Ind., on July 29 through August 2. The choir will sing during the Friday night worship service at General Assembly, when General Minister and President […]

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Posted on December 17, 2008
Filed under: General Assembly
Church Leaders Call For Obama To Make Poverty And Peace A Priority

General Minister and President Sharon E. Watkins preached to a gathering of senior U.S. church leaders at a public ecumenical service in Washington, D.C. last week. Watkins sermon, "Glory to God, and Peace on Earth," was part of the United States Conference for the World Council of Churches, and was themed: "Making Peace: Claiming God’s […]

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Posted on December 11, 2008
Filed under: Office of the General Minister and President
New Church DVD On Disciples Identity And Beliefs Is Now Available

Communication Ministries has produced a new Church-wide DVD entitled "A Movement for Wholeness" that can be used in churches for new member orientation, discussion at men’s or women’s meetings or for general church use. The title of the video is taken from a portion of the Disciples’ new identity statement, "We are Disciples of Christ, […]

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Disciples Can Attend Church Transformation Events In 2009

Transformation is the intentional spiritual journey that a congregation undertakes systemically to realize what God has called that congregation to be as church and to do in mission in today’s world. There is still time for Disciples to participate in four God’s Positioning Spirit (GPS) congregational transformation meetings in 2009. The GPS gatherings will take […]

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Reconciliation Ministry Issues A Call For Sermons

There is a "movement" afoot within and without our Church that is propelling us toward unity and away from language and behavior that divides. Sunday, January 18, 2009 will be an historic worship opportunity in the life of our country and our Church. It is the eve of the celebration of a great American hero, […]

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Eureka College To Host Visit Of Former Soviet President

Eureka College has announced that former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev will visit the Illinois college this spring to help promote the school’s new Ronald W. Reagan Society. Reagan, the 40th U.S. president and Eureka’s most famous alumnus, was in the White House in 1987, when he called for Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall […]

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Christmount Initiative Will Use Donations For Relief Program

Disciples who visit Christmount next year will have a chance to bring along items that will either help the medically underserved abroad or those who are hungry in this country. The Christmount Board of Directors has announced a new outreach initiative that will apply to Disciples who spend time in retreat or other activities at […]

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Nominations Sought For Undergraduate And Ministry Fellowships

The Fund for Theological Education is asking college, university and seminary educators and clergy to nominate diverse students with leadership gifts for undergraduate and ministry fellowships. College educators and campus ministers are urged to nominate sophomores and juniors for $2,000 FTE undergraduate fellowships. Additionally, congregations may nominate young church members for Congregational Fellowships ranging between […]

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Earl Lectures To Focus On 'Emerging Church'

The 108th Earl Lectures and Leadership Conference will take place at the Ecumenical Center of Berkeley, the former University Christian Church, Jan. 27-29 in Berkeley, Calif. The conference, entitled "Behold…a New Thing: Emerging Expressions of Faithfulness," will provide an opportunity to experience and reflect critically on new forms of spirituality and worship associated with the […]

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