Disciples News Service

Archive: April 2016

Christmount dear to Disciples

Christmount was founded in 1948 as the retreat grounds for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Since its beginnings, Christmount has been closely related to the Disciples, reporting to the General Board through Disciples Home Missions, with whom it has a covenantal relationship. Christmount receives some funding from Disciples Mission Fund. The DHM Board has […]

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Chicago congregation builds community bridges

by Rev. Dr. Edward Morris, Sr. Parkway Gardens Christian Church on Chicago’s south side has had connection with the Parkway Garden Homes and Woodlawn community since 1957. The church was planted in the community through the efforts of the City of Chicago, the residents of the Parkway Gardens Co-Op Homes and the Council of Churches. […]

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Pastor talks politics

From the introduction to Preaching Politics: Proclaiming Jesus in an Age of Money, Power, and Partisanship by Clay Stauffer: Shortly before this book went to press, I sat down at a coffee shop close to my church with a seasoned politician whom I respect despite the fact that we don’t always see eye to eye […]

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Posted on April 28, 2016
Filed under: People
Region speaks on Mississippi legislation

April 26, 2016 Honorable Phil Bryant, Governor State of Mississippi P.O. Box 139 Jackson, MS 32905 Dear Governor Bryant: Given the history and tradition of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we write to express our concern that HB 1523 was passed into law. In the Great River Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of […]

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Posted on April 27, 2016
Filed under: General, Regions
Congregation promotes peace in community

By Rev. Howard Ullery Relationships are fundamental in life; all life is connected.  At the same time, conflict is natural.  We have different perspectives, experiences and interests.  Resolving conflicts and maintaining healthy relationships are a challenge in living. Recognizing these realities and responding to the need, the people of the Lacey Community Church, a dually […]

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Posted on April 25, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical
National Pastor offers thoughts at retirement

A journey of ten years and fourth months by Rev. Huberto Pimentel, Central Pastoral Office for Hispanic Ministries Memories, histories, difficult people, nice and creative people, front-store church, nesting church, owned church, singing, crying, worshiping, praying, writing reports, giving reports, General Assemblies, Regional Assemblies, Hispanic and Bilingual Fellowship Assemblies, General Board meetings, Cabinet meetings, Pastoral […]

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Guest blog: Faith groups work to mobilize disability vote

By Curtis Ramsey-Lucas, Director of Interfaith Engagement, American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) One of the four major areas of focus for the Justice Table of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is hunger and poverty. We know these realities of life in our society are intimately connected with a lack of economic opportunity […]

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Posted on April 21, 2016
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Ministries
Christal Williams named Tennessee regional minister

Rev. Dr. Christal LaShawn Williams was elected regional minister for Tennessee at a called assembly April 16. Williams has held positions such as associate regional minister in Illinois-Wisconsin. She has also served in Illinois, Iowa, Ohio and Indiana. She will begin her term on Aug. 1. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Williams earned her bachelor’s […]

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Posted on April 19, 2016
Filed under: General, People, Regions, Uncategorized