Disciples News Service

Category: Youth

Kentucky welcomes Somali refugees

By Mike Puckett Ku soodhawada magalada Louisville, Sahra iyo goyskeeda!  These are the Somali words with which Beargrass and Kentucky Refugee Ministries greeted Sahra Mohammed Ali and her six children at the Louisville International Airport late on the evening of February 21 (English translation: Welcome to Louisville, Sahra and family!).  Twenty adults and youth were […]

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Posted on March 26, 2013
Filed under: Congregations, People, Regions, Young Adult, Youth
Youth can get prepared for General Assembly with study

Disciples youth and youth-group leaders can get a head start on this summer’s General Assembly with a new four-part curriculum program now available from Chalice Press. The curriculum, “Putting It Together: Preparing for General Assembly and Figuring Out Where You Fit In,” was written by Lee Yates, a Disciples pastor who has been active in […]

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Posted on February 12, 2013
Filed under: General Assembly, Resources, Young Adult, Youth
General Ministries offer Disciples Seminarians Conference

All Disciples of Christ ministerial students who have completed at least one year of master of divinity study are invited to the Disciples Seminarians Conference, March 14-17, 2013, at the Scarritt-Bennett Center in Nashville, Tenn. The conference is sponsored by the General Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and coordinated by Higher Education […]

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Posted on January 8, 2013
Filed under: General Ministries, Higher Education, Resources, Young Adult, Youth
Kids lead the way feeding the hungry

United Disciples Christian Church in Richardson, Texas is a congregation averaging about 115 in worship each week. Rev. Joseph Harker says, “Our hearts are filled with a hunger for ensuring bellies of those in need aren’t empty.”  One Sunday, an outreach project yielded 13,470 meals for those suffering from malnutrition. Partnering with Kids Against Hunger […]

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Posted on December 12, 2012
Filed under: Congregations, Young Adult, Youth
Fighting the roots of racism

“I have learned that the work of ‘doing justice’ is slow and it cannot be done by alone. It requires perseverance and the willingness to work with others,” said Pastor Margot Connor of Karl Road Christian Church in Columbus, Ohio. The congregation received a grant from Reconciliation Ministry to assist the congregation in their work […]

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Posted on September 11, 2012
Filed under: Congregations, Office of the General Minister and President, Young Adult, Youth
Claiming their names

St. Paul’s Christian Church in Raleigh, whose members include several Montagnard families, is assisting women and children to claim their family name. North Carolina is reported to be home to the largest population of Montagnard people outside of Vietnam. Montagnards, the indigenous mountain people from Vietnam, experience oppression and harassment from the Vietnamese government, in […]

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Posted on September 4, 2012
Filed under: Congregations, People, Young Adult, Youth
Youngsters make a difference at home

The 6th through 12th graders from Irving North Christian Church spent a week of service giving back to their community, from July 16 – 20.  On Friday, seven of these youth and three of their adult sponsors partnered with Keep Irving Beautiful and the City of Irving Parks Department for a cleanup and paint project […]

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Posted on August 7, 2012
Filed under: Congregations, Young Adult, Youth
Woodruff takes larger role with HELM

Higher Education and Leadership Ministries (HELM) welcomed Rev. Hollie Woodruff as director of HELM undergraduate student programs August 1. As director of undergraduate programs, Woodruff will resource the HELM Leadership Fellows and develop a revised program for the 2012-2013 academic year. “We are thrilled that Hollie is willing to expand her work with our ministry,” […]

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