Disciples News Service

Category: General

Kentucky church heading for carbon neutral status

It did not take Midway Christian Church long to decide to be the first Disciples of Christ church to commit to going carbon neutral by 2030. Their first steps were to invite Lexington Theological Seminary Assistant Professor Rev. Dr. Leah Schade to help them plan. On Earth Day Sunday Schade taught Sunday School and preached, […]

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Posted on July 17, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, General
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
New webinar series offers practical tips

Introducing a new webinar series sponsored by Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation’s New Church Ministry… New Church Hacks. Hosted by Pastor Terrell L McTyer, Minister of New Church Strategies, New Church Hacks provides practical (and sometimes peculiar) prompts for churches from start to restart. Why only do new or better when you can be both! NCH is […]

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Posted on June 11, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries
Faith leader statement on family separations

More information on the issue available on the Refugee & Immigration Ministry webpage Recently, the Administration announced that it will begin separating families and criminally prosecuting all people who enter the U.S. without previous authorization. As religious leaders representing diverse faith perspectives, united in our concern for the wellbeing of vulnerable migrants who cross our borders […]

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Posted on June 7, 2018
Filed under: Ecumenical, From the GMP, General
Green Chalice minister reflects on Poor People’s Campaign

By Rev. Carol Devine, Green Chalice This week, the fourth of six, Disciples in over 30 state Capitals and Washington D.C. marched, rallied and participated in direction action to bring attention to the issues around healthcare and the environment. I joined in the efforts in Kentucky on behalf of Green Chalice. Rev. Dr. William Barber, II, […]

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Posted on June 6, 2018
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, People
Melvin named North Carolina regional minister

The “new” settled regional minister for North Carolina is a familiar face to that region. This bridge-builder is the first woman and first African American to lead the region. Bishop Valerie Melvin will be installed on June 30. She has been associate regional minister in the region since 2007. Melvin is a living bridge between […]

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Posted on June 5, 2018
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, People, Regions
Alliance Q reacts to recent court ruling

June 5, 2018 Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance Statement on US Supreme Court’s “Masterpiece Cake” ruling The Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance (“AllianceQ”) is disappointed in yesterday’s ruling, and especially dismayed at the likelihood that some will incorrectly misinterpret the Supreme Court’s decision as allowing discrimination against LGBT people because of religious beliefs. We are grateful that the ruling […]

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Global Ministries seeks communication staff

 Director of  Communications – Application deadline June 29, 2018 Summary: To serve as primary creative writer for publications, ads, brochures and websites; as well as responsible for all social media efforts and to assist in the interpretation work of the Division of Overseas Ministries/Global Ministries for congregations, regions, general ministries and other constituencies of the […]

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Posted on June 4, 2018
Filed under: General, General Church Positions
Virginia region opens search for regional minister

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Virginia is the process of prayerfully discerning and seeking to call an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) to the position of Regional Minister. All interested applicants are required to provide updated search and call paper work in order to be considered. Furthermore, all applicants […]

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Posted on May 30, 2018
Filed under: General, General Church Positions, Regions
Interministry meeting results in global change

It happened at a run-of-the-mill meeting of the general ministry leaders. Rev. Pat Donahoo was reporting on the emphasis Disciples Women have been putting on human trafficking and some of the horrific facts surrounding the plight of people caught in the many forms of forced labor, fraudulent contracts and outright slavery. “I was horrified and […]

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Posted on May 29, 2018
Filed under: General, General Ministries