Disciples News Service

Category: 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
Former Ohio regional pastor dies

Rev. Howard M. Ratcliff died on Aug. 11, 2013, at the age of 76. He was a pastor in Tiffin and Bowling Green, Ohio prior to becoming associate regional minister and eventually regional pastor and president from 1980 to 2003. In addition to his long service in Ohio, Ratcliff served on a number of Disciples […]

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Posted on August 21, 2013
Filed under: Obituaries, People, Regions
Former Montana regional minister dies

Courtesy of the Pacific Southwest regional office Dr. Fred Evans, former Regional Minister of the Christian Church in Montana, died on Saturday night, July 19. His daughter, Rev. Patty Evans, Pastor of First Christian Church, Albany, Oregon, was by his side. Fred served in numerous ministries in Oregon and California and as Interim Regional Minister […]

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Posted on July 23, 2013
Filed under: Obituaries, People, Regions
Eric White, former Michigan regional minister, dies

Rev. Eric White, regional minister in Michigan in the 1970s, died in Pleasant View, Tenn., at the age of 101. He received his theological education in his native Scotland and served a church in Glasgow before emigrating to the United States where he served in Connecticut, Tennessee, North Carolina and Michigan. Condolences may be sent […]

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Posted on June 4, 2013
Filed under: People, Regions
NE Region reaches out to forgotten storm victims

By Rev. S. Emmanuel Epps Member of Park Avenue Christian Church, Manhattan, NY The morning after Hurricane Sandy made landfall, the City of New York seemed surreal. And it wasn’t because an 820-mile wide storm had taken a chunk out of the normal hubbub of the Big Apple. And it wasn’t because the best-prepared roofs […]

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Posted on April 30, 2013
Filed under: Congregations, Regions
United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) grant Ordained Ministerial Partnership Standing to each other

In a move that forges a stronger relationship between the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and that celebrates 25 years of their ecumenical partnership, key national leaders in both denominations now have standing in the respective partner church, and are considered ordained ministers by both churches. The Rev. Geoffrey […]

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Posted on April 9, 2013
Filed under: Ecumenical, Office of the General Minister and President, Regions
Kentucky welcomes Somali refugees

By Mike Puckett Ku soodhawada magalada Louisville, Sahra iyo goyskeeda!  These are the Somali words with which Beargrass and Kentucky Refugee Ministries greeted Sahra Mohammed Ali and her six children at the Louisville International Airport late on the evening of February 21 (English translation: Welcome to Louisville, Sahra and family!).  Twenty adults and youth were […]

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Posted on March 26, 2013
Filed under: Congregations, People, Regions, Young Adult, Youth
Inactive retired clergy, please note: check in with region of residence

When the General Assembly 2009 approved the most recent Order of Ministry documents a small change may have escaped notice for inactive retired ministers. To be credentialed as voters, inactive retired ministers need to notify their region of residence, not their last region of service (line 1037-1051). Inactive retired ministers should contact their regional offices […]

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Posted on February 5, 2013
Filed under: Office of the General Minister and President, Regions