Disciples News Service

Archive: May 2010

Pacific School Of Religion To Offer Summer Courses

Theology, poetry, social justice, Bible, and congregational leadership will be among the summer session offerings at Pacific School of Religion this year. The courses will take place at PSR’s Berkeley campus and run from July 6 through Aug. 13. The courses will be taught by Pacific School of Religion’s professors and other scholars. People from […]

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Posted on May 20, 2010
Filed under: Higher Education, Resources
NAPAD Announces Soo Yun as Coordinator for Women's Ministry

Soo Yun is the new Coordinator for Women’s Ministry within North American/Pacific Asian Disciples.  She shares some perspective on her ministry in the statements below. I studied Communication Studies at UCLA (B.A.), Theology at San Francisco Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and Law at Southwestern Law School (J.D.).  Currently, I am a staff attorney at Learning Rights […]

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Posted on May 19, 2010
Filed under: People
Assembly Planners Reveal 2011 General Assembly Theme: 'Tell It!'

INDIANAPOLIS – As Christianity faces what is arguably its biggest shift since the Reformation, Disciples will convene on Nashville, TN, July 9-13, 2011, with a bold theme. "Tell it!" the 2011 General Assembly theme based on Deuteronomy 6:1-12, reminds Disciples to tell the Good News of God’s healing love to world in the throes of […]

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Disciples Are Among Those Recovering From Major Flooding In The Southeast; Week Of Compassion Responds

Heavy storms that swept through parts of Middle Tennessee and Kentucky battered the area, causing flooding in several areas. In Tennessee, flooding has claimed the lives of 19 people and immersed well-known landmarks in downtown Nashville. Clay Stauffer, pastor of Woodmont Christian Church in Nashville, says the lower level of the church, which includes the […]

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Posted on May 6, 2010
Filed under: Congregations, Regions
Ohio Minister Chosen To Lead Illinois And Wisconsin Region

Teresa Dulyea-Parker has been elected as the new regional minister and president for the Christian Church in Illinois and Wisconsin. Dulyea-Parker has been pastor of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Medina, Ohio since 1997. She was elected on Saturday, April 17 and will start work on Aug. 1. A team is being formed […]

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Filed under: People, Regions
Spencer Austin, Longtime Church Leader, Has Died

Spencer P. Austin, a respected church leader whose work in the late 1950s and early 1960s led to the creation of the Christian Church Foundation, died April 21. He was 100. Austin was head of Unified Promotion and was the leading proponent for the creation of a foundation to serve the Christian Church (Disciples of […]

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Filed under: Obituaries
Hispanic Pastors Attend National Summit In Dallas

About 50 representatives from the "Obra Hispana" attended the recent National Summit Conference for Hispanic Pastors, April 23-24 in Dallas, Texas. Those who attended the meeting explored topics related to the future of Hispanic ministries within the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada. The summit was born out of a […]

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Filed under: People
Faith-Based Institutions Urge More Aid For Impoverished Nations

Churches and faith-based institutions are calling on the United States Congress to direct more aid to impoverished and vulnerable populations in the world. "Because our communions and institutions are engaged in humanitarian work with partner churches and organizations around the world, we see first-hand the devastating impact on families and communities of poverty, violent conflict […]

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Filed under: Ecumenical, Overseas Ministries