Disciples News Service

Category: Family & Children

Capital Area church creates “prayground” for children

For Fairfax Christian Church, listening is an important part of worshiping in community. To solicit suggestions for improvements, the church office conducted a congregational survey in 2017. One congregant’s response immediately captured the attention of the church’s leaders. That member missed listening to something more specific at church: the sounds of children. Three years earlier, […]

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Posted on June 11, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, Family & Children, People, Resources, Youth
National Benevolent Association to fund 21 mission projects in 2018

From the NBA Grants Committee Through its Mission and Ministry Grants Program, the National Benevolent Association (NBA) of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is granting a total of $150,250 to 21 Disciples projects and ministries working with older adults and at-risk children and youth. Read the full story about this first cohort of grantees […]

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Posted on December 20, 2017
Filed under: Family & Children, General Ministries, Resources, Youth
Bible at center of games

In 1994, Pastor David Huegel was noodling over how to get his children engaged in reading the Bible. His quest led him to develop Bible Olympics. Since that time hundreds of kids and adults have participated in the meets and pumped up their Biblical literacy. Each meet of five to seven teams covers a single […]

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Posted on November 17, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, Family & Children, People, Regions, Youth
A word about Sutherland Springs, TX, shootings

From General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens 28 I go about in sunless gloom;     I stand up in the assembly and cry for help. 31 My lyre is turned to mourning,     and my pipe to the voice of those who weep. Job 30:28, 31(NRSV) How long will we allow high capacity guns to slaughter human beings? […]

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Oklahoma church supports healthy lifestyle

by Rev. Aaron Todd, special correspondent Nestled near the shore of Lake Overholser on the southwestern side of Oklahoma City, Western Oaks Christian Church has been actively serving it’s community since 1964. However, like many congregations, the people of WOCC become increasingly aware of the shifting cultural, social, and theological landscape that has altered the […]

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Posted on April 3, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, Family & Children, General, People
Garden just keeps growing and growing

At the border of New Mexico and Texas, the Jardin de Milagros grows more than 90,000 pounds of fresh produce each year and gleans another 90K in an effort to offer fresh, healthy food to the Kelley Memorial Food Pantry in El Paso for people who are food insecure. On just three acres, Jerry and […]

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Posted on March 27, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, Family & Children, General
Circle of Protection asks political candidates about poverty issues

You are invited to help bring attention to poverty and hunger issues in the U.S. political campaign; action suggested before Sept. 14 Circle of Protection, an ecumenical organization working to eradicate poverty, is mounting a campaign to bring poverty and hunger issues to the attention of the U.S. presidential candidates. Nearly 500,000 Americans, motivated by […]

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Posted on September 8, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, Family & Children, General
New Mexico ‘peace village’ camp focuses children on civility

By Rev. Matt Every During the last week of July, Peace Village Ruidoso, a camp designed to encourage children and youth to walk paths of non-violence, descends on the High Mesa Healing Center in Alto, NM. Peace Village Ruidoso, an affiliate of Peace Village, Inc., has been a ministry of First Christian Church Ruidoso since […]

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Posted on August 26, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, Family & Children, General, Youth