Disciples News Service

Archive: October 2014

Administrative Committee meets in Nashville

The Administrative Committee (AC) of the General Board met in Nashville, TN, October 24 and 25, under the leadership of Moderator Glen Miles. Highlights of the meeting included: the “Mission First” proposal designed to help Disciples develop a shared focus on mission; the Resolutions Task Force report on a recommendation for how Disciples reflect, discuss […]

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Former regional minister in Northeast dies

Rev. Wesley R. Bourdette April 18, 1935 – October 26, 2014 The Rev. Wesley R. Bourdette was born April 18, 1935 in Athens, PA. He was graduated from Phillips University in Enid, OK. He completed his masters studies at Colgate Rochester Divinity School in Rochester, NY in 1961 and was ordained in the Sayre Christian […]

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Filed under: Ecumenical, Obituaries, People, Regions
Church teams with local veteran group to assist homeless families

By Rev. Paul Seal, Norvil Lantz and Don Kerr When members of the men’s fellowship of Highland Christian Church, Bella Vista, AR, heard American Legion Post Commander Barbara Aguirre speak about the post’s Operation Reboot program, they looked into the project. They were impressed enough to ask the congregation to join in a cooperative effort […]

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Posted on October 28, 2014
Filed under: Congregations
Stone-Campbell Dialogue explores new church development

An estimated 250-300 members of Churches of Christ, Disciples of Christ, and Christian Churches and Churches of Christ came together for an evening worship service and observance of the Lord’s Supper on Oct. 5 for the 19th meeting of the Stone-Campbell Dialogue. The service included presentations on the history and nature of the Stone-Campbell Dialogue […]

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Posted on October 14, 2014
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, Resources
Thinking about Ferguson

Maya Angelou once said, “Prejudice is a burden which confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.” As I pray, write and think about Ferguson, I, like many of you, am searching for words and thoughts that name our sin, and also serve to enter on the way toward wholeness in a […]

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Who takes care of our regional ministers?

By Jaquelyn Foster It is likely that most of us – whether pastors or lay persons – think of our Regional Ministers when we need their particular ministry, when our congregation is looking for a new pastor, or when pastors are searching for a new congregation. We might call our Regional Minister if the congregation […]

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Posted on October 7, 2014
Filed under: General, Regions