Disciples News Service

Archive: February 2009

Early Registration Discount For General Assembly Has Been Extended; Registration Forms Now Available In Spanish, French And Korean

If you missed the opportunity to take advantage of early registration discounts for General Assembly, here’s good news. The discount has been extended to March 31, allowing you to save $25 off the price of an adult registration, and between $20 to $25 in discounts for children, youth and young adults. Don’t miss the opportunity […]

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Posted on February 20, 2009
Filed under: General Assembly
Disciples Help Raise Dollars For Souper Bowl Of Caring

More than $9.1 million in cash and food has been collected so far in the 2009 Souper Bowl of Caring project. The total includes $4.7 million in cash and 4.5 million pounds of food. More than 260 Disciples congregations have helped raise contributions totaling more than $93,000 for the project. Souper Bowl of Caring mobilizes […]

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Filed under: Young Adult, Youth
General Assembly Promotion Sunday Is March 8

A special opportunity to highlight the upcoming 2009 General Assembly in your congregation or region is just weeks away. On Sunday, March 8, Disciples congregations can post displays, talk about the benefits of the Assembly and create online registration sites to encourage attendance at this year’s Assembly, which will be July 29 through Aug. 2 […]

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Teens Invited To Participate In Writing And Photography Contest On Spirituality And Faith

"DisciplesWorld" magazine and the Disciples of Christ Historical Society are sponsoring a writing and photography contest for teens. The contest topic is teen spirituality and faith and is open to teens ages 14-19. The categories of the contest are a 1,000-word feature article, 700-word speak out column, 100-word poetry, and photograph. Winners will receive cash […]

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Church World Service Launches New Immigration Advocacy Tool

A new tool for advocacy on refugee and immigration issues has been released by Refugee and Immigration Ministries of Disciples Home Missions. An initiative called Service Speaks makes it possible for congregations and advocates taking action in support of immigrants to speak louder than words spoken against immigration. Church World Service created Service Speaks as […]

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Ecumenical Advocacy Days To Look At Ways To Share The World's Resources

Disciples will be among those attending Ecumenical Advocacy Days in Arlington, Va. March 13-16. Participants will explore connections between climate change, migration and poverty in the United States and abroad. The meeting will be themed "Enough for All Creation," and also look at ways to share the world’s resources fairly and justly. Hundreds of people […]

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Filed under: People
Disciples Peace Fellowship Open To Young Adults, Congregations

Disciples Peace Fellowship is again looking for young adults interested in peace and social justice issues. In the past, peace interns have gone on to become social workers, professors, pastors, and human rights advocates. Interns earn approximately $2,000 for the summer, with most expenses provided. They will be trained in peace, social justice education and […]

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Volunteers Being Recruited For 'Alternative Spring Break'

Last year’s historic flooding in eastern Iowa may no longer grab news headlines, but the area continues to work to recover from the devastating floods. The Office of Disciples Volunteering, in partnership with the Christian Church in the Upper Midwest, is looking for volunteers to help respond to the flooding. Two videos that have been […]

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Church Extension Selects New Marketing Person

Church Extension has selected Katie Marlowe as its new assistant vice president of marketing and communication. Marlowe will be responsible for developing and managing the implementation of marketing initiatives for Church Extension, which offers mission-driven planning and capital-funding services to Disciples of Christ congregations. Marlowe joins Church Extension after having served at the Methodist Health […]

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Church Leaders Urge U.S. To Help Protect Civilians In Sri Lanka

General Minister and President Sharon E. Watkins and our Global Ministry partners have submitted a letter to President Barack Obama urging his administration to work to end the violence in Sri Lanka. The letter was also signed by John H. Thomas, general minister and president of the United Church of Christ, Cally Rogers-Witte, executive minister […]

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