Disciples News Service

Utah congregation ministers to prison population

In some ways, St. Francis of Assisi Christian Church, in Draper, UT, is like numerous other congregations. They offer a traditional worship service centered on communion, sermons, and music. They partner with local organizations to support the homeless community in their area. In at least one way, though, St. Francis is unlike most congregations: they […]

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Posted on July 1, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, People, Regions
Pacific Southwest calls regional minister

From the regional website: We are pleased to announce that on Saturday, June 15th, 2019, the Regional Board unanimously and enthusiastically called Rev. Richie Sanchez to serve as the next Regional Minister of the Pacific Southwest Region, and he has accepted the call. Praise God! Richie will complete his service as the Interim Regional Minister […]

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Posted on June 24, 2019
Filed under: General, Regions
Refugee & Immigration director emcees World Refugee Day press conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 20, 2019 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202-750-0960 MEDIA ADVISORY: MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, REFUGEES, AND FAITH LEADERS SPEAK ON WORLD REFUGEE DAY Press conference will highlight bipartisan support for restoring U.S. leadership in refugee protection and the refugee resettlement program Washington, D.C. – In commemoration of World Refugee Day, Members of Congress will […]

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Posted on June 20, 2019
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Ministries, People
Group of children dancing at FCC's special needs VBS
Texas church offers special needs ministry

Submitted by Meredeth Brown, First Christian Church in Kilgore, TX One simple question turned into an outreach ministry that touches many families in our community: “How can we include a very loved, special needs 4-year-old in VBS?” God prompted the next thought, “Who else could we include? Who else could we love on in our […]

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Posted on June 13, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, Family & Children, Youth
Disciples leaders visit Missouri tornado victims

Submitted by Week of Compassion After the devastation of recent tornadoes and significant flooding that followed, communities across the Midwest begin the long journey towards recovery. Jefferson City, MO suffered some of the most significant impact. Jefferson City Mayor Carrie Tergin says, “As our city and state recover from these devastating storms and flooding, the […]

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Christian Church Homes seeks new President/CEO

A new President and CEO for Christian Church Homes is sought to begin in the fall of 2019. The Search Committee has engaged Leadership Search Partners to assist with the search, and the complete position specification and instructions for applying (or to ask questions) can be found here. Established in 1961, Christian Church Homes, headquartered […]

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Posted on June 10, 2019
Filed under: General Church Positions
Anew Church: Welcoming all to a new worship experience

Submitted by New Church Ministry Sometimes a name says it all. But, sometimes, it only hints at all there is to know. Anew Church is a Chicago-based Disciples ministry serving the residents of the Roseland, Woodlawn, West Pullman, Chatham, and South Shore neighborhoods. The stated mission of this self-described ‘church without walls’ is to “make our […]

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Posted on June 4, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, Young Adult, Youth
Rev. Dr. Chris Hobgood, former GMP, passes

The Rev. Dr. William Chris Hobgood, former general minister and president of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) passed into new life in Christ May 31, 2019. Hobgood was general minister and president from October 2003 to July 2005. In addition to his work in the general Church, Hobgood was regional minister in Arkansas and […]

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Ministries search for Immigration Response Specialist

Position Announcement Immigration Response Specialist, Central Pastoral Office for Hispanic Ministries (Obra Hispana), Disciples Refugee and Immigration Ministries, and the Christian Church Capital Area Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada Applications due by 4:00 PM EST, June 7, 2019 Working in collaboration, the Obra Hispana, Refugee and […]

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Posted on May 30, 2019
Filed under: General Assembly, General Church Positions, General Ministries