Disciples News Service

Category: Congregations

Week Of Compassion Responds To Storms In Midwest And South

Week of Compassion (WOC) has responded to communities across the Midwest recently following storms that have sliced through the mid section of the country. The Ozarks Lakes area of Missouri recently received a grant for tornado recovery. WOC also sent a grant to First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Marion, Ill., where 18 families […]

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Posted on May 28, 2009
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Kentucky Disciples Church Starts Free Farmer's Market

A Disciples congregation in Kentucky has started a farmer’s market to give away food. Burgin Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Burgin, Ky., will host the free market on the last Saturday of each month through September. Members of the church were asked to plant extra rows in their personal gardens and donate baked goods […]

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Disciples Churches Celebrate Historic Gathering In North Carolina

It will be ‘Pentecost Sunday’ among Disciples on May 31 when leaders of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will worship with leaders of the Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, International in Goldsboro, North Carolina. The special fellowship service will take place at the St. Mark Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ in Goldsboro, […]

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Posted on May 14, 2009
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Michigan Church To Mark 150 Years of Ministry

With origins dating back prior to the Civil War, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Ionia, Mich., will celebrate its sesquicentennial the weekend of May 15-17. Friends, members and guests of the 150-year-old congregation will get the festivities started on May 15, when they gather to enjoy the church’s "Serenity Garden," located between the […]

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Conference To Discuss Impact Of Alcohol And Drug Abuse

Disciples clergy, congregational leaders and treatment providers are invited to take part in a training session on how drug and alcohol abuse impacts individuals and families. The daylong conference that will involve some members of Middletown Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will take place March 24 at Christ United Methodist Church in Louisville, Ky. It […]

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Posted on March 12, 2009
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Kansas City Food Ministry Helps Show The Face Of Christ To The Needy

(Kansas City, Mo.- January 2009) – It’s Monday morning and the first rays of sunlight are only beginning to streak across the horizon as Darrell Cantrell climbs into his red pickup truck in Shawnee, Kansas. Cantrell eases his truck into the early morning traffic, where he will spend the next three hours driving to discount […]

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Posted on January 7, 2009
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Disciples Can Attend Church Transformation Events In 2009

Transformation is the intentional spiritual journey that a congregation undertakes systemically to realize what God has called that congregation to be as church and to do in mission in today’s world. There is still time for Disciples to participate in four God’s Positioning Spirit (GPS) congregational transformation meetings in 2009. The GPS gatherings will take […]

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Posted on December 11, 2008
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Center For Rural Ministry Taking Nominations For Church Service Awards

There’s still time for congregations engaged in outstanding ministry in rural communities to be recognized. The Missouri School of Religion – Center for Rural Ministry is accepting nominations for the Rural Church Awards. Outstanding individuals, regardless of whether they serve in an urban church or community, may be selected for the John Bennett Award for […]

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Posted on October 23, 2008
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Concert To Commemorate Music Of 20th Century Composer

The Sanctuary Choir of the National City Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Washington D.C., and the Thomas Circle Singers will present a choral concert Oct. 26 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. The concert is entitled "O Clap Your Hands: Music of Ralph Vaughan Williams and […]

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Posted on October 9, 2008
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Choral Concert At Thomas Circle Church

"O Clap Your Hands: Music of Ralph Vaughan Williams and His Circle"Sunday, October 26, 20084:00 p.m. (Washington, DC) On Sunday, October 26, 2008, the Thomas Circle Singers and the Sanctuary Choir of National City Christian Church will hold a grand musical celebration to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958), […]

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Posted on October 8, 2008
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