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Refugee & Immigration Welcome Sunday

June is an especially appropriate time to lift up refugee and immigrant contributions and challenges, since June 20th is World Refugee Day.  We hope YOUR congregation can join other churches around the country to celebrate your community’s welcome for Refugees and Immigrants ON JUNE 16th (or another Sunday near that time!)

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Posted on June 16, 2019
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From Disciples Home Missions’ Refugee & Immigration Ministries

Submitted by Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley-Rea, Director, Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries Remembering how Jesus in Matthew 19 urged children not be hindered from accessing love, but allowed to come into his arms, I remain deeply pained that over 711 children are still separated from their parents after the two court-ordered deadlines for reunification of […]

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Disciples Women sustain Indian sewing program

Submitted by Disciples Women While on the Woman-to-Woman Worldwide Journey to India, the Disciples Women delegation had the opportunity to visit Global Ministries partners in Durgapur, Malda, Kolkata, and Delhi. The work already being done there is amazing and life-giving and the women of the delegation wanted to make sure that it continues and expands. […]

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Posted on July 9, 2018
Filed under: General Ministries, Overseas Ministries
UCC and Disciples leaders on North Korea: Peace is a process

Leaders of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) issued this statement following the summit meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un which resulted in an understanding that Pyongyang would work toward denuclearization and the United States would end joint military exercises with South Korea. […]

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Capital Area church creates “prayground” for children

For Fairfax Christian Church, listening is an important part of worshiping in community. To solicit suggestions for improvements, the church office conducted a congregational survey in 2017. One congregant’s response immediately captured the attention of the church’s leaders. That member missed listening to something more specific at church: the sounds of children. Three years earlier, […]

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Posted on June 11, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, Family & Children, People, Resources, Youth
Week of Compassion Committee holds spring meeting

submitted by Week of Compassion Almost exactly eight months since the Las Vegas mass shootings, the Week of Compassion Committee held its Spring meeting at First Christian Church, Las Vegas, May 29-31, 2018. Senior Pastor Steve Willis graciously hosted the Committee, and thanked them for coming to Las Vegas as a sign of solidarity with […]

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Posted on June 4, 2018
Filed under: General Ministries
College Chaplains’ Summit

The College Chaplain’s Summit is designed especially for those who work alongside our college students in college and campus ministry settings. The event is tailored for college chaplains and campus ministers working with Disciples-related programs and ministries. In the spirit of ecumenism, it is of course open to other denominations and affiliations as well. Our […]

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Posted on May 29, 2018
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Interministry meeting results in global change

It happened at a run-of-the-mill meeting of the general ministry leaders. Rev. Pat Donahoo was reporting on the emphasis Disciples Women have been putting on human trafficking and some of the horrific facts surrounding the plight of people caught in the many forms of forced labor, fraudulent contracts and outright slavery. “I was horrified and […]

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Filed under: General, General Ministries