Disciples News Service

Archive: June 2011

An excitement-filled time awaits children in the 2011 General Assembly school-age program

The General Assembly School-Age Program Committee has developed a lively, enriching, one-of-a-kind curriculum for your children, “C.S.I.-Nashville:  Christian Story Investigators.” This wonderful program has been written specifically for the 2011 General Assembly by a fantastic team of volunteers with countless years of educational and faith-based experience, including Jay Hartley, Senior Minister at Eastwood Christian Church […]

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Posted on June 2, 2011
Filed under: General Assembly
Pre-school program at Assembly will

A program of stories, music, art and play will be available for children ages three months to five years on July 11, 12, and 13.   Care and instruction will be provided by trained professional staff and certified volunteers. Veteran preschool teachers Tabitha Bass, Catherine Clinton and Cindy Krawiec will lead this program. They will be […]

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More severe weather strikes many parts of the country

Severe weather has rolled through many parts of the country over the past two weeks. Fires, floods, thunderstorms and tornadoes have pounded the South, the Midwest and the Plains States. On May 22 a tornado, now rated as the deadliest single twister in the U.S. in over 60 years, hit Joplin, Mo., where 120 people […]

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Filed under: People
Circle of Protection: come cutting time, 'who will speak for the least of these?'

"They do not have powerful lobbies, but they have the most compelling claim on our consciences and common resources." This statement from the Circle of Protection summarizes what’s at stake for the hungry and poor as the United States government begins to make cuts in order to reduce the country’s deficit. At least two Disciples, […]

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Disciples leaders travel to Central America to visit partners

Three Disciples regions were represented on a ‘Be a Global Mission Region’ Pilgrimage to Central America. These pilgrimages were initiated by David Vargas and designed to provide an opportunity for an immersion experience in which regions can discern how they may live out their commitment to ‘Be a Global Mission Church.’ After gathering in Houston […]

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Filed under: Overseas Ministries
Sign up now for General Assembly pre-school programming; waiting list created for school-age children

Quality programs for both pre-school and school age children at General Assembly have been developed by Local Arrangement teams in the Nashville area. Trained professional staff and certified volunteers will provide care and instruction for both age groups. To ensure the safety of each child, all volunteers will undergo a thorough background check with The […]

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Mission gathering brings together Oregon Disciples

Oregon Disciples celebrated the many local and global ministries with which they are involved at a day-long event on May 21 entitled, "Why Reinvent the Wheel." Pastors, global mission congregations, feeding ministry volunteers and Children Worship and Wonder leaders were among those who came to the event at Silverton First Christian Church in Silverton, Ore. […]

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