FCC News

March 29, 2016

Repost from WV Disciples Online

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Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
in West Virginia

WV Disciples Online

The ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in West Virginia is supported by your gifts to Disciples Mission Fund.

Blessed Holy Week
From your Regional Staff and friends around the Christian Church in West Virginia and the Christian Church in Pennsylvania send blessings your way, and prayers that your experience of this Holy Week and coming Easter are filled with all the gifts that bring new life to our world.

Emailing the Regional Staff
We continue to experience problems receiving email that is addressed to any of our staff using our “@wvdisciples.org” addresses.  While the primary issue is with Gmail users who are trying to reach the regional staff, it may be a problem for others, as well, so we are recommending that you use the following addresses for now:
Thaddaeus Allen:  thaddaeus1969@gmail.com
David Chafin:  dtchafin@gmail.com
Ken Hardway: k.hardway@yahoo.com
Earl Shaw: eeshawjr@comcast.net
Joel Potts: joelpottsiii@yahoo.com
Phil Auten: phauten208@gmail.com
Jayne Chafin: chafinhouse@gmail.com
General Email to Office, and our secretary, Carol Robinson: info@wvdisciples.net
If you have emailed any of us and not received a reply in a reasonable time, please check to see that you have used one of these new addresses.  You may not receive a “bounce” notice if this issue was the culprit.  We apologize for this inconvenience and will hope to find a permanent solution soon.

Camp & Conference Dates:
The WV Disciples Youth are scheduled to gather at Camps and Conference as follows:
ChiRho/Junior Camps (completed 3rd through 8th grades):
 June 6-11 (Mon. – Sat.) at Crossroads Camp, Parkersburg
Camp Campbell (completed K – 2nd grades):
June 9-11 (Thu. – Sat.) at Crossroads Camp, Parkersburg
CYF Conference (completed 9th – 12th grades):
July 3-9 (Sun. – Sat.) at Bethany College, Bethany
Details will follow soon.  Plan now to join us for the best week of your life!

URGENT Reminder to Congregations:
The annual Yearbook and Directory report form needs to be returned to the Regional Office or the Yearbook Office before March 31.  This is a critically important part of our shared covenant as members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  Please complete that all-important pink form today, and send it in!Contact Rev. Chafin today if you are in need of further information.

Regional Board Meeting  
The Regional Board will hold its spring meeting at the Regional Center on April 23 at 10:30 a.m.  RSVP to Rev. Chafin as soon as possible.

Regional Assembly Set for September
Along with  the grand opening of the Disciples of Christ Historical Society’s new facility in Bethany, the West Virginia Regional Assembly will take place  Sept. 9-10 at Bethany.  Details will follow soon.  Please mark your calendars now and plan to attend this grand weekend!

All Saints Fund 
The All Saints Fund of the Christian Church in West Virginia gives you a wonderful opportunity to honor the lives of those who have touched your own.  Read more in our new brochure, and consider visiting our support page to make a gift.

Upcoming Events from Disciples Home Missions:Association of Disciple Musicians

Weave Us Together

July 17-22, 2016

Evansville University ~ Evansville, Indiana

Register here!


Disciples Men – Sessions 2016

You are Called by Name

July 8-10, 2016

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, Texas

Register here!

Buffalo Seminary Events
Visit our Buffalo Seminary page now to learn about two exciting upcoming events:
Scott Lectures: Registration Open 
Dr. Amy Jill Levine will present: Jesus, Judaism, and Jewish-Christian Relations at the annual Oreon E. Scott Lectures, April 4-5 at Bethany’s Mountainside Conference Center.  This promises to be an engaging conversation with one of the world’s foremost scholars on both New Testament and Judaism.
Visit http://bethanywv.edu/about-bethany/church-relations/oreon-e-scott-lectures/2016-lectures/today to see details and register!
New:  Download brochure (includes registration form)

Buffalo Seminary is a joint effort of the Christian Church in WV and Bethany College, which provides CEU’s for events.  It is heavily underwritten by a generous grant by the Oreon E. Scott Foundation.

Stay Connected!
Wondering where to get information about events, resources or recent news in the general Church? Keep up with all the latest from the general Church by subscribing to Disciples News Service, a weekly e-letter. Sign up here

About the News…
It is our intent to offer this weekly news, published Wednesday mornings, for use throughout the region, as a means to help us stay more connected.  We hope you’ll encourage others to follow and subscribe by using the “Forward to a Friend” link below, and by sharing this on Facebook & Twitter.

If you have news of an important event in the life of your congregation that might have broad appeal, please forward it to dtchafin@gmail.com for possible inclusion in an upcoming issue.  Some photos will be gladly received as well.  Try to send items a week in advance of the Wednesday publication date.

For now, we thank you for your participation in our regional church life, and urge you to share the word of this new publication schedule with the folks in your congregation.

Upcoming Events

3/24 – Maundy Thursday/Holy Week visit www.lifeinliturgy.org

3/27 – Easter Sunday  visitwww.lifeinliturgy.org

4/4-5 – Oreon E. Scott Lectures at Bethany (Amy Jill Levine) – (Register Now!)

4/23 – Regional Board Meeting – Parkersburg (RSVP here)

6/6-11 – ChiRho & Junior Camps
6/9-11 – Camp Campbell
7/3-9  –  CYF Conference

7/8-10 – Sessions for Disciples Men – Ft. Worth.  Register here!

7/17-22 – Association of Disciples Musicians   Evansville, IN Register here!

8/19-21  Disciples Women’s Retreat  Cedar Lakes

9/9-10- Regional Assembly at Bethany

10/7-9 – Disciples Men’s Retreat Cedar Lakes

Learn more about us

Visit www.wvdisciples.org to discover more about your Regional Church.  Our NewsWire contains past and future news of the region, and will house these weekly news items.

You’ll find a wealth of learning events provided by our Buffalo Seminary at Bethany College described on our webpage, and can follow the events and their follow-up at our Buffalo Bits blog.

We publish Life in Liturgy to assist your congregational leaders in planning worship. Visitwww.lifeinliturgy.org

You’ll discover back issues of our Regional Newsletter, Legacies (our planned giving magazine), and other helpful publications on ourpublications page.


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