Disciples News Service

Archive: June 2013

Insurance Board seeking president/CEO

The Insurance Board is a non-profit organization that administers a property and liability insurance program for churches and related ministries within three denominations – Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Presbyterian Church (USA), and United Church of Christ.  The Insurance Board program is offered in all 50 states utilizing an Independent Property and Casualty Distribution System […]

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Posted on June 25, 2013
Filed under: Ecumenical
Higher Education and Leadership Ministries announces fellows

The HELM Leadership Fellows Program, which supports undergraduate students who have demonstrated leadership skills and who want to help lead transformative change in the church and the world, has added six students for the 2012-2013 academic year.These new fellows enter a significantly revamped program designed to introduce fellows to the rapid changes taking place in […]

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Posted on June 18, 2013
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, Higher Education, People, Young Adult, Youth
Church leaders gather to discuss resolution on welcoming all

Leaders from Gay and Lesbian Affirming Disciples (GLAD), the National Convocation, North American Pacific Asian Disciples (NAPAD) and Obra Hispana, gathered in Indianapolis to build relationships and discuss GA 1327 “Becoming a People of Grace and Welcome to All.” The meeting was convened by Moderator Regina Morton and General Minister and President Sharon E. Watkins. […]

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Watkins signs on to immigration letter

The text of a letter sent to female members of Congress by the Asian American Justice Center signed by Sharon Watkins, Ron Degges (Disciples Home Missions) and Sharon Stanley-Rea (director of Refugee and Immigration Ministries). Dear Congresswomen of the Senate: As the immigration reform bill is debated on the Senate floor, we, the undersigned organizations […]

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Posted on June 12, 2013
Filed under: Office of the General Minister and President
Eric White, former Michigan regional minister, dies

Rev. Eric White, regional minister in Michigan in the 1970s, died in Pleasant View, Tenn., at the age of 101. He received his theological education in his native Scotland and served a church in Glasgow before emigrating to the United States where he served in Connecticut, Tennessee, North Carolina and Michigan. Condolences may be sent […]

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Posted on June 4, 2013
Filed under: People, Regions