Disciples News Service

Category: Family & Children

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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Ohio congregation hosts summer arts camp

Carthage Christian Church has long been active in their community, a working-class neighborhood in Cincinnati, OH. Still, says pastor Rev. Alan Dicken, “we wanted to see if there was more we could be doing to love our neighbor.” So, earlier this year Carthage conducted a community listening campaign and found that there was a real […]

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Posted on August 23, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, Family & Children, Youth
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
Group of children dancing at FCC's special needs VBS
Texas church offers special needs ministry

Submitted by Meredeth Brown, First Christian Church in Kilgore, TX One simple question turned into an outreach ministry that touches many families in our community: “How can we include a very loved, special needs 4-year-old in VBS?” God prompted the next thought, “Who else could we include? Who else could we love on in our […]

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Posted on June 13, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, Family & Children, Youth
Campground blessing region into the future

For 66 years, Barbee Christian Camp was a touchstone for campers across the Indiana region. A new partnership with an interdenominational camping center, the Geneva Conference Center in northern Indiana, led to a decision to close and sell the camp, even as camping operations in southern Indiana continued at the Bedford Christian Camp. So, what […]

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Light a Candle with Children prayer vigil provides resources for congregations and families

For seven years, Family and Children’s Ministries, housed in Disciples Home Missions (DHM), has developed an annual “Light a Candle with Children” prayer vigil. This program helps Disciples congregations and families prayerfully prepare for Children’s Sabbath, an interfaith program started by the Children’s Defense Fund. Children’s Sabbath is traditionally celebrated on the third weekend of […]

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Posted on September 4, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, Family & Children, General Ministries, Youth