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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
10 steps toward disaster preparedness

from Week of Compassion Thinking about preparing your church for a disaster can be overwhelming. How can leaders begin such a big task with so many variables and unknowns? The best way to begin is simply to begin! Every step you take toward preparedness, even small steps, will help protect people and assets and–most importantly–better […]

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Posted on January 16, 2020
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries, Resources
#DMFday gifts impact regional and general ministries

On Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, Disciples gathered online and in-person to celebrate our Church’s past, present, and future with a giving day for Disciples Mission Fund. Coordinated by staff in the Office of General Minister and President, over $25,000 was given by individuals and congregations across the life of the Church on #DMFday. In Indianapolis, […]

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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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Disciples Home Missions launches leader development resource

If your ministry needs resources or help designing resources for leader development around evangelism, social justice; men’s ministry; women’s ministry; youth ministry – you name the interest, then Disciples Home Missions’ (DHM) new Leadership Initiative Team (LIT) is available to help. LIT is convened by Disciples Home Missions and involves a collaboration of leaders in […]

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Posted on April 12, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, Regions, Resources
Michigan region hosts ecumenical day of service

For nearly thirty years, the Michigan region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the Michigan conference of the United Church of Christ (UCC) have partnered on a variety of activities and events, from attending anti-racism and boundary training together, to hosting joint regional assemblies for a number of years. “For Disciples, unity is […]

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Posted on June 4, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General Ministries, Regions
Volunteers needed for serving in mission in 2018

By Revs. Caroline Hamilton Arnold and Josh Baird “God is great. Working through you,” said Rev. Dave Troxler of First Christian Church, Daytona and the Volusia County Interfaiths/Agencies Networking in Disaster. “Just when we need it you have given us new hope for continued recovery work. We have a volunteer team coming in this weekend. We […]

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Posted on January 4, 2018
Filed under: General Ministries
Puerto Rico’s Disciples welcome leaders

Week of Compassion video report General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens and leaders of several Disciples ministries traveled to Puerto Rico after Thanksgiving to show solidarity with the Iglesia Cristiana (Discipulos de Cristo) en Puerto Rico in response to Hurricane Maria. The visit included a specially called meeting of the Joint Commission of the […]

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Disaster recovery volunteers needed

Disciples Volunteering and Week of Compassion are supporting recovery efforts in four states affected by recent floods and hurricanes. Mission opportunities are available to support disaster recovery in Missouri, West Virginia, Florida, and Texas. It’s not too late to make a difference this year and help a family return to their home before winter. Or, […]

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Posted on November 2, 2017
Filed under: Ecumenical, General Ministries, Regions