National Benevolent Association of the Christian Church Disciples of Christ

Called To Care eNewsletter
November 2020 Edition

Honoring Our Collective Mourning, a Grief and Loss Service for 2020
The National Benevolent Association presents a recorded worship service from our Mental Health and Wellness initiative staff and special guests including members of the NBA Board of Trustees. Click here to watch the video of the service on YouTube

A Millennial’s Perspective on Tackling Justice Issues in the Year of Chaos

by Evan Stanfill, NBA Equity Intern and XPLOR Alumnus

I arrived in St. Louis just over a year after the death of Michael Brown, a few months after the Ferguson Report was published, and still in the middle of its cries for justice. Being present with the people, churches, and history of St. Louis taught me many lessons and gave me more than I could ever hope to give back. Read More >>

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NBA Board of Trustees Fall 2020 Meeting A Spirit of Collective Care and Gratitude

The Board of Trustees of the National Benevolent Association of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) met virtually November 13–14, 2020, for their Fall meeting. Typically, the Fall board meeting is hosted by an NBA Partner organization. Instead, staff and trustees convened virtually to honor travel restrictions due to the novel coronavirus. Read More >>

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SENT Seminar attendees reflect on their experience 

Several students of the annual social entrepreneurship conference have offered their thoughts on the moments that inspired them during the recent SENT Seminar.

Apply now for a COVID-19 NBA Response Grant!

All Disciples-related health and social service projects, including prior grant recipients, are welcome to apply for Cycle Three of the COVID-19 NBA Response Grant program. Cycle Three will be closed before the end of December, so please submit your applications as soon as possible.

Recipients of COVID-19 NBA Response Grants are sending stories of how they used their grant funds. A wide variety of Disciples ministries are working to serve food, provide shelter, and offer spiritual comfort during the pandemic. Here are a few of their stories:

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