Disciples News Service

Archive: February 2010

Midway College Awarded $100,000 For Nursing Education

Midway College has received a $100,000 U.S. Department of Education grant for its nursing education program. The grant will allow the college to purchase equipment and renovate laboratories. It was secured with the help of U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, and will enable Midway to double the number of students in its nursing program, which awards […]

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Posted on February 25, 2010
Filed under: Higher Education
Disciples Visit India; Make Documentary Of Their Trip

Several Disciples from the Christian Church in Georgia are taking part in two People to People Pilgrimages to the Christian Hospital in Mungeli, India this winter. The first group left in mid-January. Another group traveled to the Asian country earlier this month. The Disciples are making a documentary about the hospital and the Rambo Memorial […]

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Filed under: Overseas Ministries
Beaumont Texas Congregation Goes Green To Help Community

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Beaumont, Texas, has initiated a Green outreach program that includes several projects designed to help the community. The program, called "Caring for God’s Creation," created a garden project to assist the homeless, developed re-usable shopping bags containing the church’s logo, a recycling program, and remodeled a rest area […]

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Disciples Young Adult Initiative to Address Becoming Multicultural and Inclusive

Indianapolis, IN (February 12,, 2010) – A major initiative involving young adult Disciples to address the issues of becoming a truly multicultural and inclusive church was proposed by a planning committee on January 29-30 in Indianapolis. The proposed initiative would bring young adults together for hands-on exposure to diverse cultural and racial experiences through a […]

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Posted on February 24, 2010
Filed under: Ecumenical, Young Adult, Youth
See Video From Haiti For Global Ministries

Felix Ortiz, Global Ministries area office executive for Latin America and the Caribbean, recently visited Haiti, the Hispaniola-island nation that suffered a devastating earthquake on Jan. 12. The disaster killed more than 200,000 people, injured more than 200,000 and left more than a million homeless. Haiti President Rene Preval initially described the earthquake’s aftermath as […]

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Filed under: Overseas Ministries, People
2010 Quadrennial Assembly Promises An Attractive Program

Disciples women will not want to miss the 2010 Quadrennial Assembly that will be held June 23-27 in Greensboro, N.C. Women are already registering for the event which will include the opportunity to hear well-known speakers and be involved in mission activities. Speakers who will headline the event include Vashti McKenzie, bishop of the African […]

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Disciples Resettled More Than 1,200 Refugees Last Year

Refugees from Afghanistan, Burma, Cuba and Iraq were among the 1,251 people resettled through the Disciples Refugee and Immigration Ministries program in 2009. The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is one of the six denominations that resettles refugees through the Church World Service Immigration and Refugee Program. Disciples helped to place approximately 11 percent of […]

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Young Adults Sought To Serve As Summer Peace Interns

Young adults who will be age 21 or older no later than June 1 are invited to participate in the Disciples Peace Fellowship Summer Peace Internship program. Interns will receive training in peace education, current political and cultural conflicts, and the theological study of Christian approaches to peace and justice. Peace interns also travel across […]

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Filed under: Young Adult, Youth