Disciples News Service

Archive: September 2011

Phyllis Tickle, Otis Moss III to headline the 2012 Pastors Conference

The 2012 General Minister and President’s Pastors Conference will feature two cutting-edge church leaders, Phyllis Tickle and Otis Moss III. The Pastors Conference will meet October 2-4, 2012 at the Hilton at the Ballpark in downtown St. Louis. The conference will include two new features. The Christian Church Foundation is partnering with the Office of […]

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Posted on September 9, 2011
Filed under: Office of the General Minister and President
Christian Church in Canada welcomes interim regional minister

Rev. Rick Hamilton has accepted a call to serve as the interim regional minister of the Christian Church in Canada. Hamilton has served with congregations in Texas and Arkansas, and on the staff of the Southwest and Great River Regions. He currently lives in Wisconsin with his two sons, Robert and Ryan, and his wife […]

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Missouri church offers special needs Sunday School

In response to a growing need, Broadway Christian Church in Columbia, Mo., is launching a program targeted to children with autism and other special needs. Beginning September 11, "All God’s Children" classes will be offered each week during the 11:15 a.m. service and will serve children from birth through fifth grade. Read more about Broadway […]

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Filed under: Congregations
Northwest region to host 2011 Turner Lectures

Dr. John D. Caputo, professor of religion and humanities at Syracuse University, will keynote the 2011 annual Turner Memorial Lectures. This year’s lecture series, titled "What Would Jesus Deconstruct? Postmodernism Meets the Church" will be held at Englewood Christian Church, Yakima, Wash., on October 10-12. For pricing and registration information, visit: www.disciplesnw.org/whatshappening/turnerlectures.html

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Florida region's senior adult ministry hosting Alaskan cruise

The Senior Adult Ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Florida invites Disciples to join them on a seven-night cruise from Seattle through Alaska’s Inside Passage, from May 24 to June 2, 2012. Ports of call include Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan, Victoria, B.C., and Glacier Bay. Costs range from $699 to $1469. Bible study […]

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A prayer of remembrance and healing

Ever-present God,

We give you thanks that you are ever near.

Today as we remember those lost to us 10 years ago on that day we now call 9/11, we give thanks that you do not lose your own.

Memories come to us, O God – where we were; what loved one we needed to place. Horror at the brazenness of it; sorrow at the loss of life.

There is still so much we do not understand.

And yet we know that each one lost to us is found in your embrace. For this we praise you.

Other memories come: awe at the courage of first responders; the rallying cries of friendship from around the globe; our own love of this nation we call home; the desire of so many to connect in worshiping community with you.

Even now, dear God, may we continue to seek you – knowing that you are ever near. Strengthen us to be the evidence that you are near. Help us to build on the courage of that day; on the love and friendship and faith. Mold us into your ambassadors for healing and wholeness and hope.

Come near through us we pray in Jesus’ name,

Amen.

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Posted on September 7, 2011
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Church World Service, affiliate agencies featured in CBS Television refugee resettlement special

“Refugee Resettlement: Faith Communities Making a Difference” interfaith religion special to air September 25 on the CBS Television Network NEW YORK, August 30, 2011 – Church World Service Immigration and Refugee Program Director Erol Kekic is featured in “Refugee Resettlement: Faith Communities Making A Difference,” the upcoming CBS religion special about refugees who resettle in […]

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Posted on September 6, 2011
Filed under: Ecumenical, Resources
Christian College of Georgia Announces Online Initiative

At their August meeting, the Board of Trustees of the Christian College of Georgia committed to a process which will translate the college’s curriculum into distance education formats. The Transition to Distance Learning Initiative will make the College’s reliable and cost-effective educational programs for Disciples of Christ adult, life-long learners accessible to everyone with a […]

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