Disciples News Service

Category: Regions

Green Chalice: Filling the hungry with good things

A reflection by Rev. Carol Devine Minister of Green Chalice, a partner ministry of Disciples Home Missions and Christian Church in Kentucky  “Mary, did you know your child would lead us to feed the starving? Mary, did you know your child would cause us to be merciful?” Our General Minister and President has inspired and […]

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Posted on December 11, 2012
Filed under: Regions
Northern California-Nevada region calls transitional interim

Rev. Mary Jacobs of Tempe, AZ was unanimously called as the Transitional Interim Regional Minister (TIRM).  Jacobs is a third generation Disciple of Christ and an ordained minister. She attended Texas Christian University and Pacific School of Religion. Mary was ordained in this Region in 1979, serving her first call as Co-Pastor of Vallejo First […]

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Posted on December 3, 2012
Filed under: People, Regions
Small Virginia church takes on big project

By Kathy Reinger, pastor, Ashland Christian Church, Ashland, Va. “Just have faith!” These words of wisdom were spoken to me many times at the board meetings my first year at Ashland Christian Church. There would be very little money in the checking account and pay day was fast approaching. Our treasurer, Donna Dennehy, would laugh […]

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Posted on November 27, 2012
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, Regions
Denominational Calendar now available online and on your electronic calendar

Keeping a calendar for events, deadlines, and other timely notices related to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will be much easier thanks to a new online denomination-wide calendar developed by Chalice Press and Communication Ministries. The new calendar is built in Google’s calendar feature, which means information can be added to most calendar programs […]

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Posted on November 6, 2012
Filed under: Congregations, Regions, Resources
Retired clergy retreat in Florida Jan. 29-31

Gather with other “seasoned” ministers and spouses for a time of conversation, learning and relaxation at the Christian Church Conference Center in Silver Springs, Fla.  Dr. Jim Johnson will be the special speaker.  See flyer for details.

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Project IMPACT celebrates, receives award

On Sept. 29, Project IMPACT and the Compton/Watts Interfaith Collaborative were joined by a coalition of agencies with the Million Father March in our 4th Annual Back to School Celebration. The celebration began with a march from the Watts-Willlowbrook Boys and Girls Club in Watts and ended at Mona Park in the City of Compton. […]

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Posted on October 16, 2012
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Personal report on global summit re: economic justice

By Mark G. Toulouse, principal, professor of history of Christianity, Emmanuel College of Victoria College; professor in the Study of Religion department, University of Toronto Between September 29 and October 5, 2012, a selection of religious leaders, politicians, activists, and economists met in São Paulo, Brazil to propose measures that could lead to a financial […]

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Disciple minister appointed to serve on Canada's national Committee

Rev. Scott MacIsaac has been appointed to Canada’s Interfaith Committee on Chaplaincy (IFC). He is the national representative of community chaplains on the ecumenical interfaith agency. The group represents all chaplains working within the criminal justice system of Canada. MacIsaac is also is the current president of the Maritime Area of the Christian Church (Disciples of […]

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Fast for the poor during Advent

In a time of bounty during the holiday season our best instincts kick in and we are in a giving mood. The Indiana region and their partners in the United Church of Christ/Disciples of Christ Ecumenical Commission are suggesting an addition to our giving that doesn’t involve great expense. On the first Monday of Advent […]

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Posted on October 2, 2012
Filed under: Ecumenical, Regions