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Archive: December 2013

Reflections on the WCC Assembly in Busan: An Ecumenical Feast

Note: Rev. Dr. Robert Welsh, president of the Council on Christian Unity, provided the following as a guest contributor to Sharon’s Blog. You can read more about the Council on Christian Unity on their web site at www.disciples.org/ccu

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One of the first experiences I had after arriving in Busan, South Korea for the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches was to be invited to attend a “traditional Korean meal” hosted by the PROK (Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea). It was amazing event! By the end of the meal there had been over hundred small dishes placed before us – involving several “courses” from the appetizer to the dessert. One would simply pick and choose what to take from the different bowls; it was all delicious in the blending of spices and sauces and textures. Indeed, for me, this meal became a symbol of the Busan Assembly in being invited to attend “An Ecumenical Feast.”

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Posted on December 5, 2013
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Group discount pricing available for office supplies

Group discount pricing available for office supplies Through an agreement with Staples’ business-to-business branch, individual churches and ministries can set up an account and receive office supplies at discounted prices. The more entities that sign up under the agreement, the larger the discount. For instance, the Office of General Minister and President is purchasing supplies […]

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Posted on December 3, 2013
Filed under: Congregations, Office of the General Minister and President, Resources
Giving a voice to the voiceless

For nearly a dozen years on Monday nights, anywhere from 5 to 45 people have gathered for dinner and choir rehearsal in Spokane, Wash. Far from being a stuffy formal rehearsal, kids are running around and adults are sharing stories. Choir members help write the music on occasion and they often sing of hope out […]

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Filed under: Congregations, Young Adult, Youth