Disciples News Service

Archive: June 2011

Disciples participate at International Ecumenical Peace Convocation in Jamaica

Christians from around the world met in Kingston, Jamaica May 17-25 for the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation (IEPC). Several Disciples were among the more than 1,000 persons who united for a week-long exploration of just peace and ways to integrate strategies for peace in their homes and churches around the world. Rev. Robert Welsh, president […]

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Posted on June 16, 2011
Filed under: Ecumenical
'Wise Practice' focused on stewardship and ministry; Disciples House at Vanderbilt gradates 6

Stewardship and ministry were the focus areas during this year’s "Wise Practice" session that took place May 5 – 6 at Disciples Divinity House at Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville. Retired regional and pastoral minister Herb Knudsen led sessions on stewardship of self in ministry, stewardship and money in congregations, and developing leadership in churches. […]

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Filed under: Higher Education
'1 is too many': World Refugee Day observed June 20

The tens of thousands of refugees who languish in makeshift camps and temporary shelter around the world are remembered every year on World Refuge Day, which is observed this year on June 20. Congregations are encouraged to celebrate it on the Sunday closest to that day. Those ministries that have helped to resettle refugees in […]

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Filed under: Resources
Transylvania University graduates largest class in 231 years

Transylvania University graduated a record 263 students on May 28. It was the first class to graduate under President R. Owen Williams. The President and CEO of Westinghouse Electric Co. Aris Candris addressed the commencement on the need to solve the energy crisis. "As a society and as a planet, we must get past short-term […]

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Filed under: Higher Education
Woodhaven professional honored for exemplary work

A direct support professional who works with Woodhaven helping people with developmental disabilities recently won the Allene M. Jackson Award from the St. Louis-based Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities. Adrianne Bell was honored for her work in assisting three older adults with developmental disabilities in one of Woodhaven’s homes. Bell routinely goes beyond her […]

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Filed under: People
Disciples Home Missions Partners with Kentucky Green Chalice Ministry

Royal blue skies, forest-green trees, and rich, dark soil. The Earth’s bare beauty can be at times breathtaking. While the preserving of the world’s magnificence presents a significant challenge to it peoples, the Christian Church In Kentucky’s Green Chalice ministry seems up to the task of leading the way among Disciples. The Kentucky Region of […]

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Posted on June 15, 2011
Filed under: General Ministries, Regions
Well Known Church Leader Sybel Thomas Dies In Chicago

Sybel A. Thomas, a well-known lay leader and former president of the National Convocation, died June 7, at her home in Chicago. A memorial service has been set for Friday, June 24, at Park Manor Christian Church in Chicago. The service will start at 6:30 pm with a wake preceding it at 5:30pm. Thomas was […]

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Filed under: Obituaries
"Faith is Greater than AIDS" – Disciples HIV-AIDS Ministry to unveil new mobile outreach unit at General Assembly in Nashville, Tenn.

Terre Haute, Indiana: Disciples HIV-AIDS Ministry, a Hands on Mission of Disciples Home Missions will unveil ‘Malachi’, a state of the art outreach unit at General Assembly in Nashville this summer. “We are nearly 30 years into the HIV epidemic, and more than one million Americans are living with HIV” Jody Grieb, Program Director of […]

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Filed under: General Assembly
Disciples minister Kyle Fauntleroy assumes top command post

Captain William “Kyle” Fauntleroy believes God called him to a ministry of military chaplaincy. That call was so strong that even while at Brite Divinity School, Fauntleroy spent his summers working as a chaplain candidate aboard a Navy aircraft carrier and at a Marine base. An ordained Disciples minister, Fauntleroy joined the Navy in 1987, […]

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Filed under: People
Gearing up for General Assembly takes a new twist for Reconciliation Ministry

(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Reconciliation Ministry will sponsor its biennial “Bike to the Assembly” from Indianapolis to Nashville, Tenn. from July 3 -7. General Minister and President Sharon E. Watkins will join this year’s bike ride which will help launch the announcement of Reconciliation Ministry’s Annual Fund. The event kicks off from Southport Christian Church (Disciples […]

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Posted on June 10, 2011
Filed under: General Assembly, Office of the General Minister and President