Disciples News Service

Archive: January 2010

Inman Christian Center Hires New Executive Director

January 6, 2010 – San Antonio – Inman Christian Center announces today that it has hired Ms. Sandra E. Imery to be its new Executive Director, effective January 1, 2010.  Ms. Imery has worked for the past 12 years with United Way, most recently as Children’s Issue Council Associate, and previously as Coordinator of Volunteer […]

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Posted on January 28, 2010
Filed under: People, Young Adult, Youth
Sale of 160-Year-Old Indiana Disciples Church Becomes Blessing to Community

An Indiana Disciples congregation recently lost its building but not its penchant for generosity. Facing declining membership, First Christian Church in South Bend sold its sprawling 35,000-square-foot facility in August for approximately $600,000. However, the church decided to turn its loss into a blessing. At Christmastime, church leaders issued checks totaling $128,000 from the proceeds […]

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Filed under: Congregations
Disciples Appeal For Assistance Following Haitian Earthquake Disaster

Disciples and their partner agencies have started emergency relief efforts for the people of Haiti in response to widespread devastation caused by a powerful earthquake that struck the country yesterday. Week of Compassion has authorized funds to be sent through the Division of Overseas Ministries/Global Ministries to its partners in the area, and is in […]

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Posted on January 14, 2010
Filed under: Overseas Ministries
Interreligious Delegation Urges U.S. To Assume Lead Role In Mid-East Peace Initiative

A delegation of 15 U.S. Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious leaders, including General Minister and President Sharon Watkins, recently returned from a visit to the Middle East united in their pursuit of peace for that region with a new sense of urgency. The trip in mid-December was organized by the National Interreligious Leadership Initiative (NILI). […]

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Sign Up Now To Take Advantage Of Early Registration For Pastors' Conference

The 2010 Pastors’ Conference is shaping up to be an outstanding opportunity for Disciples clergy and other church leaders to gather, learn and rest. Participants will meet Sept. 21-23 in San Diego, Calif. at the Doubletree Mission Valley Hotel. Those who act now can take advantage of early bird registration discounts which end April 1. […]

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Council On Christian Unity Will Celebrate 100 Years During 2010

The Council on Christian Unity will be celebrating its centennial anniversary with a number of activities throughout 2010. CCU President Robert Welsh is encouraging all expressions of the church to participate in several upcoming opportunities that will celebrate past achievements and focus on where God is calling the Disciples of Christ in their ecumenical life […]

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Lilly Endowment National Clergy Renewal Program Offers Sabbatical Support To Churches

The Lilly Endowment is again offering pastors an opportunity to step away from their responsibilities for a period of renewal and reflection. A primary goal of the 2010 National Clergy Renewal Program is to strengthen congregations by allowing their leaders time for intentional exploration and spiritual contemplation. Christian congregations may apply to the endowment for […]

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Gary Holloway To Become Executive Director Of World Convention

Gary Holloway has accepted a position to become executive director of The World Convention. Holloway is currently the Ijams Professor of Bible at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn. He will start in his new position on a part-time basis in February, and begin serving full-time in August. The World Convention sponsors a global gathering of […]

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