Disciples News Service

A word about Puerto Rico and Mexico/Una palabra sobre los desastres naturales de esta semana

From General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens; Julia Brown Karimu, president of Division of Overseas Ministries and co-executive of Global Ministries; Lori Tapia, interim national pastor for the Central Pastoral Office for Hispanic Ministries;  Vy Nguyen, executive director of Week of Compassion; and Angel Rivera- Agosto, area executive for Latin America/Caribbean, Global Ministries

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Guest article: Life abundant in the broken places

By: Virginia White, Week of Compassion Contributor With the floods in South Asia, the earthquake in Mexico, and the hurricanes in the United States and the Caribbean, this has been a particularly frightening and heartbreaking month to turn on the news and witness the havoc our planet is wreaking on neighbors near and far. For […]

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Posted on September 21, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, General, Office of the General Minister and President, People
One bag of tea, one conversation, one relationship

Submitted by Reconciliation Ministry Across our denomination, there are congregations meeting weekly, spreading the Gospel and doing mission in their communities, but how many of these congregations know each other? God created us to live in relationship and community. We can’t deny it – we need each other, and we need relationships. We cannot be […]

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Posted on September 20, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, General Assembly, General Ministries
Ohio church pies pastor for service project

Submitted by First Christian Church, Middletown Pastor and Her Friends Take Pies in the Face: First Christian Church Surpasses Food Drive Goal Middletown, Ohio— September 13, 2017 — Pastor Tracy Siegman wanted to put the congregation to the test. She set the goal of 200 lbs of food for an August food drive. If the […]

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Posted on September 18, 2017
Filed under: Congregations
Historical society names new president

Provided by the Disciples of Christ Historical Society For immediate release – September 8, 2017, Bethany, WV At a regularly scheduled board meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Disciples of Christ Historical Society, the Reverend Dr. Richard H. Lowery was called to be the general ministry’s eighth President. Lowery will assume the reins in […]

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Posted on September 8, 2017
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Ministries, People
Thoughts on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in the U.S.

To follow this issue, go to the Disciples Home Missions Refugee and Immigration Ministry page. From General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens: “I mourn for the wound that is opened in the hearts of the more than three quarters of a million youth and young adults who, with their families, grieve because of the President’s […]

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Pennsylvania churches bike for Week of Compassion

On August 19, seven Disciples congregations traveled to the Great Allegheny Passage in southwestern Pennsylvania. But this event was no ordinary outing. This was “Wheels of Compassion.” Inspired by a nationwide fundraising ride taken by a California minister and her husband earlier this year, United Christian Church of Coal Center, PA, wanted to expand that […]

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Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries
General Minister, Week of Compassion offer pastoral letter

Download PDF Korean translation O God, our shelter from the stormy blast, and our eternal home: even as our prayers rise with each morning’s sun for those left battered and bruised, we bow our heads in humble thanksgiving for the generous partnership of Disciples everywhere. Fount of every blessing, pour out your streams of mercy […]

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Degges to retire after eight years at DHM

For Rev. Ron Degges, a long-held distant study of the general church inspired him to apply for a position with Disciples Home Missions (DHM) that would require him to trade southern California for central Indiana. He began his ministry with DHM in January of 2009. Now, after eight years as the president of DHM, and […]

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Posted on August 29, 2017
Filed under: General Ministries