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Tuesday December 11, 2007
Pension Fund launches capital campaign
 
INDIANAPOLIS — Heartbeats of Faith is the theme for the capital campaign to assure the viability of Disciples’ Churchwide Health Care program. The General Assembly, in Portland, approved the $5 million capital campaign.
The Churchwide Health Care program is the primary medical, dental, and vision insurance for more than 2,900 church workers. The program is self-funded, so that premiums received from participants are used to cover claims.

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Sunday October 28, 2007
Christian Church Homes of Kentucky name change reflects growth
 
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Christian Church Homes of Kentucky, the oldest benevolence organization associated with the Disciples of Christ, has a new name — Christian Care Communities.
The name change, effective Feb. 9, “reflects both the greater diversity of individuals the organization supports today as well as the broader range of services it offers,” the organization’s news release stated.

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Friday October 26, 2007
Under John Paul II, Disciples/Catholic dialogue flourished
 
INDIANAPOLIS — Representatives in the ongoing dialogue between the Disciples of Christ and the Roman Catholic Church have discovered some foundational beliefs that serve as common ground to both traditions since the dialogue began in 1977.
The willingness to take on serious questions in ecumenical dialogue, instead of attempting to minimize divisions, is “a positive sign of a maturing ecumenical relationship and a deepening of communion that offers new hope for the future,” writes Robert K. Welsh, president of the Disciples’ Council on Christian Unity, in his editor’s introduction to the August 2003, Call to Unity which includes statements produced the dialogue members.

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Hinckley touts LDS faith’s differences (10/9/07)

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Niece of victim brings `Shoot Down’ about Cuban-exile group’s victims to big screen (8/18/07)

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP, 8/16/07) — Finally welcomed by Graceland after all these years, Elvis Presley impersonators need to keep one basic rule in mind — respect the King.
GOODRIDGE, Minn. (AP, 8/15/07) — The new stained-glass windows of Faith Lutheran Church have the usual symbols found in church windows, including grain, grapes and a cross. They also have a 1944 Massey-Harris tractor.
MEXICO CITY (AP, 8/14/07) — Death just isn’t what it used to be.
BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP, 8/13/07) — West Virginia members of the NAACP held a funeral Friday night but they didn’t mourn the loss. The deceased was a racial epitaph and they celebrated its passing.
FOREST, Va. (AP, 8/10/07) — A smudge of driveway sealant resembling the face of Jesus Christ has fetched more than $1,500 in an online auction.
ELMIRA, N.Y. (AP, 8/9/07) — A woman recovered a ceramic turtle containing the ashes of her husband’s previous wife Tuesday after accidentally selling it for 50 cents at a rummage sale.
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP, 8/8/07) — Thai police officers who break police rules will be forced to wear hot pink armbands featuring “Hello Kitty,” the Japanese icon of cute, as a mark of shame, a senior officer said Monday.
HONG KONG (AP, 8/7/07) — Playing the popular Chinese tile game mahjong can lead to seizures, Hong Kong researchers say, calling the phenomenon “mahjong epilepsy.”
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP, 8/6/07) — Songs by late reggae legends Bob Marley and Peter Tosh — both devout Rastafarians — will be included in a new collection of Anglican church hymnals in Jamaica.
LOS ANGELES (AP, 8/4/07) — A minister accused of distributing marijuana through his church was convicted of a drug charge Thursday.

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Monday October 29, 2007
Two Foundation employees recovering
 
INDIANAPOLIS — Two Christian Church Foundation employees were injured in separate pedestrian–vehicle accidents in January near the foundation’s office in the Disciples Center.
Belinda Fouch was treated Jan. 12 at a local hospital and released after being hit by a car. Fouch, an administrative assistant, was expected to return to work in mid-February, according to Jim Cullumber, foundation spokesperson.

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Wednesday October 31, 2007
Kentucky congregation embraces displaced family
 
FLORENCE, Ky. — “Is this the place?” the man asked tentatively, as he walked into Florence Christian Church in Florence, Ky., last Wednesday.
Right then, Pastor Diane Zehr knew a prayer had been answered.
The Thompson family — Bryan, Tabitha, and their children, Trenton and Erin — had driven all the way from Biloxi, Miss., ahead of Hurricane Katrina. They brought with them four duffle bags, and left behind the life they had known before.

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VA Disciples congregation pulls together after pastor’s murder (4/13/07)

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Group suing military seeks top chaplain’s ouster (4/10/09)

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Baghdad Hold ‘Em: Cards advise US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan on preserving artifacts (11/1/07)

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Sunday December 16, 2007
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The latest on the crisis in Darfur from Week of Compassion, Ecumenical News International, and the Associated Press.
The murder of a Dutch filmmaker prompts new fears of an anti-Muslim backlash in Europe.
An analysis of what the November elections reveal about the religious divide in the U.S.
Updates on the deepening crisis in the U.S. Episcopal church over the consecration of an openly gay bishop.

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Thursday December 13, 2007
National Convocation heralds, challenges modern-day prophets
 
DETROIT — Jeremiah Wright brought another kind of heat to the attention of the Disciples’ National Convocation, meeting for its 19th Biennial Session — the heat that prophets face.
The pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago, told the gathering of more than 700: “It’s hot out here for prophets.”

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Tuesday December 11, 2007
News in brief
 
• Disciples pastor Lee Yates will lead a workshop titled, “Why Can’t I Get Over It? Youth and Trauma,” during the upcoming Youth Worker Summit offered by the National Council of Churches USA for pastors and adults ministering with teens. The Nov. 12-15 conference will be held at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. For more information visit www.youthworkersummit.com.

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Tuesday December 18, 2007
Disciples seminarian conference held this month
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — More than 100 Disciples of Christ seminarians will meet in Nashville at a conference organized by Higher Education Leadership Ministries (HELM), planned for Oct. 21 through 24.
The biennial conference is supported by the denomination’s general ministries and gives seminarians the opportunity to learn more about the wider church by attending workshops and participating in discussions on the Disciples’ mission, ministry, and heritage.

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