Disciples News Service

Archive: February 2011

General Board to hold its 2011 meeting in Indianapolis starting this weekend

General Board members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) are preparing to gather in Indianapolis for their 2011 meetings which will start on Saturday Feb. 26 and end on Tuesday, March 1. Among other business, the General Board will consider the Administrative Committee’s recommendation to re-elect General Minister and President Sharon Watkins for another […]

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Posted on February 24, 2011
Filed under: General Assembly, Office of the General Minister and President
Former missionary who helped start DJAN has died

A former missionary to the Philippines, who along with her husband co-founded Disciples Justice Action Network, (DJAN) has died. May Sweet Lord, 84, passed away Feb. 5 in Chicago. Lord was a teacher in the Philippines and the founding pastor for the Koinonia Congregation at Disciples-affiliated Northern Christian College in the Philippines. Lord also taught […]

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Filed under: Obituaries
Indiana Disciples and Global Ministries leaders travel to Haiti; help dedicate educational building

Twelve members of Allisonville Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Indianapolis learned a great deal about the people of Haiti during a recent eight-day trip. The Disciples worshiped with a Haitian congregation, helped construct a church, and taught in local schools. After their return to Indianapolis, Allisonville church members gathered on Feb. 13 for a […]

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Filed under: Congregations, Overseas Ministries
Border Conference statement calls for congregations to get involved

Those who recently attended a gathering in San Diego, Calif. entitled "Turning Walls into Tables: A Border Conference" committed to identifying the walls that exist in our communities – from language, education, residency and economic disparity, to other political, religious and social boundaries. "These walls impede the creation of God’s realm on earth," declared a […]

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Filed under: Overseas Ministries, Resources
Babel Table brings young adult Disciples together

The first gathering of the "Babel Table: from Tower to Table, in New Orleans on Dec. 16-19, 2010 underscored the value and vision of bringing together Disciples young adults in seeking to understand what it means to become a truly multicultural and inclusive church. Fifteen young adult Disciples, engaged in a hands-on mission experience by […]

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Filed under: Young Adult, Youth
Disciples push initiatives to address healthy living

Disciples are involved in two initiatives designed to help reduce obesity in children. The theme for Disciples Christian Family Week is based on scripture which declares the body is a temple that needs to be cared for and treated with respect. Materials for this year’s Christian Family Week, observed in the United States on the […]

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Filed under: Resources
Pension Fund seeks qualified applicants for two positions

The Pension Fund of the Christian Church is seeking qualified applicants for two new positions. One is the Director of Employer Services position, the other is the Director for Member Services. To learn more about the positions, visit: www.pensionfund.org Please send resumes by March 6, 2011, to: Dawn M. Fleming, Director of HR, dmfleming@pension.disciples.org

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Reformed and Disciples Churches plan for joint action

The leaders of two families of churches with roots in the Protestant Reformation and a shared commitment to seeking visible church unity through cooperation held talks recently in Geneva, Switzerland aimed at strengthening links among their member churches at the local and regional level. The meeting between the Disciples Ecumenical Consultative Council (DECC) and the […]

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Filed under: Ecumenical
Black ministers expecting exciting time in Wichita

The 37th Annual Black Ministers Retreat is quickly approaching. The retreat will take place March 7-10 at North Heights Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Wichita, Kan., and feature notable preachers and presenters. Worship service leaders include the host pastor, Rev. Titus H. James Sr. Rev. Claude Walker, interim pastor of Swope Parkway United Christian […]

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Eureka College gift to be used for Reagan Research Center

Eureka College has received a major gift to pay for a new research center. Named the Mark R. Shenkman Reagan Research Center, it is expected to open before the end of this year and will strive to acquire and house every book written about former President Ronald Reagan. The gift ranks among the most important […]

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Filed under: Higher Education