Disciples News Service

Category: Regions

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
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
Hispanic, regional organizations enter dialogue

Over the years various organizations across the Church have sprung up to serve particular needs of congregations. One of these is the Southeast Convencion of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a primarily Hispanic group of Disciples. In March, leaders of the convencion met with three regional ministers from the eight southeastern regions to learn […]

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Posted on April 8, 2014
Filed under: Congregations, Regions
Former Tennessee regional minister dies

The Rev. Dr. (George) Bronson Netterville died on Nov. 24 one month shy of his 84th birthday. A native of Mississippi, he was born in McComb, where he was ordained at First Christian in 1952. He served as an associate regional minister in Tennessee from 1968 to 1980 when he became the regional minister. Netterville […]

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Posted on November 26, 2013
Filed under: Obituaries, People, Regions
Price reduction: Florida region's Senior Adult Ministry welcomes other seniors to join cruise

The Florida region’s Senior Adult Ministry is sponsoring their sixth cruise together and they are inviting other Disciples to join them May 1 – 10, 2014. This one-way ride from Fort Lauderdale to Quebec City will feature history and scenic beauty of this fascinating region on board Holland America’s beautiful Veendam. Feast on luscious Maine […]

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Posted on November 5, 2013
Filed under: Regions
Christian Church in Northern California-Nevada seeking applicants for Regional Minister

The Christian Church (DOC) of Northern California-Nevada Regional Minister Search Committee announces that beginning in early 2014 applicants for the position of Regional Minister will be accepted and encouraged. All profiles must be routed through Disciples Home Missions Office of Search and Call. Contact Warren Lynn, Executive Minister for Christian Vocations, at (317) 713-2652. Interested […]

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Posted on October 9, 2013
Filed under: Regions
From counting change to being changed, youth embraces opportunities

“Before this Assembly one of our youth approached me as she wanted to learn more about the denomination,” said Manuel Collazo, minister of stewardship education and development in Florida. “I was General Assembly treasurer so I asked my young disciple to save some money and register for the assembly and serve as my assistant.”  Kesimy […]

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Posted on October 1, 2013
Filed under: General Assembly, People, Regions, Young Adult, Youth