Disciples News Service

Archive: June 2015

Coastal Plains Disciples organize ecumenical response to Charleston shootings

It started with a phone call. Rev. Herschel Moore, retired associate minister of Bethany Christian Church in Houston called Rev. Marilyn Fiddmont and her husband, Norman, on June 18, heartbroken over the news of the shootings at Emanuel AME church in Charleston, SC.  Moore wanted to reach out share in our pain, anger or whatever we […]

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Posted on June 30, 2015
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General, People, Regions
Disciples, Catholics continue dialogue

Press Release provided by Council on Christian Unity President Robert Welsh CATHOLICS AND DISCIPLES OF CHRIST COMMISSION FOR DIALOGUE Bethany, WV,  19-24 June 2015 The Third Session of the Fifth Phase of the Disciples of Christ-Roman Catholic International Commission for Dialogue took place in Bethany, West Virginia, from the 19th to 24th of June 2015. […]

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Posted on June 29, 2015
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Ministries
A word about ministry following the Supreme Court's decision on marriage

A Word about ministry following the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage Much has been and will continue to be said among faithful Disciples regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality on Friday, June 26.  For some, it is a cause for joy and relief.  Others consider it a blow to their understanding of biblical […]

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Posted on June 27, 2015
Filed under: Congregations, General, Office of the General Minister and President
A prayer on June 27, 2015

from Sharon Watkins At the end of a day of travel, so much to pray over today: – Rejoicing in Christian love with Disciples couples and families whose lives are more secure today after the Supreme Court decision on marriage equality under the law – And praying over the deep distress of Disciples who disagree. – […]

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NC, SC regions call to prayer re: Charleston shootings

JOINT PASTORAL LETTER June 19, 2015 Dear Church: As you are aware, late Wednesday evening a young man shot and killed nine members of Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church.  Among those killed was the congregation’s senior pastor, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney.  Others killed were congregation pastor, the Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, a relative of […]

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Posted on June 19, 2015
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, Regions
National Convocation leader reflects on Charleston shootings

From the desk of Rev. Dr. Timothy James, administrative secretary of the National Convocation – Once AGAIN the African American community is grief stricken with the report of a mass shooting.  the latest event, the Charleston Massacre, took place in a Wednesday night bible Study at the “mother Emmanuel” AME Church. Nine African Americans were […]

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Filed under: General, People
Disciples leaders send condolences to South Carolina church

June 18, 2015 Bishop Richard Franklin Norris The Seventh Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church 110 Pisgah Church Road Columbia, SC 29203 “A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be consoled, because they are no more.” – Matthew 2:18 As we woke […]

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Children make cards for Nepal

Many congregations are collecting funds for Nepal’s earthquake victims, particularly at vacation bible school. One of our newly affiliating congregations in the Pacific Southwest region – Good Neighborhood Church under the leadership of Pastor Gunyong Kwak – collected cards from their children along with cash for Week of Compassion. As a regular practice, North American Pacific/Asian Disciples […]

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Filed under: Congregations, Family & Children, General