Disciples News Service

Archive: May 2012

Urban plunge experienced by Nebraska youth

Pastor Cathy Stander (Louisville, Neb.) reports on her youth group’s Urban Plunge in Omaha: “This year we went to a farm where abused children come and do therapy by talking to the animals. “We also helped collect unused electronics which will be recycled into working electronics by a ministry that teaches these skills to the […]

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Posted on May 30, 2012
Filed under: Regions, Young Adult, Youth
Young adult full-year service opportunity

“Transform Your Life … Transform the World!” Young adults (age 21-30) are being sought to participate in an intentional year of living in service communities. Each young adult community is structured to focus on hands-on service, justice advocacy, and leadership and faith development. All Pilgrims Christian Church in Seattle, Wash., has partnered with Keystone Congregational UCC […]

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Posted on May 29, 2012
Filed under: Ecumenical, Young Adult, Youth
Just Women Magazine subscribers to hold online meetings

Since 2009, Just Women Magazine has had the privilege to bring you the stories of our sisters from around the globe. We have journeyed together through articles that profile soul satisfying ministries, reveal commonalities beyond cultural differences and challenge us to grow. Now your sisters in faith at Just Women would like to add another […]

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Environmental ministry recognizes congregation

First Christian Church in Beaumont, Texas, is one of the most recent recipients to earn the Green Chalice Award for its work in lifting up environmental concerns. “The goal of our Green Chalice congregation is to joyfully commit to preserving and cultivating God’s good earth as our common residence”, according to Rev. Brenda Griffin Warren, […]

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Filed under: Congregations
Indiana minister wins national guitar contest

Rev. Dean Phelps, currently serving the Indiana regional church, claimed first place in the National Thumbpicking Guitar Contest held at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View, Ark., on May 12. He oversees new church establishment and ministries of stewardship and communication for the Christian Church in Indiana. Originally from Maysville, Ky., Phelps has been […]

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Posted on May 22, 2012
Filed under: People
Time to register for Extreme Faith, Bold Action

Get back to the beginning of the Disciples movement with a gathering of Disciples Men at Bethany College in West Virginia. From July 13 – 15, men from across the U.S. and Canada can join in mission work, workshops, tours and even a pig roast on opening night. Registration is due by June 15. For […]

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Filed under: Congregations, Regions
Creating generosity through preaching

A symposium on preaching and stewardship featuring Dr. James Forbes, is set for June 12 – 14, 2012, at Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis. Beginning with worship and an address by Forbes at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, the following days include a workshop with him on how to introduce a culture of generosity into […]

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I See You

At the 2010 Quadrennial Assembly, we were called to “Awake! Awake!” Now that we are awake, who do we see? Do we see the absence of sisters who should be at the table and seek them? Do we see the homeless and offer our sympathy in word and deed? Do we see the disenfranchised and […]

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Posted on May 16, 2012
Filed under: Congregations, Resources