Disciples News Service

Archive: June 2016

Association of Disciple Musicians to meet July 17-22

by Alice Chaney The Association of Disciple Musicians 55th annual conference will be held on the campus of the University of Evansville, IN, July 17-22.  This year’s theme is “Weave Us Together.”  Dr. Terry York, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University, will lead the daily worship services and early morning worship seminars.  Each daily […]

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Posted on June 27, 2016
Filed under: General, Resources
Summary report available from Administrative Committee meeting

The Administrative Committee of the General Board met in Indianapolis in April. A summary report of the work of the committee is available in PDF form  (Covenant Journal April 2016) for download or reading online. One of the General Board reports received was the Recommendations of the Task Force on Eliminating Racist Language from Governing […]

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News from the Hispanic national pastor search committee

Comunicado del Comité Ejecutivo de la Junta Directiva – Obra Hispana (English below) Que la paz y el amor de nuestro Señor y Salvador Jesucristo sea en abundancia con usted. Por este medio le saluda la Junta Directiva de la  Obra Hispana. En el año 2014 se formó el Comité de Búsqueda para la posición […]

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Social Witness Task Force needs feedback

Why? The Task Force on Social Witness was called into being at the 2015 General Assembly in response to resolution GA 1524 “Call for a Church-Wide Task Force on the Sense of the Assembly Resolution Process.” This resolution defines the task force’s purpose: “to bring to the 2017 General Assembly a jointly sponsored process for […]

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Posted on June 24, 2016
Filed under: Administrative Committee, Congregations, General Assembly, General Board
A letter to the Church re: violence

from members* of the College of Regional Ministers and the Cabinet of General Ministries June 2016 In times of trouble, people of faith call upon God in prayer (Psalm 61:1-2) In these days, we pray for the families and friends of the 49 women and men killed and 53 wounded  – mostly LGBTQ Latinos and […]

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Statement from A.M.E. Bishops on Charleston anniversary

The Council of Bishops African Methodist Episcopal Church Press Release June 16, 2016 Statement in Commemoration of Mother Emanuel AME Church Shooting June 17, 2015 is a day in which the nation and the world was shocked and traumatized as nine parishioners, including the pastor of Mother Emanuel AME Church, Charleston, South Carolina were killed, […]

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Filed under: Ecumenical
National Council of Churches addresses sentencing reform

Contact Rev. Steven D. Martin at:  steven.martin@nationalcouncilofchurches.us or 202-412-4323. WASHINGTON, DC: Faith leaders from across the country converged today on the grounds of the US Capitol to pray for victims and families of the Orlando shooting and to pray that another issue critical to our safety and security — reform of systems that imprison 2.3 […]

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Posted on June 15, 2016
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, Office of the General Minister and President
Love Wins

Our hearts are broken once again – this time by the hateful violence at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando: to those who lost loved ones –may you be surrounded with love in your grief and loss; to the injured and your families, may you know healing and hope; to the brave first responders and caregivers – […]

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Posted on June 13, 2016
Filed under: Sharon's Blog
Chicken (coops) on a mission

submitted by Rev. Chuck Blaisdell Many of us take for granted a short trip to a grocery store where we find an abundance of fruit, vegetables, meats and various protein sources.  A short trip to a grocery store is not possible for many Native Americans who live on the reservations, and once they arrive the […]

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Posted on June 10, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, General