Disciples News Service

Archive: July 2013

Former Montana regional minister dies

Courtesy of the Pacific Southwest regional office Dr. Fred Evans, former Regional Minister of the Christian Church in Montana, died on Saturday night, July 19. His daughter, Rev. Patty Evans, Pastor of First Christian Church, Albany, Oregon, was by his side. Fred served in numerous ministries in Oregon and California and as Interim Regional Minister […]

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Posted on July 23, 2013
Filed under: Obituaries, People, Regions
Meditation and prayer July 14

Something happened in the Zimmerman verdict that affects us all. In this gathering tonight we may not have the same opinions on what probably happened that night, but we are a pro-reconciling/anti-racist church. Anti-racism says we have to suspect that racism and profiling was involved and is involved. There’s something about guns here, too; something […]

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Posted on July 15, 2013
Filed under: General Assembly, Office of the General Minister and President
Keeping the vision in mind

The Disney Institute brought their premier brand to the assembly learning opportunities. Students in the learning community were shown a little of the thought process that goes into the constant innovation that drives the Walt Disney Company theme parks. Key to the innovation is a planning environment where the participants hold lightly to their ideas […]

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Posted on July 14, 2013
Filed under: Congregations, General Assembly, Resources
A growing group: the Zo

Originally from the hill country on the border between India and Burma, the Zo (also spelled Zou) people are growing churches in Oklahoma, Georgia, and Indiana.  North American Pacific/Asian Disciples are supporting these new congregations through pastor training and welcoming them into the NAPAD family of languages, now numbering 17. Drawn to the United States […]

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Posted on July 10, 2013
Filed under: Congregations, General Assembly
Howard Dentler, former deputy general minister, dies

by Jim Cullumber, Christian Church Foundation The Rev. Howard Dentler, who served as the deputy general minister and president of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) for nearly 20 years under four denominational leaders, died July 3 in Mount Pleasant, IA. He was 90. A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. […]

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Posted on July 9, 2013
Filed under: Obituaries, Office of the General Minister and President, People
General Assembly Program and Business Docket available in digital format

The General Assembly Program and Business Docket, the must-have accessory for anybody attending the 2013 General Assembly in Orlando, just got lighter and greener. Chalice Press, the denominational publishing house and Disciples general ministry, has converted the docket book into a variety of eBook formats. These eBooks are available for a variety of tablets and […]

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Posted on July 2, 2013
Filed under: Congregations, General Assembly, Resources