Disciples News Service

Archive: August 2011

50 Years of Music Ministry: ADM holds anniversary conference in Fort Worth

The Association of Disciple Musicians (ADM) held its 50th Anniversary Conference at University Christian Church and Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth, Texas, on July 14-18. Over one-hundred musicians attended the event and included clinicians such as Bryan Feille, Michael Hawn, Suzanne Castle, Terry Price, John Schwandt, Anna Laura Page, and Andra Moran. The gathering […]

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Posted on August 25, 2011
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General Assembly "Toolkits" are now available online

Resources from the 2011 General Assembly are now posted on the web. The online "toolkits" can be found on the General Assembly web site at www.disciples.org/ga and clicking on the "Toolkits" link. Resources include downloadable documents, presentations and videos used during learning opportunities or plenary sessions. Additional resources will be posted as they become available. […]

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Order Chalice Hymnal by September 23

The September 23 order deadline for the last printing of the Chalice Hymnal nears.  Chalice Hymnal has been one of the most popular and best-selling hymnals available. More than 620 easy-to-sing traditional and contemporary hymns have made it the hymnal of choice among churches all over the country. Replace used copies at your church, or fall […]

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September is National Hunger Action month

Around the world, almost one-billion people don’t have enough food to eat. Even in the United States, more than 40-million people go hungry. Despite the abundance of food in the world, hunger plagues large populations, and starvation awaits those who hunger without relief. September is a good time for your church to consider the reality […]

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University Christian Church Calls New Senior Minister

The Reverend Larry Thomas has been called by the congregation of University Christian Church in Fort Worth, Texas, to be its new Senior Minister, effective October 9, 2011. Thomas is currently the Senior Minister of Community Christian Church in Manchester, Mo., a position he has held since 2002. Thomas is a graduate of Truman State […]

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Former financial officer at National City Christian Church convicted

Jason Todd Reynolds, former chief financial officer of National City Christian Church Foundation (NCCCF), was convicted on charges of wire fraud, bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, tax evasion, and fraud, all stemming from his systematic embezzlement of NCCCF funds. Reynolds was released from employment at National City Christian Church in June, 2008. An internal audit […]

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Florida Region welcomes new regional minister

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Florida is pleased to announce that on Saturday, August 20, 2011 the Regional Board called the Rev. Dr. Juan Rodriguez to be the next Regional Minister of Florida. Rev. Rodriguez was recently the organizing pastor of Iglesia del Pueblo-Hope Center in Hammond, Ind. He has also served as the […]

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Registration still open for new church planter training

Do you dare to risk the ride? A few slots are still available to leaders of new Disciples church starts for new church planter training, September 26-30, 2011, in Indianapolis. Training enables planters to obtain information and enhance skills for developing new mission.  Topics include creating vision, mission, values statements; identifying and defining target areas […]

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Posted on August 24, 2011
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Dr. Jack Sullivan Jr. called as regional minister

At a specially-called meeting on August 20, 2011 at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Lemoyne, PA, the Regional Board of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Pennsylvania elected the Rev. Dr. Jack Sullivan, Jr. of Cleveland, OH, to serve as Regional Minister and President.  An ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples […]

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