Disciples News Service

Archive: November 2012

South Dallas church to install first woman senior pastor in 142 year history

DALLAS, Texas, 11.16.12 —Rev. Irie Lynne Session, will be installed next month as senior pastor at Warren Avenue Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), making her the first woman to hold the job in the African-American church’s 142 year history. She is the former associate minister for the North Texas Area of the Christian Church (Disciples […]

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Posted on November 27, 2012
Filed under: Congregations, People
Small Virginia church takes on big project

By Kathy Reinger, pastor, Ashland Christian Church, Ashland, Va. “Just have faith!” These words of wisdom were spoken to me many times at the board meetings my first year at Ashland Christian Church. There would be very little money in the checking account and pay day was fast approaching. Our treasurer, Donna Dennehy, would laugh […]

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West Virginia interfaith service supports common mission

Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Huntington, W. Va., hosted a downtown interfaith Thanksgiving service.  The worship service brought together 12 Christian churches (Protestant and Catholic), the Jewish B’Nai Sholom congregation, and the Muslim Association of Huntington.  The offering during the service benefited Huntington Area Habitat for Humanity. Six downtown churches of different denominations […]

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Georgia church brings cheer to community ministry

Santa Claus is coming to town on Dec. 8, 2012 for the children served by Norcross Cooperative Ministry (NCM), thanks to Peachtree Corners Christian Church, Norcross, Ga.  Santa is the highlight of the annual Christmas party hosted by the church at NCM for about 150 children and their parents. Along with a chance to visit with […]

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Message clear: common sense processes needed

“Badges” want it. “Business” wants it. “Bibles” want it. According to the panelists at the Midwest Summit of Forging a New Consensus on Immigrants and America, law enforcement officials, businesses and advocacy groups are in agreement that the current way that the United States deals with immigration is a broken system. Most of the issues […]

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Posted on November 19, 2012
Filed under: Ecumenical, Resources
From a house blessing to the House

In her role as vice president of the National Council of Churches board, General Minister and President Sharon Watkins took part in a house blessing for a new resident of The SeVerna, an affordable housing complex organized by Mission First Housing Development Corporation. The householder, Deborah Washington, is a computer and GED teacher at a […]

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Posted on November 15, 2012
Filed under: Office of the General Minister and President
Watkins joins other leaders to congratulate new president

November 13, 2012 President Barack ObamaThe White House1600 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President:Congratulations on your re-election. We, and the religious bodies and faith-based organizations we represent, look forward to working with you and your Administration during the next four years tohelp our nation live up to the promise of liberty and justice for […]

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Posted on November 14, 2012
Filed under: Office of the General Minister and President
University church gifts massive performance to community

University Christian Church, Fort Worth, Texas, will grace the community once again with the Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival in January. The 37th anniversary production is January 5 and 6, at 3 and 5 p.m. each day. More than 300 participants are marshaled into a costumed pageant fit for the King. According to Kyla […]

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