Disciples News Service

Archive: January 2010

Global Ministries Reports on Visit to Haiti

On Wednesday, January 27, 2010, over 80 general staff and local church leaders of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and United Church of Christ (UCC) staff (via conference call), gathered at the Disciples Center in Indianapolis to hear the Reverend Felix Ortiz-Cotto report on his pastoral visit to Haiti over the previous weekend.  As […]

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Posted on January 29, 2010
Filed under: Overseas Ministries
Congress Passes Haiti Assistance Income Tax Relief Act

The Senate and House have unanimously passed legislation that allows taxpayers to deduct cash charitable contributions to aid victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. The bill was signed by President Obama on Friday, January 22, 2010. This includes contributions to local congregations designated for Week of Compassion Haiti Relief. Under this law, a donor […]

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Week Of Compassion's Emergency Response To Haitian Earthquake Crisis Continues

Week of Compassion continues to partner with numerous humanitarian agencies to support relief work in Haiti. The earthquake that struck the Caribbean nation on Jan. 12 has killed more than 150,000 people, injured another 250,000 and left 1.5 million homeless. Working in close partnership with Church World Service and Action by Churches Together (ACT) Alliance, […]

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Filed under: Overseas Ministries
DisciplesWorld Makes Announcement About Final Issue Of Magazine; Posts Frequently Asked Questions Document

DisciplesWorld announced this week that the final issue of the magazine is on its way to subscribers. The independent monthly journal launched in 2002 announced its closure and dissolution in December. (Follow this link to read the initial announcement: www.disciplesworld.com/newsArticle.html?wsnID=16242). At that time, a special designated grant was made to the magazine on the condition […]

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Transformational Regional Minister Sought For The Christian Church In Pennsylvania

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Pennsylvania is searching for a Transformational Regional Minister to provide spiritual leadership in a region that is culturally diverse, committed to youth and fully engaged in a transformation process. The region is led by a Regional Board, transformation team and executive committee. This position is for a three-to-four-year […]

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Filed under: Regions
Robert Welsh To Keynote Eureka College's Founders' Day

The President of the Council on Christian Unity, Robert K. Welsh, will be the keynote speaker at the 155th Founders’ Day Convocation at Eureka College. Welsh, the chief ecumenical officer for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), will address the convocation on Feb. 5, one day before the actual founding of Eureka on Feb. 6, […]

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Filed under: Higher Education, People
Christian Theological Seminary Remembers Benefactor, Ruth Lilly

A notable philanthropist who did much for Disciples-related institutions is being fondly remembered. Ruth Lilly, who died on Dec. 30 at the age of 94, will be especially missed by Christian Theological Seminary, whose library benefited greatly from her gifts. That library continues to receive assistance from the Ruth Lilly Library Acquisition Endowment. Lilly was […]

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Filed under: Obituaries
United Church Of Christ To Host Second 'Web University' In February

Disciples who want to advance their knowledge about communicating in the Internet-age are invited to the second "United Church of Christ Web University." The meeting will take place Feb. 26-27 in Phoenix, Ariz. It is designed to help congregations with limited financial resources and technical expertise improve their websites at low cost, use social networking […]

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