By Rev. Chuck Yarborough In 1999, 12 retired seniors met to start a new church under the leadership of two retired minister, Revs Charles and M. Linda Yarborough. It was tough going for a while. In fact it took us three months to raise $400 to open a bank account. We met each Sunday in a […]
Archives for April 2014
By Barry Shade (courtesy of CWS) The bigger the disaster, the longer the recovery. That is certainly true following Superstorm Sandy. The storm hit in October 2012, but a big push to expedite repairs and rebuilding is just beginning – especially in hard-hit New York City and New Jersey. That takes organization, and local community-based […]
Our hearts break for the families and friends of the three people murdered at a Jewish Community Center and senior home in Overland Park on Sunday. We lift them in prayer. We mourn with our Jewish brothers and sisters for this brutal assault on their community. We hold them in prayer. We stand in solidarity with them in this tragic, frightening moment, particularly coming at the holy seasons for both Christians and Jews.
In the beginning, God created one human family. We are still one.
The word of shootings at the Jewish Community Center in suburban Kansas City reached me early Sunday evening. An all-too-familiar array of emotions coursed through me – grief for lives cut so randomly short, shock that something could cause a person to arbitrarily take these lives.
I immediately reached out to Jewish colleagues knowing that this would be deeply wounding to them and wanting to stand in solidarity as a friend and partner.
Over the years various organizations across the Church have sprung up to serve particular needs of congregations. One of these is the Southeast Convencion of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a primarily Hispanic group of Disciples. In March, leaders of the convencion met with three regional ministers from the eight southeastern regions to learn […]
By Dr. Richard Sturm, regional elder for the Northeast Region of the Christian Church On Saturday, March 22, 2014, a Conference on Mass Incarceration was held at Park Avenue Christian Church, in New York City. This congregation, affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ, was founded in 1810, […]