Disciples News Service

Archive: April 2014

We are blessed

By Rev. Chuck Yarborough In 1999, 12 retired seniors met to start a new church under the leadership of two retired minister, Revs Charles and M. Linda Yarborough. It was tough going for a while. In fact it took us three months to raise $400 to open a bank account. We met each Sunday in a […]

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Posted on April 29, 2014
Filed under: Congregations, People, Regions, Young Adult, Youth
Superstorm Sandy recovery effort reaches critical phase

By Barry Shade (courtesy of CWS) The bigger the disaster, the longer the recovery. That is certainly true following Superstorm Sandy. The storm hit in October 2012, but a big push to expedite repairs and rebuilding is just beginning – especially in hard-hit New York City and New Jersey. That takes organization, and local community-based […]

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Posted on April 15, 2014
Filed under: People, Regions
Disciple, UCC leaders offer reflection, call in wake of KC shootings

Our hearts break for the families and friends of the three people murdered at a Jewish Community Center and senior home in Overland Park on Sunday. We lift them in prayer. We mourn with our Jewish brothers and sisters for this brutal assault on their community. We hold them in prayer. We stand in solidarity with them in this tragic, frightening moment, particularly coming at the holy seasons for both Christians and Jews.

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Filed under: Sharon's Blog
One family of God: reflection on Overland Park shootings

In the beginning, God created one human family. We are still one.

The word of shootings at the Jewish Community Center in suburban Kansas City reached me early Sunday evening. An all-too-familiar array of emotions coursed through me – grief for lives cut so randomly short, shock that something could cause a person to arbitrarily take these lives.

I immediately reached out to Jewish colleagues knowing that this would be deeply wounding to them and wanting to stand in solidarity as a friend and partner.

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Posted on April 14, 2014
Filed under: Sharon's Blog
Hispanic, regional organizations enter dialogue

Over the years various organizations across the Church have sprung up to serve particular needs of congregations. One of these is the Southeast Convencion of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a primarily Hispanic group of Disciples. In March, leaders of the convencion met with three regional ministers from the eight southeastern regions to learn […]

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Posted on April 8, 2014
Filed under: Congregations, Regions
Mass incarceration conference held at NYC church

By Dr. Richard Sturm, regional elder for the Northeast Region of the Christian Church On Saturday, March 22, 2014, a Conference on Mass Incarceration was held at Park Avenue Christian Church, in New York City.  This congregation, affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ, was founded in 1810, […]

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Posted on April 1, 2014
Filed under: Congregations
Indianapolis general ministries moving, but not far

The Disciples general and racial / ethnic ministries located in Indianapolis are relocating their offices to the Landmark Center, 1099 N. Meridian St., in late August. “We are excited about the opportunity to streamline our operations and increase collaboration among our general ministries located in Indianapolis,” said Rev. Dr. Todd Adams, Associate General Minister and […]

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