Disciples News Service

Archive: November 2013

Hamlin director of Ecumenical Poverty Initiative

The Rev. Sèkinah Hamlin recently accepted a call to serve as the director of the Ecumenical Poverty Initiative (EPI), a ministry that organizes Christians of diverse traditions to end poverty in the United States, especially among children. Previously a project of the National Council of Churches, EPI is now an ecumenical ministry of the Disciples […]

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Posted on November 26, 2013
Filed under: Ecumenical, People
DisciplesNet Church available 24/7

By Rev. Deb Phelps, pastor One of the Disciples’ more unusual church plants, DisciplesNet Church, is three years old and not matter where you are, if you have a connection to the Internet you can drop in for a visit.  Directions to the church are not complicated.  All you need to do to attend is […]

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Disciples Women present drama at World Council of Churches Assembly

From left: Young Lan Kim, Louis Sloan Gobin, Sheila Spencer, Minhyang Seo, Joohyun Park By Rev. Sheila Spencer, director for Christian Education/Faith Formation and assistant to the president, Disciples Home Missions Rev. Young Lan Kim has always believed that her plays were created not only for entertainment, but as opportunities for education and enlightenment.  One […]

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Former Tennessee regional minister dies

The Rev. Dr. (George) Bronson Netterville died on Nov. 24 one month shy of his 84th birthday. A native of Mississippi, he was born in McComb, where he was ordained at First Christian in 1952. He served as an associate regional minister in Tennessee from 1968 to 1980 when he became the regional minister. Netterville […]

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Eucharist in Busan

Photo by Mary Stamp, courtesy of United Church of Christ Communications General Minister and President Geoffrey Black of the United Church of Christ serves communion to General Minister and President Sharon Watkins of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in a joint celebration of the Eucharist at the World Council of Churches 10th Assembly in […]

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Posted on November 13, 2013
Filed under: Ecumenical, Office of the General Minister and President
Iowa church uses empty space, location to community advantage

Story from Disciples Together Express, newsletter of the Christian Church in the Upper Midwest First Christian Church in Ames, Iowa, had an empty parsonage waiting to be put to good use.  Good Neighbor Emergency Assistance needed a more central and stable location in Ames.  In a creative partnership, the two signed an agreement  to allow […]

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Posted on November 12, 2013
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical
Church takes kids into creation

The kids from Jerusalem Christian Church, a new plant in Lafayette, La., headed out to the zoo to learn about God’s creation work on the sixth day.  Dubbed Day 6 at the Zoo, it was the first of several planned to encourage children to experience creation first hand.  Kids from the congregation, as well as […]

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Ecumenism: Its past and future: WCC dispatch #11 from Busan

By Nathan Wilson “I am convinced that the ecumenical movement will have a future only if it also remembers its past.”  With that, Michael Kinnamon, the Spehar-Halligan Visiting Professor of Ecumenical Collaboration in Interreligious Dialogue at Seattle University’s School of Theology, introduced the Korean edition of his revised Ecumenical Movement: An Anthology of Key Texts […]

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Posted on November 7, 2013
Filed under: Ecumenical
Unity of the church for the sake of the world: WCC dispatch #10

By Nathan Wilson “Unity of the church, the unity of the human community and the unity of the whole creation belong together,” is the central claim in the World Council of Churches’ (WCC) draft statement on unity as presented to participants in its 10th Assembly, meeting in Busan, Republic of Korea.   “Our unity as […]

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