Disciples News Service

Open letter to the church in North America
Posted: September 2, 2016

An Open Letter from the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Regional Leadership to the Church in the United States and Canada Download the letter Dear Sisters and Brothers, In this contentious campaign season, we write as leaders who have witnessed firsthand the prophecy of our Lord that “five in one household will be divided, three […]

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Capital Area assembly full of promise

by Rev. Allen Harris, regional minister; photos by George Franklin Over 200 Disciples gathered on the farthest western edge of the Christian Church Capital Area in Shepherdstown, WV, Oct. 14 and 15 under the theme “Many Hands, Many Missions, One Body.”  The guiding scripture from 1 Corinthians 12:4-14 was explored by all three Assembly speakers […]

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Posted on October 17, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Board, General Ministries, People, Regions
Endowment receives a boost

by Rev. Dr. Patricia Donahoo, executive director, Disciples Women “I have been truly fortunate to have been born in Riverside, California, USA, with all the privileges of an American citizen, and the blessing of two wonderful parents.  My whole extended family, on both sides, were Christian Church people—what they called “Campbellites” as that time.  I […]

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Colorado congregation makes church their own

by Rev. Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson On Saturday evening, Oct. 1, 120 friends and members of the historic congregation now named Cairn Christian Church, gathered in Lafayette, CO to dedicate a newly renovated sanctuary in their formerly Greek Orthodox building. It was the culmination of a long process beginning with a move to the location in 2010. […]

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Posted on October 10, 2016
Filed under: Congregations
Bethany Fellows, Chalice Press collaborate on project

The first book from a partnership between Bethany Fellows and the Christian Board of Publication, two ministries associated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), will be released this fall. CBP and Bethany Fellows have crafted a publishing partnership that will showcase the gifts of emerging pastoral leaders in the church and will provide a […]

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Posted on September 26, 2016
Filed under: General, General Ministries, Resources
Everything old is new again

by Rev. Debbie Griffith Downtown Disciples began with a few progressive urbanites, a small grant from the Upper Midwest Region, and a book called Saving Jesus From the Church by Robin Meyers. Debbie Griffin hoped to create safe gathering spaces for people who gave up on Church, were wounded by Church, or just longed for […]

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Reconciliation Ministry: needed now more than ever

by Rev. April Johnson, Reconciliation Minister This year’s Special Offering theme for Reconciliation Ministry is the second in a three-part series entitled “Be Reconciled: Move, Heal, Bound Together.”  These are simple words describing incredibly worthwhile and hard work.  The message of Christ consistently beckons us toward each other, pushing our notions of what it means […]

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Posted on September 19, 2016
Filed under: General, Youth
Oldest congregation entering new season

Change welcomed in historic congregation The 206th anniversary – yes, 206th! – of Park Avenue Christian Church (The Park) in New York City will be just a week after their first regularly called woman pastor begins her work there. Rev. Kaji Douša begins her ministry with the jointly affiliated congregation Sunday, Oct. 2.  She is […]

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Disciples of Christ Historical Society celebrates anew

On Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, members of the Stone-Campbell / Restoration Movement gathered in Bethany, WV, to dedicate a modern archival facility and offices for the Disciples of Christ Historical Society (DCHS). “This has been a long time coming,” said Archie Jenkins, chair of the board of trustees. “The new archive building is the product […]

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