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Disciples among faith groups making plans to tackle poverty

A diverse coalition of national and local faith organizations, Fighting Poverty with Faith (FPWF), is dedicated to cutting domestic poverty in half by 2020. The group, which includes participation from the Disciples Justice Action Network (DJAN), has committed to participating in an interfaith month of action in October 2010 in order to urge elected officials […]

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Posted on October 14, 2010
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Reconciliation Ministry Special Offering is October 3

The Gospel story of the beggar Lazarus and the rich man (Luke16:19-31) provides a poignant backdrop for the Reconciliation Ministry Special Offering, which will be received in most congregations on Sunday, Oct. 3., when we will also celebrate World Communion Sunday. While Lazarus subsisted on the crumbs that fell from the rich man’s table in […]

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Posted on September 30, 2010
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The Pension Fund to host lay leaders, clergy and institutional partners at health-focused symposium

A symposium entitled "Ministry Life Choice: Cultivating the Inner Life and Spirit for Sustainable Ministry" will be held in Indianapolis next month. It is the outgrowth of conversations designed to help clergy better respond to their call through self-care and wellness initiatives. Specifically the conversation will focus on clergy self care, family self-care, and congregational […]

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Disciples Peace Fellowship to commemorate 75 years

Disciples Peace Fellowship, the oldest peace fellowship in the United States, will celebrate its 75th anniversary on Oct. 17 at Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Indianapolis. As part of the worship service, peacemakers from three generations will relate stories about their passion for peace. A reception will follow the service. The roots of […]

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Office of Disciples Women Executive Director has been called

(Sept. 29, 2010) – The Reverend Ronald J. Degges, President of Disciples Homes Missions, announced to DHM staff today that the Reverend Patricia A. Rizor has been called from her current ministry as senior pastor at Henson Valley Christian Church in Fort Washington, Maryland, to serve as the Executive Director of the Office of Disciples […]

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Posted on September 29, 2010
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Disciples are asked to start faithful conversations on immigration

(Sept. 22, 2010 – DNS) – The immigration debate in this country has frequently been marked by rancorous discussion and divisive political decision-making. However, as people of faith, Disciples are being asked to plan conversations around the topic of immigration starting on the Columbus Day weekend to consider what God is calling your congregation to […]

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Posted on September 23, 2010
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HELM assumes ownership of The Intersection

Higher Education and Leadership Ministries (HELM) has assumed ownership, management, and financial support for The Intersection, a year-old web site and social network created for members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and a larger ecumenical community. Launched in July 2009 by DisciplesWorld magazine, The Intersection provides a centralized web site for discussion, information, […]

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Posted on September 11, 2010
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Where do your Reconciliation Ministry dollars go?

The stories are plentiful of the creative and impactful ways our congregations, Regions and General Ministries are utilizing their share of the Reconciliation Ministry funds. Half of the funds are retained in Regions for congregational and area programs that build community across the racial divide of difference. One such program is the T.R.U.T.H. Summit held […]

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Posted on September 8, 2010
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Woodhaven achieves seventh consecutive accreditation

Columbia, MO – Woodhaven has received the highest possible level of accreditation for its Community Housing and Community Integration programs for the seventh consecutive term from CARF International.  This three-year accreditation shows Woodhaven’s commitment to quality programs and services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  To achieve accreditation, Woodhaven voluntarily put itself through a […]

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