Disciples News Service

Archive: June 2011

Congregations are asked to share 9/11 resource materials

As the 10th year anniversary of the September 11 attacks in the United States approaches, a number of organizations and churches are sponsoring special commemorative activities. University Christian Church in Ft. Worth, Texas has organized, "9-11-11 Hands of Hope" – A weekend to honor the past, and to celebrate what is coming. Activities include a […]

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Posted on June 30, 2011
Filed under: Congregations, Resources
Tennessee Disciples church to be site of disaster recovery training

A Tennessee Disciples church will host a training seminar to address long-term recovery from natural disasters. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Chattanooga, Tenn., will be the site of a daylong training session on July 9. Entitled "Recovery Tools and Training," Church World Service (CWS) will hold five such seminars at churches in Alabama […]

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Congregations that engage in interfaith relations sought for recognition

Congregations that engage with communities of other faiths will be recognized by the National Council of Churches (NCC) Interfaith Relations Commission. The NCC’s Interfaith Engaged Congregational Initiative is receiving nominations for congregations that "have something important to share about interfaith engagement." The commission says the recognition will advance congregational mission and health by empowering them […]

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GLAD Alliance launches redesigned website

The GLAD Alliance has unveiled a redesigned website. The new site was launched in time for next month’s General Assembly in Nashville, Tenn., during which the Alliance will offer educational and fellowship events, a Pre-Assembly event and a Tuesday night, July 12 banquet. "The new website features a bold, new look for GLAD and is […]

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Thinking theologically about technology: Union Theological Seminary launches 'new media project' website

Trends in modern communication vehicles are happening so rapidly, one can hardly stay abreast. What with the emergence of the Internet, e-mail, and social media such as Facebook and Twitter, the communications revolution often outpaces the church’s ability to fully understand these electronic tools. Union Theological Seminary in New York City has launched www.NewMediaProjectAtUnion.org, the […]

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Chalice Press book awards given to outstanding seminarians

Thirty-one seminarians have been selected to receive the 2011 Chalice Press Book Awards. The awards recognize outstanding seminarians as determined by their respective schools. Chalice Press encourages the schools to name award recipients based on whatever best identifies an "outstanding seminarian." The recipients of 2011 Chalice Press Book Awards are from 28 schools located from […]

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Filed under: General Ministries, Higher Education
Don't miss out on special meal functions at General Assembly

Disciples will gather at tables of all sorts for a variety of meals at General Assembly. Breakfast options include the Ministers and Mates event, sponsored by the Pension Fund, a free Reconciliation Ministry breakfast and the Disciples Peace Fellowship function. Numerous luncheons will be offered by the Church’s colleges, universities, seminaries and divinity houses. Disciples […]

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Pension Fund account holders to receive interest rate boost

The Pension Fund Board of Directors has approved an increase in interest rates for Tax Deferred Retirement Account (TDRA) and Benefit Accumulation Account (BAA) holders. Effective July 1, TDRA’s will receive an increased rate of return from 3.50 percent to 3.75 percent during the third and fourth quarters of 2011. BAAs will receive an increased […]

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General Minister and President welcomes attendees to General Assembly in special video; speaks of importance of spiritual practices

With only 10 days left before the start of the 2011 General Assembly, General Minister and President Sharon Watkins reminds all Disciples in a special video that there is still time to register for the July 9-13 event in Nashville, Tenn. She also reflects on her time as GMP and the church’s journey to fulfill […]

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