Disciples News Service

Archive: October 2012

Report: Administrative Committee Oct. 26, 27

The Administrative Committee (AC) met in Indianapolis in late October. The fall meeting of the Administrative Committee tends to focus on matters related to its duties as the board of the Office of the General Minister and President (OGMP). Following opening worship and relationship building, the attendees engaged in a redeveloped orientation process. As the Board of […]

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Posted on October 31, 2012
Filed under: General Assembly, Office of the General Minister and President
National Benevolent Association Shifts Focus of Chaplaincy Ministries

The National Benevolent Association (NBA) of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) announces the conclusion of its current “Chaplaincy care” program on November 30, 2012. Initiated in 2008, the “Chaplaincy care” ministry program was created in partnership with Disciples regions and a select number of older adult residential facilities. Additionally, a chaplain was called to […]

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Posted on October 23, 2012
Filed under: General Ministries
Retired clergy retreat in Florida Jan. 29-31

Gather with other “seasoned” ministers and spouses for a time of conversation, learning and relaxation at the Christian Church Conference Center in Silver Springs, Fla.  Dr. Jim Johnson will be the special speaker.  See flyer for details.

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Filed under: Regions
Project IMPACT celebrates, receives award

On Sept. 29, Project IMPACT and the Compton/Watts Interfaith Collaborative were joined by a coalition of agencies with the Million Father March in our 4th Annual Back to School Celebration. The celebration began with a march from the Watts-Willlowbrook Boys and Girls Club in Watts and ended at Mona Park in the City of Compton. […]

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Posted on October 16, 2012
Filed under: Regions
Disciples Home Missions calls Refugee & Immigration Director

Rev. Ronald J. Degges, president of Disciples Home Missions, announces the appointment of the Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley as Director of Refugee and Immigration Ministries for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), effective January 1, 2013.  Stanley will be located in Washington, D.C., at the National City Christian Church, and will be working in partnership […]

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Filed under: Ecumenical, General Ministries, People, Resources
New Beginnings program serves more

The article below shares the story of a community that is bearing fruit from the New Beginnings Assessment Service in a Presbyterian congregation. New Beginnings was initiated by Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation as a way of affirming the gifts and possibilities of Disciples congregations in the late stages of their life-cycle.  In a fee-for-service […]

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Filed under: Ecumenical, General Ministries, Resources
Hold the date for Black Ministers Retreat 2013

The Black Ministers Retreat 2013 will take place on March 4-7, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Okla.  The Retreat host location is Wildewood Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 6900 N. Kelley Ave., Oklahoma City, OK, 73111, pastored by the Rev. William Simms, as well as the co-host congregation East Sixth Street Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), […]

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Filed under: Congregations, Resources
Personal report on global summit re: economic justice

By Mark G. Toulouse, principal, professor of history of Christianity, Emmanuel College of Victoria College; professor in the Study of Religion department, University of Toronto Between September 29 and October 5, 2012, a selection of religious leaders, politicians, activists, and economists met in São Paulo, Brazil to propose measures that could lead to a financial […]

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Filed under: Ecumenical, Regions