Disciples News Service

Archive: January 2014

Search opens for Week of Compassion Executive Director

Executive Director Week of Compassion Office of the General Minister and President Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Indianapolis, Indiana Position Overview (download PDF) The Office of the General Minister and President (OGMP) seeks a dynamic and innovative leader to serve as the Executive Director for Week of Compassion. The Executive Director serves as a member of […]

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Posted on January 29, 2014
Filed under: Office of the General Minister and President
Sharon Watkins a voice for peace in Syria

From the World Council of Churches:  20 January 2014 A statement from churches around the world urging an end to the armed conflict in Syria, ahead of the Geneva 2 talks scheduled to take place on 22 January was presented to Lakhdar Brahimi, the United Nations-Arab League joint representative for Syria, by the World Council […]

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Undergraduate schools encourage lifelong leadership, vocations

Two Disciple-related undergraduate schools are helping build leaders through example. Bethany College in West Virginia and Transylvania University in Kentucky are featuring long-time Disciple leaders in campus programs. Bethany is kicking off its 175th anniversary celebration with the Larry E. Grimes Lecture Series which will feature Grimes himself as inaugural speaker. An internationally known Hemingway […]

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Posted on January 14, 2014
Filed under: Higher Education, People, Young Adult, Youth
What God's Table might look like

This is one of several posts focusing on four of the key words in the Disciples identity statement. In this case, Dr. Watkins tells of a place she saw the concept of “table” lived out in an Oklahoma congregation.

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Posted on January 13, 2014
Filed under: Sharon's Blog
Special children, special Christmas

By Parson Ashley Sherard On Saturday December 21 Jerusalem Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Lafayette, La., First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and The Special Angels of Iberia, Inc. joined forces to provide children with special needs, and their families, an opportunity to celebrate the Christmas holiday together. Stephanie Whiting, a member of First […]

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Posted on January 7, 2014
Filed under: Congregations