Disciples News Service

Archive: June 2012

Disciple leaders comment on Supreme Court decision on Affordable Health Care

Religious leaders from across faith traditions voiced support of the Supreme Court decision today on the Affordable Care Act. Leaders of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) are among those supporting the decision. General Minister and President Sharon Watkins said, “As a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world, Disciples of Christ pray for and […]

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Posted on June 28, 2012
Filed under: Ecumenical, Office of the General Minister and President
Nebraska interim regional minister accepts call

On June 16 the Regional Church Board of Directors of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Nebraska approved Dr. James Gordon as Interim Regional Minister effective August 1, 2012. Gordon is the former pastor of East Lincoln Christian Church and founding minister of CrossBridge Christian Church. He is currently the Interim Minister of the […]

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Posted on June 26, 2012
Filed under: People, Regions
Tables of spiritual sustenance, learning

Just like an athlete who cannot run and jump her best without good food and practice, church leaders also need the fuel of new ideas and spiritual training. The Office of Search and Call in Disciples Home Mission has a hidden gem of a website called the Well-Fed Spirit that sets that sustaining table for […]

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Filed under: Ecumenical, Resources
Global Ministries invites you to

Join us October 25-28 in Cleveland, Ohio for a time of sharing about what we are learning from our Global Partners through People-to-People pilgrimages and Global Church Partnerships. Through keynote addresses, panel discussions, missionary presentations, break-out groups, multi-cultural worship, a global mission fair and mission interpreters training, we will discover how we are becoming a […]

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Florida church participates in trade, family projects

Brandon Christian Church  (Brandon, Fla.) uses and sells Equal Exchange products – fair trade coffee, chocolate, and olive oil.The coffee is the only one used for church events and after church each Sunday we sell fair trade products. The Equal Exchange program builds stronger farming communities, creates a more equitable trade model, and preserves our […]

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Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, Resources
South Carolina region wins award for pro-reconciliation work

The South Carolina Christian Action Council awarded the John Gillison Award for Racial Healing to the True Community team of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in South Carolina. The award acknowledges extraordinary leadership and service toward Racial Healing in South Carolina. Gillison, an elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, was the first African-American president […]

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Posted on June 19, 2012
Filed under: Regions
Mission stays close to home

Instead of going on a mission trip to another part of the country, Memorial Drive Christian Church, Houston, Texas, decided to provide opportunities for every member to work in the mission field this summer without having to travel and raise funds. Seven Summer Days of Service is designed to help those in the Houston area […]

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Filed under: Congregations, Young Adult, Youth
New resources now available to advance theological thinking about new media

The New Media Project at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York has published six theological essays and four sets of recommendations about using social media in ministerial, congregational, and institutional settings. The material—located under the Findings tab on the project website —provides a resource for religious leaders seeking to interpret new media in creative and theological ways. In the midst […]

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