Disciples News Service

Category: Young Adult

2010 Applications Available For The HELM Leadership Fellows Program

The HELM Leadership Fellows Program nurtures college students for transformational leadership in the church and the wider human community. Students beginning at a four-year college this fall can download an application at: www.helmdisciples.org/aid/2010-11_HELM_Leadership_Fellows_application.pdf. If you know of a student heading to a four-year college this fall whom you believe has leadership potential for the church […]

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Posted on January 14, 2010
Filed under: Higher Education, Young Adult, Youth
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for 12th Street Community Services, Inc.

It’s Official! On Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 1:00 pm with over fifty people in attendance, 12th Street Community Services, Inc. a 501 (c) (3)  non-profit  corporation formed in the District of Columbia to promote healthy and successful development of youth and families,  hosted its official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 1812 12th Street NW,  Washington, […]

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Posted on November 5, 2009
Filed under: Regions, Young Adult, Youth
This Halloween Children Will Focus On Chocolate Industry's Use Of Child Labor

The cocoa trade is a vital component of West African economies. Because 70 percent of the cocoa found in stores comes from West Africa, buying chocolate known as “Fair Trade” chocolate is an excellent way to eliminate the chocolate companies’ practice of relying on child labor, according to Global Ministries. Through “reverse trick-or-treating,” children will […]

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Posted on October 8, 2009
Filed under: Overseas Ministries, Young Adult, Youth
Children Are The Focus Of Light A Candle Prayer Vigil

Sept. 6 marked the beginning of "The Light a Candle for Children Forty Day Prayer Vigil." The vigil ends on "Children’s Sabbaths Weekend," Oct. 16-18. The annual observance of Children’s Sabbaths is a time for people of faith to demonstrate their concern for children and to take specific actions on behalf of children. Children are […]

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Posted on September 24, 2009
Filed under: Young Adult, Youth
Camp Starfish: Five Years of Providing Support and Encouragement to At-Risk Children

What a great camp! Hyattstown Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), in Hyattstown, Md., sponsored our fifth annual Camp Starfish – a camp for children who have at least one parent incarcerated in a correctional facility. The camp takes place at the Christian Church Capital Area’s Camp Mary Mac facilities in Sharpsburg, Md. We had prepared […]

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Posted on September 10, 2009
Filed under: Young Adult, Youth
Youth and Leaders alike learn lessons through HELM

Youth were given a unique opportunity to learn from denominational leaders at the 2009 General Assembly. Thirty youth participated in the “Shadow a Disciples Leader” program that paired young people and leaders with similar interests. Olivia Bryan Updegrove, a minister at First Christian Church of Orange, CA, organized the program. Adonna Bowman, the executive director […]

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Posted on August 5, 2009
Filed under: General Assembly, Young Adult, Youth
Wholeness Caf

“For they should all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord.” –Jeremiah 31:34 Generations combined in this Wholeness Café to discuss the role of young people in the church. The Wholeness Café was designed to facilitate discussion about the direction of the church among all the people. At the […]

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Posted on July 31, 2009
Filed under: General Assembly, Young Adult, Youth
Disciples Minister Chosen For Young Pastors Leadership Program

A minister at a Georgia Disciples congregation has been named to a new leadership program for young pastors. Taft Quincey Heatley, executive pastor at Ray of Hope Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), in Decatur, Ga., is a member of the 2009 Project Rising Sun leadership academy, a two-year program to develop leaders among Hispanic, African […]

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Posted on May 28, 2009
Filed under: Young Adult, Youth
Young Adults Sought For Logo Design Contest

Are you a young adult with a creative flair for design? The Young Adult Commission (YAC) is looking for someone to design a new logo for its soon to be launched website. To come up with the logo, the YAC is sponsoring a contest that is open to all young adult members of the Christian […]

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Posted on April 14, 2009
Filed under: Young Adult, Youth