Disciples News Service

Archive: October 2009

2010 Pastors' Conference Registration Is Now Open

Sharon E. Watkins, General Minister and President, invites all Disciples Clergy to join her in San Diego, CA, for the 2010 Pastors’ Conference, September 21-23, 2010. Registration for the conference is now open with an early bird discount on the registration fee. Register online at: https://secure.disciples.org/ogmp/pastorsconference/registration/. The keynote speaker, Diana Butler Bass has spent years […]

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Posted on October 19, 2009
Filed under: Office of the General Minister and President, People
This Halloween Children Will Focus On Chocolate Industry's Use Of Child Labor

The cocoa trade is a vital component of West African economies. Because 70 percent of the cocoa found in stores comes from West Africa, buying chocolate known as “Fair Trade” chocolate is an excellent way to eliminate the chocolate companies’ practice of relying on child labor, according to Global Ministries. Through “reverse trick-or-treating,” children will […]

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Posted on October 8, 2009
Filed under: Overseas Ministries, Young Adult, Youth
Domestic Violence Conference Slated For CTS October 14-16

Christian Theological Seminary will host the Sixth Annual Faith-Based Domestic Violence Conference later this month. Entitled “The Sin of Silence: Shatter the Silence with Knowledge,” the conference will take place Oct. 14-16 on the Christian Theological campus in Indianapolis. Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is […]

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Associate General Minister And Vice President: Tough Times Are An Opportunity To Live Out What Christians Say They Believe

Embracing the spiritual discipline of stewardship in tough times means that Christians must live out what they say they believe, according to Associate General Minister and Vice President Todd Adams. Adams recently took part in an event for judicatory leaders as part of the Leadership Education program at Duke Divinity School. In an interview with […]

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Church leaders, including lay leaders and the general public, are invited to attend “Faith Matters,” a free lecture series at Phillips Theological Seminary during the month of October. The lectures will take place each Monday evening on the PTS campus in Tulsa, Okla. Bernard Brandon Scott, the Darbeth Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Phillips […]

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Filed under: Higher Education, Resources
Global Ministries Announces Establishment Of Endowment Fund

Global Ministries has announced the establishment of the “First United Church of Christ, Pomeroy – Behle Endowment Fund.” This new Wider Church Ministries endowment fund is established by the First United Church of Christ in Pomeroy, Iowa, as it ends its visible ministry. It will witness in a permanent way to the high priority the […]

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Filed under: Overseas Ministries
Future Church Leaders Helped By Thanksgiving Special Offering

Scores of students will benefit from your generous support of the 2009 Thanksgiving Offering. The Thanksgiving Offering, which will be received on Nov. 8 and Nov. 15, supports Disciples institutions of higher education. The offering will directly benefit 14 colleges and universities and seven seminaries, divinity houses and theological foundations. One of those future leaders […]

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Filed under: Higher Education