Disciples News Service

Archive: May 2009

Theme Of New Hymn Centers Around Disciples Unity

Two Disciples have collaborated on a new song that speaks of unity. Julia Callaway, director of music ministries at Vine Street Christian Church (Disciples of Christ ) in Nashville, Tenn., and Glenn Carson, president of the Disciples of Christ Historical Society, have written a hymn entitled, "Come All Disciples." The release celebrates the spirit of […]

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Posted on May 14, 2009
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Six Current And Past Transylvania University Students Receive Fulbright Awards

Three current and three former Transylvania University students have been selected to teach abroad in the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship program. Current Transylvania students Andrew Owen, of Owensboro, Katie Thornton, of Midway, and Rachael Williams, of Murray, Ky., were selected for the prestigious 2009-2010 Fulbright program. The former students chosen were Stefanie Brock, Lauren Covert […]

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Dick Hamm To Receive Honorary Degree From CTS

Dr. Richard Hamm, the executive director of Christian Churches Together and former general minister and president of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), will be presented with an honorary degree of doctor of divinity by Christian Theological Seminary (CTS) at the seminary’s commencement exercises on May 16. In awarding the degree, the board of trustees […]

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Posted on May 13, 2009
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Assembly's Closing Concert to Feature Gospel Recording Artist Donald Lawrence

In a national television performance on May 10th, Grammy-winning producer, composer and recording artist Donald Lawrence was surrounded by some of the biggest names in today’s gospel music. He performed his group’s, “Donald Lawrence & Co.’s” hit single, “Back II Eden,” on stage at BET’s “Sunday’s Best” finale, while thousands cheered in the audience and […]

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Disciples Join In Washington Protest Against Iraq War

"In the name of Jesus, Stop the War!" Three hundred Christians worship and witness together, twenty arrested in an act of nonviolent direct action in front of the White House, as President Obama held his "100 Days" press conference inside. As more than three hundred Christians worshipped together at National City Christian Church (Disciples of […]

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New Church Ministry Will Present the First Ever Spirit Games During the 2009 General Assembly

New Church Ministry will present the first ever Spirit Games competition during the 2009 General Assembly in Indianapolis, July 29-August 1. Wanna-be athletes and sports enthusiasts from around the country are gearing up for this spirited competition that will raise awareness for the New Church Movement, while raising funds to support New Church Ministry projects […]

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Posted on May 12, 2009
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Submit Your Questions For General Assembly Wholeness Caf

What questions do you believe Disciples need to engage as we serve in today’s mission context? General Minister and President Sharon Watkins invites Disciples to do what we do best: engage in meaningful conversation that leads to wise action. As we strive to be a "Movement for Wholeness in our Fragmented World," Watkins has called […]

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Posted on May 5, 2009
Filed under: General Assembly
Show Us Your Green; A Call To Congregations For Entries

Efforts are underway to make the Disciples 2009 General Assembly in Indianapolis a more environmentally-friendly event. A space has been reserved in the Exhibit Hall to display Disciples congregations’ green practices that minimize negative impacts on the environment. It will be an opportunity for environmentally conscious congregations to share the ways in which Disciples can […]

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Disciples Leaders To Speak During Commencement Activities

Disciples leaders will speak during graduation activities at three Disciples colleges: Eureka College, Northwest Christian University, and Bethany College. General Minister and President Sharon E. Watkins will give the commencement address at Northwest Christian University’s 110th commencement May 9. Watkins will also receive the honorary doctor of divinity during the ceremony. For more details, go […]

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