Disciples News Service

Archive: August 2009

Spirit Games Raise Fun and Awareness for New Church Starts

Disciples danced, sprinted and pedaled their way through a series of fun-filled competitions as part of the 2009 Spirit Games, held at General Assembly to raise awareness and funds for New Church Ministry (NCM) projects in the U.S. and Canada. Nearly 150 competitors stayed in motion earning points by dancing to Wii games. They clipped […]

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Posted on August 13, 2009
Filed under: General Assembly
Southwest Good Samaritan Ministries Launches New Web Site

Robust site depicts hope and mission on the Texas/Mexico border LOS FRESNOS, Texas–Southwest Good Samaritan Ministries launched a new Web site on Wednesday that contains several new and enhanced features that shows and describes the hands-on ministry in action at the Texas/Mexico border. While the site’s address, www.swgsm.org, remains unchanged, the online home of the […]

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Disciples are Charitable in Giving to 13th Check Offering

The General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) held in Indianapolis, IN from July 29th through August 2nd enjoyed unseasonable weather, great speakers and meaningful worship experiences, including Saturday night, August 1st , when the 13th Check was received. The 13th Check Offering is used by the Pension Fund of the Christian Church […]

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Saturday Evening Speaker Asks For a Disciples Revival

Suddenly. It was in that one word that Frank Thomas, pastor of Mississippi Blvd. Christian Church in Memphis, Tenn., expressed his hope that Disciples seek a 21st century revival. Thomas preached at the Saturday evening worship service and repeatedly referenced moments in Scripture when unexpected, but positive changes happened in people’s lives… suddenly. “I went to […]

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Posted on August 7, 2009
Filed under: General Assembly
Hundreds Rally for Health Care at General Assembly Rally

Although candles were not allowed at a planned "Candlelight Prayer Vigil and Rally for Health Care for All," during the 2009 General Assembly, the goal of making affordable and accessible health care for all remained the same. "What kind of people don’t take care of their babies?" said General Minister and President Sharon E. Watkins, who […]

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Posted on August 5, 2009
Filed under: General Assembly
Youth and Leaders alike learn lessons through HELM

Youth were given a unique opportunity to learn from denominational leaders at the 2009 General Assembly. Thirty youth participated in the “Shadow a Disciples Leader” program that paired young people and leaders with similar interests. Olivia Bryan Updegrove, a minister at First Christian Church of Orange, CA, organized the program. Adonna Bowman, the executive director […]

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“We are in grave danger of losing track of who we (Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) are!” the General Secretary of the National Council of Churches in Christ in the USA, told members of the Disciples of Christ Historical Society and the Council on Christian Unity during the 2009 Disciples’ General Assembly. Michael Kinnamon, speaking […]

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