Disciples News Service

Category: Family & Children

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
Children make cards for Nepal

Many congregations are collecting funds for Nepal’s earthquake victims, particularly at vacation bible school. One of our newly affiliating congregations in the Pacific Southwest region – Good Neighborhood Church under the leadership of Pastor Gunyong Kwak – collected cards from their children along with cash for Week of Compassion. As a regular practice, North American Pacific/Asian Disciples […]

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Posted on June 18, 2015
Filed under: Congregations, Family & Children, General
Disciple leaders join call from Circle of Protection

Christian leaders challenge presidential candidates to focus on ending hunger, poverty Press release provided by Fito Moreno, Bread for the World, (202) 812-2223, amoreno@bread.org Washington, D.C., January 15, 2015 – As President Obama prepares to present his plan for his final two years in office in the annual State of the Union address next week, a group […]

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