Disciples News Service

Archive: June 2012

Pomona church speaking up for the community

First Christian of Pomona, Calif., is hot on the trail of those who would make money at the expense of the poor. The church, as a member of the Inland Empire Sponsoring Committee (IESC), is heading off a waste transfer and its attendant truck traffic from an area already known for increased incidence of respiratory […]

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Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical
California church responds to homeless issues

Last July a mentally ill man named Kelly Thomas died as a result of a beating at the hands of local police. In response a group has come together to address the issues for many homeless people who do not receive the treatment they need as one step in getting off the street. Darrell McGowan, […]

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Posted on June 12, 2012
Filed under: Congregations
Dallas area church provides gateways

They call them Signature Programs at Northway Christian Church, but you might call them God’s love made visible. The church works to provide housing and assistance to homeless families through Family Gateway. Another partnership of the church is their work with Southwest Good Samaritan Ministries, a refugee resettlement program. But that’s not all –  the […]

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Retirement celebration for Nebraska Regional Minister July 29

A celebration for the Rev. Dr. Kenneth W. Moore is scheduled for Sunday, July 29, 2012. The open house is 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. with a program at 3:00 p.m. Southview Christian Church, 2040 South 22nd Street, Lincoln is hosting the event. To honor Dr. Moore, a permanent endowment fund to support the Christian Church […]

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Filed under: People, Regions
Harpsichord restored by church organist

The debut of an instrument not often heard in churches today – a harpsichord – delighted the congregation of First Christian Church in Wilmington, Ohio, on Easter Sunday. The instrument was lovingly and, at times, painfully restored by the church’s organist, Jim Haskins, a retired professor of music at Wilmington College. Several years ago, the […]

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Convocation Hilton sold out; Marriott North taking reservations

The National Convocation has sold out the hotel room block with Hilton Houston North. But don’t despair!  Alternate housing is available a short distance from the convention at the Houston Marriott North at 255 N. Sam Houston Parkway E.  Please make your reservations by calling (281) 875-4000 and indicate you are with the National Convocation. […]

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Tennyson Center burns a mortgage

The Tennyson Center for Children at the Colorado Christian Home in Denver celebrated the purchase of the century-old campus. This was the culmination of a six-year partnership with the Urban Land Conservancy that saved the children’s treatment center from closing its doors. The land conservancy purchased the land when the center’s parent company went bankrupt […]

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Filed under: Young Adult, Youth
Congregation emphasizes the arts

By Dottie Jeffries The oldest Disciples Church in New York City, The Park Avenue Christian Church (affectionately known as “The Park”) has an extraordinary legacy of celebrating and championing the arts. The arts ministry at The Park is comprised of two components – the arts in worship and Arts at The Park, a unique faith-based […]

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Christian Theological Seminary names vice president and dean

Edwin David Aponte, Ph.D., has been named Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty and Professor of Christianity and Culture at Christian Theological Seminary (CTS) in Indianapolis. Dr. Aponte brings to CTS a background that blends scholarship, service and vision with a focus on multiculturalism and the church. He most recently served […]

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Posted on June 5, 2012
Filed under: Higher Education, People