Disciples News Service

Category: People

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New church start honors history with baptism locale

Oklahoma City News story  |  Celebration of Formation story Refuge Fellowship Church, a congregation in formation in Oklahoma City, has a frontier-style model of being. The congregation is specific in its ministry of, by and for homeless individuals and the newly housed, meets on Monday night wherever it can find a place and celebrated baptisms […]

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Posted on October 20, 2015
Filed under: Congregations, General, People, Regions
Moral Monday Movement leader receives Roosevelt ‘Four Freedoms’ award

On Tuesday, Sept. 29, the Roosevelt Foundation presented awards to five laureates including the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, pastor of Green Leaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, NC and leader of the Moral Monday Movement. Other honorees included Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with the Freedom Medal. The foundation annually honors those who […]

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Posted on September 29, 2015
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, People
Christmount appoints search committee 

Christmount’s Executive Director, Michael Murphy, announced his retirement at the April 2015, meeting of the Christmount Council and Administrative Board. Murphy intends to retire in early July 2016, after more than 18 years as Christmount’s Director. Shortly after the meeting, Administrative Board and Council Chair, Sarah Draper of Birmingham, AL, appointed a search committee to […]

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Posted on July 14, 2015
Filed under: General, People
Coastal Plains Disciples organize ecumenical response to Charleston shootings

It started with a phone call. Rev. Herschel Moore, retired associate minister of Bethany Christian Church in Houston called Rev. Marilyn Fiddmont and her husband, Norman, on June 18, heartbroken over the news of the shootings at Emanuel AME church in Charleston, SC.  Moore wanted to reach out share in our pain, anger or whatever we […]

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Posted on June 30, 2015
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General, People, Regions
National Convocation leader reflects on Charleston shootings

From the desk of Rev. Dr. Timothy James, administrative secretary of the National Convocation – Once AGAIN the African American community is grief stricken with the report of a mass shooting.  the latest event, the Charleston Massacre, took place in a Wednesday night bible Study at the “mother Emmanuel” AME Church. Nine African Americans were […]

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Posted on June 19, 2015
Filed under: General, People
Disciple Barry Shade managed disaster work at partner CWS

by Carol Fouke-Mpoyo, Church World Service staff CWS’s Barry Shade was CWS Associate Director for Domestic Emergency Response for the past five years and his work with the organization reflects the breadth of CWS’s work as a partner with Week of Compassion.. His career with the U.S. Air Force, from 1972 to 2002 made him an […]

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Posted on June 1, 2015
Filed under: General, People
Disciples share programs

By Will Jewsbury, First Christian Church, Kokomo, Becky Sundquist, South Side Christian Church and  Chuck Armstrong, Northview Christian Church Shared ministry programs do far more than ease the burden on a few overworked leaders. They remind us that we are part of a great fellowship of Disciples in our own communities and beyond. For Kokomo […]

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Posted on May 27, 2015
Filed under: Congregations, People
Ministries rally around Mississippi church

Real Faith Christian Church in Clarksdale, MS, had fallen victim to a string of disasters during a building project. Several Disciple ministries banded together to help get Real Faith into a fully renovated building for Easter Sunday. Partnerships included many, many individuals and groups from across the life of Disciples marshaled by Disciples Volunteering, staff […]

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Posted on April 13, 2015
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries, People, Regions
Little church focuses mission

First Christian Church of Anniston, AL, counts its members in double digits, and yet the church is determined to make a difference in their community. After a one-year “sabbatical” from mission projects they have found their niche. Pastor Laura Hutchinson says, “As a little church, we have the resources to do one mission project really […]

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Posted on March 24, 2015
Filed under: Congregations, People