Disciples respond to hurricane

Through its Week of Compassion program, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has already responded to the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina. An initial $18,000 has been given to Church World Service for relief efforts, but more will be needed. Click here to view the Week of Compassion web site, or here to visit the home page of Church World Service.

August peace service featured several themes

The August peace prayer service wove together several appropriate themes. One was the 60th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Japan, which happened in early August, 1945. Also, in honor of our Native American brothers and sisters, and coinciding with that weekend's powwow, we explored peace from the Native American standpoint. The bond that tied the two together was praying for the earth and the devestation wrought upon it by nuclear weapons. It was a meaningful event - maybe our best peace prayer service yet!