Disciples News Service

Category: Family & Children

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
General Minister and President part of interfaith call to Congress to stop detentions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 19, 2018 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org “Congress must reject family incarceration” Say More than 600 Religious Leaders and Faith Organizations Faith leaders and groups urge Congress to stop fueling immoral immigration detention and deportations, protect family unity, and support community wholeness Washington, D.C. – CWS joined 500 religious leaders and 111 faith-based organizations […]

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Posted on July 19, 2018
Filed under: Ecumenical, Family & Children, From the GMP
A word from Southwest Good Samaritan Ministries

Southwest Good Samaritan Ministries is located in Los Fresnos, TX, in the Rio Grande Valley and has served the needs of migrants, immigrants and refugees for three decades. Abridged from a July letter by Rev. Feliberto Pereira, founder and executive director “For the last 35 years most of the people we serve have come fleeing […]

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Posted on July 9, 2018
Filed under: Family & Children, General, Regions
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