Disciples News Service

Archive: March 2011

Disciples reach out to Japanese earthquake victims

Week of Compassion, the Disciples relief, refugee and development mission fund, is providing financial assistance to our sisters and brothers in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami on March 11 that has left the island nation dealing with several crises, including flooding and radiation poisoning emitting from a nuclear facility. At this writing, it is […]

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Posted on March 25, 2011
Filed under: Overseas Ministries
2011 Communiqu

The 2011 Issue of Communiqué is now available for download online. Communiqué is the annual publication which reviews the work of the General Board, which met this year in Indianapolis, Feb. 26-March 1. Readers of this year’s Communiqué will find reports on the upcoming 2011 General Assembly; resolutions that will be considered at the Assembly; […]

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Colorado minister called as new VP of Christian Church Foundation

The Rev. Jerry Lang, senior minister of Central Christian Church in Denver, Co., has been called to serve as the new vice president of the Christian Church Foundation, starting June 1. He will replace Don Sarton, who retires July 1. Lang will be responsible for cultivating planned gifts with Disciples in Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho […]

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North American Pacific/Asian Disciples posts executive pastor position

The North American Pacific/Asian Disciples (NAPAD) Ministries is seeking an Executive Pastor. The successful candidate will be responsible for the nurture, development and support of Asian and Pacific Island ministries in North America. He or she also will have oversight and responsibilities in the areas of pastoral care, church growth, training and development, along with […]

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Jarvis Christian College to open new wetland nature trail

Jarvis Christian College will open its new nearly two-mile-long wetland nature trail on March 25. The trail is located adjacent to the Meyer Science and Mathematics Building on the campus of Jarvis Christian College, which is located in Hawkins, Texas. Gifts from donors, along with a grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department were […]

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Filed under: Higher Education
Disciples churches encouraged to observe Earth Day Sunday

Disciples congregations are being encouraged to participate in Earth Day Sunday. Earth Day is on Good Friday this year, April 22, but Earth Day Sunday can be celebrated by churches on any given Sunday. Organizers of the Earth Day observances say few people understand the impacts that climate change will have on core church ministries, […]

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Disciples join with other leaders to oppose hearings on 'radicalization of American Muslims'

Disciples are standing with a multi-religious campaign called "Shoulder-to-Shoulder: Standing with American Muslims; Upholding American Values." Shoulder-to-Shoulder issued a joint statement after the United States House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security held the first in a series of hearings "examining radicalization in the American Muslim community and the community’s response to it." General Minister […]

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