Disciples News Service

Category: 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
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