Disciples News Service

Ferguson, Missouri, Statement: “Out of a Mountain of Despair – Hope”

08/20/14

For the better part of a week, the streets of Ferguson, Missouri have echoed with hopelessness, despair, grief and anger in reaction to the shooting death of Michael Brown, an 18-year old black man by white police officers. A fairly unknown suburb of St. Louis, Ferguson will now take its place in the ever lengthening...

“Music on the Labyrinth”

08/19/14

Four years ago, Senior Pastor Chuck Blaisdell of First Christian Church conceived the idea of having half a dozen Saturday evening outdoor concerts held on the church's beautiful labyrinth (inspired by the one at Chartres Cathedral). In the four years since, those concerts have included a wonderful range of music from Saxophone Quartets to Men's...

Historical Society announces new hours, addresses financial challenges

07/18/14

The Board of the Disciples of Christ Historical Society temporarily suspended operations on June 30, 2014 to address significant financial challenges facing the Society. During this time, Dr. Glenn Thomas Carson concluded his service as the President of the Society. This past week, the Finance Committee met in Nashville to begin the painful process of...

Higher Education and Leadership Ministries calls transitional president

07/17/14

Recognizing a transitional point in the life of its witness and ministry, the board of directors of Higher Education and Leadership Ministries(HELM) of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has called the Rev. Bernard "Chris" Dorsey to serve as its next president effective Aug. 1. A dynamic and creative leader, Dorsey is currently an Assistant Professor...

Disciples of Christ Historical Society Board receives Carson’s resignation

07/11/14

The Disciples of Christ Historical Society has accepted the resignation of Dr. Glenn Thomas Carson as President of the Society, effective July 31, 2014.  Carson, a church-historian from Georgia, has served the society since 2005. During Carson’s tenure the society advanced its digital presence, increasing services to over 100 countries. The tenure also saw many...

Course offered for congregational historians

06/10/14

Peter M. Morgan and John Scott Williams will be leading a seminar on creating local church history videos at Buffalo Seminary of Bethany College in Bethany, W. Va., Sept. 12-13. Their work will be based on National City Christian Church…A Dream Come True, a video they created in celebration of their congregation’s 170th anniversary. A...

Watkins joins voices for farm workers

05/28/14

Mr. Emil Brolick, CEOWendy’s International, Inc.1 Dave Thomas Blvd.Dublin, OH, 43017 May 28, 2014 Dear Mr. Brolick: Nine years ago, as the CEO of Taco Bell, you pioneered a partnership with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and Florida growers that set in motion a new paradigm for human rights and corporate social responsibility. For three...

Disciple giving campaign materials for local congregations

05/27/14

The Center for Faith and Giving is pleased to announce the release of From Bread & Wine to Faith & Giving, an annual campaign for use in Disciples congregations. It has been almost 20 years since we have had a Disciples’ specific stewardship campaign – long overdue and well worth the wait!  Dr. Ron Allen...

Chapman football player Mitch Eby makes NCAA history

05/27/14

Mitchell Eby became the first active NCAA football player to come out as gay, giving a speech in front of his teammates and coaches March 18. When the Santa Monica native finally worked up the courage to tell his teammates, he said that he wanted to make a difference not only in his own locker...

Ministries joining together for children in need

05/13/14

Disciples Home Missions (DHM), Week of Compassion, and the National Benevolent Association (NBA) of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) are collaborating with the Church of the Brethren Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) to create a new position and initiative that will meet the needs of children affected by disaster in the U.S. A new memorandum...

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