Disciples News Service

Archive: July 2018

Capital Area church organizes Justice League group

Submitted by Capital Area region; written by Mary Wurl of First Christian Church, Falls Church, VA “Organize, organize, organize!” This is the mantra we hear from social justice leaders past and present. But the Justice League of First Christian Church, Falls Church, Virginia was having trouble organizing. We’d been around for a while, had participated […]

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Posted on July 23, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, People, Regions
General Assembly planners announce call for sermons

Submissions sought to identify General Assembly preacher The planning for the 2019 General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) being held July 20-24 in Des Moines, IA, is well underway. But one thing remains undecided: the Sunday evening preacher. It could be someone you know (or even you!). The worship planning team invites […]

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Posted on July 19, 2018
Filed under: General Assembly, Office of the General Minister and President
General Minister and President part of interfaith call to Congress to stop detentions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 19, 2018 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org “Congress must reject family incarceration” Say More than 600 Religious Leaders and Faith Organizations Faith leaders and groups urge Congress to stop fueling immoral immigration detention and deportations, protect family unity, and support community wholeness Washington, D.C. – CWS joined 500 religious leaders and 111 faith-based organizations […]

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Filed under: Ecumenical, Family & Children, From the GMP
Rev. Lori Tapia elected as first female National Hispanic Pastor

En español por debajo The 2018 Hispanic and Bilingual Assembly, hosted by the Central Pastoral Office for Hispanic Ministries (Obra Hispana), in Tempe, AZ, was full of nuevos comienzos (new beginnings). The event’s theme was most evident in the election of Rev. Lori Tapia as the first female National Hispanic Pastor, the executive leader of Obra Hispana. […]

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Posted on July 17, 2018
Filed under: General Ministries, People
Kentucky church heading for carbon neutral status

It did not take Midway Christian Church long to decide to be the first Disciples of Christ church to commit to going carbon neutral by 2030. Their first steps were to invite Lexington Theological Seminary Assistant Professor Rev. Dr. Leah Schade to help them plan. On Earth Day Sunday Schade taught Sunday School and preached, […]

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Filed under: Congregations, General
A word from Southwest Good Samaritan Ministries

Southwest Good Samaritan Ministries is located in Los Fresnos, TX, in the Rio Grande Valley and has served the needs of migrants, immigrants and refugees for three decades. Abridged from a July letter by Rev. Feliberto Pereira, founder and executive director “For the last 35 years most of the people we serve have come fleeing […]

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Posted on July 9, 2018
Filed under: Family & Children, General, Regions
Disciples Women sustain Indian sewing program

Submitted by Disciples Women While on the Woman-to-Woman Worldwide Journey to India, the Disciples Women delegation had the opportunity to visit Global Ministries partners in Durgapur, Malda, Kolkata, and Delhi. The work already being done there is amazing and life-giving and the women of the delegation wanted to make sure that it continues and expands. […]

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Filed under: General Ministries, Overseas Ministries
Central Rocky Mountain and Nebraska regions partner on youth International Affairs Seminar

In March 2018, high school and college students from the Central Rocky Mountain and Nebraska regions, along with youth from the Nebraska United Church of Christ conference, traveled to New York City and Washington, DC for a week of learning and exploring. The theme of their International Affairs Seminar (IAS) was “Being a Global Citizen,” […]

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Posted on July 3, 2018
Filed under: Ecumenical, People, Regions, Young Adult, Youth