Disciples News Service

Week Of Compassion Responding To Gustav; Preparing For Ike

As people in the U.S. and Caribbean keep a close watch on the path of Hurricane Ike, Disciples are responding to the disruptions left by Hurricane Gustav. Category 1 Gustav struck southwest Louisiana Sept. 1 and caused billions of dollars in property damage in Mississippi and Louisiana. Week of Compassion, the relief, refugee and development […]

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Posted on September 18, 2008
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Seminarians Urged To Check Out Online List Serv

Higher Education and Leadership Ministries is encouraging seminarians to sign up for the Seminarians list serv at www.helmdisciples.org/listserv. With the Seminarians Conference in March and a new grant program in the works, the list serv can be a quick way to make sure that seminarians are informed about opportunities designed with them in mind. HELM […]

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Jarvis Christian College To Dedicate New Student Living Center

Jarvis Christian College will dedicate a new student living and learning center on the school’s campus in Hawkins, Texas Sept. 12. Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, the college will honor retiring Jarvis President Sebetha Jenkins. The new 65,430 square-foot living and learning center will house 300 students and include computer centers, study lounges and fitness […]

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Hunger Walks Begin In 2,000 Communities Across The U.S.

Church World Service has opened its CROP Hunger Walk season for 2008-2009. The program raises money for CWS’s domestic and global anti-hunger programs. Church World Service estimates that volunteers in 2,000 communities across the United States will start walking this month in the fight against poverty and hunger. There are more than 862 million people […]

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CTS Lectures To Focus On Gender Violence, AIDS, African Injustices

Theological reflections from Southern Africa will be discussed at the Saltsburg Distinguished Lecture Series, which will be held at Christian Theological Seminary Sept. 15-18. The main speaker will be Isabel Apawo Phiri, professor of African theology at the University of Natal and director of the Centre for Constructive Theology in Durban, South Africa. The lectures […]

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Campus Ministries Can Be Found At Many Colleges

Students heading off to college are encouraged by Higher Education and Leadership Ministries to sustain a relationship with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) by locating a campus ministry near their school. The web site for the Higher Education Ministries Arena, www.higheredmin.org, has links to more than 140 Disciples campus ministers in 35 states and […]

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DBS Appoints Chaplain To Serve Des Moines Senior Living Center

Disciples Benevolent Services has begun offering chaplain services to the Ramsey Village senior living community in Des Moines, Iowa. Linda M. Lighthall, an ordained Disciples minister has been appointed to serve the chaplaincy needs of the Ramsey Village residents and those of senior residents in the Des Moines area. The Disciples Benevolent Services Chaplaincy Care […]

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Culver-Stockton Givers Dig Deep; Contribute 2.8 Million

Culver-Stockton College received $2.8 million in gifts for the just completed fiscal year, a sum which almost equaled the previous year’s record-setting gifts to the college. Culver-Stockton’s Education Fund benefited from a 49 percent increase in the number of contributors, including a 13 percent increase in alumni making financial contributions to the college, which is […]

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Memphis Disciple Graduates from Seminary After Successful Broadcast Career

When Sonia Walker graduated from Memphis Theological Seminary this past spring, her family, friends and acquaintances were not surprised at the accomplishment. Walker, a longtime Memphis, Tenn., television personality, has dedicated much of her life to achieving the improbable. For instance, when a group at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) felt the congregation […]

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Posted on September 10, 2008
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