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Archive: March 2010

Pension Fund Weathers Recession In Good Shape; Board Reaffirms Special Apportionment And Good Experience Policies

The Board of Directors of the Pension Fund of the Christian Church at their meeting on February 24-25, 2010, reaffirmed the Special Apportionment and Good Experience Policies that guide their annual decision about benefit enhancements. The policies generally establish the level of reserves to be available before any benefit enhancements will be authorized. Financial reports […]

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Posted on March 11, 2010
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GMP Plays A Role In Recommendations Of President's Advisory Council On Faith-Based And Neighborhood Partnerships

The President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships presented its final recommendations to the White House on Tuesday, March 9. General Minister and President Sharon Watkins was among the group of faith-based and community leaders who worked on the recommendations for over a year and was in Washington D.C. to present their finding to […]

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Disciples Contribute $7.4 Million In New Permanent Funds

Despite economic uncertainty, Disciples contributed $7.4 million in permanent fund gifts in 2009 to support the future witness of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) through the Christian Church Foundation. Foundation President Gary W. Kidwell said it was the largest amount given for permanent funds in a single year since 1989, when the foundation received […]

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'A New Way Forward' Proposed for CUIC

March 5, 2010 – The heads of churches and ecumenical officers of the member communions represented in Churches Uniting in Christ (CUIC) met in Baltimore, Maryland, on February 17 for what proved to be a significant and hopeful moment of recommitment to CUIC’s original vision in giving expression to the visible unity of the church. […]

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Disciples and Assembly Churches Continue To Build Bonds of Fellowship at Black Ministers Retreat

(Goldsboro, N.C. – March 5, 2010) – Politics and racism may have divided two streams of the Stone-Campbell Movement over 140 years ago, but fellowship and worship is bringing the groups closer together. Nearly 175 members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the Churches of Christ, Disciples of Christ International sang, prayed and […]

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Posted on March 10, 2010
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