Disciples News Service

Archive: July 2009

Rachel

Rachel Scott drew a picture of her hands on the back of her dresser. In those hands she wrote, “These hands belong to Rachel Joy Scott and will someday touch millions of people’s hearts.” On April 20, 1999 Rachel was killed at Columbine High School and since then her story has been heard by thousands […]

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Posted on July 31, 2009
Filed under: General Assembly
Minerals Used in Cell Phones Leads to Exploitation of His Country, says Congolese Church Leader

“We are spiritually united in spite of the long distance that separates us physically,” the General Secretary and Legal Representative of the Community of Disciples of Christ of the Congo told those attending the Friday morning business session of the 2009 General Assembly. Eliki Bonanga said as a united and global church Disciples are called […]

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Thursday Night Minister at Assembly Speaks of Repentance

Repentance centered and transformed the second worship service of the General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Indianapolis, Ind. on Thursday evening, July 30. Douglas B. Skinner, senior minister, Northway Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), in Dallas, Texas, spoke about “God’s gracious provision” for forgiveness.  With its origin in the story of […]

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Wholeness Caf

“For they should all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord.” –Jeremiah 31:34 Generations combined in this Wholeness Café to discuss the role of young people in the church. The Wholeness Café was designed to facilitate discussion about the direction of the church among all the people. At the […]

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New Missionaries are Commissioned at General Assembly

New Missionaries are Commissioned at General Assembly The Common Board for Global Ministries today commissioned seven persons to serve in mission stations across Latin America, East Asia and Southern Africa. The new missionaries will represent the combined mission boards of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ. “One way we participate in the […]

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National Convocation pulls 2010 Gathering from South Carolina in Protest of Confederate Flag Issue

Indianapolis, Ind. – Disciples News Service – July 31, 2009 — Representatives at the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) biennial convention voted today to uphold an economic boycott in South Carolina and move the group’s 2010 meeting from Charleston. The National Convocation, a group of African-American Disciples, decided to cancel plans to meet in Charleston […]

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Southwest Good Samaritan Ministries Launches New Web Site; Robust site depicts hope and mission on the Texas/Mexico border

LOS FRESNOS, Texas–Southwest Good Samaritan Ministries launched a new Web site on Wednesday that contains several new and enhanced features that shows and describes the hands-on ministry in action at the Texas/Mexico border. While the site’s address, www.swgsm.org, remains unchanged, the online home of the border ministry overseen by the Rev. Feliberto Pereira contains photo […]

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Disciples Partners from Around the World Greeted at General Assembly

Disciples leaders from more than a dozen countries were warmly received at the 2009 General Assembly by staff members from the Division of Overseas Ministries/Global Ministries during a daylong workshop and dinner Pre-Assembly Event on Tuesday, July 28 in Indianapolis. “This is a family gathering with many of our global partners in ministry,” David Vargas, […]

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What Does The Church and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Have In Common? Their

Congregations’ contributions to Disciples Mission Fund “are the financial way of reaching wholeness in the Church,” Sharon Watkins, Disciples general minister and president told major contributors at a thank you luncheon during the 2009 General Assembly.  “Your contributions to DMF provide the financial unity of the polar star.  Think of DMF as your Church’s family […]

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Pre-School Child Care Works for Both Kids and Their Families

Attending General Assembly is a priority for many, but worrying about child care could hinder some Disciples from attending.  Thankfully, the local arrangements committee of the Indiana region anticipated the needs of families and provided childcare for children age 5 and younger. The quality care eliminated parents’ stress and frustration of about daycare. With a […]

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