Disciples of Christ
2018 Regional Assembly
Register NOW for the October 12-13 Capital Area Regional Assembly!
Largo Community Church, Mitchellville, MD.
Registration & Information Packets Are In Your Church's Office!
Pastor Darren is one of the Saturday speakers
Dear Christian Church Capital Area Friends!
Greetings! Now is the time register for our 2018 Christian Church (Disciples Of Christ) Capital Area Regional Assembly October 12-13 at Largo Community Church in Mitchellville, Maryland. Our theme, "Together On Earth As It Is In Heaven" calls us to not just imagine, but live the Beloved Community that Jesus sets forth in his prayer from Matthew 6:10.
We are delighted to announce that we now have online registration and payment (as well as the regular paper/mail registrations). To register online and for all Regional Assembly Information, go to: http://www.cccadisciples.org/regional-assembly-2018 . The cost for the entire Assembly for an adult is $100, which includes all program costs, the All Assembly Dinner on Friday and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. There are prices for children and youth, as well as separate Friday and Saturday options, on the website and attached registration form. We are also offering a...
** Free Gift For The First 50 Full Assembly Participants Registration**
The Assembly begins with an All Assembly Dinner Friday night, October 12th and continues through the day on Saturday, October 13th until late afternoon. Our entire Assembly will be wrapped around the statement that resulted from the Mission First! gatherings held at events all around the church like our Regional Assembly in 2016. That statement reads:
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is called to participate in God's mission and move people and communities toward wholeness. We work together across generations to achieve the following goals:
- Equip leaders grounded in Scripture, centered on Christ, and immersed in the Spirit;
- Create communities of inclusion and care
- Attend to the needs of the vulnerable; and
- Overcome structural and systemic injustice.
Our keynote speaker for Friday night's dinner will be the Rev. Sandhya Jha, pastor, author, founder and director of the Oakland Peace Center, and pro-reconciliation/anti-racism trainer with Reconciliation Ministry. We are equally thrilled to announce that the preacher for Saturday's worship will be the Rev. Yvonne Gilmore, pastor, poet and a spoken word artist, and Associate Dean of the Disciples Divinity House at the University of Chicago. Rev. Gilmore is also a trainer with Reconciliation Ministry.
Our Saturday Learning Center leaders are:
- Ken Brooker Langston, Disciples Center for Public Witness
- Beverly Goines, National City Christian Church
- Sandhya Jha, Oakland Peace Center
- Terrell McTyer, Hope Partnership
- Darren Phelps, Bethel Christian Church DC
- Hector Rodriguez, National Benevolent Association
- Sharon Stanley Rea, Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministry
- Shauna St. Clair-Fleming, Ph.D. Candidate, Emory University
Child care will be available and a special program for youth, including an overnight lock-in, are being planned!
All information, including online registration, can be found at the Region's website: http://www.cccadisciples.org/regional-assembly-2018 The 2018 Regional Assembly is being led by co-directors the Rev. Ciara Simonson and the Rev. Kathleen Kline Moore. A diverse group of dynamic leaders under their leadership are pulling together this dynamic program. We look forward to seeing you there.
SO MUCH MORE is available on the website as will be updated information as it becomes available. And Please, contact us if you need more! (Thanks to the Rev. Dr. Beverly Goines for her great work on the website!)
See you in October!
Abundantly and Gratefully Yours,
Rev. Allen V. Harris
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Capital Area
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