Disciples News Service

Churchwide Healthcare Benefit Trust seeks healthcare zones

From President Todd Adams, Pension Fund The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has the opportunity to partner with national healthcare benefits firm Gravie, which will create healthcare zones (“Healthcare Zones” or “Zones”) based on groups of church employees and their families.  These Healthcare Zones may or may not be based on our current regional structure, […]

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Posted on July 17, 2017
Filed under: General Ministries
Disciples make a difference in Indianapolis

by Kurt Gwartney for Communication Ministries As lightning sparked across the early morning sky and rain fell in buckets, General Assembly volunteers created their own thunder inside the Indiana Convention Center as the sound of nails pounding into lumber rang out, transforming boards into the walls of a Habitat for Humanity home. The home construction […]

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Posted on July 12, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, General Assembly
Disciples Home Missions names new president

provided by Search Committee Chair Jeremy Skaggs On July 6 the board of Disciples Home Missions (DHM) approved the call of Rev. Sotello Long as the next president of DHM. Long was introduced to the full General Assembly on July 11. Long served as the regional minister of the Christian Church in South Carolina since 2003 […]

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Posted on July 11, 2017
Filed under: General Assembly, General Ministries
General Assembly adopts ‘green’ resolution

DISCIPLES OF CHRIST GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADOPTS CARBON NEUTRALITY Targets Carbon Neutrality by 2030, Carbon Positive by 2035 Indianapolis (July 10, 2017) — today nearly 4,000 Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) leaders voted to commit themselves to achieve zero net impact on our climate. The historic resolution was adopted by the 2017 General Assembly meeting in […]

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Posted on July 10, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General Assembly, General Ministries
Rev. Teresa Hord Owens elected

General Assembly elects Teresa Hord Owens as first African-American woman to head mainline denomination INDIANAPOLIS – Rev. Teresa “Terri” Hord Owens was elected Sunday night to serve as the General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada. She is the first African-American to hold this post […]

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Mobile giving option available to congregations

Contacts: Cherilyn Williams                                              Julie Perry The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)        Givelify 317.713.2496                                                    317.663.3088 cwilliams@disciples.org                                    julie@givelify.com The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Modernizes its Giving Solution Mobile Giving Partnership with Givelify To Be Unveiled at the 2017 General Assembly  INDIANAPOLIS – The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) today announced a partnership with […]

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Missouri church steps up to support local nonprofit

When a local organization couldn’t afford to upgrade their computers and copier equipment, Fairview Christian Church in Gladstone, Missouri agreed to help them raise the needed funds by holding a “yard” sale in their building. A staff member at Love In the Name of Christ, (Love INC) contacted the church with this project idea. The […]

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NAPAD community hosts annual youth rally

The 2017 Chuukese Youth Rally was held on June 15-18 in St. Joseph, MO, hosted by Chuukese Christian Church (DOC) in St. Joseph. The Chuukese, an ethnic group indigenous to an island of Micronesia, is one of 18 ethnic and linguistic groups that make up the North American Pacific/Asian Disciples (NAPAD), which has grown to […]

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Posted on June 28, 2017
Filed under: Youth
Faith leaders speak up about immigration ruling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 26, 2017 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202.733.5151   FAITH LEADERS STAND AGAINST SCOTUS RULING ON REFUGEE AND MUSLIM BAN EXECUTIVE ORDER Call on federal government to live out our call to welcome refugees   Washington, DC – Religious leaders across faith traditions stand in solidarity with refugees and urge the administration to […]

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Posted on June 26, 2017
Filed under: General Ministries, Overseas Ministries, Sharon's Blog
Speaking on behalf the children

Comments from the Circle of Protection press conference at the National Press Club, June 21, 2017 I am Sharon Watkins, Chair of the Board of the National Council of Churches. We, of the NCC, are 38 member churches who follow Jesus. We have been consistent in proclaiming that Jesus would not have liked this budget. […]

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Posted on June 21, 2017
Filed under: Sharon's Blog