Disciples News Service

Category: People

Guest article: Life abundant in the broken places

By: Virginia White, Week of Compassion Contributor With the floods in South Asia, the earthquake in Mexico, and the hurricanes in the United States and the Caribbean, this has been a particularly frightening and heartbreaking month to turn on the news and witness the havoc our planet is wreaking on neighbors near and far. For […]

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Posted on September 21, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, General, Office of the General Minister and President, People
Historical society names new president

Provided by the Disciples of Christ Historical Society For immediate release – September 8, 2017, Bethany, WV At a regularly scheduled board meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Disciples of Christ Historical Society, the Reverend Dr. Richard H. Lowery was called to be the general ministry’s eighth President. Lowery will assume the reins in […]

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Posted on September 8, 2017
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Ministries, People
Bethany Project's Collins, Jewell, Hamm and Allen
Original Bethany Project group celebrates 20th year

by former General Minister and President Dick Hamm In 1997, the Church was seeking ways to help the church develop “deep Christian spirituality”, which became a part of the 2020 Vision. I thought the best place to start might be with regional ministers who are called to be models for ministers, so 16 regional ministers […]

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Posted on August 23, 2017
Filed under: General, Office of the General Minister and President, People, Regions
Southwest Region names new regional minister

From the Christian Church in the Southwest moderator, Jeff Billings – I am excited to give you the following report on the status of our efforts to find the next Regional Minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the Southwest. Before beginning this search, your Search Committee sought input from individuals and congregations […]

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Posted on August 22, 2017
Filed under: General, People, Regions
Rev. Teresa Hord Owens elected

General Assembly elects Teresa Hord Owens as first African-American woman to head mainline denomination INDIANAPOLIS – Rev. Teresa “Terri” Hord Owens was elected Sunday night to serve as the General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada. She is the first African-American to hold this post […]

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Foundation honors couple, church

A Keokuk, IA, couple and a Georgia congregation will be recognized with separate awards from the Christian Church Foundation’s Board of Directors. The Board: Named Richard and Dolores Lofton of Keokuk as recipients of the Foundation’s Harry T. Ice Distinguished Service Award for outstanding service and philanthropy to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The […]

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Posted on May 4, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries, People
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
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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Posted on March 21, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General, People
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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