Disciples News Service

Archive: February 2012

Disciples to open fair trade shop with gift from closed church

Seeking to serve the Amarillo, Texas community, the Hi-Plains Area of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the Southwest established the Chalice Abbey Project, a non-profit organization that will open and operate the Chalice Abbey Fair Trade Emporium and Chalice Abbey Center for Spirituality and the Arts. The project is funded by a gift […]

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Posted on February 16, 2012
Filed under: Congregations, Regions
Jarvis Christian College reaches centennial

Jarvis Christian College is celebrating its centennial year with a series of four symposia beginning with Frank Jackson, mayor of Prairie View, Texas, and on staff at Prairie View A & M University. His talk will honor Black History Month with a retelling of black history of the area in the century that Jarvis has […]

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Filed under: Higher Education
Eight Disciples deliver sermons at gathering of young preachers

Eight Disciples participated in the third annual National Festival of Young Preachers in Louisville, Kentucky in January. Karen Powell and Jake Sims of DuPont Manual High School, Louisville; Matt Eversole of Trinity High School, Louisville; Carlene Demiany of Yale Divinity School; Christian Smith of Northern Kentucky University; Catherine Cummings, a Harvard Divinity School graduate; Demond […]

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Filed under: Young Adult, Youth
NCC names interim general secretary

Clare Chapman, deputy general secretary and general counsel for the National Council of Churches, has been named interim general secretary by the council’s governing board. Chapman is filling the position vacated by the Rev. Michael Kinnamon, who stepped down for health reasons. To read more, see: www.ncccusa.org/news/120120clarechapman.html

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Posted on February 8, 2012
Filed under: People
Transylvania University hires poet, receives journalism honors

Transylvania University has hired notable Kentucky poet Maurice Manning as professor of English. To read more about Manning’s hiring, go to: www.transy.edu/news/arch_story.htm?id=716 In other Transy news, the staff of The Rambler, the university’s student-run newspaper, had its best showing ever in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association’s annual awards competition. To read more, visit: www.transy.edu/news/arch_story.htm?id=713

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Disciples follow call to start faith venture in Illinois

The Rev. Geoffrey Mitchell and his wife, Marissa, have launched a new project in Oswego, Illinois, aimed at attracting people who want spirituality without the trappings of church. Mitchell was serving First Christian Church in Keokuk, Iowa, last year when the couple heard a call to start the new faith venture. For more, visit: oswego.patch.com/articles/couple-looking-to-start-a-church-of-acceptance

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Filed under: Congregations
Deadline approaching for Living the Call retreat

Missouri School of Religion is offering a retreat March 9-11 at the Heartland Retreat Center in Kansas City, Missouri for persons discerning a call to ministry. The registration deadline for “Living the Call” is February 15. For more information, go to: missourischoolofreligion.org/coursesevents/living-the-call/.

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NBA seeking VP of development and marketing

The National Benevolent Association (NBA) is seeking a vice president of development and marketing. The position description is available at www.nbacares.org under the “How to Help” tab – “Employment.” Inquiries may be directed to Mark D. Anderson, president and CEO of NBA, at manderson@nbacares.org.

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Filed under: General Ministries