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Category: People

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
Capital Area assembly full of promise

by Rev. Allen Harris, regional minister; photos by George Franklin Over 200 Disciples gathered on the farthest western edge of the Christian Church Capital Area in Shepherdstown, WV, Oct. 14 and 15 under the theme “Many Hands, Many Missions, One Body.”  The guiding scripture from 1 Corinthians 12:4-14 was explored by all three Assembly speakers […]

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Posted on October 17, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Board, General Ministries, People, Regions
Endowment receives a boost

by Rev. Dr. Patricia Donahoo, executive director, Disciples Women “I have been truly fortunate to have been born in Riverside, California, USA, with all the privileges of an American citizen, and the blessing of two wonderful parents.  My whole extended family, on both sides, were Christian Church people—what they called “Campbellites” as that time.  I […]

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Oldest congregation entering new season

Change welcomed in historic congregation The 206th anniversary – yes, 206th! – of Park Avenue Christian Church (The Park) in New York City will be just a week after their first regularly called woman pastor begins her work there. Rev. Kaji Douša begins her ministry with the jointly affiliated congregation Sunday, Oct. 2.  She is […]

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Posted on September 19, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General, People
Region takes up ‘green’ challenge

by Stephen Patten While completing their studies at Claremont School of Theology, Sadie Mizisin-Cullumber, Al Lopez, and Stephen Patten, came to understand the important theological connection between creation care and the present climate dilemma. It is their understanding that a robust systematic theology must include a prominent place for an ecological spirituality. They were greatly […]

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Posted on September 12, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries, People, Regions