Disciples News Service

Archive: April 2013

NE Region reaches out to forgotten storm victims

By Rev. S. Emmanuel Epps Member of Park Avenue Christian Church, Manhattan, NY The morning after Hurricane Sandy made landfall, the City of New York seemed surreal. And it wasn’t because an 820-mile wide storm had taken a chunk out of the normal hubbub of the Big Apple. And it wasn’t because the best-prepared roofs […]

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Filed under: Congregations, Regions
Missouri potters create chalices for General Assembly

Every two years Sue Skinner and Joe Jostes create General Assembly chalices that complement the logo and theme for the event. “The shape of the chalice, the glaze, and the stem were created with the logo in mind,” says Skinner. “The stem is tactile and adds another dimension. The twist of the design adds visual […]

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Posted on April 23, 2013
Filed under: General Assembly
Small Washington church has a beef

Memorial Christian Church of Ephrata in rural Washington state reports: Our “WHERE’S THE BEEF?” project has concluded with the cost of a half a beef being fully funded for the Ephrata Senior Center meals program.The Center’s Director, Sharon Hastings, has placed the order for cutting and wrapping, and she has publicly thanked Memorial Christian Church for this […]

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Missouri church partners with families in Nicaragua

National Avenue Christian Church from Springfield, Missouri started their partnership with the rural community of Hilapo Dos in 2006, funding the healthcare, education, and economic development programs in the area. The Rainbow Network assisted in the connection. In April several members traveled to celebrate the completion of 25 new houses in Hilapo Dos, a community […]

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Posted on April 16, 2013
Filed under: Congregations
United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) grant Ordained Ministerial Partnership Standing to each other

In a move that forges a stronger relationship between the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and that celebrates 25 years of their ecumenical partnership, key national leaders in both denominations now have standing in the respective partner church, and are considered ordained ministers by both churches. The Rev. Geoffrey […]

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Posted on April 9, 2013
Filed under: Ecumenical, Office of the General Minister and President, Regions
Watkins speaks at

On April 3, the Indiana Bibles Badges Business immigration reform effort kicked off with an event in Indianapolis. In the past two years, an alliance of conservative faith, law enforcement and business leadership has come together to forge a new consensus on immigrants and America. These relationships formed through outreach in the evangelical community; the […]

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Posted on April 2, 2013
Filed under: Ecumenical, Office of the General Minister and President