Disciples News Service

Archive: June 2011

Former exchange student called to serve Refugee and Immigration Ministries

The Reverend Ronald J. Degges, President of Disciples Home Missions (DHM), has announced that Matthew Walters has been called as the Refugee and Immigration Ministries (RIM) Intern.  Walters will serve part time from August 1, to December 31, 2011, following the retirements of Jennifer Riggs, Director of RIM, and Linda Williamson, Program Assistant for Resettlement […]

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Posted on June 29, 2011
Filed under: General Ministries
Participants from racial/ethnic congregations learn more about the work of Global Ministries

(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Donna Campbell, a member of New Life Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Indianapolis, has a dream of providing shoes for displaced persons in Kenya. Campbell visited Kenya recently on an independent trip and learned about the extreme need for basic shelter and clothing among persons who lost their homes, jobs, and […]

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Filed under: Congregations, Overseas Ministries
Meet the General Minister and President along with the current and new Disciples Moderators

9 p.m., Monday, July 11; Grand Ballroom; Renaissance Hotel Join Assembly Disciples for a meet-and-greet reception with the General Minister and President and the incoming and outgoing Moderator teams in the Grand Ballroom of the Renaissance Hotel following Monday night worship. The reception will include live entertainment, a full fare of reception foods, carving stations, […]

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Filed under: General Assembly
Can' t be in Nashville? Watch worship from the General Assembly online

Preparations are being made to stream live video of worship at the 2011 General Assembly on July 9-13 in Nashville, Tenn. Disciples from around the globe will be able to “virtually” participate in all worship services, the “Sing It!” concert, the State of the Church message presented by General Minister and President Sharon Watkins, and […]

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Posted on June 22, 2011
Filed under: General Assembly
Kentucky church begins 175 days of service to mark anniversary

Middletown Christian Church marked the 175th anniversary of its founding in historic Middletown, Ky. on June 1 with celebrations befitting the church’s rich history. But just as importantly, the Disciples congregation launched a project to commemorate the milestone by committing to "175 Days of Service in our community and around the world." Over the next […]

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Filed under: Congregations
Are we too plugged in? Christian leaders and scholars weigh in

E-mail, text messages, blogs, RSS feeds, Facebook and Twitter. To stay connected in today’s digital world, you’re presented daily with the challenge of trying to manage the deluge of digital information that’s now part of the typical workday. It’s estimated that in 2010 alone 107 trillion e-mails were sent over the Internet. With all of […]

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Filed under: Resources
Christian Theological Seminary to introduce new president via live stream

After many months of searching, discernment and prayer, including a national review of presidential candidates, Christian Theological Seminary will introduce its new president live via streaming on June 16, at 1 p.m. EST. Live streaming of the announcement will be available at www.cts.edu/video. Tweeting Disciples can follow CTS at @CTStweets for an up-to-the-minute announcement and […]

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Filed under: Higher Education