Disciples News Service

Archive: February 2013

Lake City Christian Church

Lake City Christian Church– Seattle: The congregation hosted a shelter for homeless moms and children for a week in early 2013, providing a dinner, overnight shelter, and breakfast. The shelter is organized through Mary’s Place center for homeless women in Seattle. Lake City is also working on becoming a site for “Safe Parking” program, which allows […]

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Posted on February 26, 2013
Filed under: Congregations
Record a prayer for General Assembly chapel

The 2013 General Assembly theme is “Lord, Teach Us To Pray.” To engage and involve all segments of the General Church, the Chapel Committee invites anyone who is interested in producing a video reflection on the theme. The video clips will be played throughout the day during the Assembly in the Chapel. Following each meditation […]

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Posted on February 19, 2013
Filed under: General Assembly
United States civic conversation turns to violence prevention

The names are all too familiar – Sandy Hook, Columbine, Tucson, Aurora – names associated with some incident of violence involving a gun. Early in February, the U.S. House of Representatives gun violence prevention task force released findings that included recommendations to support Second Amendment rights for law-abiding Americans, but also a ban on assault […]

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Filed under: People
Youth can get prepared for General Assembly with study

Disciples youth and youth-group leaders can get a head start on this summer’s General Assembly with a new four-part curriculum program now available from Chalice Press. The curriculum, “Putting It Together: Preparing for General Assembly and Figuring Out Where You Fit In,” was written by Lee Yates, a Disciples pastor who has been active in […]

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Posted on February 12, 2013
Filed under: General Assembly, Resources, Young Adult, Youth
Support global food security through local growing projects

Disciples congregations across the country are exploring another way to work for food security with our partners at Foods Resource Bank.  Congregations from California to Virginia, Ohio to Texas, are considering ways they can use their own agricultural (and other) skills to support sustainable agriculture in the developing world by launching local growing projects (LGPs).  […]

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Posted on February 5, 2013
Filed under: Congregations, Resources
Inactive retired clergy, please note: check in with region of residence

When the General Assembly 2009 approved the most recent Order of Ministry documents a small change may have escaped notice for inactive retired ministers. To be credentialed as voters, inactive retired ministers need to notify their region of residence, not their last region of service (line 1037-1051). Inactive retired ministers should contact their regional offices […]

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Week of Compassion

No one saw it coming. On May 22, 2011, a tornado struck Joplin, Missouri, shocking a community, and throwing neighborhoods into chaos.  But when the storm cleared, Disciples immediately saw a way they could be a part of Joplin’s recovery. Through Week of Compassion,  the disaster relief, refugee resettlement, and sustainable development fund of the […]

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Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical