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Christian Church Capital Area Regional Assembly 2018

October 12 - October 13

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THE TIME IS NOW! Sign up for our 2018 Capital Area Regional Assembly!

2018 Christian Church Capital Area Regional Assembly- 10/12-13

2018 Regional Assembly, October 12-13 at Largo Community Church, Mitchellville, MD.

The 2018 Christian Church (Disciples Of Christ) Capital Area Regional Assembly October 12-13 will be hosted by Largo Community Church in Mitchellville, Maryland and their Senior Pastor, Rev. Jack Morris. 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 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 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.

There will be four constituency group meetings during the Regional Assembly.  At 5:00 p.m. the Ministers’ Association will meet and ALL CLERGY are invited to join us to learn of the work of this important organization.  Following the All Assembly Dinner, about 8:00 p.m., there will be gatherings for Disciples Women, the Hispanic Fellowship, and Disciples Center For Public Witness/DJAN.  You do not have to be signed up ahead of time to attend these gatherings.

On Saturday, October 13 six Focused Learning Centers, under four themes, with eight of the brightest and best leaders of the Christian Church (Disciples Of Christ) will help those attending the Regional Assembly of the Christian Church Capital Area live into the theme of the event, “Together On Earth As It Is In Heaven.”

The four themes will call us to:

  • 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 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 Hernandez, National Benevolent Association 
  • Sharon Stanley Rea, Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministry
  • Shauna St. Clair-Fleming, Ph.D. Candidate, Emory University

All information, including online registration, can be found at the Region’s website. 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. For more information and to answer questions please contact the Rev. Ciara Simonson.

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Youth Programming Central To 2018 Regional Assembly

The planning team for this year’s Regional Assembly have been extremely attentive to the call from our MissionFirst learnings to do our ministry across generations. Therefore a complete program for children and youth is being planned.

The youth portion of the Regional Assembly will take place as a lock-in throughout the Assembly. Following the All Assembly Dinner Friday Night, middle school and high school youth will gather together with the theme “Living Out Our Faith In Community.” Leaders are Laura Fisher, Debbie McCoy, and Marina Overby.

Children’s programing and nursery care will be provided by the folks at Largo Community Church. ALL children and youth MUST REGISTER AHEAD OF TIME using the regular registration process. Please be advised there will be no day of registrations for these programs as specific staffing has to be secured for the numbers registered.

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Details

Start:
October 12
End:
October 13
Website:
http://www.cccadisciples.org/regional-assembly-2018

Venue

Largo Community Church
1701 Enterprise Road
Mitchellville, MD 20721
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Website:
https://www.largocc.org/

Organizer

Christian Church Capital Area
Phone:
301-942-8266
Email:
mail@cccadisciples.org
Website:
http://www.cccadisciples.org