Disciples News Service

Category: Congregations

California church plant makes difference in community

by Rev. 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 […]

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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
Partnerships for peace

A small congregation with a large building cared a lot about peace in a California city better known for violence. Then they realized they could turn their building into a peace hub. Now 12 peace groups have office space there, and 40 organizations partner with them in addressing violence, economic injustice and more! Last week, over […]

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Posted on December 1, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries
Kentucky congregation shares resources

From the Owensboro (KY) Messenger-Inquirer Nov. 15, 2016 edition By Steve Vied $50 K will be given annually through application, selection process On Sunday, three years and eight months after First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) at 700 J.R. Miller Blvd. lost its building to fire, members will return to a beautiful, cross-shaped church, built […]

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Posted on November 17, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General
Kentucky congregation involved in building bridges

Racism rears its ugly head everywhere, but in along the Ohio river, two congregations and their pastors are doing their part to build some community understanding. When the Ashland (KY) NAACP chapter approached city leaders to work on the issue of racism in the town of about 21,000, New Hope Missionary Baptist’s Rev. Stanley McDonald […]

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Posted on November 1, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General, Regions
Capital Area assembly full of promise

by Rev. Allen Harris, regional minister; photos by George Franklin Over 200 Disciples gathered on the farthest western edge of the Christian Church Capital Area in Shepherdstown, WV, Oct. 14 and 15 under the theme “Many Hands, Many Missions, One Body.”  The guiding scripture from 1 Corinthians 12:4-14 was explored by all three Assembly speakers […]

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Posted on October 17, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Board, General Ministries, People, Regions
Endowment receives a boost

by Rev. Dr. Patricia Donahoo, executive director, Disciples Women “I have been truly fortunate to have been born in Riverside, California, USA, with all the privileges of an American citizen, and the blessing of two wonderful parents.  My whole extended family, on both sides, were Christian Church people—what they called “Campbellites” as that time.  I […]

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Colorado congregation makes church their own

by Rev. Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson On Saturday evening, Oct. 1, 120 friends and members of the historic congregation now named Cairn Christian Church, gathered in Lafayette, CO to dedicate a newly renovated sanctuary in their formerly Greek Orthodox building. It was the culmination of a long process beginning with a move to the location in 2010. […]

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Posted on October 10, 2016
Filed under: Congregations
Everything old is new again

by Rev. Debbie Griffith Downtown Disciples began with a few progressive urbanites, a small grant from the Upper Midwest Region, and a book called Saving Jesus From the Church by Robin Meyers. Debbie Griffin hoped to create safe gathering spaces for people who gave up on Church, were wounded by Church, or just longed for […]

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Posted on September 26, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, General, Regions