Events

Events

CMF/DWM Virtual Retreat ‘Unity & Resilience: Hallmarks of Faith’

More than ever, we Disciples need to celebrate our rich heritage and envision our promising legacy going forward.  On Saturday, September 12, we invite you to enjoy the combined Disciples of Christ CMF/DWM Virtual Retreat, “Unity and Resilience: Hallmarks of Faith,” on our NC Regional Website – ncdisciples.org.  The retreat, divided into three parts with additional break-out sessions, will be available at 10:00 AM and is pre-recorded for your convenience. While there is no registration or fee required for this event, gifts to the region are always appreciated. See the attached flyer and program.  Please post on your church websites and forward to others. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Naish at knaish1@gmail.com or Penny Ziemer at pbziemer@gmail.com. On Sept. 12, come join us as we bear witness to all the ways our faith tradition is rooted in unity, resilience and hope! …

Racial Equity Orientation Workshop: Building a Common Language

To register for this event, please do so here. The ARPR Commission commends all of you who are engaging in the Regional Call to Action for Racial Equity and Justice for All! Many of you have participated in the Morning Call to Prayer with Bishop Melvin and leaders from across our Region. Thank you! Hundreds of you gathered for the Juneteenth Virtual Vigil for Freedom & Resilience. Thank you! Tens of thousands – including folks from Christian Churches in NC – gathered online for the Mass Poor People’s Assembly & Moral March on Washington. Praise God! Church leaders are working on proposals for CCNC Reconciliation Grants to engage their local community in ministry that nurtures and promotes racial equity. Praise God! Districts and churches are moving towards strengthened conversations and congregational training around racial equity and reconciliation ministry. To God be the Glory! And God continues to call each member, clergy, congregation, and organization across the NC Region to the ministry of reconciliation – to become an Anti-Racist/Pro-Reconciling Church. Hallelujah! We (the ARPR Commission) are working diligently on the massive Call to Action Plan that you received on June 22. We have fielded inquiries from a number of folks about the virtual Racial Equity Orientation Workshop on Building a Common Language scheduled for July 25 and 31. This is an online workshop designed to unpack language and cultivate a common vocabulary surrounding racial equity ministry. NOTE: This workshop does not fulfill or replace the Racial Equity Training requirement for clergy. To ensure the success of the Racial Equity Orientation Workshop: Building a Common Language, the ARPR Commission has discerned the need to host a Pilot Workshop before we launch the Workshop to the entire Region. Therefore, we are taking the following actions: Postpone the virtual Racial Equity Orientation Workshop originally scheduled for July 25 and 31. Host a Pilot Workshop for clergy during the Tuesday, August 4th CCNC Regional Pastor’s Check-In via Zoom Open the Workshop to the Region on Saturday, August 15 (10-11:30am) with a second Workshop on Thursday, August 27 (7-8:30pm). Registration will be required to attend each of these workshops, but will remain open through August 15 and August 27 respectively (same day registrations will be accepted) To register, click the at the top of this post or go here.  You may attend either of the region-wide workshops or both. We invite clergy, chaplains, ordained and commissioned ministers to join us on August 4 for the Pilot Racial Equity Orientation Workshop: Building a Common Language. Again, thanks to each and everyone of you for your commitment to racial equity in your churches, communities and across our region. In the Strong Name of Christ, Dr. Jackie McHenry & Rev. Jason Williams…

Camp Caroline Reopens on June 15

Camp Caroline is Re-Opening! Spread the news! Beginning June 15, 2020, Camp Caroline will be OPEN for limited use by small groups. Under our current opening plans, the gym will not be open for now.  Book your stay today!  We hope to see you soon! The health, safety, and well-being of our community, on and off Camp Caroline’s property, is our highest priority and responsibility so check out the documents below to see what we’re doing to keep you safe while you stay with us! Statement of Reassurance | A Plan for Reopening…

A Vigil for Freedom and Resilience

Dear Church: The Anti-Racism/Pro-Reconciliation (ARPR) Commission has taken to heart the Call to Action issued by our Regional Minister in her message on Friday, June 5. A season of prayer has begun as a result of this Call to Action. In continuity with the Call to Action, we will be hosting a region-wide Vigil for Freedom and Resilience on Juneteenth (June 19) at 7 pm (see attachment). The word vigil comes from the Latin word for “awake.” Vigil implies watchfulness, alertness, and awareness. On Juneteenth, we focus our gaze upon the struggle for freedom in the United States. We request video and audio submissions, as well as creative submissions such as spoken word poetry, visual art, photography, film, dance, creative movement, and music (instrumental or vocal). Submissions for this vigil could include creative, faith-filled expressions which: Highlight the history of Juneteenth Bring awareness to the current and ongoing struggle for freedom in the United States Call attention to places in our society where justice is denied Acknowledge the sin of racism and the resiliency of our region to work towards dismantling the systems that divide us Send submissions via email to jason@littletreenc.org no later than 5 pm on Wednesday, June 17. The murder of George Floyd again highlights that people of color cannot expect equitable treatment from the systems and institutions that make up the US. The promise of freedom and justice for all remains unfulfilled. We must keep watch together! The Christian Church in North Carolina Anti-Racism/Pro-Reconciliation Commission…
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