Disciples News Service

Category: Regions

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Ceremony of Formation held for Refuge Fellowship Church

By Rev. Aaron Todd Oklahoma City- October 19, 2015 will forever be a day etched into the legacy of the Oklahoma Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and into the hearts of the people of Refuge Fellowship Church. Approximately 300 people gathered in the shadows of the Oklahoma City bombing memorial and within […]

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Posted on October 20, 2015
Filed under: Congregations, Regions
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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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Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Canada seeks regional minister

The Regional Minister is a full-time ministry position serving the congregations and pastors in the three areas of the Christian Church (Disciple of Christ) in Canada (CCIC). The Regional Minister will be accountable to the CCIC Board of Directors and through that body, to the areas and congregations within Canada. A successful candidate will be […]

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Posted on September 15, 2015
Filed under: General, Regions
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
NC, SC regions call to prayer re: Charleston shootings

JOINT PASTORAL LETTER June 19, 2015 Dear Church: As you are aware, late Wednesday evening a young man shot and killed nine members of Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church.  Among those killed was the congregation’s senior pastor, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney.  Others killed were congregation pastor, the Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, a relative of […]

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Posted on June 19, 2015
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, Regions
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
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College of Regional Ministers offers letter to Church

Pastoral letter to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) from the College of Regional Ministers concerning excessive force against unarmed African American men   April 9, 2015 To our Sisters and Brothers in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ. The College of Regional Ministers […]

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Posted on April 9, 2015
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries, Regions
Moral injury and "American Sniper"

This article originally appeared in an issue of the Pacific Southwest Region’s newsletter Feb. 4, 2015. Mile Marker #62: Moral Injury by Rev. Susan Gonzales-Dewey, Co-regional Minister, Pacific Southwest Happy are those who work for peace; God will call them his children! – Mathew 5:9 Last week the PSWR supported a conference on Moral Injury/Soul Repair. […]

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Posted on February 16, 2015
Filed under: General, Regions
Greater Kansas City region opens regional minister search

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Greater Kansas City is seeking to call an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) to the position of Regional Minister.  A Regional Profile and Position Description are posted on http://kcdisciples.org/  All applicants are required to provide updated search and call paper work in order to be […]

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Posted on January 28, 2015
Filed under: Congregations, General, Regions
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