Disciples News Service

Category: 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 […]

Read more
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.

Read more
Posted on
Filed under: Regions
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. […]

Read more
Posted on October 16, 2012
Filed under: Regions
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 […]

Read more
Posted on
Filed under: Ecumenical, Regions
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 […]

Read more
Posted on
Filed under: Ecumenical, People, Regions
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 […]

Read more
Posted on October 2, 2012
Filed under: Ecumenical, Regions
Small but mighty (busy), Part 2

Three years ago First Christian Church in Weeping Water, Neb., was deciding whether or not to close. They prayed together for 100 days. Today the church is a center of ministry for the small town in ways they never thought possible. A few weeks ago the Disciples News Service posted a story about the work […]

Read more
Posted on September 25, 2012
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, Regions
Guest column: A question of existence

By Rev. Ruth Fletcher, Regional Minister for the Partnership in Montana      The church was having a car wash on Saturday morning to raise funds for those who had been displaced from their homes by the wildfires. We had read about Milagro Christian Church. We had followed the blogs of Christian Piatt, one of the congregation’s leaders. We […]

Read more
Posted on September 18, 2012
Filed under: Congregations, Regions