Disciples News Service

Compassion inspires Florida church’s generosity

Submitted by Rev. Richard Hull, Interim Minister at First Christian Church Last June a major portion of a stately live oak fell across the driveway at First Christian Church in Jacksonville, Florida. The cost to remove it was $2,500. At that point the congregation’s finances were stretched, and it didn’t have the money needed. Week of […]

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Posted on February 27, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries
Tougaloo College formalizes affiliation with Disciples

from Higher Education and Leadership Ministries (HELM) Higher education has been a priority of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) from the earliest days of the movement. Alexander Campbell once said, “Colleges and churches go hand in hand in the progress of Christian civilization.” It is that idea and vision that has propelled Disciples across […]

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Posted on February 22, 2019
Filed under: General Board, General Ministries, Higher Education
Boundless compassion, a world away

Submitted by Week of Compassion With God – and through your generosity – we can do “more than we can imagine.” Week of Compassion works with partners all over the world so that we are prepared to respond quickly in times of crisis. In September of 2018, an earthquake caused a deadly tsunami in Indonesia, […]

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Posted on February 15, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General Ministries
Virginia calls new regional minister

Submitted by the Virgina region’s search committee The new regional minister in Virginia, Rev. Bill Spangler-Dunning, was named at the Regional Administrative Council meeting in Lynchburg, VA on Saturday, February 9, 2019.  Bill Spangler-Dunning is well known to many in the regional and general church as he comes to Virginia having served for the past […]

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Posted on February 9, 2019
Filed under: General, People, Regions
There for the long haul: Week of Compassion continues to help hurricane survivors in Florida

Submitted by Week of Compassion To feel safe… It’s something that many of us take for granted. But for survivors of hurricanes, safety can seem like an unattainable luxury – almost too much to imagine. While initial clean-up from a devastating hurricane may be accomplished in a few months, the long-term consequences last for years. […]

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Posted on February 7, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General Ministries, People
More than we can imagine

Submitted by Week of Compassion In 2017, Hurricane Maria tore the roof from a mountain church in Puerto Rico. But God’s coverage has not failed– even without a roof over their heads, the congregation has faithfully served its community, supporting the rebuilding efforts of their neighbors. Now your support is helping them rebuild their own […]

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Posted on February 4, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries
In pursuit of environmental justice

By the Rev. Teresa Hord Owens As I prepared to speak at the 2019 Greater Kansas City Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Service hosted at Community Christian Church, I saw the news and ensuing controversy of the conflict on the very steps the Rev. Dr. King spoke during the 1963 March on Washington. The juxtaposition […]

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Posted on January 31, 2019
Filed under: From the GMP, General
Annual Year Book connects Disciples congregations and ministries

How do we take a snapshot of our denomination? Where can we find some history on our congregation? How many Disciples congregations are there in my area? What do our general ministries do? These questions and more are answered in the annual Year Book and Directory. The Year Book serves numerous administrative functions, compiling General Board […]

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Posted on January 30, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General Assembly, General Board, General Ministries, Regions, Resources
Phillips University Legacy Foundation accepting scholarship applications

Submitted by the Phillips University Legacy Foundation Phillips University Legacy Foundation is pleased to announce it is accepting new applications for its Undergraduate Scholarship and Leadership Development Program for the 2019-2020 academic year. The deadline is March 15, 2019. The application can be submitted online through the Foundation’s website. The mission of the Phillips University […]

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Posted on January 25, 2019
Filed under: General, Higher Education, Resources, Young Adult, Youth