FCC News

June 26, 2014

CYF Conference Needs Help with Project

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CYF Conferees, gathering at Bethany College on July 20, will be joining in mission, creating Church World Service School Kits, as they are desperately needed right now.

You and your congregation can be of help in this worthy effort by collecting and sending supplies for the kits, and/or making cloth bags according to the pattern provided here. Funds to purchase additional supplies would also be welcome.

Please follow the request for supplies as fully as possible, and we will also be grateful for the funds to help ship them ($2 each).

Send the supplies or completed bags (by July 15) to Bethany Memorial Church, P.O. Box 149, Main St., Bethany, WV 26032. Money should be sent online to the Regional Office or checks mailed there (1402 Washington Ave., Parkersburg, WV 26101) – just note “school kits” on your check memo.

Thank you for participating in this great effort in every way possible, including sharing this news with groups and other individuals in your congregation. Questions may be addressed to Rev. Kevin Snow at ksnow@wvdisciples.org.


June 16, 2014

Music and Music Makers!

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This is a free summer music program at the Disciples Center for Human Wholeness at the New Martinsville First Christian Church. The 2014 camp will focus on the music of Germany, Austria, Great Britain, and the United States. Students will have the opportunity to play various instruments, sing, and learn some music history

Registration forms are available from in the church office. These will be due to Pastor Vic Hunter no later than July 1st.

Dates and Times:

Mondays, July 7, 14, 21

Tuesdays, July 9, 16, 23

Wednesday, July 11, 18, 25

9:30am – 12:00pm

Need for Volunteers

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We need two or three volunteers to help out on occasion at Senior Access Point at Disciples Center. It would involve being present to answer phones or cover any visitors when Kyleen is unable to be present. Hours are from 9:30-12:30, Monday – Thursday. Volunteers will be trained in vision of Senior Access and in the duties of hospitable presence. Please see Kyleen Jiannine or Pastor Vic if interested.

Campers Notice

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It’s Not too late to sign up for CYF Conference. You may pick up a registration form at the NMFCC office, or you can registar on line at www.wvdisciples.net The dates are : CYF Conference: July 20-26 at Bethany Registration deadline is June 28.

June 10, 2014

Beauty of Holiness (re-post from West Virgina Region)

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The Place and Use of Fine Arts in the Life of the Church
Mountainside Conference Center, Bethany
July 18-19, 2014

This workshop – designed for artists, ministers, and others who are interested in the arts in the life of the church – will provide time for both theological reflection on the role of the arts in the life of the church and experience, and instruction in making beautiful art works for your church. Ways to use the arts in worship, for spiritual discovery, and for Christian education will be explored. You should, literally, take something of beauty and holiness home with you. 

Friday, July 18

8:30-9:30      Coffee/Continental Breakfast
9:30-Noon      Biblical and Theological Understanding of the Beauty of Holiness
                                                                        Dr. Larry Grimes, Dean Buffalo Seminary
Noon-1;00    Lunch—Harder Hall
1-4                  Working Sessions—Various Locations, including Mountainside Conference Center, Johnson Fine Arts Center, and Bethany Memorial Church
                        Session A        Music Workshop (using and making music for worship) 
                                                      Rev. David Chafin, Deputy Regional Minister WV
                        Session B       Two Dimensional Art Workshop (Painting, Drawing, etc.)
                                                            Professor Kenn Morgan, Bethany College
                        Session C        Drama Workshop (emphasis on how to produce a play)
                                                            Professor Luke Hardt, Bethany College
                        Session D       Creative Writing Workshop
                                                      Rev. Dr. Larry Grimes, Dean Buffalo Seminary
                                                     & Professor of English Emeritus, Bethany College
Saturday, July 19
8:30-9:30      Coffee/Continental Breakfast
9:30-Noon      Go to your workshop group and work on your project
Noon-1           Lunch—Harder Hall
1-4                  Presentation, Explanation, and Appreciation of Projects

Registrants must choose ONE of the above workshops.  Register by June 30 atwww.wvdisciples.org/buffalo

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