Disciples News Service

Archive: September 2011

Bible Ministry Exhibition of the Protestant Church in China

“Thy Word is Truth” is the theme of the exhibition. it will travel to four U.S, cities in the next months. The web site www.bibleinchina.org tells the story of the long history of Christianity in China and powerful ministry of Bible printing that is part of the Christian witness there today. Today I have the privilege of bringing greetings from Disciples at the Washington, D.C. opening of the exhibit.

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Posted on September 28, 2011
Filed under: Uncategorized
CCH celebrates 50th anniversary and welcomes new staff

Christian Church Homes (CCH), a private non-profit whose mission is to "provide affordable housing in caring communities," celebrates its 50th anniversary and is pleased to announce the Rev. John Nichols Rodenberg has joined the staff as Director of Fund Development. CCH was founded in 1961 by Disciples in Northern California and now manages 61 facilities […]

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Posted on September 22, 2011
Filed under: People
Several fall events planned for Christmount Christian Retreat Center

Registration is still open for the Oreon E. Scott Clergy Conference, October 3-5 at Christmount Christian Retreat Center in Black Mountain, North Carolina. Disciples of Christ Historical Society President Dr. Glenn Carson, the featured speaker, will offer "Leadership Lessons from the Lord’s Table." Later in October, Christmount will host two other events: the College Retreat […]

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CWS appeals to congregations for emergency clean-up buckets

Church World Service (CWS) is appealing to congregations throughout the nation for donations of 10,000 emergency clean-up buckets to distribute to people affected by Hurricane Irene. The Rev. Bert Marshall, CWS regional director for New England, points out that many of the people in communities receiving relief supplies have been generous donors of emergency clean-up […]

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Filed under: Ecumenical
World Communion Sunday is October 2

World Communion Sunday, the first Sunday of October, is a worldwide opportunity for Christians in every culture to break bread and share the cup as they affirm Christ as the head of the church. Global Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ is offering worship resources for World […]

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Reconciliation Minister: Grants help build relationships and improve communities

Disciples are putting Reconciliation Ministry grants to work in ways that visibly impact communities. But equally important are the relationships being built in organizing and advocating for issues such as access to jobs and transportation, improving education, and nurturing leadership, says April Johnson, the denomination’s Minister of Reconciliation. Reconciliation grants are funded by the annual […]

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Posted on September 21, 2011
Filed under: General Ministries, Office of the General Minister and President
Remembering 9/11: Resources for worship and reflection

Sunday is the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Excellent resources from Disciples and ecumenical partners are available, including a prayer of remembrance and healing from General Minister and President Sharon E. Watkins. Chalice Press is offering a free downloadable sample from Strike Terror No More: Theology, Ethics, and the New War, […]

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Posted on September 9, 2011
Filed under: Resources