Disciples News Service

Category: General Assembly

“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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General Minister and President offers pastoral word in response to COVID19 pandemic

“Hello Disciples, this is your General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens. Psalm 46 tells us that God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth should change and the mountains even crumble into the sea. there is a lot going on […]

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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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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
No one excluded from God’s love

A joint reflection of faith from General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens, and AllianceQ Executive Director and Minister Melissa Guthrie Loy From Terri Hord Owens “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another.  Just as I have loved you, you should also love one another.  By this everyone will know that […]

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Posted on January 13, 2020
Filed under: From the GMP, General Assembly
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
Answering the 2019 General Assembly’s call to see and respond

October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month emphasis is just the beginning of learning about the issue that affects people across the spectrum of age, race, and economic status. An estimated 12 million people are hostage in toxic relationships. The dynamics are not logical and the complexities around abuse are not easily understood. The authors of the […]

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Posted on October 24, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, Family & Children, General Assembly, 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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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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