Disciples News Service

Archive: November 2016

Intergenerational camp set for Green Chalice

Social Opportunities for Intentional Listening (S*O*I*L) YOUTH/Adult Summer  Eco-Justice Camp! July 24-28, 2017 Christmount Christian Assembly, Black Mountain, NC Green Chalice and Christmount are partnering for a pilot intergenerational project. This camp/mission experience explores the landscape of our faith as you’ve never seen it before: through the lens of sustainability, justice, service and action. On this […]

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Posted on November 21, 2016
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DYMN calls summit

DISCIPLES YOUTH MINISTRY SUMMIT @ DYMN RETREAT March 5-7, 2017 Disciples Home Missions invites each region to send one adult to represent and bring voice from your region in the Youth Ministry Summit at the Disciples Youth Ministry Network Retreat March 5-7, 2017 at Christmount Christian Assembly, Black Mountain, North Carolina. WHAT: DHM is partnering […]

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Kentucky congregation shares resources

From the Owensboro (KY) Messenger-Inquirer Nov. 15, 2016 edition By Steve Vied $50 K will be given annually through application, selection process On Sunday, three years and eight months after First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) at 700 J.R. Miller Blvd. lost its building to fire, members will return to a beautiful, cross-shaped church, built […]

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Posted on November 17, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General
A statement of gratitude to Native Americans and First Peoples

from the Justice Table In Utah, a coalition of five tribes have a proposal on the table to assist the Department of the Interior with the management of Bears Ears Wildlife Refuge, a proposed project awaiting federal approval. And in the far north, the Gwich’in people are advocating for protection of the Arctic National Wildlife […]

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Election Night Prayer

From General Minister and President Sharon Watkins – Please pray with me. Oh Creating and Sustaining God who stands with us, your beloved children – The divisions of the recent U.S. election cycle have surfaced so many hurts, so much anger, so much tension. We confess our own strident words, our own suspicion, our own […]

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Posted on November 8, 2016
Filed under: General, Office of the General Minister and President
Administrative Committee meets in Indy

Oct. 28-29, 2016 Mission First! The Mission First! pilot continues to move along according to plan. By Nov. 12, more than 80 face-to-face Mission Gatherings will have taken place. Data from more than 2,100 surveys is being prepared for the work of the Mission Council Dec. 2-4 in Dallas, TX. Reports Progress reports from task […]

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Kentucky congregation involved in building bridges

Racism rears its ugly head everywhere, but in along the Ohio river, two congregations and their pastors are doing their part to build some community understanding. When the Ashland (KY) NAACP chapter approached city leaders to work on the issue of racism in the town of about 21,000, New Hope Missionary Baptist’s Rev. Stanley McDonald […]

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Posted on November 1, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General, Regions