Disciples News Service

Archive: September 2013

Nebraska pastor experiments with social media

First Christian Church (Minden, Ne.) gave technology a try as a means for doing ministry. On August 18, Pastor Michael Schmidt invited the congregation to text, email, write or call their friends and acquaintances or people they thought needed a helping hand. Their goal was to see how many persons they could reach with the […]

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Posted on September 24, 2013
Filed under: Congregations
FEMA and Disciples Collaborate in Alaska

by Josh Baird, director, Disciples Volunteering In response to significant flooding that took place in Alaska in May, FEMA is coordinating the logistics to support mission teams aiding in the recovery. Many communities were affected when a late spring thaw led to a 30-mile ice jam on the Yukon River and a similar event on the […]

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Filed under: Regions
Watkins participates in Syrian consultation

World Council of Churches: CHURCHES URGE A POLITICAL SOLUTION FOR PEACE PROCESS IN SYRIA  19 September 2013 Church leaders from Syria, Russia, the United States and European nations have called a political solution the only way towards peace in Syria. This stance was shared in a communique they issued following their meeting with Kofi Annan, […]

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Northwest scholarship named for ecumenical leader

Linda Gasparovic, fourth year student at the School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University has been awarded the Loren Arnett Ecumenical Bossey Scholarship for fall study at the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Institute at the Chateau de Bossey in Switzerland. Gasparovic is studying for the Masters of Divinity degree. The Arnett Ecumenical Scholarship […]

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Posted on September 10, 2013
Filed under: Ecumenical, People
Church World Service sends message re: Cuba

September 2013 Dear Mr. President: This May, Cuban religious leaders, in a letter to U.S.-based Churches, expressed their hope for a swiftly implemented normalization of the relationship between the United States and Cuba. We, their U.S.-based colleagues, share their hope for a more fruitful, open relationship between Americans and our Cuban brothers and sisters. We […]

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Northwest region hosts 49th Turner Lecture

Disciple scholar to speak The Northwest Region of the Christian Church will host Dr. Bonnie Bowman Thurston for the Turner Memorial Lectures Oct. 7 – 9 at Englewood Christian Church inYakima, Wash. Thurston will present Walking to Emmaus: Template for Christian Spirituality in a Modern Mode. The writer or editor of 18 theological books and numerous […]

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Disciples join ecumenical community in prayers for Syrian people

The precious gift of peace A renewed call to prayer and action for the people of Syria  text provided by the Presbyterian Church USA As violence continues in Syria and the reported use of chemical weapons on civilians causes us much anguish, we call on Christians to engage in prayer, witness, and action on behalf of […]

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