Disciples News Service

Archive: August 2009

Disciples Women Are Gearing Up For '2010 Quadrennial Assembly'

Disciples women have gathered every four years for worship, study and mission for more than half a century. Registration is now open for the next major gathering of women, the "2010 Quadrennial Assembly," which will take place June 23-27 in Greensboro, N.C. The Quadrennial Assembly gives an opportunity for women (and a few men) to […]

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Posted on August 27, 2009
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Disciples Clergy Seek Improvements for Janitors in Indianapolis

Disciples ministers in Indianapolis joined a rally last week in support of unionized janitors who were in the midst of losing their jobs. Members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) rallied at the Landmark Center building near the city’s downtown on Aug. 20. It was the final day for the 13 janitors who worked […]

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Posted on August 26, 2009
Filed under: Congregations, People
Faith Community

(Indianapolis, Ind. – DNS – Aug. 18) – Members of the faith community will host a live webcast call-in on Wednesday, Aug. 19 that will lift up a variety of voices in the national debate about health care. General Minister and President Sharon Watkins will be one of the participants on the call, along with […]

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Posted on August 18, 2009
Filed under: Office of the General Minister and President
How Would You Rate The 2009 General Assembly?

Those who attended the recent General Assembly are encouraged to evaluate their experience in a post-Assembly survey. The assessment asks Disciples to rate Indianapolis as a host city for the Assembly for amenities such as hotel accommodations, cleanliness and safety. The evaluation also seeks input on Assembly operations, including registration efficiency, volunteer helpfulness, and quality […]

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Posted on August 13, 2009
Filed under: General Assembly
Global Ministries Expresses Its Concerns About The Democratic Republic Of The Congo In A Letter To President Obama

Global Ministries is asking President Barack Obama to support democracy and a sustainable peace process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). In a letter dated July 24, Global Ministries, a common witness of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ, wrote that it was sharing concerns about the […]

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Filed under: Overseas Ministries
Kentucky Church Receives Foundation Honor

First Christian Church of Bowling Green, Ky., received the 2009 James P. Johnson Stewardship Award from the Christian Church Foundation for leadership, creativity and integrity in answering God’s call to faithful stewardship, including the faith discipline involved in the stewardship of accumulated resources. Criteria for this award, presented at the Foundation’s General Assembly dinner in […]

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Heading Off To College? Find A Campus Ministry

College can be a trying time for your faith, but a connection with the church can help you through those hard times. If you’re heading off to school but want to maintain your relationship with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), you can find a campus ministry near your school at the web site for […]

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Disciples Benevolent Services Opens Chaplaincy Care Program In Texas

Disciples Benevolent Services is expanding chaplaincy care to Austin, Texas. Disciples Benevolent Services has appointed Janice A. Spence as chaplain to serve the residents, clients and staff at the Retirement Nursing Center, The Continental, and the Austin Recovery Center in Austin. She will also be available to provide pastoral care for residents of the community. […]

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Documentary 'Watermark: Stone-Campbell In The 21St Century' Set For Release This Fall

Voices from many churches across the Stone-Campbell movement will be featured in a new DVD documentary entitled, "Watermark: Stone-Campbell in the 21st Century" that will be released this fall. The documentary’s goal is to show viewers how our American history of faith is relevant to people, congregations and various denominations. The project is sponsored in […]

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