Disciples News Service

Category: People

Disciples mourn passing of Fred Craddock

He was the favorite story-telling uncle for generations of Disciples. The Rev. Dr. Fred B. Craddock passed to new life in Christ on Friday, March 6 at the age of 86. He made himself the brunt of jokes about his physical size, but his stature as a preacher was unparalleled. Whenever Craddock was scheduled to […]

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Posted on March 9, 2015
Filed under: General, Higher Education, Obituaries, People
Improv Christmas pageant livens up season

by Rev. Ashley Sherard What happens when you gather some spare art supplies, borrowed Nativity costumes, Christmas carols, the scriptures and a group of really flexible church members?  An improve Christmas Pageant, that’s what!  On Saturday, December 20 Jerusalem Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) gathered for its regular worship time to share a meal and […]

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Posted on December 22, 2014
Filed under: Congregations, Family & Children, General, People
Why I go to church

WHY I GO TO CHURCH Anonymous, contributed to the Nebraska regional newsletter through the Broken Halos, a women’s support group at First Christian, Weeping Water, NE (Nov. 2014) In recent years, many young adults in my generation have developed a distaste for the church. Some of the reasons are valid, some not. Other friends feel […]

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Posted on December 19, 2014
Filed under: Congregations, People, Regions, Young Adult
Central Christian Church honors twelve faithful servants

by Deborah Moseley, Central Christian Church Central Christian Church, Indianapolis celebrated a significant milestone in the life of its congregation and in the lives of twelve of its faithful servants with a service of recognition and the presentation of Honored Ministers Pins on October 19, 2014. As ministries are not formed in isolation but in […]

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Posted on November 11, 2014
Filed under: Congregations, People
Former regional minister in Northeast dies

Rev. Wesley R. Bourdette April 18, 1935 – October 26, 2014 The Rev. Wesley R. Bourdette was born April 18, 1935 in Athens, PA. He was graduated from Phillips University in Enid, OK. He completed his masters studies at Colgate Rochester Divinity School in Rochester, NY in 1961 and was ordained in the Sayre Christian […]

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Posted on October 29, 2014
Filed under: Ecumenical, Obituaries, People, Regions
We are blessed

By Rev. Chuck Yarborough In 1999, 12 retired seniors met to start a new church under the leadership of two retired minister, Revs Charles and M. Linda Yarborough. It was tough going for a while. In fact it took us three months to raise $400 to open a bank account. We met each Sunday in a […]

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Posted on April 29, 2014
Filed under: Congregations, People, Regions, Young Adult, Youth
Superstorm Sandy recovery effort reaches critical phase

By Barry Shade (courtesy of CWS) The bigger the disaster, the longer the recovery. That is certainly true following Superstorm Sandy. The storm hit in October 2012, but a big push to expedite repairs and rebuilding is just beginning – especially in hard-hit New York City and New Jersey. That takes organization, and local community-based […]

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Posted on April 15, 2014
Filed under: People, Regions
Undergraduate schools encourage lifelong leadership, vocations

Two Disciple-related undergraduate schools are helping build leaders through example. Bethany College in West Virginia and Transylvania University in Kentucky are featuring long-time Disciple leaders in campus programs. Bethany is kicking off its 175th anniversary celebration with the Larry E. Grimes Lecture Series which will feature Grimes himself as inaugural speaker. An internationally known Hemingway […]

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Posted on January 14, 2014
Filed under: Higher Education, People, Young Adult, Youth
Hamlin director of Ecumenical Poverty Initiative

The Rev. Sèkinah Hamlin recently accepted a call to serve as the director of the Ecumenical Poverty Initiative (EPI), a ministry that organizes Christians of diverse traditions to end poverty in the United States, especially among children. Previously a project of the National Council of Churches, EPI is now an ecumenical ministry of the Disciples […]

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Posted on November 26, 2013
Filed under: Ecumenical, People