Disciples News Service

Archive: April 2011

Convocation Youth Sunday in Los Angeles saves souls

Described as real, relevant and redemptive, a Convocation Youth Sunday in Los Angeles, Calif., brought numerous young people to Abundant Life Christian Church recently. Youth and young adults shared remarkable stories of overcoming violence, abuse and neglect in song, dance, drama and spoken word. Several weeks prior to the service, youth workers spent hours preparing, […]

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Posted on April 11, 2011
Filed under: Young Adult, Youth
Seeking congregations who

Has your congregation had a conversation about immigration? Would you be willing to share your experience with other congregations? Refugee and Immigration Ministries (RIM) is sponsoring a Resource Group at the 2011 General Assembly this summer called "How to hold holy conversations on immigration," and RIM is looking for congregations that would be willing to […]

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Filed under: Congregations, Resources
Oklahoma church starts breakfast club; attendance grows

Food may be just the right ingredient to get young parents and their families to church – and on time. At least that’s what First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Tulsa, Okla., has discovered. The church inadvertenly developed a strategy that helps retain young families in its congregation: provide meals for them. When members […]

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How the Breakfast Club Ministry Has Evolved

The vision for the Breakfast Club was originally to help out the GAP Sunday School class, made up of young adults. These young families were late to Sunday School  and some of it was because they couldn’t get their kids up, ready, fed and to church without a struggle. We offered the breakfast one time […]

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Posted on April 8, 2011
Filed under: Congregations
Fire disrupts work for many Disciples Center employees

(Indianapolis, IN). – All Disciples Center employees hope to be back in their offices on Monday, April 11, following four days when many people worked from home or alternate sites.  Normal work schedules were disrupted early on Tuesday morning, when a small fire broke out in an interior smokestack. Lingering smoke prevented many employees from […]

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Disciples Center forced to close due to an early morning fire

The Disciples Center in Indianapolis was forced to close on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, following a small early-morning fire that resulted in limited smoke damage.  It is expected to be open for business tomorrow. Fire trucks blocked off the street about 6:45 a.m. outside the building, located at 130-132 E. Washington St. The facility has […]

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Posted on April 6, 2011
Filed under: Uncategorized