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Archive: September 2010

Reconciliation Ministry Special Offering is October 3

The Gospel story of the beggar Lazarus and the rich man (Luke16:19-31) provides a poignant backdrop for the Reconciliation Ministry Special Offering, which will be received in most congregations on Sunday, Oct. 3., when we will also celebrate World Communion Sunday. While Lazarus subsisted on the crumbs that fell from the rich man’s table in […]

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Posted on September 30, 2010
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David Vargas announces his retirement; executive search committee has been set up

David A. Vargas, President of the Division of Overseas Ministries and Co-Executive of Global Ministries, has announced his intention to retire on Aug. 1, 2011. He has served in DOM for 27 years. Prior to joining Overseas Ministries, Vargas was Director of Program Services for Hispanic and Bilingual Congregations in the Division of Homeland Ministries […]

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Historical Society names William Lee as 2010 Faithful Servant

William "Bill" Lee, senior pastor of Loudon Avenue Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Roanoke, Va. recently received the 2010 Faithful Servant Award from the Disciples of Christ Historical Society. The award was presented by Glenn Thomas Carson, president of the society at Lee’s church earlier this month. It recognizes individuals who have given an […]

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The Pension Fund to host lay leaders, clergy and institutional partners at health-focused symposium

A symposium entitled "Ministry Life Choice: Cultivating the Inner Life and Spirit for Sustainable Ministry" will be held in Indianapolis next month. It is the outgrowth of conversations designed to help clergy better respond to their call through self-care and wellness initiatives. Specifically the conversation will focus on clergy self care, family self-care, and congregational […]

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Disciples Peace Fellowship to commemorate 75 years

Disciples Peace Fellowship, the oldest peace fellowship in the United States, will celebrate its 75th anniversary on Oct. 17 at Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Indianapolis. As part of the worship service, peacemakers from three generations will relate stories about their passion for peace. A reception will follow the service. The roots of […]

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Lexington Theological Seminary launches distance-learning courses

With its focus remaining on pastoral education, Lexington Theological Seminary has begun a distance-learning program to better serve its students. The Kentucky seminary’s new program was officially launched with 35 new students representing 13 states. They range from recent college graduates to students in their 60s. As part of the program, LTS distance-learning students will […]

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Disciples pastor who advocated for justice and equality has died

James L. Demus III, a Disciples pastor and a long time advocate for justice and equal rights, died Sept. 23. Funeral services for Demus, 57, pastor of Park Manor Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Chicago, Il., were held on Monday, Sept. 27. In his biography, it was noted that Demus, "reached out beyond the […]

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