UPDATES for this Summer’s General Assembly, including Youth Virtual Choir, Escape Room Adventure, and CCCA Reception!
Worship, learning, fellowship and business all make up the biennial gathering of the WHOLE Church from across the United States and Canada. Come early for one of the pre-events offered by Green Chalice, Phillips Theological Seminary, Disciples Alliance Q and Disciples Church Extension Fund. (And stay after worship Wednesday morning for a rally at the state capitol.)
Join in the celebration that begins at 1:30 pm (CDT) on Saturday, July 20, in the Iowa Events Center’s arena. Meet Disciples from across all expressions of the Church and ecumenical and international visitors. Worship with thousands of Disciples and hear inspiring Bible studies and preaching. Learn in workshops, in the MissionFest displays, from exhibitors, during special meal events and after-sessions. Find out what the general ministries have been doing the past biennium and what plans are for the future. And throughout the experience enjoy the fellowship of those who share the name “Disciple” while experiencing the amazing hospitality of the Upper Midwest region. Register now.
New: Youth! Join the Virtual Choir
You’re invited for the first ever Disciples virtual choir! This remote collaboration works by recording your singing and sending it in to us. We’ll stitch together all of the singers into one giant sonic collage debuting at General Assembly! Can’t travel to Des Moines? No worries! Our Church will see and experience your powerful voice & the young people throughout the Disciples of Christ. This is your chance! Show the world what God’s doing through your generation.
New: Escape Room Adventure Game
Break out of the workshop mold with this wild and wacky adventure game. Designed for all ages. Reserve your adventure at the Disciples Church Extension Fund booth, just inside the doors in the Exhibit Hall. Reservations available for adventures during After Sessions (Saturday through Tuesday 9 – 10 p.m.), and anytime workshops are in session. (Sunday-Tuesday, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.) No experience necessary — with church or with escape rooms!
New: Hunger Simulation
Des Moines Area Religious Council’s Hunger Simulation is an immersive interactive experience for you to learn what it’s like to live with food insecurity. Tuesday, 1:30 pm Hall A. Revise your existing registration to include this experience.
MissionFest applications open until June 30
Mission is happening all over the Church from congregations to regions to general ministries. We’re out to celebrate the many creative and varied ways Disciples are having an impact with and for God’s children.
And don’t forget:
Once again the Capital Area Region will host a reception following the evening program on Saturday, July 20 in the Convention Center. Friends, former members, and all current CCCA clergy and lay leaders are invited to attend!