Disciples News Service

Category: Congregations

General Assembly adopts ‘green’ resolution

DISCIPLES OF CHRIST GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADOPTS CARBON NEUTRALITY Targets Carbon Neutrality by 2030, Carbon Positive by 2035 Indianapolis (July 10, 2017) — today nearly 4,000 Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) leaders voted to commit themselves to achieve zero net impact on our climate. The historic resolution was adopted by the 2017 General Assembly meeting in […]

Read more
Posted on July 10, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General Assembly, General Ministries
Mobile giving option available to congregations

Contacts: Cherilyn Williams                                              Julie Perry The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)        Givelify 317.713.2496                                                    317.663.3088 cwilliams@disciples.org                                    julie@givelify.com The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Modernizes its Giving Solution Mobile Giving Partnership with Givelify To Be Unveiled at the 2017 General Assembly  INDIANAPOLIS – The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) today announced a partnership with […]

Read more
Missouri church steps up to support local nonprofit

When a local organization couldn’t afford to upgrade their computers and copier equipment, Fairview Christian Church in Gladstone, Missouri agreed to help them raise the needed funds by holding a “yard” sale in their building. A staff member at Love In the Name of Christ, (Love INC) contacted the church with this project idea. The […]

Read more
Posted on
Filed under: 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 […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more
Posted on
Filed under: Congregations
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 […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more
Posted on
Filed under: Congregations, General
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 […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more
Posted on April 3, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, Family & Children, General, People