Disciples News Service

GMP comments on asylum-seeker policy

“The comments by Attorney General Sessions at the border yesterday, which conflated the actions of Central American parents–who are openly presenting themselves to seek safety and protection for their families–with efforts to “smuggle children over the border” illegally were unnecessarily punitive.  They were a harsh misrepresentation of international and US asylum laws that guarantee persons […]

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Posted on May 8, 2018
Filed under: From the GMP
Actions, connections bear good fruit

“Other seeds fell on good soil and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.” – Matthew 13:8 (NRSV) It started with an acquaintance and some literature shoved under the door. “Most of us in the apartment building were only there for a year or two,” said Rev. John Mobley, regional minister for […]

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Posted on April 25, 2018
Filed under: Administrative Committee, General Board, People
Green Chalice joins campaign for climate-focused sermons

Green Chalice, a partnership ministry of Disciples Home Missions and the Kentucky region, has joined the Justice for Each Generation campaign, which invites leaders to pledge to deliver a sermon about climate change. This campaign, according to its website, was inspired by a group of 21 youth who filed a lawsuit against the United States […]

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Posted on April 18, 2018
Filed under: Ecumenical, General Assembly, General Ministries, Young Adult, Youth
Disciples speaking out this spring

Disciples have been getting up and out into their communities a lot in the last few weeks. Issues including gun violence, racism, poverty, and education have all motivated action from congregations coast to coast. Here is just a sample of activities to show the breadth of Disciples responses. March for Our Lives  |  Act to […]

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Deadline for Excellence in Ministry grants April 30

Pension Fund is receiving applications from across the U.S. and Canada for the Excellence in Ministry program. This program, funded in part by Lilly Endowment, strengthens the ministry of our most outstanding early-career pastors by providing them training in financial literacy and a grant to reduce financial stress. The grant is $10,000 and can be […]

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Posted on April 4, 2018
Filed under: General, General Ministries
New York church expands programs for young adults

For Park Avenue Christian Church (The Park) in New York City, the key to growth wasn’t searching outside their building’s walls, but instead, listening to the people already inside them. When executive minister Rev. Stephanie Kendell accepted her call in 2017, The Park already had a very diverse congregation, with a median age of 35. […]

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Filed under: Congregations, Young Adult
Cane Ridge Day 2018 set for June 23

The trustees of the Cane Ridge historic site invite you to a day of music, fellowship and fun on Saturday, June 23. Registration begins at 9:30 am on site. Speakers will include both the Rev. Dr. Rick Lowery, president of the Disciples of Christ Historical Society, and the Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins, former General Minister […]

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Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Ministries
Statements offered on Liberian deportations

March 28, 2018 “I continue to be deeply disturbed by the random choices that this administration makes in removing TPS and other protected statuses. Last night’s decision to remove DED status is particularly outrageous. Cessation of conflict does not mean that families will be safe.  We have no right to send people away from our […]

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Posted on March 28, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, From the GMP, General Ministries, Overseas Ministries