Weekly Roundup

Celebrate a Courageous Christmas!

This Christmas, what if you gave the gift of clean water, the gift of a new start after a severe flood, the gift of a new way for communities to support themselves?

We invite you to share your passion for making a difference in the world by giving a Courageous Christmas gift on behalf of someone this holiday season.

Week of Compassion will send you a Courageous Compassion note card to give to those you are honoring this Christmas with your generous gift.

Please contact us by December 21 if you would like someone to receive either a note card personalized by Week of Compassion or an e-mail acknowledgement sent by WoC.

If you are intending to make an online gift requiring multiple acknowledgements, please first contact Elaine at ecleveland@woc.disciples.org. If you would like to donate by check, please send to WoC, PO Box 1986, Indianapolis, IN 46206.

Week of Compassion Partner IMA World Health Featured on ABC's 20/20

IMA World Health’s Safe Motherhood KitTM is scheduled to be featured on ABC’s 20/20 program this Friday, December 17 at 10:00 Eastern/9:00 Central. The special episode of 20/20 is entitled “Be the Change: Save a Life,” and according to ABC will focus on “six common health problems from around the world and what can be done to fix them.” 
The hosts will highlight a few simple measures that can make a significant impact for health, one of which will be the IMA Safe Motherhood KitTM.
More information about IMA and the Safe Motherhood KitTM is on their website. For a short ABC promotional video about the program, click here.

Diseases We Can Stop, But Don't

Some of the world's most glaring health problems affecting impoverished girls and women are also some of the easiest to address. The fact that we consistently fail to do so is puzzling.

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Disciple Mission Fund: Christmas Special Offering

Why is it that John 3:16 has been beloved for so long?

Perhaps it's because it speaks of the awesome generosity of God. Help support the development of faith, the creation of community, and the strengthening of the congregations in your Region by giving to the Christmas offering this year.

The New Hungry: College-Educated, Middle-Class Cope with Food Insecurity

Stories of “the new hungry” are flooding food banks across the country.

Read more here.

The Advent Spirit in a Detroit Courtroom

“Twelve years ago, it was a particularly bad day in Detroit. A storm came through as the temperature hovered just below freezing, and the precipitation switched between freezing rain and snow, making any outdoor movement treacherous.”
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