Disciples News Service

Category: Youth

Church connects VBS to Habitat for Humanity project

University Christian Church, Fort Worth, Texas, sponsored Under Construction– A Habitat for Humanity Vacation Bible School. UCC has been a participant in Habitat for Humanity home builds for years and this curriculum created a connection between the Disciples Home Build and the children. Each day, children ages 2-3rd grade did service projects to be donated […]

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Posted on July 3, 2012
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, Young Adult, Youth
This ministry gets a little sticky

In June 2010, the youth class at First Christian in Sacramento, Calif. Was studying the Feeding of the Five Thousand, according to Matthew 14:13-21. Rev. Vickie Firch happened to have a jar of peanut in her bag that was destined for the food closet. The youth said, “This kind of miracle could never happen today. […]

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Filed under: Congregations, Young Adult, Youth
Mission stays close to home

Instead of going on a mission trip to another part of the country, Memorial Drive Christian Church, Houston, Texas, decided to provide opportunities for every member to work in the mission field this summer without having to travel and raise funds. Seven Summer Days of Service is designed to help those in the Houston area […]

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Posted on June 19, 2012
Filed under: Congregations, Young Adult, Youth
New resources now available to advance theological thinking about new media

The New Media Project at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York has published six theological essays and four sets of recommendations about using social media in ministerial, congregational, and institutional settings. The material—located under the Findings tab on the project website —provides a resource for religious leaders seeking to interpret new media in creative and theological ways. In the midst […]

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Tennyson Center burns a mortgage

The Tennyson Center for Children at the Colorado Christian Home in Denver celebrated the purchase of the century-old campus. This was the culmination of a six-year partnership with the Urban Land Conservancy that saved the children’s treatment center from closing its doors. The land conservancy purchased the land when the center’s parent company went bankrupt […]

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Posted on June 12, 2012
Filed under: Young Adult, Youth
Urban plunge experienced by Nebraska youth

Pastor Cathy Stander (Louisville, Neb.) reports on her youth group’s Urban Plunge in Omaha: “This year we went to a farm where abused children come and do therapy by talking to the animals. “We also helped collect unused electronics which will be recycled into working electronics by a ministry that teaches these skills to the […]

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Posted on May 30, 2012
Filed under: Regions, Young Adult, Youth
Young adult full-year service opportunity

“Transform Your Life … Transform the World!” Young adults (age 21-30) are being sought to participate in an intentional year of living in service communities. Each young adult community is structured to focus on hands-on service, justice advocacy, and leadership and faith development. All Pilgrims Christian Church in Seattle, Wash., has partnered with Keystone Congregational UCC […]

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Posted on May 29, 2012
Filed under: Ecumenical, Young Adult, Youth
Michigan church sows Seeds of Faith

First Christian Church of Lansing Michigan has started preparing its community garden for its third season growing vegetables and flowers.  Some fresh compost was delivered and volunteers young and old (and in between) will begin putting in some of the early cool-weather plants such as peas, onions and broccoli. In 2010 this project started with […]

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Posted on May 16, 2012
Filed under: Congregations, Young Adult, Youth