Disciples News Service

Category: Youth

VBS hits the road

During the last week of June, Cherry Log Christian Church in Georgia hosted Vacation Bible School for local area children.  This is not unusual…they do it every year.  What IS unusual is that three weeks later they took their VBS “on the road” to a local trailer park that houses more than 100 children, mostly […]

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Posted on July 31, 2012
Filed under: Congregations, Young Adult, Youth
Young man finds way to serve Georgia community

Shaw Wilkerson is paying it forward.  In 2008, he was planning his high school graduation ceremony, and simultaneously coming to realize the limitations his disability could place on his adult life. He has a diagnosis of autism. He began to have serious doubts about his purpose in life. At the graduation ceremony, held at Guyton […]

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Posted on July 16, 2012
Filed under: Congregations, People, Young Adult, Youth
Disciple joins Builders of Beloved Community group

Chapman University senior Alyxandra “Aly” Gideon attended the annual Leaders in Ministry conference in Nashville in June as an Undergraduate Fellowship recipient. The conference is sponsored by the Fund for Theological Education. The only recipient affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Gideon was joined by more than 75 other participants who discussed and […]

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Filed under: Ecumenical, Higher Education, People, Young Adult, Youth
High hopes realized for Taking the High Road

Organizers of the Disciples Summer Mission 2012 doubled the number of youth and adults involved compared to 2011. “We had not really considered what could happen if the number of participants from the previous year would double. In all, 142 youth and adults from 13 Disciples of Christ congregations from Texas and Iowa converged upon the […]

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Posted on July 10, 2012
Filed under: Congregations, Young Adult, Youth
Church connects VBS to Habitat for Humanity project

University Christian Church, Fort Worth, Texas, sponsored Under Construction– A Habitat for Humanity Vacation Bible School. UCC has been a participant in Habitat for Humanity home builds for years and this curriculum created a connection between the Disciples Home Build and the children. Each day, children ages 2-3rd grade did service projects to be donated […]

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Posted on July 3, 2012
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, Young Adult, Youth
This ministry gets a little sticky

In June 2010, the youth class at First Christian in Sacramento, Calif. Was studying the Feeding of the Five Thousand, according to Matthew 14:13-21. Rev. Vickie Firch happened to have a jar of peanut in her bag that was destined for the food closet. The youth said, “This kind of miracle could never happen today. […]

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Mission stays close to home

Instead of going on a mission trip to another part of the country, Memorial Drive Christian Church, Houston, Texas, decided to provide opportunities for every member to work in the mission field this summer without having to travel and raise funds. Seven Summer Days of Service is designed to help those in the Houston area […]

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Posted on June 19, 2012
Filed under: Congregations, Young Adult, Youth
New resources now available to advance theological thinking about new media

The New Media Project at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York has published six theological essays and four sets of recommendations about using social media in ministerial, congregational, and institutional settings. The material—located under the Findings tab on the project website —provides a resource for religious leaders seeking to interpret new media in creative and theological ways. In the midst […]

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Tennyson Center burns a mortgage

The Tennyson Center for Children at the Colorado Christian Home in Denver celebrated the purchase of the century-old campus. This was the culmination of a six-year partnership with the Urban Land Conservancy that saved the children’s treatment center from closing its doors. The land conservancy purchased the land when the center’s parent company went bankrupt […]

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Posted on June 12, 2012
Filed under: Young Adult, Youth