Disciples News Service

Archive:

Capital Area church organizes Justice League group

Submitted by Capital Area region; written by Mary Wurl of First Christian Church, Falls Church, VA “Organize, organize, organize!” This is the mantra we hear from social justice leaders past and present. But the Justice League of First Christian Church, Falls Church, Virginia was having trouble organizing. We’d been around for a while, had participated […]

Read more
Posted on July 23, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, People, Regions
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, […]

Read more
Posted on June 11, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, Family & Children, People, Resources, Youth
Virginia church plans new construction for community partnerships

For Chalice Christian Church in Virginia Beach, VA, it all started with t-shirts. A conversation over ordering t-shirts for a church event led to an employee at the t-shirt company requesting to use the church for their local South Korean group’s cultural school on Saturdays. Church leaders decided that although they were happy to share […]

Read more
Posted on March 16, 2018
Filed under: Congregations
SERF regions commit to collaboration

Submitted by Rev. John Mobley. regional minister for Alabama-Northwest Florida region BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC (March 3, 2018) – On March 1-3, 2018, representatives from all eight regions in the Southeast Regional Fellowship (SERF) gathered at Christmount Christian Assembly for a SERF Collaboration Event. Elected officers and other appointed persons from the eight regions, in addition […]

Read more
Posted on March 5, 2018
Filed under: General Ministries, Regions
Capital Area hosts GMP for Martin Luther King, Jr. commemoration

Submitted by Rev. Allen Harris, Capital Area Regional Minister On Jan. 14, General Minister & President Rev. Teresa “Terri” Hord Owens, was the guest preacher for an annual commemoration event hosted by the Christian Church Capital Area, honoring the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She called those present to an urgency […]

Read more
Posted on January 24, 2018
Filed under: General Ministries, Office of the General Minister and President, Regions
A letter to the Church re: violence

from members* of the College of Regional Ministers and the Cabinet of General Ministries June 2016 In times of trouble, people of faith call upon God in prayer (Psalm 61:1-2) In these days, we pray for the families and friends of the 49 women and men killed and 53 wounded  – mostly LGBTQ Latinos and […]

Read more