Disciples News Service

Archive: May 2009

Global Ministries Board Approves Missionary Appointments

The Common Global Ministries Board (CGMB) met in Indianapolis April 2-4 on the Disciples-United Church of Christ partnership with Robert Welch, president of the Council on Christian Unity, and Lydia Veliko, minister for ecumenical relations at the UCC, who offered input and leadership. The CGMB approved the appointment of the following missionaries and the countries […]

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Posted on May 28, 2009
Filed under: Overseas Ministries
Disciples Pastors Travel to Mexico to Learn Firsthand About Immigration

A group of Hispanic Disciples recently traveled to Mexico, where they learned more about how Disciples churches are dealing with the issue of migration, specifically Mexican emigration to the United States. Felix Ortiz-Cotto, Global Ministries Latin America and Caribbean area executive, and Huberto Pimentel, national pastor for Hispanic Ministries of the Christian Church, led six […]

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Posted on May 27, 2009
Filed under: People
Disciples Churches Celebrate Historic Gathering In North Carolina

It will be ‘Pentecost Sunday’ among Disciples on May 31 when leaders of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will worship with leaders of the Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, International in Goldsboro, North Carolina. The special fellowship service will take place at the St. Mark Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ in Goldsboro, […]

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Posted on May 14, 2009
Filed under: Congregations
Pentecost Offering, Received May 24 And 31, Helps New Churches

As the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) gears up for the Pentecost Offering on May 24 and May 31, Disciples are discovering how their support truly raises up the New Church Movement. Because of generous support to the New Church Movement, Disciples have been able to start 602 new churches since 2001. More than 40,000 […]

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Michigan Church To Mark 150 Years of Ministry

With origins dating back prior to the Civil War, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Ionia, Mich., will celebrate its sesquicentennial the weekend of May 15-17. Friends, members and guests of the 150-year-old congregation will get the festivities started on May 15, when they gather to enjoy the church’s "Serenity Garden," located between the […]

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Women Executives To Speak At Daughters Of Clara Breakfast

Two Disciples who have served women’s organizations for much of their careers will be the featured speakers during the Daughters of Clara Breakfast at the 2009 General Assembly in Indianapolis. Adonna R. Bowman, executive director of the Office of Disciples Women, and Barbara E. Jones, executive regional minister of the Great River Region, will address […]

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Filed under: General Assembly
Disciples Leaders Selected To Receive Honorary Doctorates

Christian Theological Seminary will award an honorary doctorate degree to Richard Hamm, executive director of Christian Churches Together, during commencement exercises on May 16. Hamm, a pastor for more than 20 years, served as General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada from 1993-2003. Read more […]

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Filed under: Higher Education, People
Historical Society Flooded; Most Valuable Archives Spared

Staff at the Disciples of Christ Historical Society is thankful for the prayers and support received following water damage in the building that houses the ministry’s collection of books, biographical files, congregational records and other items. The damage to the Thomas W. Phillips Memorial Archives building occurred the last weekend of April, caused by a […]

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Disciples Care Network To Host Dinner With Fred Craddock

Disciples Care Network invites Disciples attending the 2009 General Assembly to its dinner on Aug. 1 where the speaker will be Fred Craddock, a Disciples pastor who has been identified by Newsweek Magazine as one of America’s greatest preachers. Disciples Care Network is made up of a group of human service agencies in covenant with […]

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Midway College Scholarship Fund To Aid Dislocated Workers

Midway College has a new scholarship fund to help students navigate challenging economic times. The fund was set up to assist adults who want to complete academic requirements for a bachelor’s degree in order to find new employment or advance in a current career. The program is designed to offer an educational alternative to adults […]

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