Disciples News Service

Archive: February 2012

Historical Society Staff Update

Disciples of Christ Historical Society announced on Feb. 29 the promotion of Kristin Russell to chief associate to the President. Russell,  has been serving as special projects manager and assistant to the president. The new role broadens her oversight of the Society’s work, and her management of the Thomas W. Phillips Memorial Archives, home of […]

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Posted on February 28, 2012
Filed under: People
Pension Fund to offer Roth IRA

In April the Pension Fund will launch a new product for its members. The Roth IRA will earn a 3.0% interest through September 30, 2012.  To encourage members to invest in the Roth IRA, an incentive rate of 0.5% will be offered to all rollovers from April 1, 2012 through at September 30, 2012. This […]

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Filed under: General Ministries
Ecumenical Organization Address Poverty and Racism

Eighty-five church and organizational leaders met February 14-17 in Memphis, Tennessee to discern together how Christian Churches Together, an ecumenical Christian group, should respond to racism and poverty now. Participants represented 36 African-American, Catholic, Protestant, Evangelical/Pentecostal and Orthodox churches and six Christian organizations. The meeting included visits to historic sites in Memphis, and reports on […]

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Babel Table: Building Relationships that Make a Difference

In a collaborative effort between general ministries of the Christian Church, eight young adults have been named as a steering committee for the next iteration of the Babel Table. The Young Adult Commission of Disciple Home Missions, the College of Regional Ministers, the Council on Christian Unity, Reconciliation ministry and Week of Compassion have agreed […]

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Filed under: Young Adult, Youth
Faith Groups Support Medicaid Expansions in Health Care Reform

Disciple Homeland Missions and Disciple Justice Action Network joined more than 60 national, state and local faith organizations filed an Amicus (Friend of the Court) Brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Medicaid expansions in the Affordable Care Act.  The brief argues that these expansions more completely address the original intent of Medicaid […]

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Disciple Receiving Lifetime Achievement Award for Ecumenical Work

Each year the Society for Pentecostal Studies presents its lifetime achievement award to a member who has made an outstanding contribution to Pentecostal scholarship over the course of his or her lifetime. The 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented March 3 to Carmelo Alvarez, a Disciple scholar and Global Missions missionary. For more, visit globalministries.org/news/lac/carmelo-award.html

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New Stewardship Study Available Online

The Center for Faith and Giving is offering four lessons on the First Testament and Stewardship by the Rev. Dr. Richard Lowery. The first two lessons deal directly with creation and how our understanding of the creation story found in Genesis 1-2:4a impacts our relationship with God and with the whole of creation. The following lessons will […]

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Christian education director for DHM Billye P. Bridges dies

The Rev. Dr. Billye P. Bridges passed away during the late evening hours of Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, after a brief hospitalization.  She was director of Christian education for Disciple Home Missions from 2003 until her death. From 1996 to 2003 she served DHM as director of specialized Christian Education. A memorial tribute to Bridges […]

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Posted on February 24, 2012
Filed under: Obituaries
Bethany's Buffalo Seminary offers Holy Week workshop

The Rev. Bonnie Thurston will lead a two-day workshop, Preaching and Praying Holy Week, March 8-9 at Bethany College. Thurston is a Disciples minister, biblical scholar/author, and a native of West Virginia. The workshop is part of Bethany‚Äôs Buffalo Seminary programs, designed to provide continuing education for all orders of ministry (ordained, licensed, lay) especially […]

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Posted on February 23, 2012
Filed under: Higher Education