Disciples News Service

Archive: March 2015

General Board commits to seek new venue for 2017 General Assembly

Please note: This post is from 2015. The 2017 General Assembly will be held in Indianapolis. Subsequent action by the Indiana Legislature persuaded the General Board to choose Indianapolis in mid April 2015. Update, March 31: General Board commits to seek new venue for 2017 General Assembly Dear Disciples, We are Disciples of Christ, a […]

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Little church focuses mission

First Christian Church of Anniston, AL, counts its members in double digits, and yet the church is determined to make a difference in their community. After a one-year “sabbatical” from mission projects they have found their niche. Pastor Laura Hutchinson says, “As a little church, we have the resources to do one mission project really […]

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Posted on March 24, 2015
Filed under: Congregations, People
Disciple Women to discontinue quadrennial meetings

The Executive Committee of International Disciples Women’s Ministries announced March 11 that they will not be planning a Quadrennial experience for 2018. The news release said, “We celebrate the legacy of the rich memories, ministry and mission of the Quadrennial Assembly experience. “After an additional time of prayerful discernment the Executive Commit-tee of International Disciples […]

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Posted on March 16, 2015
Filed under: General, General Ministries
Disciples of Christ Historical Society Board meets, charts next steps

The Disciples of Christ Historical Society (DCHS) Board met in Nashville, TN, March 6-7, 2015. The Board of Directors, chaired by Archie Jenkins, took several actions to ensure the future of the Church’s archives and the Society’s role as one of several Stone-Campbell archives. One of the primary objectives of the board meeting was to […]

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Disciples mourn passing of Fred Craddock

He was the favorite story-telling uncle for generations of Disciples. The Rev. Dr. Fred B. Craddock passed to new life in Christ on Friday, March 6 at the age of 86. He made himself the brunt of jokes about his physical size, but his stature as a preacher was unparalleled. Whenever Craddock was scheduled to […]

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Posted on March 9, 2015
Filed under: General, Higher Education, Obituaries, People