Disciples News Service

Archive: September 2012

Running the race, spreading the message

Doing a half marathon – 13.1 miles: I could do that….maybe.   Doing the half marathon a dozen years in a row: Okay….a little tougher, but maybe.   Doing a half marathon 12 years and then preaching a sermon: Now you’re talking crazy.    Rev. Marty Phillips, pastor of Park View Christian Church in Chesapeake, Va., ran his […]

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Posted on September 25, 2012
Filed under: Congregations, People
Small but mighty (busy), Part 2

Three years ago First Christian Church in Weeping Water, Neb., was deciding whether or not to close. They prayed together for 100 days. Today the church is a center of ministry for the small town in ways they never thought possible. A few weeks ago the Disciples News Service posted a story about the work […]

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Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, Regions
Poverty in America

The Line documents the stories of people across the country living at or below the poverty line. They have goals. They have children. They work hard. They are people like you and me. From Chicago’s suburbs and west side to the Gulf Coast to North Carolina, millions of Americans are struggling every day to make it […]

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Filed under: Ecumenical, General Assembly, Resources
Guest column: A question of existence

By Rev. Ruth Fletcher, Regional Minister for the Partnership in Montana      The church was having a car wash on Saturday morning to raise funds for those who had been displaced from their homes by the wildfires. We had read about Milagro Christian Church. We had followed the blogs of Christian Piatt, one of the congregation’s leaders. We […]

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Filed under: Congregations, Regions
Rice and beans make big impact

A pound of beans and a pound of rice (94 cents at current prices) will feed a family of four for a day. For the neighbors to the south of the Tres Rios Area of the Southwest Region that is sometimes a hefty sum that is not always available. First Christian Church in El Paso, […]

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Filed under: Congregations, Regions
Oklahoma regional minister to retire

The Rev. Dr. Thomas R. Jewell will retire in December of 2012 after nearly 20 years as regional minister for Oklahoma. He said, “The years that I have spent as Oklahoma Regional Pastor have been some of the most exciting and challenging years in ministry.  Working with congregations and pastors to grow and strengthen the […]

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Posted on September 11, 2012
Filed under: People, Regions
National Benevolent Association sets out to plan

The Board of Trustees of the National Benevolent Association (NBA) of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) unanimously affirmed moving forward into a strategic planning process for the organization. This confirmation took place at the recent board meeting on August 23–25, 2012 in St. Louis, Mo. This strategic plan for the NBA will incorporate the […]

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Filed under: General Ministries
Northeastern Region to installs new regional minister

The Northeastern Region of the Christian Church will install Rev. Mary Anne Glover as regional minister on Sept. 15. Glover has served as transitional regional minister since 2008 and was unanimously elected to be permanent regional minister last December. The new regional minister says the region is in “re-formation”, a new region start. This region […]

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