FCC News

June 7, 2017

(Repost) WV Disciples Online 6/7/17

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6/11 – Trinity Sunday
Visit www.lifeinliturgy.org

6/11 – 16 ChiRho & Junior Camps
6/14-16  Camp Campbell
7/2-8 – CYF Conference

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

Summer Camps Begin Sunday!

It is with great excitement and optimism we announce that Parchment Valley Conference Center located in Ripley, WV is our new location for ChiRho/Junior camps and Camp Campbell Kids Camp. The change of location has risen late in the camp planning stage, but we both agree it is a positive, necessary change. Our youth will be welcomed with open arms not only by your Regional staff, but by the staff of Parchment Valley. There is plenty of housing for all, a pool, a fully equipped dining hall and lots of open land to experience God’s presence and purpose together. We will be the only group using the facility during our week and oversight by our camp counseling staff will be afforded the opportunity to chaperone the rolling hills and children with ease and visibility.

If you have any questions or concerns prior to, during or following camp, please reach out to Rev. Hardway on his mobile phone at (304)780-1989, Rev. Allen on his mobile phone at (304)633-2428 or the Regional office at (304)428-1681.

This will be a great week of camp, and a milestone in the life of the faith of your children, yourselves, and the counselors involved. Rest assured, God will be with us!  CYF Conference will continue to meet at Bethany College.

You can download the ChurchPak with all the needed information and promotional flyers for both Camps and Conference here in PDF or here in a Word .doc.
Register now online at www.wvdisciples.org.


Self Defense for Women at Parkersburg
Parkersburg First Christian & Central Christian Church Disciples of Christ will be holding a women’s self defense class June 24 10am-1pm. The cost is $20 for Disciples and $30 for nonmembers of a Disciples congregation. The class is being taught by a Correction Officer and certified teacher. A class was held in March by the same instructor and was Very helpful and beneficial to attendees ranging in ages 15-70. Contact the Parkersburg congregation office at 304-485-5253.



Disciples Historical Society Seeks President
The Disciples of Christ Historical Society, located in Bethany, West Virginia, seeks to call a steward to be our next President. The called person will be given a unique opportunity to serve in continuity within the tradition of extending the ministry of Christ. The successful candidate will be afforded the opportunity to work in an historic, academic and bucolic setting. The position will be located in a newly refurbished reception area and a newly constructed state-of-the-art archival facility that is contiguous to the Alexander Campbell historic sites and within walking distance of sites honored with the national landmark status….Read more

General Assembly Just Around the Corner!

If you haven’t reserved your rooms for the 2017 General Assembly in Indianapolis, now is the time! Spaces are filling up in downtown hotels, and time is running out to secure our discounted rates. Reserve your rooms by Wednesday, June 7 to save your spot at our group rate!
Several affordable housing options are still available:
To reserve your rooms, visit the General Assembly Housing webpage.


After 12 years of leadership, the Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins will reach the end of her second term as General Minister and President at the 2017 General Assembly. Tickets are now on sale through the registration system for the banquet to be held in her honor on Saturday, July 8. Well wishers may also attend a reception after worship Saturday evening.


Calling all DANCERS (or those who can’t sit still) who are registered to attend the 2017 General Assembly! To make our worship time celebratory and inclusive of all our senses, you can now sign up for the General Assembly Dancers through the registration system! ALL AGES AND ABILITIES WELCOME! To add the dance option to your registration, go to ga.disciples.org/registration to login using your confirmation number (remember to choose the Already Registered option) **DON’T FORGET TO INCLUDE YOUR CELL NUMBER IN YOUR REGISTRATION PROFILE TO RECEIVE UPDATES AND INFORMATION ABOUT THE DANCER/MOVEMENT GROUP!**

If you would like to join other singers from across the U.S. and Canada in worship on Wednesday, July 12, this is the opportunity for you! Find out more as well as links to the chosen music on the website. You can sign up  in the registration system. (If you are already registered, simply log back in and add this activity.)

There are at least two other major events downtown the same time period as the Disciples so parking will not be easily found. Gate Ten is offering a dedicated lot, reserved spots and free shuttle service to the convention center at rates that are less than the downtown hotels. So even if you are staying in a hotel, it might be worth the shuttle ride to park your car at Gate Ten for the week.

Indianapolis tends to have daily high temperatures through the summer, with daily highs around 85 degrees (usually between 77-92 degrees). Dress comfortably!

Join us in unity at the start of General Assembly in Indianapolis on Saturday, July 8, 2017, from 3 to 5 p.m., for a Disciples Rally 4 Family Justice.  We will gather at the convention center beginning at 2:45 p.m. in room 103, and will march from there to the State Capitol Grounds — south steps of the State House — for a rally and press conference.

This event is being sponsored by multiple ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  Go here for a flyer that can be downloaded to help get the word out about this important event. Join the Facebook event to receive updates and register here.


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