Disciples News Service

Archive: July 2011

Faithful Servant Award given to CBP's outgoing president and publisher

Cyrus N. (Russ) White, outgoing president and publisher of Chalice Press (Christian Board of Publication), was presented the 2011 Faithful Servant Award at the General Assembly in Nashville. The award is given annually by the Disciples of Christ Historical Society on behalf of the whole church to honor servant-leaders who have given an extra measure […]

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Posted on July 28, 2011
Filed under: General Ministries, People
Nashville minister receives distinguished preaching award

Clay Stauffer, senior minister of Woodmont Christian Church in Nashville, Tenn., received the 2011 Fred Craddock Award for Excellence in Preaching. The award is presented annually by the Disciples of Christ Historical Society and the Craddock Center. Stauffer received the award at the General Assembly of Disciples meeting in Nashville, Tenn., at the 11 a.m. […]

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Filed under: People
Faith-based groups and congregations offer resources for 9/11 observances

Quick Resources: "A prayer of remembrance and healing" by Sharon E. Watkins Free download from Chalice Press: Strike Terror No More: Theology, Ethics and the New War http://www.chalicepress.com/Strike-Terror-No-More-P102.aspx Resources from the United Church of Christ: http://www.ucc.org/news/911-plus-10-ucc-web-page.html Shoulder to Shoulder: an interfaith organization dedicated to ending anti-Muslim sentiment by strengthening the voice of freedom and peace. http://www.shouldertoshouldercampaign.org […]

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Filed under: Congregations, Resources
Disciples Center staff moves back into its office building

Disciples Center staff in Indianapolis gave thanks for their safe return to permanent offices at a special afternoon session today. Fire and smoke damage at the Disciples Center caused the building’s more than 170 people to re-locate in mid-April to temporary office space. However, weeks of cleaning and repairs by professionals skilled in remediating office […]

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Filed under: General Ministries
Interfaith groups urge President and Congress to protect Medicaid and Medicare

Faithful Reform in Health Care is among nearly 60 interfaith organizations urging the Obama administration and Congress to protect Medicaid and Medicare in their budget and debt-ceiling negotiations. Faith Reform in Health Care represents a coalition of faith groups, of which Disciples Justice Action Network is a member. Linda Hanna Walling, an ordained Disciples pastor […]

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Filed under: Ecumenical
Disciples to close tornado relief center in Joplin, Missouri

It’s hard to believe we are six weeks out from the devastating storm that caused so much damage here in Joplin. Most people have found temporary shelter with family and friends. Some have even found new permanent housing. Many are waiting anxiously to rebuild. The debris field is being cleared, which is a sign of […]

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Filed under: Congregations