Disciples News Service

Archive: October 2015

Administrative Committee meets, tests pilot

The  Mission First! pilot got under way with the meeting of the Administrative Committee (AC) in Indianapolis Oct. 23-25. Led by the new moderator team elected in Columbus – Moderator Tony Rodriguez (Florida), First Vice Moderator Tom Perring (Pacific Southwest), Second Vice Moderator Mary Lou Kegler (Greater Kansas City) and Moderator Elect Sue Morris (Nebraska) […]

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Former Arizona regional minister dies

Rev. Dr. Gail F. Davis (Oct. 16, 1932 – Oct. 22, 2015) passed away at his home in Spokane, WA. Born in Mission, SD and raised in Spokane, WA, he attended Northwest Christian College. He married his high school sweetheart Eva in 1953. She survives. After he graduated in 1957, he was ordained in the […]

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Posted on October 26, 2015
Filed under: Obituaries, People, Regions
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Ceremony of Formation held for Refuge Fellowship Church

By Rev. Aaron Todd Oklahoma City- October 19, 2015 will forever be a day etched into the legacy of the Oklahoma Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and into the hearts of the people of Refuge Fellowship Church. Approximately 300 people gathered in the shadows of the Oklahoma City bombing memorial and within […]

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Posted on October 20, 2015
Filed under: Congregations, Regions
pastors and women in river
New church start honors history with baptism locale

Oklahoma City News story  |  Celebration of Formation story Refuge Fellowship Church, a congregation in formation in Oklahoma City, has a frontier-style model of being. The congregation is specific in its ministry of, by and for homeless individuals and the newly housed, meets on Monday night wherever it can find a place and celebrated baptisms […]

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Bethany College names new president

September 23, 2015 By LINDA COMINS Staff Writer , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register Bethany College officials today named the Rev. Tamara Nichols Rodenberg as its new president, effective Jan. 1. Rodenberg becomes Bethany’s 20th president and the second woman to hold the top post in the institution’s 175-year history. She succeeds Scott D. Miller, […]

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Posted on October 14, 2015
Filed under: General
Ground breaking for Disciples of Christ Historical Society

October 3, 2015 By LINDA COMINS Staff Writer , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register As Bethany College’s homecoming weekend began, the Disciples of Christ Historical Society broke ground for its new home on the college’s campus Friday. The society is relocating its archives from Nashville, Tenn., to Bethany. The new building will adjoin the college’s […]

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Dialogue series begins in Southwest

The Coastal Plains Area in the Christian Church in the Southwest (around Houston) gathered early this month for the first in a series of area events on racial issues. Titled “Who is My Neighbor? The _____ elephant in the room,” the Oct. 4 event drew 45 to University Christian Church in Houston resourced by Dr. […]

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Posted on October 13, 2015
Filed under: General
Week of Compassion welcomes Rev. Caroline Hamilton-Arnold as the new Associate Director

by Vy Nguyen Caroline Hamilton-Arnold is a proud TCU graduate, having studied English, religion, and political science. She completed an M.Div. at Claremont School of Theology. Her greatest strengths are in preaching and teaching—equipping people to connect stories of faith to their lives and to translate their faith into action. She is recognized as a gifted writer […]

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Christian Board of Publication named Open & Affirming Ministry

The Christian Board of Publication (CBP) is the second General Ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) to be named an Open and Affirming (O&A) Ministry, committing to openly welcoming and affirming persons of all gender expressions and sexual orientations. O&A is overseen by the GLAD (Gay and Lesbian Affirming Disciples) Alliance, which reviewed […]

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Posted on October 9, 2015
Filed under: General, General Ministries