Disciples News Service

Category: 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
The Chalice
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
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
Who takes care of our regional ministers?

By Jaquelyn Foster It is likely that most of us – whether pastors or lay persons – think of our Regional Ministers when we need their particular ministry, when our congregation is looking for a new pastor, or when pastors are searching for a new congregation. We might call our Regional Minister if the congregation […]

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Posted on October 7, 2014
Filed under: General, Regions
Course offered for congregational historians

Peter M. Morgan and John Scott Williams will be leading a seminar on creating local church history videos at Buffalo Seminary of Bethany College in Bethany, W. Va., Sept. 12-13. Their work will be based on National City Christian Church…A Dream Come True, a video they created in celebration of their congregation’s 170th anniversary. A […]

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Posted on June 10, 2014
Filed under: Congregations, Higher Education, 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