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Archive: November 2012

Beyond Division

These days immediately following the 2012 general election, some of us are cheering and some are weeping. I’ve done both, following various elections. Whatever we may think about the results of the election, it is clearer than ever that the United States is a country of great diversity. With the voting over, we now turn our attention to fulfilling our common vision of many people, one nation. The challenge is to ensure that the blessing of diversity does not remain a quagmire of division.

It’s not our challenge alone. Within hours of the final tallies I received three e-mail messages from Disciples in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. These Congolese brothers – leaders in the church there – had, like so many Americans, stayed up all night watching the outcome of our vote. One said, “Your elections affect our lives, too.” Nothing is purely local anymore. We are part of a global community.

Which leads me to prayer.

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Posted on November 9, 2012
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General Assembly resolutions due Jan. 14

The deadline for resolutions for the 2013 General Assembly in Orlando is January 14, 2013.  Resolutions may be submitted by e-mail or mail to the Office of General Minister and President, Attn:  Beth Sullivan, PO Box 1986, Indianapolis, IN 46206, e-mail bsullivan@disciples.org . Call Beth Sullivan, Executive Assistant to the General Minister and President at […]

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Posted on November 6, 2012
Filed under: Congregations, General Assembly
Nebraska church jingles through town

First Christian Church and Zion United Church of Christ, Falls City, Neb.,  have discovered a unique way of collecting Christmas gifts for families in need. It’s called the “Jingle Bell Ride.” Decorated horses, riders and carolers go through town to collect gifts from people who called the Jingle Bell Hotline to donate gifts to this […]

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Neighbors to the south

To get to know a friend you need to know her history to really know where she is coming from. It is no different for our Church’s partners across the globe, in this case, our neighbors in Latin America and the Caribbean. We’ve been friends for a long time. Some of our partner churches have […]

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Filed under: Ecumenical, Overseas Ministries
Denominational Calendar now available online and on your electronic calendar

Keeping a calendar for events, deadlines, and other timely notices related to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will be much easier thanks to a new online denomination-wide calendar developed by Chalice Press and Communication Ministries. The new calendar is built in Google’s calendar feature, which means information can be added to most calendar programs […]

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Assistant to the President/Director of Specialized Christian Education and Faith Formation Ministries applications close Nov. 30

Assistant to the President/Director of Specialized Christian Education and Faith Formation Ministries applications close Nov. 30    The deadline for receiving applications for the merger staff-Christian Education position opening in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) through Disciples Home Missions has been extended to Nov. 30, 2012.  Please share this information with all you know […]

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Filed under: General Ministries