Disciples News Service

Category: Regions

Letter from Sharon Watkins, Rick Spleth on Indiana’s LGBT legislation

Many of you have been watching as the Indiana legislature once again took up the questions raised by last spring’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. You may recall that Governor Mike Pence signed a law that within a week was “fixed” due to the negative reaction from people of faith, businesses, convention planners and the general citizenry of the state. The revision made clear that it could not be used for purposes of discrimination.

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Great River Region receiving names

Position Announcement:  Executive Regional Minister The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of the Great River Region (Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi) is seeking to call an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) to the position of Executive Regional Minister. A Regional Profile and Position Description are posted on the following website www.grrdisciples.org/regional-minister-transition . All […]

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Posted on February 1, 2016
Filed under: General, Regions
No longer lost in translation: Historic anti-racism training for Korean Disciples pastors

  by Rev. April Johnson, minister of reconciliation Anti-Racism Training is no longer lost in translation for Disciples Korean pastors of the Pacific Southwest Region. After one full year of research and translation as well as two years of planning, Pastors Young Lan Kim and Rev. Jun Yang conducted the first Anti-Racism training event for […]

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Posted on December 14, 2015
Filed under: Congregations, General, Regions, Resources
Former Arizona regional minister dies

Rev. Dr. Gail F. Davis (Oct. 16, 1932 – Oct. 22, 2015) passed away at his home in Spokane, WA. Born in Mission, SD and raised in Spokane, WA, he attended Northwest Christian College. He married his high school sweetheart Eva in 1953. She survives. After he graduated in 1957, he was ordained in the […]

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Posted on October 26, 2015
Filed under: Obituaries, People, 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
pastors and women in river
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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Filed under: Congregations, General, People, Regions
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