Disciples women will not want to miss the 2010 Quadrennial Assembly that will be held June 23-27 in Greensboro, N.C. Women are already registering for the event which will include the opportunity to hear well-known speakers and be involved in mission activities.
Speakers who will headline the event include Vashti McKenzie, bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church; retired attorney and Disciples leader Joanne Kagiwada; Disciples pastor Evelyn Nieves; Executive Director for Week of Compassion Amy C. Gopp; General Minister and President Sharon Watkins; and Sharyn Dowd, pastor for spiritual formation and mission engagement at First Baptist Church in Decatur, Ga. Mission outreach will include opportunities to make or donate blankets, and participate in a blood drive. Assembly goers also will collect books and purses for a local women’s shelter, as well as prepare Church World Service hygiene kits that will be used to replenish the supplies depleted by the earthquake in Haiti.
Musician Laura Hall has written a theme song for the assembly entitled "Awaken to the Presence." To learn more about Quadrennial and to register go to: www.quadrennial.org