Disciples News Service

Archive: November 2010

Border conference to take up immigration conversations in February

Immigration reform has emerged as an important national issue that also engages Disciples. Last month, numerous Disciple churches in the U.S. began holding conversations around the topic to consider what God is calling their congregation to say and do about immigration. The conversation continues Feb. 10-13 at a Border Conference where various aspects of immigration […]

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Filed under: Overseas Ministries
Chapman University receives UCC affiliation; CU professor to get national medal of science

Chapman University recently realized two significant achievements. The university, which is related by covenant with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), also became affiliated with the United Church of Christ Council for Higher Education on Oct. 29. "We are enriched as denominations because of our special partnership relationship," said Nancy Brink, the university director of […]

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Former Disciples vice moderator, professor Kenneth Henry dies

Former Disciples vice moderator, minister and seminary professor Kenneth Earl Henry has died. Henry, 77, of Decatur, Ga., passed away Oct. 28. He was a founding member of Ray of Hope Christian Church in Decatur and was a professor at Interdenominational Theological Seminary, retiring in 2003. He was the first African-American to serve as first […]

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Filed under: Obituaries
A special Advent message will soon be available for congregations

Disciples congregations will be able to share in a special Advent message from the Church moderator Team and the General Minister and President. Moderator Larry Brown, Vice-Moderators Marilyn Williams and Juan Rodriguez joined with General Minister and President Sharon Watkins recently to create the video greeting. The video reminds viewers that at Advent, we prepare […]

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Filed under: General Assembly, Resources
Video series examines lives of Disciples women across church

As every family comes to know, the wisdom of women cannot be overstated. Evidence of this is borne out in a new video series that interviews Disciples women from across the life of the church. Entitled simply "Wisdom of Women," the series examines how women handle life’s many crossroads, including how and when they heard […]

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Midway College expands Lexington branch, enrollment

Midway College is making significant strides toward its goal of enrolling 2,000 students by the end of this academic year with the recent expansion of its Lexington, Ky., campus in Hamburg. The Midway, Ky., college, which is associated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), has more than doubled the square footage at the Lexington […]

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Chapman received as a United Church of Christ school

On October 29, 2010, Chapman University was welcomed into the United Church of Christ Council for Higher Education, making it the third school (the others are Tougaloo College and Drury University) to have a dual affiliation with both Disciples and the UCC. Chapman sought this relationship because of the program that they offer to United […]

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Filed under: Higher Education
General Minister and President among those who urge President Obama to help strengthen families, focus on peace for Christians in the Middle East

General Minister and President Sharon Watkins and other Christian leaders met with President Barack Obama on Monday, Nov. 1, where the group urged the president to help implement domestic and international policies that strengthen families and fight poverty. The meeting at the White House brought together nearly 20 religious leaders from both the National Council […]

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