Disciples News Service

UCC and Disciples leaders on North Korea: Peace is a process

Leaders of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) issued this statement following the summit meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un which resulted in an understanding that Pyongyang would work toward denuclearization and the United States would end joint military exercises with South Korea. […]

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Capital Area church creates “prayground” for children

For Fairfax Christian Church, listening is an important part of worshiping in community. To solicit suggestions for improvements, the church office conducted a congregational survey in 2017. One congregant’s response immediately captured the attention of the church’s leaders. That member missed listening to something more specific at church: the sounds of children. Three years earlier, […]

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Posted on June 11, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, Family & Children, People, Resources, Youth
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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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
Week of Compassion Committee holds spring meeting

submitted by Week of Compassion Almost exactly eight months since the Las Vegas mass shootings, the Week of Compassion Committee held its Spring meeting at First Christian Church, Las Vegas, May 29-31, 2018. Senior Pastor Steve Willis graciously hosted the Committee, and thanked them for coming to Las Vegas as a sign of solidarity with […]

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