Disciples News Service

Archive: April 2010

Disciples At Vanderbilt Present Talent In The House

Talent in the House 2010 is a benefit evening for Disciples Divinity House at Vanderbilt. Now in its third year, the evening filled Drowota Hall at Woodmont Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with fellowship, food and music on Thursday evening, March 25. The event presented Disciples House students as talented musicians and performers, fitting the […]

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Posted on April 23, 2010
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Reading Room Named After Disciples Evelyn And Harold Watkins

A newly remodeled reading room at the Disciples of Christ Historical Society in Nashville, Tenn. has been dedicated in the name of two longtime Disciples. The Evelyn and Harold Watkins Reading Room will honor the couple’s many years of dedicated service to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The room will be located in the […]

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Jarvis Christian College Offers Two Summer Sessions

For the first time in its history, Jarvis Christian College will be offering a summer schedule of courses this spring and summer. Summer break enrollment is happening right now at the college, which is located in Hawkins, Texas. There will be two class sessions, May 10-June 4, and June 14-July 9. Class offerings will include […]

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Nebraska Disciple Clay Anderson Member Of Space Shuttle Crew

A Nebraska Disciple was aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery when it landed at the Kennedy Space Center on April 20. Clay Anderson, who grew up at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Ashland, Neb., participated in three space walks during Discovery’s 15-day mission to the International Space Station. During their stay in space, the […]

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WoC's Response Fund Making A Difference Around The World

For 2010, the Week of Compassion Advisory Committee has allocated $510,000 for the Compassion Response Fund. Week of Compassion (WoC) makes allocations from the fund in rapid response to disasters around the world, which are presently occurring an average of every three days. The fund is the single largest item in WoC’s program budget. To […]

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Transylvania University Selects Scholar As Next President

Transylvania University Board of Trustees Chairman William T. Young Jr. announced that longtime financial executive and scholar Owen Williams will be the next president of Transylvania University. Williams will succeed Charles L. Shearer in becoming the 25th president of the 230-year-old liberal arts college, when Shearer retires July 31. Transylvania is located in Lexington, Ky. […]

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Rebecca Hale Called As Transitional Regional Minister In Florida

The Regional Board of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Florida has called Rebecca L. Hale as its transitional regional minister, effective April 9. Hale’s selection was confirmed by a unanimous vote of the board after recommendation from the region’s transitional search committee. Previously, Hale was acting regional minister for the Christian Church (Disciples […]

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Civil Rights Pilgrimage Involves Southeast Regional Fellowship And Brite Divinity School

The Southeast Regional Fellowship of the Anti-Racism/Pro-Reconciliation Ministry joined a group of students from Brite Divinity School for their Civil Rights Pilgrimage to Alabama March 16-19. Toni Craven and Susan Ward Diamond partnered to develop a perception-changing trip that explored the history of the Civil Rights movement through the lens of the biblical book of […]

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Association Of Disciple Musicians To Hold 2010 Conference In July

The Association of Disciple Musicians (ADM) is in "high-gear" planning its 2010 conference, which will be held at Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Lexington, Ky. July 24-28. Clinicians for this summer’s conference are John Opsata and Larry Sivis for worship; Andra Moran for emerging worship; Lynne Gackle for choral activities; Robert Hobby for […]

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