Disciples News Service

Category: General

HELM hosts summit of education leaders

On April 20 and 21, 2017 Higher Education and Leadership Ministries (HELM) hosted a historic summit gathering of leaders, staff and faculty from colleges and universities related to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Participants gathered to discuss what it means to be a Disciples-related school as well as to identify opportunities for working together […]

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Posted on April 24, 2017
Filed under: General, General Ministries, Higher Education
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 […]

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Posted on April 17, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, General
Holy Week 2017: Joint statement on the Middle East

April 10, 2017                                                                                  Download PDF “As Jesus was now approaching the path down from the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the deeds of power that they had seen….  As he came near and saw the city [of Jerusalem], he wept […]

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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 […]

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Posted on April 3, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, Family & Children, General, People
Garden just keeps growing and growing

At the border of New Mexico and Texas, the Jardin de Milagros grows more than 90,000 pounds of fresh produce each year and gleans another 90K in an effort to offer fresh, healthy food to the Kelley Memorial Food Pantry in El Paso for people who are food insecure. On just three acres, Jerry and […]

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Posted on March 27, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, Family & Children, General
Historical society to offer lectures

A Day with Jerry Rushford Saturday, April 22, 2017 Bethany Memorial Church Bethany, WV 26032 You are invited to join the Disciples of Christ Historical Society for two lectures by historian Dr. Jerry Rushford, Director of the Jerry Rushford Center for Research on Churches of Christ and the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement, Pepperdine University.  For more […]

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Posted on March 21, 2017
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Ministries, Higher Education
California church plant makes difference in community

by Christopher Drury Garfield Park Community Church (Disciples of Christ) in Santa Cruz, CA, began with a question. “What would it look like if we stopped complaining about the condition of the church, and actually built a progressive, young, missional community with a modern edge that attracts non-church goers, younger people, and liberal/progressives while simultaneously […]

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Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General, People
From our partners at Church World Service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 3, 2017 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 212-870-2188 NEW YORK — Church World Service and the National Council of Churches today unveiled a national grassroots initiative in support of refugees, led by churches representing 30 million Americans and 37 denominations. This announcement comes in advance of a new anti-refugee executive order anticipated soon, […]

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Posted on March 3, 2017
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, Overseas Ministries
General Board nominates moderator team for 2017-19

Moderator: Sue Morris Morris has been serving the past two years as moderator-elect. She is a proud fourth generation member whose father was the Rev. Donald Hogan. Morris has been a member of the Mission First taskforce since its inception and is a past board member and chair of the Pension Fund. Morris also served on […]

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Posted on March 1, 2017
Filed under: Administrative Committee, General, General Assembly, General Board, People
Hord Owens nominated for General Minister and President

Chair of the General Minister and President Search Committee Jackie Bunch presented the name of Rev. Teresa “Terri” Hord Owens to the General Board for forwarding the the General Assembly for a vote on Sunday, July 9, in Indianapolis. The result of a lengthy process that began with a survey last spring, Hord Owens was […]

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