Disciples News Service

Category: Family & Children

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
Faith leaders request presidential candidate meeting

Washington, D.C., July 15, 2016 – Christian leaders with the Circle of Protection have asked for meetings with Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton to discuss the presumptive presidential nominees’ “plans for offering help and opportunity to hungry and poor people in the United States and around the world.” The Circle of Protection represents […]

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A letter to the Church re: violence

from members* of the College of Regional Ministers and the Cabinet of General Ministries June 2016 In times of trouble, people of faith call upon God in prayer (Psalm 61:1-2) In these days, we pray for the families and friends of the 49 women and men killed and 53 wounded  – mostly LGBTQ Latinos and […]

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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
Christmount dear to Disciples

Christmount was founded in 1948 as the retreat grounds for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Since its beginnings, Christmount has been closely related to the Disciples, reporting to the General Board through Disciples Home Missions, with whom it has a covenantal relationship. Christmount receives some funding from Disciples Mission Fund. The DHM Board has […]

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Simple slot car fun connects with community

by Pastor Joel Aurand Hawk Point Community Church is located in the small, rural community of Hawk Point, MO, northwest of St. Louis. (The 2010 census counted just 669 residents.) There is little to do in town on winter weekends, so we decided to provide a fun, challenging, and community-building activity for the community for […]

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Posted on March 14, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, Family & Children
Guest Blog: Disciples speak up for shared Eucharist at Catholic conference

by Rev. Dr. Robert Welsh, president, Council on Christian Unity Note: Robert Welsh, president of the Council on Christian Unity, represented the Disciples of Christ at the 14th General Synod of Bishops of the Roman Catholic Church in Rome on October 4-24, 2015. He was one of only 14 ecumenical representatives (identified as “fraternal delegates”) […]

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Posted on November 10, 2015
Filed under: Ecumenical, Family & Children, General, General Ministries, Sharon's Blog