Disciples News Service

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Hold the date for Black Ministers Retreat 2013

The Black Ministers Retreat 2013 will take place on March 4-7, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Okla.  The Retreat host location is Wildewood Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 6900 N. Kelley Ave., Oklahoma City, OK, 73111, pastored by the Rev. William Simms, as well as the co-host congregation East Sixth Street Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), […]

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Posted on October 16, 2012
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Disciples at Chautauqua something of a secret

The Disciples have a presence on the grounds of the Chautauqua Institution.  The Chautauqua Institution offers a summer program of arts, education, recreation and religion enjoyed by thousands from across the country and around the world. Mary Graybiel established the Disciples at Chautauqua in the late 1800s as a place for missionaries to come and renew their educational and spiritual lives. Disciple […]

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Dates set to gather in D.C. to seek food justice

Christian advocates will gather for the at the 11th annual Ecumenical Advocacy Days April 5 – 8, 2013, to seek food justice for a healthy world. EAD will explore the injustices in global food systems that leave one billion people hungry, create food price shocks that destabilize communities everywhere, and undermine God’s creation. Inspiring speakers […]

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Posted on October 9, 2012
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Payroll, online donation services available

The Office of the General Minister and President Treasury Services office is pleased to announce that two vendors have been selected to provide services to congregations.  Todd Adams, associate general minister and vice president has negotiated a contract with PayCor for payroll and Vanco Services for online giving. “With PayCor and Vanco we were able […]

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National City offers election prayer

As a result of Alexander Campbell’s dream to have a presence in the nation’s capital, National City Christian Church offers leadership in this election year with a prayer for the election. It is provided as a PDF to download either as half-page insert or full bulletin that includes the history of NCCC. For more information […]

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Posted on October 2, 2012
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Poverty in America

The Line documents the stories of people across the country living at or below the poverty line. They have goals. They have children. They work hard. They are people like you and me. From Chicago’s suburbs and west side to the Gulf Coast to North Carolina, millions of Americans are struggling every day to make it […]

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Sobering statistics on military suicide

Sources: U.S. Department of Defense; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as cited in TIME magazine, July 23, 2012, pages 26-27. Who commits suicide in the military? 95% are male. (85% of the military is male.) 95% are enlisted. (83% of the military is enlisted.) 80% are white. (70% of the military is white.) 47% […]

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Posted on September 10, 2012
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Military suicide help

Help National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255 Army Suicide Prevention website www.armyg1.army.mil/hr/suicide Real Warriors suicide prevention website www.realwarriors.net/family/support/preventsuicide.php Department of Veterans Affairs suicide prevention website www.mentalhealth.va.gov/suicide_prevention For families who have lost a loved one in uniform to suicide www.taps.org/survivors/survivor.aspx?id=6320

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Moral injury resources from Soul Repair Center

Books: Letters from a Fort Lewis Brig, Sgt. Kevin Benderman Packing Inferno, Tyler Boudreau The Unfinished War, Walter Capps Soul Repair, Rita Brock and Gabriella Lettini Letters from Abu Ghraib, Joshua Casteel On Killing, David Grossman Shade It Black, Jess Goodell and John Hearn What It Is Like to go to War, Karl Marlantes Road […]

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