Disciples News Service

Archive: May 2009

Week Of Compassion Accepting Applications For Associate Position

The Office of General Minister and President has announced a job opening for a Week of Compassion (WOC) Associate. The associate will work under the direction of and in partnership with the executive director of Week of Compassion to help fulfill its mission and vision. Week of Compassion is the relief, refugee and development ministry […]

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Posted on May 5, 2009
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General Assembly Promotion Sunday Is May 10

Help promote the upcoming General Assembly where thousands of Disciples will gather in Indianapolis by participating in General Assembly Promotion Sunday on May 10. On that day, Disciples congregations are encouraged to post displays and talk about the significance of the Assembly and its theme "…for the Healing of the Nations" (Rev. 22:2). PowerPoint presentations, […]

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Common Global Ministries Board Condemns Crisis In Sri Lanka

The Common Global Ministries Board (CGMB) of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ have expressed solidarity with partner churches in Sri Lanka who are working during a period of much unrest. The Global Ministries Board recently voiced concern about the ongoing and deepening humanitarian crisis in the country where hundreds […]

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A Vote On Twitter Helps Colorado Abused And Neglected Children

The Tennyson Center for Children at Colorado Christian Home in Denver is one of 15 finalists in an international Twitter "Vote for a Cause" chance to receive $1 million. The center was selected to be a finalist in the competition after submitting a two-paragraph statement. Don Brewer, director of Disciples Care Network, was director of […]

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Disciples Benevolent Services Adds Second Chaplain In Illinois

The Disciples Benevolent Services has added a second chaplain to its growing Chaplaincy Care program in Jacksonville, Ill. The program was launched in June 2008 to serve the Jacksonville area. Chaplain Gladys Herzog now provides chaplaincy care services to residents, families and staff of the Barton W. Stone Home, Balsam Terrace and Jacksonville Convalescent Center. […]

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Disciples Women Launch Action Project Against Human Trafficking

Disciples Women will focus their resources on a new campaign to fight the practice of human trafficking. Their Social Action Project for 2009-2010 is entitled "Break the Chains of Human Trafficking." Human trafficking is defined as the illegal trade of human beings for sexual exploitation or forced labor. Close to a million humans are trafficked […]

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