Disciples News Service

Category: Ecumenical

Update on mission co-workers of Global Ministries

Witnessing in the time of COVID-19: An update on Global Ministries Mission Co-workers provided by Global Ministries staff The COVID-19 public health emergency continues to change and evolve each day, impacting many of our lives. It has disrupted plans, regular programming, and routines, leaving many feeling uncertain. In the midst of this, Global Ministries, mission […]

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Posted on March 25, 2020
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Ministries, Overseas Ministries
“Rejoice?”: reflection from Green Chalice

Submitted by Rev. Carol Devine, Minister of Green Chalice Rejoice? The last decade was the hottest on record and included an unprecedented number of deadly hurricanes, floods, superstorms, and fires. Climate scientists report that we have ten years to make drastic changes to keep the earth’s rising temperature to well below two degrees Celsius. Eco-anxiety […]

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Disciples invited to June 20 Moral March on Washington

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?  When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’  “The King […]

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Disciples invited to Ecumenical Advocacy Days, April 24-27

Since 2003, people of faith from all traditions and walks of life have gathered to learn, worship, and speak out, on issues that impact us all, at Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD). This year’s event is April 24-27 in Washington, DC. The theme of the gathering is “Imagine! God’s Earth and People Restored,” and will focus […]

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Posted on January 17, 2020
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General Ministries, People, Resources, Young Adult
Join the conversation about a long-standing injustice

The Doctrine of Discovery has profoundly affected the way that Indigenous peoples have been perceived by non-Indigenous peoples. Succinctly put, beginning with papal decrees as early as the 15th century – around the time European explorers were landing in the Americas – Western cultures have pressed Western practices upon the people already residing here and […]

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Posted on January 15, 2020
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Assembly, General Ministries, Resources
Upper Midwest region hosts youth camp at Standing Rock reservation

Rev. Dr. Laurie Pound Feille, senior minister at First Christian Church in Minneapolis, first visited the Standing Rock reservation (stretching over 3,500 miles in North and South Dakota) in November 2016. As part of an ecumenical clergy visit, she stood in support of the Sioux Tribe protesting the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline on […]

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Posted on January 3, 2020
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General Assembly, People, Regions, Young Adult, Youth
World Convention opens search for executive director

Submitted by World Convention Executive Director Position Opening World Convention is beginning the process of seeking an Executive Director. Under the direction and guidance of our multinational Board of Directors, the person in this position is responsible for the planning, organizing, staffing, funding, motivating, directing, and management of our ministry connecting the Stone-Campbell Movement worldwide […]

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Posted on December 19, 2019
Filed under: Ecumenical, General Church Positions, Overseas Ministries
Illinois/Wisconsin region uses Healthy Congregations model to encourage conversation

Nearly 20 years ago, Rev. Scott Woolridge, associate regional minister for transformation in the Illinois/Wisconsin region, took his first workshop to help Disciples wanting to change how their congregations made decisions and handled conflicts. Following the model developed by Healthy Congregations (an interfaith organization based at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio), Woolridge, and the […]

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Posted on December 4, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, Regions, Resources
Pictured accepting the award are Pastor Rebecca Littlejohn, Chair of the Elders Michael Kinnamon, and Outreach Chair Julie Germain
Pacific Southwest congregation honored for homeless ministry work

Submitted by Rev. Rebecca Littlejohn Since 2002, Vista La Mesa Christian Church, in east San Diego County, CA, has opened their doors to neighbors struggling with homelessness for two weeks or more each year, through the Interfaith Shelter Network in their community. Through this program, guests are provided with semi-private rooms overnight, three meals a […]

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Posted on October 25, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical