Disciples News Service

Category: Congregations

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
Honoring the Divine and each other

by Whitney Waller-Cole Creekwood Christian Church in Flower Mound, TX, is a congregation that seeks to live boldly as Christ calls us to love God and love neighbor. Interfaith partnership and friendship has been a huge part of our work and witness to love our neighbors and God well. We have held prayer services with different […]

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Posted on May 30, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, Family & Children, General
Hispanic pastors hosted by Lexington Theological

A note of appreciation from Interim National Pastor William Almodovar We celebrate Lexington Theological Seminary and Obra Hispana for initiating their Certificate for Hispanic Ministries program at the seminary facilities in Kentucky. They had a total of 42 students as their first group and were there from May 23 to May 27 of this year.  […]

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Posted on May 25, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries, Higher Education
Disciples Volunteering partnering across continent

Disciples Volunteering’s disaster response ministries and related host Mission Stations continue to evolve as a core collaborative ministry. In Taylor, TX, DV has partnered with the United Church of Christ’s Disaster Ministries and local leadership to support the recovery from flooding that occurred in May 2015; that response is expected to end in June. Meanwhile, […]

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Posted on May 6, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General, General Ministries, Regions
pastor at storefront
Florida church reinvents itself through partnerships with general ministries

By Jim Cullumber, Christian Church Foundation The Disciples of Christ presence in Naples, FL, is much different today: Instead of meeting in a 22,000 square foot traditional church structure, 60 to 70 worshippers gather in a 5,500-square-foot mall storefront that formerly housed a piano gallery on the north side of Naples. Instead of the patter […]

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Posted on May 4, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, People