Disciples News Service

General Assembly Promotion Sunday Is March 8

2009 General AssemblyA special opportunity to highlight the upcoming 2009 General Assembly in your congregation or region is just weeks away. On Sunday, March 8, Disciples congregations can post displays, talk about the benefits of the Assembly and create online registration sites to encourage attendance at this year’s Assembly, which will be July 29 through Aug. 2 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

General Minister and President Sharon Watkins is challenging every congregation to send 10 percent of its members to the Assembly. This biennial time is the church-wide opportunity for Disciples to gather and reflect on our identity as a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world.

Congregational booklets containing information about pre-events, speakers, children, youth and young adult activities, as well as registration, promotional flyers and bulletin inserts are arriving in congregations. You also can learn more about General Assembly by going to www.disciples.org/ga