A Letter to the Church on Being the Church in This Moment Dear Disciples of Christ, As your Regional Ministry colleagues, we have listened carefully and prayerfully to the questions you are asking about when and how to meet again in person as the Church. We are asking many of the same questions. We miss […]
The 2019 Covenant Journal, a report on the 2019 General Board meeting in February, is mailed to each congregation and available for [faicon icon=”file-pdf-o”] download here. View full texts of reports and business items on the General Assembly business page.
Submitted by the Virgina region’s search committee The new regional minister in Virginia, Rev. Bill Spangler-Dunning, was named at the Regional Administrative Council meeting in Lynchburg, VA on Saturday, February 9, 2019. Bill Spangler-Dunning is well known to many in the regional and general church as he comes to Virginia having served for the past […]
Following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, in 2014, a new conversation to engage Disciples in advocacy surfaced a need for connection. The efforts to network for Standing Rock protests and other crisis led to the creation of Disciples Public Presence. Disciples Public Presence is a movement. After its beginnings in March […]
Disciples have been getting up and out into their communities a lot in the last few weeks. Issues including gun violence, racism, poverty, and education have all motivated action from congregations coast to coast. Here is just a sample of activities to show the breadth of Disciples responses. March for Our Lives | Act to […]
The National Council of Churches (NCC) is kicking off a new effort to end racism on the 50th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination. The initial rally to begin multi-year ACT Now: Unite to End Racism campaign will be on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The event will begin on the […]