Disciples News Service

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
Disciples pastors receive President’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Drs. Matt and Mary Harris of California received the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award on June 11, 2017 for their work for Project IMPACT, a ministry based in Los Angeles. According to a press release from Project IMPACT, Matt and Mary were nominated independently for this award. After careful review of their community service, they both were selected […]

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Posted on June 14, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, Regions
South Elkhorn Christian Church celebrates 250th anniversary

Submitted by South Elkhorn Christian Church South Elkhorn Christian Church in Lexington, Kentucky, recently celebrated the 250th Anniversary of the founding of the congregation. South Elkhorn Christian is one of the oldest congregations in the Disciples of Christ denomination. It is located about 50 miles from the site of the 1801 Cane Ridge Revival Meeting that led […]

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Florida to call new Regional Minister

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Florida is seeking to call a dynamic and energized ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) to the position of Regional Minister. A Regional Profile and Position Description are posted on the Region’s Website available at www.fldisciples.org. Those who are prayerfully discerning their sense of call […]

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Posted on June 6, 2017
Filed under: Regions