Disciples News Service

Archive: January 2010

Claremont Will Host National Conference On New Technologies

Disciples pastors, lay leaders and theologians who want to better understand new ways of communication will likely want to participate in a two and a half-day conference hosted by Claremont School of Theology in Claremont, Calif. Entitled "Theology After Google," the conference will take place at Claremont March 10-12. Theologians with expertise in the use […]

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Posted on January 14, 2010
Filed under: Higher Education, Resources
Lynchburg College Upgrades Systems To Save On Energy Bills

Water conservation, lighting upgrades, and changes to heating and air conditioning systems are all part of the changes administrators at Lynchburg College will soon introduce to help lower annual energy bills. The improvements will cost $4.65 million and decrease the college’s energy costs by $583,000 annually. Lynchburg believes that it will recoup its investment for […]

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Filed under: Higher Education
2010 Applications Available For The HELM Leadership Fellows Program

The HELM Leadership Fellows Program nurtures college students for transformational leadership in the church and the wider human community. Students beginning at a four-year college this fall can download an application at: www.helmdisciples.org/aid/2010-11_HELM_Leadership_Fellows_application.pdf. If you know of a student heading to a four-year college this fall whom you believe has leadership potential for the church […]

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Filed under: Higher Education, Young Adult, Youth
New Camp For Autistic Children Will Open At Christmount

Christmount, which serves as a camp, conference, and retreat center for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), has announced the creation of Camp Lakey Gap, a summer camp for children with autism. Christmount is located in Black Mountain, N.C. Camp Lakey Gap will continue the services of a summer camp program for autistic individuals that […]

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GLAD Alliance Leaders Take Bold Steps Toward the Future

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (Jan. 13, 2010) – In a three-day leadership retreat, a gathering of a dozen leaders focused on a promising future for the Gay, Lesbian and Affirming Disciples Alliance Council. Addressing the question: “What is the role of GLAD, if we are to be the hands, feet and voice of Christ in a […]

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Posted on January 13, 2010
Filed under: Uncategorized
GMP Named by U.S. News & World Report as one of President's 10 Most Important Faith Leaders

General Minister and President Sharon E. Watkins has been named by U.S. News & World Report as one of President Barack Obama’s 10 Most Important Faith Leaders. Last year, President Obama selected Watkins as the first woman ever to give the sermon at the National Prayer Service, held during the presidential inauguration. She also serves […]

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Posted on January 6, 2010
Filed under: Office of the General Minister and President
Council on Christian Unity to Celebrate its 100th Anniversary

Indianapolis, IN (January 1, 2010) — A Century of Witness, A Journey of Wholeness will be the theme as the Council on Christian Unity celebrates the 100th anniversary of its founding. Robert Welsh, president of the CCU, hopes all expressions of the church (congregations, regions, institutions of higher education, and other general ministries) will participate […]

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Posted on January 5, 2010
Filed under: Ecumenical