Tickets Now Available For Clergy & Laity For May 19 Ministers' Association Dinner with Rev. Paul Tche

May 19th, 5 p.m., Columbia United Christian Church

Tickets: https://squareup.com/store/christian-church-capital-area

On Friday, May 19 from 5-8 p.m. Capital Area Regional Clergy & Friends are invited to the Ministers' Association Spring Dinner & Meeting at Columbia United Christian Church, Columbia, MD.  We are delighted to host the Rev. Seung Un (Paul) Tché, President of the Disciples Council On Christian Unity who will speak.  His keynote is titled, “Charting New Frontiers: Disciples Journey in the Land of Oz”

All clergy, significant others, and friend, regardless of membership in the Minister's Association and denominational affiliation, are welcome to this event.

Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased online at: https://squareup.com/store/christian-church-capital-area.  If you wish to purchase tickets by mail, please make checks out to "Christian Church Capital Area" and mark in the memo "Ministers' Assoc. Dinner" and mail them to CCCA 8814 Kensington Pkwy., Ste. 208, Chevy Chase, MD 20815-6743

The address for the dinner is:
     Columbia United Christian Church
     Oakland Mills Interfaith Center
     5885 Robert Oliver Place
     Columbia, MD 21045

Interfaith Workshop: Continuing Education For Lay & Clergy Alike

You are also invited to a workshop with Rev. Tché on Saturday morning, May 20th from 10:00 a.m. - 12“Called to Live Life in Unity: Our Journey with Interreligious Neighbors” which will be held at First Christian Church and Corner Community Center, Baltimore, Maryland. 
 
A key resource for this workshop will be the "Study Guide for Report on Interreligious Engagement," a resource from the Council On Christian Unity.  To download the study guide, please go to: http://councilonchristianunity.org/document/study-guide-for-report-on-inter-religious-engagement/. Purpose of this Study The primary purpose of this Study Guide is to help Disciples examine the report received by the General Assembly, “Disciples of Christ and Interreligious Engagement,” and to think through some of the issues it raises.
 
There will be no charge for this event, however you are asked to RSVP by email: mail@cccadisciples.org.   The address for the church and community center is: 5802 Roland Ave, Baltimore, MD 21210
PLEASE share this with your congregation and invite your interfaith neighbors to attend!


Save The Date: Workshop For Clergy & Pastoral Relations Committee Members Saturday, May 6


We are excited to host the Rev. Cynthia Lindner in our Region for several events, including a workshop for Clergy AND Lay Leaders (especially members of local Pastoral Relations Committees) to talk with her about her research and subsequent book on "Varieties Of Gifts: Multiplicity And The Well-Lived Pastoral Life."  Rev. Lindner is Director of Ministry Studies and Clinical Faculty for Preaching and Pastoral Care in the Divinity School. 

Cynthia Lindner received her training in the Divinity School's Doctor of Ministry program with emphases in biblical studies, ethics, and psychological studies.  She has worked as a parish pastor, hospice chaplain, and pastoral psychotherapist for over twenty years.  Teaching and research interests include questions of contemporary ministerial identity and formation, the ethics of preaching and pastoral care in multicultural society and the interface of corporate worship and public witness in congregational life.  She recently published a book documenting her narrative research with clergy, entitled Varieties of Gifts: Multiplicity and the Well-Lived Pastoral Life (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016) and is currently researching multiplicity and movement in congregational narratives.

Rev. Lindner is also a pastoral psychotherapist at the Center for Religion and Psychotherapy, where she conducts clergy groups on narrativity and formation in addition to her work with individuals and couples.  She conducts research on collaborative pedagogy in theological education, and is currently conducting interviews with clergy for a research project entitled "Accounting for Ourselves: Multiplicity in Ministry," funded by the Louisville Institute.  Rev. Lindner is a member of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and of the International Association for Spiritual Care. 


This page will be for both upcoming events in the Region as well as reports from recent events.

 

Upcoming Major Regional Events:

 

+ April 21-24 (Friday to Monday) Ecumenical Advocacy Days, Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Washington, D.C. – Crystal City

+ April 29 (Saturday) 50th Anniversary Celebration & Dining Hall Renovation Dedication, Camp Mary Mac.

October 14, 2017, all day: Salt & Light Leadership Training Event, Saturday, October 14, 2017 all day at National City Christian Church, Washington, DC

Comprehensive Regional Calendar:

2017

> *Regional Events Calendar

[The Regional Calendar is on our web site!  Look for the “Calendar” tab at the top at www.cccadisciples.org or go to: http://tinyurl.com/jbqcfrp ]

2017

MARCH

+ March 18 (Saturday) 1-5 p.m.,  Social Justice & Peace Workshop, United Christian Parish, Reston, VA

+ March 21 (Tuesday) 10:00 a.m. Minister’s Association Executive Committee Meeting, CCCA Regional Offices

+ March 22 (Wednesday) 8:00 a.m., Ecumenical Leaders Group of Central Maryland, Baltimore, MD

+ March 23 (Thursday) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Clergy Soup & Conversation, Aspen Hill Christian Church, Aspen Hill, MD

+ March 25 (Saturday) 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. CCCA Camp & Counselor Training, University Christian Church, Hyattsville, MD

+ March 25 (Saturday) 9:00 a.m. Work Day Camp Mary Mac, 12 noon Mary Mac Management Committee Meeting, Camp Mary Mac, Sharpsburg, MD

March 31 – April 2 Work Day at the Conference Center at Bethany Beach, Bethany Beach, DE

APRIL

+ April 6 (Thursday) 10:00 a.m. Commission For Ministry Meeting, North Chevy Chase Christian Church, Chevy Chase, MD

+ April 9 & 16 (Sundays) Receive The Easter Special Day Offering in our Congregations to support the General Ministries of the Christian Church.  www.disciplesmissionfund.org/special-offerings

+ April 16 (Sunday) Easter Celebration!

+ April 20-21 (Thursday & Friday) Disciples Center For Public Witness Board Of Governors Meeting, TBD

+ April 20 (Thursday) 7:30 p.m., Bethany House Board of Trustees Meeting, Rockville, MD

+ April 21-24 (Friday to Monday) Ecumenical Advocacy Days, Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Washington, D.C. – Crystal City (Arlington, VA) For more info: http://advocacydays.org/2017-confronting-chaos/

+ April 22 (Saturday) 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Work Day At Camp Mary Mac, Sharpsburg, MD

+ April 28 - 29 (Friday - Saturday), Disciples Divinity House, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

+ April 29 (Saturday) 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 50th Anniversary Celebration & Dining Hall Renovation Dedication, Camp Mary Mac.  Save The Date And Share It With Others!

MAY

+ May 4 (Thursday) 10:00 a.m. Commission For Ministry Meeting, North Chevy Chase Christian Church, Chevy Chase, MD

+ May 5-7 (Friday - Sunday) Green Retreat, Camp Mary Mac, Sharpsburg, MD

+May 5 (Friday) Evening - Reception for the Rev. Cynthia G. Lindner, author of "Varieties Of Gifts: Multiplicity And The Well-Lived Pastoral Life," TBA

+ May 6 (Saturday) 10:00 a.m. Salt & Light Planning Meeting, CCCA Offices

+ May 7 (Sunday) 2:00 p.m., Commission For Camp & Conference meeting, CCCA Offices

+ May 13 (Saturday) 10:00 a.m. Commission For Congregational Life Committee Meeting, CCCA Offices

+May 14 – 17 (Sunday – Wednesday) Senior Adult Spring Conference, Christian Church Conference Center, Bethany Beach, DE

+ May 17 (Wednesday) 8:00 a.m., Ecumenical Leaders Group of Central Maryland, Baltimore, MD

+ May 19 (Friday) 5:00 p.m. Minister’s Association Dinner & Meeting, the Rev. Seung Un (Paul) Tche, President of the Disciples Council On Christian Unity will speak, at Columbia United Christian Church, Columbia, MD.  More information to follow!

+ May 19 – 21 (Friday – Sunday) Preschool (Discovery) Retreat, Camp Mary Mac, Sharpsburg, MD

+ May 26 – 29 (Friday – Monday) Personal Retreat, Christian Church Conference Center, Bethany Beach, DE

JUNE

+ June 1 (Thursday) 10:00 a.m. Commission For Ministry Meeting, North Chevy Chase Christian Church, Chevy Chase, MD

+ June 2 – 4 (Friday – Sunday) Disciples Women’s Retreat,  Christian Church Conference Center, Bethany Beach, DE

+ June 10 – 11 (Saturday – Sunday) Retirement Celebration for the Rev. Dr. Wm. Chris Hobgood, Bethany Beach Christian Church & Conference Center at Bethany Beach, DE

+ June 10 (Saturday) 9:00 a.m. Regional Board Meeting, Whosoever Will Christian Church, Beltsville, MD

+ June 30 - July 4, 2017 Central Atlantic Conference, United Church Of Christ, General Synod, Baltimore, Maryland.  For more info: http://synod.uccpages.org/

JULY

+ July 8 - 12, 2017 General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples Of Christ), Indianapolis, Indiana.  For more info: http://ga.disciples.org/