Disciples News Service

Category: Ecumenical

General Minister and President reflects on General Assembly

August 2019 Dear Church – My heart is still singing from the holy time we shared in Des Moines last month. The Spirit was present and real in worship. The discussions were deep in the workshops. The joy was tangible at the meal events.  Our programming for youth and young adults included education about the […]

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Full Communion, not a merger

provided by the United Church of Canada MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019 It has been years in the making, but today, July 22, 2019, delegates to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada General Assembly in Des Moines, Iowa, approved an historic agreement with The United Church of Canada. Known as […]

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Posted on July 22, 2019
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Assembly, Regions
Children and Families in Detention & At the Border: A Word to the Church/Niños y Familias en detención y en la Frontera: Una palabra a la iglesia

Add your own name via the form at the bottom of this page. Names will not appear automatically but will be added on a regular basis. Learn more about immigration issues. Rev. Teresa “Terri” Hord Owens, General Minister and President Rev. Dr. Timothy James, Associate General Minister and Administrative Secretary of the National Convocation Rev. […]

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Posted on July 16, 2019
Filed under: Ecumenical, Family & Children, General, General Ministries
Utah congregation ministers to prison population

In some ways, St. Francis of Assisi Christian Church, in Draper, UT, is like numerous other congregations. They offer a traditional worship service centered on communion, sermons, and music. They partner with local organizations to support the homeless community in their area. In at least one way, though, St. Francis is unlike most congregations: they […]

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Posted on July 1, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, People, Regions
Refugee & Immigration director emcees World Refugee Day press conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 20, 2019 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-750-0960 MEDIA ADVISORY: MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, REFUGEES, AND FAITH LEADERS SPEAK ON WORLD REFUGEE DAY Press conference will highlight bipartisan support for restoring U.S. leadership in refugee protection and the refugee resettlement program Washington, D.C. – In commemoration of World Refugee Day, Members of Congress will […]

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Posted on June 20, 2019
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Ministries, People
Training in compassion practice offered

Join Clergy at the Clergy Retreat-Resilient Hearts, Leaders and Communities being offered at Wakonda Christian Church in Des Moines, IA on July 18-20 (just a couple of days before Assembly). You will have an opportunity to find rest, learning and practice compassion while seeking justice. Our keynote speakers include Dr. Christopher Carter from San Diego […]

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Posted on May 2, 2019
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Assembly, General Ministries
Ministry leaders partner on national parks devotional

Over a decade in the making, America’s Holy Ground: 61 Faithful Reflections on Our National Parks is the result of a partnership between Brad Lyons and Rev. Bruce Barkhauer, the leaders of Chalice Press and the Center for Faith and Giving, respectively. The idea first came in 2007 when Barkhauer spent a sabbatical exploring and experiencing […]

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Posted on April 24, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General Ministries, People, Resources
NBC to feature Chalice Press author in kick off of weekly faith series

Submitted by Chalice Press A Chalice Press author gaining national recognition for sharing her story of forgiving the white supremacist who murdered her mother and two cousins will be profiled on NBC’s Today on Good Friday. Sharon Risher’s book, For Such a Time as This: Hope and Forgiveness after the Charleston Massacre, will be available from Chalice Press […]

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Posted on April 16, 2019
Filed under: Ecumenical, General Ministries, People, Resources
Center for Faith and Giving invites Disciples to upcoming generosity conference

The Generosity Transformed conference, hosted by the Ecumenical Stewardship Center (ESC), in Indianapolis April 30-May 2, is shaping up to be more than a few days of lectures and workshops. Instead, explains Rev. Bruce Barkhauer, director of the Center for Faith and Giving, the event will provide opportunities for group discussions and one-on-one conversations with […]

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