Disciples News Service

Disciples ministries statement concerning COVID-19

A Statement of Compassion and Care Concerning the Coronavirus Outbreak offered by the Office of General Minister and President, National Benevolent Association, and Week of Compassion Our Faithful Approach The emergence and spread of COVID-19 as designated by the World Health Organization, has faith leaders wondering about their role and response. At such times, we […]

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Disciples invited to June 20 Moral March on Washington

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?  When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’  “The King […]

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2020 Special Day Offerings share ‘Rejoice’ theme

While the timing and resources available will be unchanged for congregations, you may notice a theme emerging in the Special Day Offerings of Disciples Mission Fund (DMF) this year. “Rejoice” is woven throughout the Easter season’s lectionary texts, and as we celebrate the culmination of the 2020 Vision, we see so many causes for rejoicing […]

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Posted on February 17, 2020
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, Higher Education, Regions, Resources
When the waters rise

Submitted by Week of Compassion We are the Church together.  Through your support of the Special Offering, Week of Compassion is prepared to respond immediately when there is need from a disaster. Flooding in Eastern Oregon damaged many homes last week, as well as roads and bridges, making travel difficult. Rev. Marc Mullins of First […]

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Posted on February 14, 2020
Filed under: General Ministries
First response: a behind-the-scenes look at response and resource distribution

Submitted by Week of Compassion There are many phases of disaster response – from the immediate needs of water, food, and shelter, to long-term needs like livelihood programs and psycho-social support – and everything in between. While you often hear stories about the initial responses, and see updates on the progress of rebuilding through Week […]

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Posted on February 10, 2020
Filed under: General Ministries, Overseas Ministries
When is help helpful?

For the many communities across the U.S. and Canada affected by disasters, outside help can bring needed resources to the recovery process and be a vital source of hope. Help that comes at the wrong time or in the wrong form, though, can actually be distracting, disempowering, and even damaging.  When volunteers show up before […]

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Posted on January 31, 2020
Filed under: General, General Ministries
Opportunities to serve: Pamlico County recovery

Submitted by Week of Compassion Disaster Recovery is all about getting the right people working together. From first responders providing early relief; to volunteers for long-term rebuilding; to local community partners all along the way, it truly takes a village to restore life following a disaster.  A perfect example is the ongoing recovery from Hurricane […]

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Posted on January 30, 2020
Filed under: General Ministries, Regions