Disciples News Service

Category: People

Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty

General Minister and President Rev. Terri Hord Owens, Rev. Lori Tapia, National Pastor for Hispanic Ministries, and Dr. Cynthia Hale, Founding Pastor, Ray of Hope Christian Church were signatories to the following statement of a group of clergy and religious leaders called The Circle of Protection. A diverse body of Christian leaders calls on the churches […]

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Florida region names new regional minister

From the Florida Regional Church At the Jan. 27 meeting of the Leadership Council of the Florida Disciples Regional Church, the Rev. Dr. Betsy Goehrig was extended a call to serve as the Region’s next Regional Minister, beginning Feb. 1, 2018. Search Committee Chair David Walton said of her nomination, “Ours was an exhaustive nationwide search which, in […]

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Posted on January 29, 2018
Filed under: People, Regions
Chi Rho campers reunite after 50 years

Submitted by Rev. Bruce D. Ervin We picked up right where we left off. That was my sense as I looked around the table as a group of former Chi Rho campers gathered for dinner, 50 years after we’d last been together at camp. Folks engaged in spirited conversation, enjoying each other’s company. It was […]

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Posted on January 23, 2018
Filed under: People, Regions, Youth
Advent Hope: Sandhya Rani Jha on being human

Submitted by Chalice Press In this Advent season, looking for hope in the darkness can seem a daunting task. Hearing from those whose work involves building and sustaining hope for others can offer light to the weary. Sandhya Rani Jha, a Disciples pastor and veteran community activist knows a thing or two about hope. “I’m […]

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Posted on December 11, 2017
Filed under: General Ministries, People, Resources
Disciples Woman-to-Woman Worldwide visits India

by Rev. Dr. Pat Donahoo, executive director Disciples Women returned from their 2017 Woman-to-Woman Worldwide journey to India a few weeks ago. This delegation had the opportunity to visit Global Ministries partners in Durgapur, Malda, Kolkata, and Delhi. As an additional blessing, the group accompanied the Global Ministries intern who remained in Durgapur to work […]

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Posted on November 28, 2017
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Ministries, Overseas Ministries, People
Bible at center of games

In 1994, Pastor David Huegel was noodling over how to get his children engaged in reading the Bible. His quest led him to develop Bible Olympics. Since that time hundreds of kids and adults have participated in the meets and pumped up their Biblical literacy. Each meet of five to seven teams covers a single […]

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Posted on November 17, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, Family & Children, People, Regions, Youth
Disciples of Christ Historical Society celebrates

Disciples of Christ Historical Society installed the Rev. Dr. Richard H. “Rick” Lowery as its eighth president during morning worship at National City Christian Church on Nov. 5, 2017. The installation was part of a weekend All Saints celebration that began Saturday evening with the Kirkpatrick lecture by the Rev. Dr. Delores Carpenter and ended […]

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Posted on November 16, 2017
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Ministries, People
Alabama minister launches candidacy for U.S. Congress

For Rev. Tabitha Isner, a congressional campaign is a logical next step in her ministry. “So much of a representative’s job is really about pastoral care – actively listening to constituents and validating the underlying anxieties and fears that motivate them. At a time when so many in society are feeling unheard, we need representatives […]

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Posted on November 13, 2017
Filed under: People
Living the faith

The Poor People’s Campaign led by Rev. Dr. William Barber, III (far right in the image above) is gaining traction. With articles in both The Christian Century and The Guardian, as well as other outlets, the call for moral revival is highlighting the reality of many living on the margins. The campaign calls for healing of […]

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Posted on October 25, 2017
Filed under: Ecumenical, General Assembly, 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