Disciples News Service

Category: Ecumenical

Disciples participate in commemoration of 400th anniversary

The National Council of Churches‘ Christian Unity Gathering spent Oct. 15 in Hampton, VA, observing a day of remembrance and lament. This year marks the 400th anniversary of African captives arriving for the purpose of enslavement. In addition to a retelling of the story of enslavement and the resulting racism in the United States, flowers […]

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Oregon congregation works to build affordable housing on church property

Five years ago, members of neighboring congregations in Portland, OR – St. Johns Community Church (Disciples of Christ) and University Park United Methodist Church – began looking for ways to better serve people in their community without affordable housing. They knew many people had been displaced from the neighborhood as rent prices skyrocketed. They knew […]

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Posted on October 2, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, Resources
Ecumenical group reacts to steep reduction in immigration limits

Note: The 2019 General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) addressed this issue in the form of an emergency resolution, GA 1935-Concerning Steep Reductions in Overall Refugee Resettlement Arrivals in the United States.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 26, 2019 Contact: Lynn Tramonte | media@interfaithimmigration.org | 202-255-0551 Faith Communities Decry Death Blow to U.S. […]

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Disciples and The United Church of Canada celebrate full communion

On Oct. 6, 2019, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, The United Church of Canada and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will celebrate our God-given unity. The Full Communion agreement, passed by the governing bodies of the denominations in 2018 and 2019, will be enacted at a service of worship to be held at 10:30 am at […]

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Drawing by student, answering "Why will I be in the Church in 10 years?" with "Because I was raised in this faith and it has helped me. It is something that I love."
Light a Candle with Children prayer vigil begins Sept. 23

Ministries Across Generations (previously Family & Children’s Ministries, housed in Disciples Home Missions) calls Disciples families and congregations to participate in the eighth “Light a Candle with Children” prayer vigil this fall, beginning Monday, Sept. 23. This time of reflection and conversation takes place over the 40 days preceding Children’s Sabbath, which falls on Oct. […]

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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