Disciples News Service

Archive: May 2010

GLAD Alliance Summer Retreat Set For July In California

The Gay, Lesbian and Affirming Alliance (GLAD) summer retreat will take place in Orange, Calif. Chapman University will host the retreat, which is scheduled for July 16-18. Author Chris Glaser will offer keynote reflections during the meeting, while noted Disciples musician and actor William Thomas Jr. will lead worship and music. The theme of the […]

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Posted on May 6, 2010
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Nigerian Refugee Helped by Virginia Disciples Receives Award from President

An American soldier who fled persecution in Nigeria and came to the United States as a teenager 10 years ago with the help of two Virginia Disciples congregations, was recently honored by President Barack Obama. President Obama presented U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Ledum Sunday Dennis Ndaanee with the "Outstanding American by Choice" award during a […]

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Posted on May 5, 2010
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Woodhaven Board President Honored with Lasting Legacy Award by the Missouri Mental Health Foundation

Gerald J. Zafft, president of the Woodhaven Board of Directors, was presented with a Lasting Legacy Award by the Missouri Mental Health Foundation at their Mental Health Champion’s banquet on April 6. The award recognizes Jerry’s years of advocacy for people with disabilities and his role in creating the Midwest Special Needs Trust. Jerry’s son […]

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Calvin Institute Of Christian Worship Announces Grant Recipients

East Second Street Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), has received a $10,589 grant to explore the meaning and purposes of changes in its worship practices in the context of the church’s history as a 159 year old African-American (Disciples of Christ) congregation. The Worship Renewal grant was awarded by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, […]

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