Disciples News Service

Category: Congregations

Disciples pastors receive President’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Drs. Matt and Mary Harris of California received the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award on June 11, 2017 for their work for Project IMPACT, a ministry based in Los Angeles. According to a press release from Project IMPACT, Matt and Mary were nominated independently for this award. After careful review of their community service, they both were selected […]

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Posted on June 14, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, Regions
South Elkhorn Christian Church celebrates 250th anniversary

Submitted by South Elkhorn Christian Church South Elkhorn Christian Church in Lexington, Kentucky, recently celebrated the 250th Anniversary of the founding of the congregation. South Elkhorn Christian is one of the oldest congregations in the Disciples of Christ denomination. It is located about 50 miles from the site of the 1801 Cane Ridge Revival Meeting that led […]

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Foundation honors couple, church

A Keokuk, IA, couple and a Georgia congregation will be recognized with separate awards from the Christian Church Foundation’s Board of Directors. The Board: Named Richard and Dolores Lofton of Keokuk as recipients of the Foundation’s Harry T. Ice Distinguished Service Award for outstanding service and philanthropy to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The […]

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Posted on May 4, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries, People
California church creates connections for seniors

by Rev. Aaron Todd, special correspondent For years, the people of First Christian Church have sensed a call to enhance the ministry to the senior adults in their congregation and community. After an extended period of waiting and prayer, they received just the gift they needed in order for them to be able to put […]

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Church ‘disrupts the system’ of predatory lending

by Rev. Aaron Todd, special correspondent Fresh off a year that brought a sense of financial comfort and security,  the people of Chalice Christian Church in Gilbert, AZ, began asking a question of themselves: “How can we leverage our resources to benefit our neighbors?” Chalice Christian Church has long been a congregation dedicated the cause […]

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Posted on April 17, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, General
Oklahoma church supports healthy lifestyle

by Rev. Aaron Todd, special correspondent Nestled near the shore of Lake Overholser on the southwestern side of Oklahoma City, Western Oaks Christian Church has been actively serving it’s community since 1964. However, like many congregations, the people of WOCC become increasingly aware of the shifting cultural, social, and theological landscape that has altered the […]

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Posted on April 3, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, Family & Children, General, People
Garden just keeps growing and growing

At the border of New Mexico and Texas, the Jardin de Milagros grows more than 90,000 pounds of fresh produce each year and gleans another 90K in an effort to offer fresh, healthy food to the Kelley Memorial Food Pantry in El Paso for people who are food insecure. On just three acres, Jerry and […]

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Posted on March 27, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, Family & Children, General
California church plant makes difference in community

by Christopher Drury Garfield Park Community Church (Disciples of Christ) in Santa Cruz, CA, began with a question. “What would it look like if we stopped complaining about the condition of the church, and actually built a progressive, young, missional community with a modern edge that attracts non-church goers, younger people, and liberal/progressives while simultaneously […]

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Posted on March 21, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General, People
When disaster strikes many Disciples ministries invest in recovery

by Disciples Church Extension Fund staff When Rowlett First Christian Church leaders started checking on members Dec. 26, 2015, after a massive tornado tore through the North Texas community, it was a harrowing experience. “I got a text from one of the elders standing at a corner about three blocks from my house who said […]

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Posted on February 20, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries, Regions, Resources