Disciples News Service

Category: Congregations

Region takes up ‘green’ challenge

by Stephen Patten While completing their studies at Claremont School of Theology, Sadie Mizisin-Cullumber, Al Lopez, and Stephen Patten, came to understand the important theological connection between creation care and the present climate dilemma. It is their understanding that a robust systematic theology must include a prominent place for an ecological spirituality. They were greatly […]

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Posted on September 12, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries, People, Regions
Circle of Protection asks political candidates about poverty issues

You are invited to help bring attention to poverty and hunger issues in the U.S. political campaign; action suggested before Sept. 14 Circle of Protection, an ecumenical organization working to eradicate poverty, is mounting a campaign to bring poverty and hunger issues to the attention of the U.S. presidential candidates. Nearly 500,000 Americans, motivated by […]

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Posted on September 8, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, Family & Children, General
New Mexico ‘peace village’ camp focuses children on civility

By Rev. Matt Every During the last week of July, Peace Village Ruidoso, a camp designed to encourage children and youth to walk paths of non-violence, descends on the High Mesa Healing Center in Alto, NM. Peace Village Ruidoso, an affiliate of Peace Village, Inc., has been a ministry of First Christian Church Ruidoso since […]

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Posted on August 26, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, Family & Children, General, Youth
NAPAD has theme of reconciliation

19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us. – 2 Corinthians 5:19 (NRSV) The community gathered for the North American Pacific/Asian Disciples’ 19th Biennial Convocation serves as a model of unity, not uniformity – a founding principle of […]

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Posted on August 9, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries
Original plant shares space, mission with ‘child’

by Rev. Coletta Eichenberger  Community Christian Church of Jefferson City, Missouri, and Table of Grace, a congregation in formation in Jefferson City, have entered into a covenant that invites Table of Grace to “nest” in the Community Christian building on Ellis Boulevard.  Both churches are congregations of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the […]

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Posted on July 11, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, General
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
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
Tennessee church demonstrates ‘crazy’ love

By Dawn Cornelius Do you know what love looks like? Not romantic love or self-­love, but the kind of selfless and sacrificial love we show to one another as human beings. New Covenant Christian Church in Nashville, TN, has held its Community Day, an all-­day block party-­style event, for the past several years with the […]

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Posted on June 6, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, General