Disciples News Service

DOCCHALICE-Solid-Red-RGB
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 […]

Read More

More News
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 […]

Read more
Posted on September 26, 2016
Filed under: General, General Ministries, Resources
2016dnsdowntowndisciples2
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 […]

Read more
Posted on
Filed under: Congregations, General, Regions
2015rmofferinglogo-1024x979
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 […]

Read more
Posted on September 19, 2016
Filed under: General, Youth
2016dnspark_avenue_christian_church_new_york_ny
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 […]

Read more
Posted on
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General, People
2016dchsdedication-archives
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 […]

Read more
DOCCHALICE-Solid-Red-RGB
Nomination process open for general board, moderators

Nominations due Nov. 1, 2016 The General Nominating Committee will be meeting in December to nominate a moderator team and the next GNC class of the general board. Each biennium, the GNC seeks nominations from across the life of the church for qualified persons to serve in this capacity. The moderator team serves a two-year […]

Read more
Greenchalice (1)
Region takes up ‘green’ challenge

by Stephen Patten While completing their studies at Claremont School of Theology, Sadie Mizisin-Cullumber, Al Lopez, and Stephen Patten, came to understand the important theological connection between creation care and the present climate dilemma. It is their understanding that a robust systematic theology must include a prominent place for an ecological spirituality. They were greatly […]

Read more
Posted on September 12, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries, People, Regions
circle-of-protection-logo
Circle of Protection asks political candidates about poverty issues

You are invited to help bring attention to poverty and hunger issues in the U.S. political campaign; action suggested before Sept. 14 Circle of Protection, an ecumenical organization working to eradicate poverty, is mounting a campaign to bring poverty and hunger issues to the attention of the U.S. presidential candidates. Nearly 500,000 Americans, motivated by […]

Read more
Posted on September 8, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, Family & Children, General