Disciples News Service

Archive: June 2009

Base Interest Rates Set By Pension Fund Board For Rest Of Year

The base rate of return to be paid on Tax Deferred and Benefit Accumulation accounts has been set at 3.5 percent and 3.0 percent, respectively, effective July 1. The Board of Directors of the Pension Fund set the new rates at the board’s meeting on June 17-19. The base rates will be effective through Dec. […]

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Posted on June 25, 2009
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White House Taps Disciples Preacher For Fellowships Commission

Cynthia L. Hale, senior pastor of Ray of Hope Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Decatur Ga., has been appointed to the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships. Hale will serve on the commission along with such prominent citizens as former Sen. Thomas Daschle, special correspondent for NBC News Tom Brokaw, former NATO commander Gen. […]

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Historical Society To Name Library Space For Disciples Minister

The Disciples of Christ Historical Society will name a room at a Tennessee Library for a notable figure in Disciples history. With the support of a generous donor, the Historical Society will name a room at the Brentwood Library for 19th century Nashville educator and Disciples minister Philip Slater Fall (1798-1890). Fall was a pioneer […]

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Reconciliation Ministry Grant Applications Now Available

Reconciliation Ministry is now receiving grant requests to fund projects for the 2010 calendar year. Reconciliation grants are intended to partner with general ministries and other recognized ministries to offer opportunities to become a pro-reconciling/anti-racist Church. Funds will be awarded to projects that offer educational, experiential and intentional action to address the healing of the […]

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South Carolina Church's Windows Depict Story Of Christ

A South Carolina Disciples church now has windows to heaven. Ten specially-designed stained glass windows amplify and warm the light flowing into the sanctuary at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Columbia, S.C. The glass, adorned with various shades of red, pink, gold and blue reflections, tell the story of Christ from His baptism […]

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Week Of Compassion To Celebrate 65th Anniversary At Assembly

Week of Compassion, the relief and development fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada, will mark more than six decades of ministry at the 2009 General Assembly in Indianapolis. WOC will celebrate the 65-year milestone at a dinner on July 31 during the Assembly, where award winning poet […]

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New President Selected To Lead Phillips Theological Seminary

The Board of Trustees of Phillips Theological Seminary has named Gary Peluso-Verdend as the new president of the seminary, effective July 1. Peluso-Verdend will succeed William Tabbernee, who has served as president of the Tulsa, Okla., institution for 18 years. Peluso-Verdend is an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church. PTS is affiliated with the […]

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National Council Of Churches Introduces Online Faith Forum

The National Council of Churches hopes to stimulate local ecumenical dialogue through its introduction of an "online Faith Forum." The NCC’s Faith and Order Commission seeks to bring Christians of various traditions closer together for conversations about their faith. "We think the Faith Forum will be an invaluable tool for everyone who shares this goal […]

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Consultation Take Place on Equipping Congregations for Mission

(Indianapolis, Ind. – DNS – June 24, 2009) – About 40 church leaders met in Indianapolis last week to discuss more faithful means of helping congregations carry out mission. The meeting, informally known as the Equipping Congregations Consultation, was comprised of general, regional and congregational leaders. Each person participated in discussions during the 2 ½-day […]

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Posted on June 24, 2009
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