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Archive: July 2010

My summer of worshiping wonderfully

The music of the choir – a capella, all male voices, ancient melody, tight harmony – blending in air with the pungency of incense. The walls of the cathedral lush with gold paint and icons. The worshipers standing, heads of women covered, on this Saturday afternoon in Moscow, Russia. My spirit soars with the music.

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Posted on July 22, 2010
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Chalice Press to Collaborate with The New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good

ST. LOUIS, MO—Chalice Press is pleased to announce a new publishing collaboration with The New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good (NEP). Through this cooperative effort, Chalice Press will publish print, digital, and multimedia resources that provide a “New Evangelical” perspective on human rights, Creation care, and other critical issues in order to connect, inform, […]

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Posted on July 9, 2010
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Committee requests church participation in General Minister and President questionnaire

Disciples are invited to participate in an online questionnaire that evaluates the ministry of General Minister and President Sharon Watkins, as well as seeks information about the Church’s hopes and goals for the next six years. Please visit www.disciples.org and click on Review/Search and Call Committee to take the questionnaire. During the 2010 General Board […]

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Association of Disciple Musicians gear up for conference

Worship leaders and musicians from all parts of the church will meet in Lexington, Ky. later this month for the 49th Annual Conference of the Association of Disciple Musicians (ADM). The conference will take place July 24-28 at Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Lexington, Ky. John Opsata and Larry Sivis (worship), Andra Moran, […]

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Reconciliation Ministry grant proposals due in mid-July

Reconciliation Ministry is receiving grant proposals until July 15, 2010, for general, regional and recognized ministries of the Church whose projects promote the denomination’s pro-reconciliation/anti-racism mission priority. The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is bringing to fruition the healing that brings wholeness in its communities and congregations through projects sponsored by these grants, said Minister […]

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NAPAD Biennial Convocation set for August in Seattle

Nearly 200 members of the North American Pacific/Asian Disciples (NAPAD) community are making plans to meet in Seattle, Wash. for the 16th Biennial Convocation. The theme of the convocation is "Be Hope for the World" and will take place at Seattle University from Aug. 4-7. The theme is derived from Rom. 15:13 and Heb. 3:6. […]

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Midway College to open School of Pharmacy in 2011

Midway College will begin accepting students for its new school of pharmacy in January. The new Midway College School of Pharmacy will be located in Paintsville, Ky., and begin classes in August 2011. The college’s school of pharmacy will offer a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree, and initially enroll up to 80 students per year, with […]

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Legendary basketball coach and Disciple John Wooden dies

Disciple and legendary college basketball Coach John Wooden recently died at the age of 99. Wooden was born into a Dutch-Irish family in 1910 in Hall, Ind. He attended Disciples churches in Indiana and later in Los Angeles, Calif. He died June 4 in Los Angeles. From 1964-’75, Wooden’s University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) […]

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Eureka College receives large endowment gift

A central Illinois couple with longtime ties to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has left a significant gift to Eureka College. Eureka College has received an endowment gift of $450,665 from Nelson J. and Janet A. Smith of Metamora, a nearby rural community. The couple designated that the money go to the college for […]

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