Disciples News Service

Archive: March 2009

Mission Alignment Coordinating Council Presents Report And Recommendations For General Board Review

The Mission Alignment Coordinating Council (MACC), a group of 12 Disciples clergy and laity who met over the past year in response to calls from congregations for more transparency in mission, is releasing a report that contains recommendations that will help chart the direction for continued work in aligning Disciples organizational life around mission. The […]

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Posted on March 26, 2009
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Support The 2009 Easter Special Offering

The Easter Special Offering which supports the worldwide mission of the church, will be received in most congregations on April 5 and April 12. "Go Light Your World" is the theme for this year’s Easter Special Offering. As a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is often a […]

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Churches For Middle East Peace Push For Robust Peace Efforts

Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) sent a letter to United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton earlier this month urging the Obama administration to address promptly the problem of ongoing Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The goal of the letter is to preserve hope for a negotiated two-state […]

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Disciples Brewing Of Fair Trade Coffee Is Heating Up

Disciples are part of the growing movement to support fair wages for farmers around the world by their participation in fair trade projects. The volume of fairly traded products purchased by Disciples of Christ Coffee Project participants increased by 93 percent last year to 6,608 pounds (3.3 tons) of coffee, tea, cocoa, sugar and snack […]

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Week Of Compassion, CWS Continue Tsunami Relief Efforts

It has been more than four years since the catastrophic tsunami roared through the Indian Ocean, destroying thousands of lives and entire communities. Week of Compassion, along with Church World Service and other partners, continues to support rebuilding efforts taking place in Indonesia. WOC and CWS are focusing their efforts on water and sanitation, economic […]

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Jarvis Basketball Team Finally Crosses Red River Promised Land

The Jarvis Christian College men’s basketball team celebrated March Madness by winning the Red River Athletic Conference Championship with a 79-72 victory over top-seeded Texas Wesleyan earlier this month. It was the first ever RRAC tournament victory for Jarvis, which is associated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Victory was sweet for the Jarvis […]

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Bethany College Course Imparts Lessons On 'Real World'

A new course at Bethany College focuses on getting students ready for life after graduation. The class is entitled "professional transitions," and will be taught by John E. Osborne, a former corporate executive who teaches economics and business at Bethany and is also director of career counseling and placement there. Students in the class also […]

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