"Together On Earth As It Is In Heaven"
Plan NOW to attend the 2018 Christian Church (Disciples Of Christ) Capital Area Regional Assembly October 12-13 at Largo Community Church in Mitchellville, Maryland.
Our theme, "Together On Earth As It Is In Heaven" calls us to not just imagine, but live the Beloved Community that Jesus sets forth in his prayer from Matthew 6:10.
The Assembly begins with an All Assembly Banquet Friday night, October 12th and continues through the day on Saturday, October 13th until late afternoon.
Our entire Assembly will be wrapped around the statement that resulted from the Mission First! gatherings held at events all around the church like our Regional Assembly in 2016. That statement reads:
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is called to participate in God’s mission and move people and communities toward wholeness.
We work together across generations to achieve the following goals:
• Equip leaders grounded in Scripture, centered on Christ, and immersed in the Spirit;
• Create communities of inclusion and care;
• Attend to the needs of the vulnerable; and
• Overcome structural and systemic injustice.
We are overjoyed to announce that our keynote speaker for Friday night's banquet will be the Rev. Sandhya Jha, pastor, author, founder and director of the Oakland Peace Center, and pro-reconciliation/anti-racism trainer with Reconciliation Ministry.
We are equally thrilled to announce that the preacher for Saturday's worship will be the Rev. Yvonne Gillmore, pastor, poet and a spoken word artist, and Associate Dean of the Disciples Divinity House at the University of Chicago. Rev. Gilmore is also a trainer with Reconciliation Ministry.
The 2018 Regional Assembly is being led by co-directors the Rev. Ciara Simonson and the Rev. Kathleen Kline Moore. A diverse group of dynamic leaders under their leadership are pulling together this dynamic program. We look forward to seeing you there.