Disciples News Service

Archive: March 2012

Faithful woman provides income for ministry

Ann Ledwith lived her life with devotion to her faith, family and friends. She died in August 2011, but in one last act, Mrs. Ledwith arranged a gift through the Christian Church Foundation to help enhance the future ministry of Bethany Christian Church, Houston, TX. Her gift now provides a stream of income to her […]

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Posted on March 29, 2012
Filed under: People
Phillips Theological Seminary announces new tuition rate

Phillips Theological Seminary is working to make theological education more affordable and equitable for students. Starting with the Fall 2012 semester, there will be a reduction in tuition for master’s degrees, a new tuition and fee structure for other programs, and a restructured in-house tuition assistance program. The tuition for master’s students has been reduced from […]

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Filed under: Higher Education
Region gives

More than 100 people from across the Northwest Regional Christian Church http://www.disciplesnw.org/ gathered in late March to share their stories of ministry, but they were not in the same building. These Disciples communed through technology from Moscow, Idaho; and three locations in Washington – Kenniwick in the southeast, Puyallup in the southwest and Lake City […]

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Filed under: Regions
Walling honored by White House

Pictured L to R: Revs. Ken Brooker Langston, Linda Hanna Walling and Laird Thomason, all of the Disciple Center for Public Witness. The White House honored Rev. Linda Hanna Walling as one of 10 Champions of Change who are dedicated to improving access to health care. These individuals are helping others in their community understand […]

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Posted on March 26, 2012
Filed under: Ecumenical, People
Trayvon

As a mother of a young man who played football, my heart breaks every time I see the picture of Trayvon Martin in his football uniform. I have a dozen such pictures still on my fridge and in photograph albums, pictures taken as I watched my little boy grow into a man. When I think that Trayvon’s mother will not have that same joy, I am overwhelmed with sadness. She, especially, and all those who love Trayvon are in my prayers. In my prayers as well are the Zimmermans, the police and the entire community of Sanford, Florida.

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Posted on March 23, 2012
Filed under: Sharon's Blog
Clergy event at Christmount focuses on stewardship

Do you feel inadequate to talk about money in your congregation? Do you tend to only preach on stewardship when you have to and when it is time to encourage pledges? Is your talk about generosity limited to money? Do you have a plan to create a growing spirit of generosity in your congregation? At this […]

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Filed under: Congregations, Resources
Let's Move!

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to participate in the second anniversary celebration of First Lady Michelle Obama?s ?Let?s Move? initiative. It took place in Florida and began with a gathering of ?Let?s Move: Faith and Community? at Northland Church: a Church Distributed. Joel Hunter (a Christian Theological Seminary graduate) is pastor there. I was asked to give brief remarks and an opening prayer. Here is what I said:

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Posted on March 20, 2012
Filed under: Sharon's Blog