Disciples News Service

Category: People

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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Central Rocky Mountain Region calls executive regional minister

On February 4, 2017, the Board of the Central Rocky Mountain Region unanimously voted to call the Rev. Joan Bell-Haynes to serve as its Executive Regional Minister. Bell-Haynes comes to the CRMR from United Christian Parish of Reston, an ecumenical congregation comprised of four denominations, where she has served since 2005 as co-pastor. Bell-Haynes is […]

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Posted on February 14, 2017
Filed under: General, People, Regions
Burton named Great River regional minister

submitted by the Great River Region Rev. Dr. Nadine Burton is the newly called Executive Regional Minister for the Great River Region.  She accepted the assignment as Interim Regional Minister in September 2015. Having worked in a variety of roles, Dr. Burton came highly qualified.  Over the past year, she provided spiritual and administrative oversight […]

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Posted on January 9, 2017
Filed under: General, People, Regions
Book of essays in the works to honor Craddock

In a forthcoming book being put together by André Resner and Mike Graves, a dozen scholars will honor the gifts of Rev. Dr. Fred Craddock in a collection of essays titled What’s Right with Preaching Today? In addition to the essays, the volume will feature a collection of personal remembrances, which we invite anyone (clergy […]

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Posted on December 14, 2016
Filed under: General, Obituaries, People
Chaplaincy endorser to retire

On June 28, 2005, Chaplaincy Endorsement Officer Steven Doan began his employment with the Division of Homeland Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) dba Disciples Home Missions. For over 12 years, Steve has captured the heart and spirit of those who serve in specialized ministries to all branches of military service – Active Duty, […]

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Posted on November 8, 2016
Filed under: General, General Church Positions, General Ministries, People
North American Ecumenists explore wider implications of ‘Commemoration’

submitted by Rev. Dr. Robert Welsh The North American Academy of Ecumenists (NAAE) held its annual conference at the Candler School of Theology in Atlanta (Rev. Dr. Jan Love, Dean) in late September, meeting under the theme “‘Commemorating’ the Reformation: Churches Looking Together Toward 2017 – and Beyond.” Through presentations and conversations, about forty members […]

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Posted on October 24, 2016
Filed under: Ecumenical, People