Disciples News Service

Archive: October 2010

Preventable Deaths

I’ve made it known that soon I’ll be issuing a pastoral letter in response to the recent reports of children, teens and young adults dying by suicide. As I work to craft a letter worthy of sending to the church at large, let me express a few quick thoughts here.

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Posted on October 31, 2010
Filed under: Uncategorized
Disciples asked to make stoles for General Assembly worship

A special invitation is extended to Disciples that will allow them to become part of General Assembly worship even before the 2011 Assembly in Nashville, Tenn., begins. Disciples are asked to make stoles for the Assembly, whose theme is "Tell It!" and which takes place July 9-13. Disciples and/or their congregations can make the stoles, […]

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Posted on October 29, 2010
Filed under: General Assembly
Disciples Seminary Foundation names new president

Jon L. Berquist has been named the new president of Disciples Seminary Foundation. Berquist was approved by the Board of Trustees at their Oct. 21, 2010 meeting after an extensive search by the DSF Executive Search Committee. Berquist grew up in First Christian Church, Ventura, Calif. and is an ordained Disciples minister. He received a […]

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Filed under: Higher Education, People
Congregations offered resources for Human Rights Day

With Human Rights Day upcoming on Dec. 10, Disciples Justice Action Network (DJAN), is urging Disciples and other supporters to remember the importance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on the weekend of Dec. 10-12. DJAN also is encouraging Disciples to integrate into their worship and other activities a commitment to end torture forever […]

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Disciples travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo

David Owen, former Global Ministries missionary and current Global Ministries Associate for Resource Development, is leading a group of seven Disciples on a pilgrimage to the Democratic Republic of Congo where they are visiting the Disciples of Christ Community in Congo (CDCC). Half of the group is made up of members of the Disciples Amateur […]

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Filed under: Overseas Ministries
Thanksgiving Special Day Offering assists students at Disciples higher educational institutions

The Thanksgiving Special Day Offering supports students who choose Disciples higher educational institutions to further their education. At the 21 theological institutions, universities, and colleges related to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), students discover vast opportunities to educate the heart, the mind, and the soul. Student and campus ministry programs provide more than worship […]

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Filed under: Higher Education
Woman's legacy continues to support Disciples missions

Myra Gabbert loved hearing about the mission work being done by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and her support continues more than 20 years after her death. When she died in 1987 at the age of 97, she bequeathed half of her estate – including Illinois farmland and the residual of 13 charitable gift […]

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Filed under: People
Former labor secretary Robert Reich to speak at Earl Lectures

The 110th Pacific School of Religion Earl Lectures will feature a speaker who is recognizable to millions of Americans. Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich will be the featured presenter for the Jan. 25-27, 2011, lectures, which will take place at PSR’s campus in Berkeley, Calif. The Earl Lectures and Leadership Conference is entitled "Our […]

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Filed under: Higher Education
New book about Park Avenue Christian Church now available

A new book has been released about a historic Disciples church in New York City. Park Avenue Christian Church: 200 years of Seeking Justice, Embracing Diversity and Inspiring Imagination, by John Wade Payne, chronicles interesting characters and significant events over two centuries at the congregation, which is located in America’s most populous city. The book […]

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Filed under: Congregations
Missouri School of Religion conference to explore 'rethinking youth ministry'

Are mainline churches experiencing a "ghettoization" of youth within the church? What can congregations do to better engage their youth, who are sometimes segregated to a particular room, where they engage in ministry in isolation from the rest of the church? A conference entitled "Rethinking Youth Ministry," will take place Oct. 29-30 in Jefferson City, […]

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Filed under: Higher Education, Young Adult, Youth