Disciples News Service

Archive: August 2013

Communication Ministries seeks contract help

Request for Proposals for Service Web support for Communication Ministries, Office of the General Minister and President Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada Issued August 30, 2013 Overview We are seeking an individual or group to assist in the management of the disciples.org website and several dependent websites.  The content […]

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Posted on August 29, 2013
Filed under: General Ministries
Getting down and dirty brings neighbors together

By Rev. Dr. Charisa Hunter- Crump  Cairn Christian Church learned firsthand this summer being a new neighbor brings new opportunity for growth, change and engagement. Cairn, formerly First Christian Church in Boulder, has been enjoying its new location in Lafayette, Colo., situated between a veterinarian’s commercial property and a quiet established residential area for three […]

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Posted on August 27, 2013
Filed under: Congregations
Kagiwada Sunday Sept. 8

2013 David Kagiwada Memorial Sunday is September 8 and NAPAD Ministry Week is September 9-14. This year’s celebration will follow the General Assembly theme of “Lord, teach us to pray.” Rev. Younglan Kim and Mrs. JoAnne Kagiwada gave inspiring messages for the Wednesday gathering at the General Assembly. They explored the internment of Japanese Americans in the U.S.and […]

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Posted on August 26, 2013
Filed under: Congregations, General Assembly, People, Resources
Former Ohio regional pastor dies

Rev. Howard M. Ratcliff died on Aug. 11, 2013, at the age of 76. He was a pastor in Tiffin and Bowling Green, Ohio prior to becoming associate regional minister and eventually regional pastor and president from 1980 to 2003. In addition to his long service in Ohio, Ratcliff served on a number of Disciples […]

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Posted on August 21, 2013
Filed under: Obituaries, People, Regions
People of the Table includes Kids Table

By Rev. Ron Greene, Great Falls Christian Church, Great Falls, Mont. Discerning “Ministry with Children and their Caregivers: Creating a Safe Community” as a missional priority was a long process involving prayer, listening to community partners, experiments in children’s ministry led by our church members, and dialogue with more prayer. It was a painful time […]

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Posted on August 13, 2013
Filed under: Congregations, Young Adult, Youth
SAIL had a mission to bring home

The Lafayette Christian Church (Calif.) and First Christian, Concord, teamed up with Habitat for Humanity for a one-week Lafayette program for children 4 to 11 that included an introduction to Habitat for Humanity. Some might call it vacation Bible school, but the Lafayette/Concord collaboration goes by the acronym SAIL – Summer Adventures In Learning. The […]

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Filed under: Congregations, Young Adult, Youth