Disciples News Service

Category: Young Adult

Children Are The Focus Of Light A Candle Prayer Vigil

Sept. 6 marked the beginning of "The Light a Candle for Children Forty Day Prayer Vigil." The vigil ends on "Children’s Sabbaths Weekend," Oct. 16-18. The annual observance of Children’s Sabbaths is a time for people of faith to demonstrate their concern for children and to take specific actions on behalf of children. Children are […]

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Posted on September 24, 2009
Filed under: Young Adult, Youth
Camp Starfish: Five Years of Providing Support and Encouragement to At-Risk Children

What a great camp! Hyattstown Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), in Hyattstown, Md., sponsored our fifth annual Camp Starfish – a camp for children who have at least one parent incarcerated in a correctional facility. The camp takes place at the Christian Church Capital Area’s Camp Mary Mac facilities in Sharpsburg, Md. We had prepared […]

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Posted on September 10, 2009
Filed under: Young Adult, Youth
Youth and Leaders alike learn lessons through HELM

Youth were given a unique opportunity to learn from denominational leaders at the 2009 General Assembly. Thirty youth participated in the “Shadow a Disciples Leader” program that paired young people and leaders with similar interests. Olivia Bryan Updegrove, a minister at First Christian Church of Orange, CA, organized the program. Adonna Bowman, the executive director […]

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Posted on August 5, 2009
Filed under: General Assembly, Young Adult, Youth
Wholeness Caf

“For they should all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord.” –Jeremiah 31:34 Generations combined in this Wholeness Café to discuss the role of young people in the church. The Wholeness Café was designed to facilitate discussion about the direction of the church among all the people. At the […]

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Posted on July 31, 2009
Filed under: General Assembly, Young Adult, Youth
Disciples Minister Chosen For Young Pastors Leadership Program

A minister at a Georgia Disciples congregation has been named to a new leadership program for young pastors. Taft Quincey Heatley, executive pastor at Ray of Hope Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), in Decatur, Ga., is a member of the 2009 Project Rising Sun leadership academy, a two-year program to develop leaders among Hispanic, African […]

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Posted on May 28, 2009
Filed under: Young Adult, Youth
Young Adults Sought For Logo Design Contest

Are you a young adult with a creative flair for design? The Young Adult Commission (YAC) is looking for someone to design a new logo for its soon to be launched website. To come up with the logo, the YAC is sponsoring a contest that is open to all young adult members of the Christian […]

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Posted on April 14, 2009
Filed under: Young Adult, Youth
Disciples Help Raise Dollars For Souper Bowl Of Caring

More than $9.1 million in cash and food has been collected so far in the 2009 Souper Bowl of Caring project. The total includes $4.7 million in cash and 4.5 million pounds of food. More than 260 Disciples congregations have helped raise contributions totaling more than $93,000 for the project. Souper Bowl of Caring mobilizes […]

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Posted on February 20, 2009
Filed under: Young Adult, Youth
Teens Invited To Participate In Writing And Photography Contest On Spirituality And Faith

"DisciplesWorld" magazine and the Disciples of Christ Historical Society are sponsoring a writing and photography contest for teens. The contest topic is teen spirituality and faith and is open to teens ages 14-19. The categories of the contest are a 1,000-word feature article, 700-word speak out column, 100-word poetry, and photograph. Winners will receive cash […]

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Disciples Peace Fellowship Open To Young Adults, Congregations

Disciples Peace Fellowship is again looking for young adults interested in peace and social justice issues. In the past, peace interns have gone on to become social workers, professors, pastors, and human rights advocates. Interns earn approximately $2,000 for the summer, with most expenses provided. They will be trained in peace, social justice education and […]

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