Disciples News Service

Archive: December 2015

Seattle church initiates affordable housing effort

 by Maggie Hubbard On Dec. 9, University Christian Church (DOC) of Seattle witnessed a significant turning point in the dream to provide affordable housing in their community; a dream that has been part of this congregation for over 20 years. Below is the announcement that was sent out by the UCC Housing Development Committee: “Today, […]

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Posted on December 22, 2015
Filed under: Congregations, General
Interim Hispanic pastor to serve April to July

from the Board of Hispanic Ministries The Board of Hispanic Ministries would like to announce the appointment of Rev. William Almodovar as Interim National Hispanic Pastor.  Almodovar serves the congregation of Iglesia Cristiana Casa Alfarero in Allisonville, Indiana. He accepted the appointment with the approval, support and celebration of his congregation. The position will be on a part-time […]

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Posted on December 16, 2015
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries
Search re-opens for National Pastor

by Rev. Richie Sanchez, chair of the search committee The Hispanic Board of Directors and Pastoral Commission for Hispanic Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is announcing that it is re-opening the process of receiving applicants for the position of National Pastor for Hispanic and Bilingual Ministries located in the Disciples Center, Indianapolis. […]

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Hispanic board meets

by Rev. Joel M. Saucedo, moderator of the board The Board of Hispanic Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) met Dec. 4 – 6 in Indianapolis. Moderators and delegate representatives from the five Hispanic Conventions met to discuss the work of the Search Committee tasked with the discernment process of calling the next […]

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Posted on December 15, 2015
Filed under: General, General Ministries
No longer lost in translation: Historic anti-racism training for Korean Disciples pastors

  by Rev. April Johnson, minister of reconciliation Anti-Racism Training is no longer lost in translation for Disciples Korean pastors of the Pacific Southwest Region. After one full year of research and translation as well as two years of planning, Pastors Young Lan Kim and Rev. Jun Yang conducted the first Anti-Racism training event for […]

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Posted on December 14, 2015
Filed under: Congregations, General, Regions, Resources
Disciple, United Church of Christ leaders speak up for Muslim sisters, brothers

A joint statement of the leadership of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ December 9, 2015 As people of faith, we are called to “love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our soul, with all our mind, and with all our strength.” Jesus charges us […]

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Executive pastor of North American Pacific/Asian Disciples resigns

Dec. 7, 2015 Contact: John Roh, North American Pacific/Asian Disciples Board Moderator, e-mail: jroh3@yahoo.com The North American Pacific/Asian Disciples Board has received the resignation of Rev. Jinsuk (John) Chun as executive pastor for North American Pacific/Asian Disciples, a position he has held both in interim and settled capacities for three years. His resignation was effective, […]

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Hal Watkins passes away

Harold R. Watkins, president emeritus of Board of Church Extension (now known as Disciples Church Extension Fund) died on Dec. 2, 2015. A graduate of Bethany College, Bethany, WV and College of the Bible (now Lexington Theological Seminary), Lexington, KY, Hal began his career serving as organizing pastor of Park Avenue Christian Church, Tucson, AZ, […]

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Posted on December 4, 2015
Filed under: General Ministries, Obituaries, People
Ministries support slave-free supply lines

About five years ago, Disciple Women identified human trafficking as an issue of concern and focus for ministry. The majority of individuals enslaved are laborers such as factory workers or farm workers. Christian Church Foundation has joined Disciple Women in calling attention to the issue with a letter to legislators in support of the bipartisan […]

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Posted on December 1, 2015
Filed under: General, General Ministries