Disciples News Service

Archive: November 2013

The Already and Not Yet: WCC dispatch #9

In addition to proclaiming the Word during a noontime Eucharist service, General Minister and President Sharon Watkins presided over the Table, serving alongside the United Church of Christ’s general minister and president, Geoffrey Black. Michael Kinnamon, Disciple scholar, receives communion from Watkins. The Already and Not Yet – Celebrating the Eucharist By Nathan Wilson The […]

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Posted on November 6, 2013
Filed under: Ecumenical, Office of the General Minister and President, People
Price reduction: Florida region's Senior Adult Ministry welcomes other seniors to join cruise

The Florida region’s Senior Adult Ministry is sponsoring their sixth cruise together and they are inviting other Disciples to join them May 1 – 10, 2014. This one-way ride from Fort Lauderdale to Quebec City will feature history and scenic beauty of this fascinating region on board Holland America’s beautiful Veendam. Feast on luscious Maine […]

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Posted on November 5, 2013
Filed under: Regions
Tennessee church takes on healthcare law as revival initiative

Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church hosts the “No Limits” Revival with nationally known clergy October 28, 2013- Memphis, Tenn.- Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church will host the “No Limits” Revival beginning Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 through Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. The revival will precede the 92nd church anniversary and Founder’s Day on Sunday, Nov. 10. The revival […]

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Filed under: Congregations
Disciples theology and polity now translated into Korean

Disciples Thumbnail Sketches, a series of handouts describing basics Disciples theology and polity, is now available in Korean as well as English and Spanish. Funded in part by a Reconciliation Ministry grant, the Korean translation completed by Chalice Press is the first new translation serving the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)’s diverse – and growing […]

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Filed under: Resources
NAPAD hospitality: WCC dispatch #8

By Nathan Wilson The North American Pacific/Asian Disciples (NAPAD) treated over 20 Disciples today to a wonderful lunch during the World Council of Churches’ 10th Assembly in Busan, Republic of Korea.  NAPAD Executive Pastor Rev. Dr. Jinsuk Chun invited all Disciples to the lunch as a brief respite and opportunity for fellowship amidst the busy […]

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Filed under: Ecumenical
The Problems and Promise of Dialogue: WCC dispatch #7

By Nathan Wilson Dialogue, someone said, is the art of thinking together. I note this idea often, most recently during a Madang workshop titled “Ecumenical Dialogue: Seeking Consensus or Reconciling Theologies?” held today at the World Council of Churches’ 10th Assembly in Busan, Republic of Korea. Before describing highlights of the workshop, it is worthwhile […]

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Filed under: Ecumenical, Overseas Ministries
Facilitating peace in Syria: WCC dispatch #6

By Nathan Wilson The general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), Olav Fyske Tveit, said the WCC is ready to facilitate a meeting of key religious leaders, including Muslims, to help politicians bring about a lasting peace and reconciliation process in war-torn Syria. In an invitation-only briefing, Tveit said, “We will try to […]

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60 years: WCC dispatch #4

By Jack Haberer, Presbyterian Outlook editor “Sixty years,” he whispered as he tried to blink back his tears.  “Sixty years,” he whispered again. We’d just walked outside from sitting in the audience at the Mount Dora Observatory on the southern edge of the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas. During the presentation we had heard […]

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Posted on November 3, 2013
Filed under: Ecumenical, Overseas Ministries