Disciples News Service

Category: Regions

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
FEMA and Disciples Collaborate in Alaska

by Josh Baird, director, Disciples Volunteering In response to significant flooding that took place in Alaska in May, FEMA is coordinating the logistics to support mission teams aiding in the recovery. Many communities were affected when a late spring thaw led to a 30-mile ice jam on the Yukon River and a similar event on the […]

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Posted on September 24, 2013
Filed under: Regions
Northwest region hosts 49th Turner Lecture

Disciple scholar to speak The Northwest Region of the Christian Church will host Dr. Bonnie Bowman Thurston for the Turner Memorial Lectures Oct. 7 – 9 at Englewood Christian Church inYakima, Wash. Thurston will present Walking to Emmaus: Template for Christian Spirituality in a Modern Mode. The writer or editor of 18 theological books and numerous […]

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Posted on September 10, 2013
Filed under: People, Regions
Oregon church hits the trail

On August 25, more than 50 members of Lynchwood Christian Church in Portland, Ore. took off down the street to the grade school a block away and spent their usual worship time helping out the community instead. According to Rev. Cathy Myers Wirt, one of the regional ministers for Oregon, this exodus from the sanctuary […]

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Posted on September 3, 2013
Filed under: Congregations, Regions, Young Adult, Youth
John and Maxine McCaw Scholarship Fund for Prophetic Living, Teaching and Preaching

         Grogan  Nixon  Shenko  Shue John McCaw’s life has been devoted to helping students succeed through his work at Drake University in Des Moines, IA. Now his legacy and that of his late wife, Maxine, will reach even further into the future: They have endowed a scholarship to equip future generations of Christian […]

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Posted on August 27, 2013
Filed under: Higher Education, People, Regions