Disciples News Service

Archive: February 2009

Church Extension Expands Hours To Serve Ministries In West

To better serve Disciples congregations in the western United States and Canada, Church Extension will offer new business hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time. "Now that our switchboard stays open an additional hour, this will provide our congregations in different time zones expanded access to our services," said Eugene Randall, vice president […]

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Posted on February 20, 2009
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Disciples Are Among Those Returning To New Orleans For Ecumenical Blitz

The Disciples Hurricane Recovery Initiative is recruiting volunteer groups for an ecumenical blitz in New Orleans April 19-May 16. In nearly three and a half years since Hurricane Katrina devastated parts of New Orleans, La., the faith community, including hundreds of Disciples volunteers, has contributed countless hours to the largest disaster recovery effort in U.S. […]

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Pension Fund to Develop Health and Spiritual Wellness Retreat through Partnership with Disciples Home Missions

The Pension Fund is in the early stages of developing a health and spiritual wellness program designed for Disciples clergy serving with their first congregation. The retreat is the first in a series of health and wellness initiatives to be funded from the Heartbeats of Faith Fund income. The Rev. Tod Iseminger, Minister of Leader […]

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Posted on February 19, 2009
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President Of Disciples Seminary Foundation To Retire

After nearly 36 years on the staff of Disciples Seminary Foundation, Mary Anne Parrott will retire June 30, 2009. Serving as President since mid-2000, she also served as Vice President, Director of Public Relations, and at first, "undersecretary of labor," as she liked to tease. Mary Anne received the Master of Arts in Religious Education […]

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Phillips University Legacy Seminary Scholarship Program Begins First Year

The Phillips University Legacy Seminary Scholarship Program will give scholarships to deserving first-year students who will be attending a Disciples seminary in the 2009-2010 academic year. This is the first year for the scholarship program, which is available to students who are pursuing a Masters in Divinity degree and committed to pastoral ministry. Students who […]

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Posted on February 6, 2009
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Chapman University Selects New Director Of Church Relations

Chapman University has named Nancy E. Brink as its new director of church relations. Brink will work closely with students, recruiting among Disciples of Christ and United Church of Christ communities, supporting the Disciples on Campus ministry, and providing pastoral leadership, on campus and as well as at regional and national gatherings. For the past […]

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DVD On Children Worship & Wonder To Be Produced In 2009

Disciples Home Missions’ Office of Family and Children’s Ministries has received a grant from Seventh Street Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Richmond, Va. This generous grant will make possible the development of a DVD on Children Worship & Wonder. The DVD will be used to promote and explain this important way of worshiping with […]

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New Volunteer Director For AIDS Ministry Network Is Announced

Jody Grieb is the new volunteer director of the AIDS Ministry Network, Disciples Home Missions recently announced. Grieb is a member of Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Terre Haute, Ind. He also is founder and director of Wabash Valley PATH (www.wvpath.org) which provides prevention and educational services to increase awareness and reduce the […]

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Phillips Legacy Foundation Raises $1 Million For Gallery

The Phillips University Legacy Foundation has announced that it has met its $1 million Tradition Project goal. The money will be used for the Phillips Gallery in the Oklahoma Historical Society’s new Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid, Okla. A number of gifts that came at the end of 2009 helped match a $500,000 […]

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