Disciples News Service

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
Deadline April 30 for HELM fellows, PhD scholarships

Applications are now being accepted for both the Leadership Fellows Program and HELM’s PhD scholarships. The Leadership Fellows Program is a leadership development program for Disciples undergraduate students.  Each year of four years of undergraduate education has a different focus: Community, Transformation, Global Awareness, and Mentoring.  Click here to learn more about the Leadership Fellows Program […]

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Orders due Feb. 28 for final printing of Chalice Hymnal

The final printing of Chalice Hymnal, Chalice Praise, and related music resources will occur in early 2019. A traditional hymnal with 620 songs and readings plus 75 pages of worship resources, Chalice Hymnal was released in 1995. Chalice Praise, a smaller hymnal of contemporary Christian music with almost 200 entries, debuted in 2003. “We know […]

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Posted on January 21, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries, Resources
Kentucky Disciple encourages grace-filled conversations as political podcast co-host

When Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers started a political podcast in November 2015, they planned to discuss specific policies from their opposing perspectives, providing the nuanced conversations they didn’t hear anywhere else. Instead, Pantsuit Politics, hosted by “Sarah from the Left” and “Beth from the Right,” is more often a discussion of deeper values […]

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Posted on January 11, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, People
Christian Church Healthcare Trust concludes last open enrollment period

INDIANAPOLIS — At the Nov. 2018 Board meeting, the Christian Church Healthcare Benefit Trust (CCHCBT) Trustees voted to close the plan to new enrollees beginning Jan. 1, 2019. This recommendation was based on research from long-time healthcare consultants, LHD, and included a conversation with the Administrative Committee of the General Board at its Oct. 2018 […]

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Posted on January 3, 2019
Filed under: General Ministries
General Minister and President offers New Year’s resolutions to reconnect

“I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now. I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to […]

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