Disciples News Service

Archive: May 2009

Week Of Compassion Responds To Storms In Midwest And South

Week of Compassion (WOC) has responded to communities across the Midwest recently following storms that have sliced through the mid section of the country. The Ozarks Lakes area of Missouri recently received a grant for tornado recovery. WOC also sent a grant to First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Marion, Ill., where 18 families […]

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Posted on May 28, 2009
Filed under: Congregations
Denominational Executives Gather For Summit On Theology And Social Action

Two Disciples leaders are among those gathering at the Claremont School of Theology to discuss how theology helps churches with social action, and how social justice changes theology. General Minister and President Sharon E. Watkins and General Secretary of the National Council of Churches Michael Kinnamon are among those attending the Claremont Denominational Summit May […]

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Disciples Minister Chosen For Young Pastors Leadership Program

A minister at a Georgia Disciples congregation has been named to a new leadership program for young pastors. Taft Quincey Heatley, executive pastor at Ray of Hope Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), in Decatur, Ga., is a member of the 2009 Project Rising Sun leadership academy, a two-year program to develop leaders among Hispanic, African […]

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Filed under: Young Adult, Youth
DisciplesWorld Wins Three Awards; Teen Contest Winners Announced

"DisciplesWorld" magazine took home three awards from the Associated Church Press during the ACP convention, which took place in Indianapolis May 6-8. DisciplesWorld won the top award – the Award of Excellence – in the "editorial courage" category. The magazine also placed second in the category "best in class: Denominational Magazine 2008." In addition, the […]

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HELM Leadership Fellows Program Adds Seven New Students

The Higher Education and Leadership Ministry (HELM) Leadership Fellows Program, which supports undergraduate students who have demonstrated leadership skills and who want to help lead transformative change in the church and the world, has added seven new students for the 2009-2010 academic year: Henry Brewer-Calvert of Atlanta (Lynchburg College); Aly Gideon of Enid, Okla. (still […]

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Filed under: Higher Education
Interreligious Leaders Support President's Efforts On Middle East Peace

Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders of the National Interreligious Leadership Initiative for Peace in the Middle East (NILI) sent a letter to President Barack Obama last week offering their ideas and support in working with the Obama administration for a lasting peace between Israelis, Palestinians and their Arab neighbors. The letter was signed by leaders […]

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Kentucky Disciples Church Starts Free Farmer's Market

A Disciples congregation in Kentucky has started a farmer’s market to give away food. Burgin Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Burgin, Ky., will host the free market on the last Saturday of each month through September. Members of the church were asked to plant extra rows in their personal gardens and donate baked goods […]

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