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Insurance board offers Internet workshops on church safety

The Insurance Board is offering several webinars in Feb. and March dealing with church safety. The first of the Internet-based information sessions is scheduled for Feb. 9 entitled, "Building Trust, Preventing Disaster – Financial Controls for Your Church." The program will review related elements of church by-laws and basic principles of financial control, separation of […]

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Posted on January 27, 2011
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Nominations being accepted for Freedom From Fear Award

Do you know of someone who has committed extraordinary acts of courage on behalf of immigrants and refugees? It could be individuals who have taken a risk, set an example, or inspired others to awareness or action. If so, you are encouraged to nominate such people for a new national Freedom from Fear Award. The […]

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RIM update covers border conference, refugee report

Immigration continues to be an important discussion in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). This is reflected in the latest update from Refugee and Immigration Ministries (RIM) a program of Disciples Home Missions. The RIM report covers a host of immigration-related issues and happenings, including the upcoming Border Conference entitled "Turning Walls into Tables… A […]

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Pension Board determines base interest rates for 2011

At its recent meeting in Indianapolis, the Board of Directors of the Pension Fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) determined base interest rates for investor accounts effective Jan. 1, 2011. The Board of Directors set the base rate to be paid on tax deferred and benefit accumulation accounts at 3.5 percent and 3 […]

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Posted on December 9, 2010
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Global Ministries website receives a makeover

Looking for ways to engage in God’s global mission? The recently rolled out makeover to the Global Ministries website hopefully makes it easier. New rotating boxes and quick tabs direct you to featured global mission resources, programs and events. A video mission moment provides congregations with a multi-media resource that puts a face on Global […]

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New Director of Disciples Volunteering: Long Term Volunteers Crucial

Josh Baird is proud of the work he has helped coordinate through Disciples Volunteering. Baird has seen the impact that Disciples volunteers can make in rebuilding hope and possibility for people whose lives have been impacted by natural or man-made disasters. Baird will assume the reins of the Office of Disciples Volunteering (ODV) on Jan. […]

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Posted on December 8, 2010
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Congregations offered resources for Human Rights Day

With Human Rights Day upcoming on Dec. 10, Disciples Justice Action Network (DJAN), is urging Disciples and other supporters to remember the importance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on the weekend of Dec. 10-12. DJAN also is encouraging Disciples to integrate into their worship and other activities a commitment to end torture forever […]

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Posted on October 29, 2010
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