NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Southside Good Friday Services Cancelled
After careful consideration, Southside Good Friday services scheduled for April has been cancelled. It is our hope and prayer that everyone stays safe during this time.
Special Prayers with General Ministry President
Pastors and chaplains –
Unprecedented. Historic. Weird. All these adjectives describe this current COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting upheaval in our ways of being Church.
One thing that is unchanging is the gift of prayer. Our General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens would like to pray over you virtually as you prepare for another Sunday of physical separation.
Calls have been scheduled for the next three Fridays at 1:00 pm EDT (noon CDT, 10:00 am PDT). The links to each session are on buttons below. The call will be about 15 minutes in length.
Even if you cannot join the conference call, know you are in her prayers. We know that technology may be something that is causing stress. We know you are worried about folks in your congregations and communities, particularly the vulnerable who may have already been ill and isolated.
There is only capacity for 100. Please make room for those in pastoral ministry and refrain from joining if you are not a chaplain or pastoring a congregation. If there is overwhelming participation, we will make additional plans for future calls.
Regional Assembly Postponed until Nov 13-14th
After careful consideration, the Regional Assembly Planning Team and Regional Staff have elected to reschedule the event. It is our hope and prayer that we are able to convene during a time that it will not put our congregations and clergy at risk. See the informational buttons on the right for more information and resources related to the Covid-19 Coronavirus and the need for virtual services and cancelling of gatherings.
Men's Retreat Cancelled for March
After careful consideration, the Men's Commission has elected to cancel the Men's Retreat which was scheduled for March 27-29th at Christmount. Click HERE to view the letter from the Men's Commission.
Important Disciples News Release
Click HERE to view the Disciples News Release including a Message, resource links for coronavirus from NBA, Week of Compassion and Office of the General Minister and President
Click HERE to view the Lenten Devotion courtesy of Rev. Wes Morgan.
Center for Lifelong Learning Offerings
HERE are the latest offerings from the Center for Lifelong Learning. Please share with your pastors, leaders, congregations or peers.
Association of Disciples Musicians
Lexington Online Offering
Click HERE to view more information including tuition for this class.
Regional Nominations for Board, Officers now open
The Christian Church in Georgia (DOC) is now accepting nominations for the 2020-2022 term for persons to serve in positions as:
REGIONAL OFFICERS – Serve as non-salaried officers of the Regional Assembly, Regional Board and the Regional Executive Committee (Moderator-Elect, Vice Moderator, Secretary,Treasurer)
GENERAL BOARD MEMBERS – The board supervises the business, program and policies approved by the Regional Assembly
NOMINATING COMMITTEE MEMBERS – Responsible for presenting nominations for all non-salaried officers of the Christian Church in Georgia named in the Constitution
CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE MEMBERS -Responsibility for certifying that voting representatives have been properly accredited at the Regional Assembly and shall declare if a quorum is present at the business sessions during the Regional Assembly
If you would like to nominate someone for one or more of these positions, click HERE to complete the form online.
Phillips University Scholarship Offering
The Phillips University Legacy Foundation is pleased to announce it is accepting new applications for its Undergraduate Scholarship and Leadership Development Program for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Legacy Foundation’s Undergraduate Scholarship and Leadership Development Program makes annual awards of up to $7,500 per year to full-time undergraduate students pursuing a liberal arts education at any of the 17 colleges or universities currently or historically related with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Recipients are chosen based on their academic achievements, their present and potential leadership in the church, their chosen vocation, and their community. The program is available to incoming freshmen as well as college sophomores, juniors and seniors.
The application can be submitted online through the Foundation’s website at www.pulf.org. Completed application forms are due March 16 and award notifications will be sent out no later than April 20th.
Are there any other ways that you know of that could help your students be aware of our Scholarship and Leadership Development program? Please let me know if you have any ideas for me or any questions about the program.
Phillips University Legacy Foundation
2615 East Randolph
Enid, Oklahoma 73701
Candler School of Theology Offerings
March 31: “Christ on the Border: Retrieving a Dangerous Memory”
4:00—5:30 p.m.; Candler School of Theology, Room 360
Free; registration required
Roberto S. Goizueta, the 2019-2020 distinguished visiting professor in the Alonzo L. McDonald Family Chair on the Life and Teachings of Jesus and Their Impact on Culture, is the Margaret O’Brien Flatley Professor of Catholic Theology Emeritus at Boston College.
Many thanks for helping to spread the word,
Laurel Davis Hanna
Director of Communications
Candler School of Theology | Emory University
Rita Anne Rollins Building
1531 Dickey Drive | Atlanta, GA 30322
404.727.4481 | www.candler.emory.edu
Volunteers Needed - El Refugio
We at El Refugio need volunteers to help staff our hospitality house to assist people released from Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, GA. Recent efforts to increase legal access at Stewart mean more people are being released on bond and parole. The detention center offers those released a ride to the closest bus station in Columbus, GA -- about one hour away. However, some people may not be ready to immediately travel.
El Refugio will offer assistance from the moment immigrants and asylum-seekers are released from Stewart. We will provide a crucial service, giving people time to relax and prepare for what can be a very long journey to join family members, friends, or sponsors across the United States. We will provide meals, as well as items such as a backpack, clothing, and hygiene supplies. We can’t wait to get started -- but our program won’t be successful without help from our dedicated volunteers.
Week of Compassion - Puerto Rico & Australia
We received the news today that there was another earthquake in Puerto Rico. Week of Compassion is in ongoing conversation with churches and ecumenical partners about current needs and the best way the wider church can help. We are also in conversation with local partners in Australia concerning the worst fire season in living history. Please keep them in your prayers.To support Puerto Rico designate your gift for "Earthquakes". Concerning Australia, designate your gift for "Australia Fires" ( click the button below to see attached letter).
Church Leadership Event at Christmount April 16-18th
Church Leadership Event 2020
When: Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 5:00 PM EDT - Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 3:00 PM EDT
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Christmount 222 Fern Way Black Mountain, NC 28711
Someone once said to me, "There's a big difference between feeling welcomed and feeling wanted."
Come attend the upcoming Church Leadership workshop at Christmount as we explore the depths of Theology and Disability as it relates to our faith communities today. Dr. Emily Askew from Lexington Theological Seminary will be our keynote speaker.
Bring your pastoral staff, your committee chairs, your leadership team, or just interested parties! The discussion will be engaging and enlightening.
Register online by clicking the links in this email or by calling the Christmount office at 828-669-8977.
Feel free to share this with others in your community and / or network whom you feel would benefit from this experience.
New Church Launch in Warner Robins - COMING SOON
Table Community Church- one of the new church developments of the Christian Church in Georgia is hitting the ground running in this new year! Check back in February for full media launch so you can follow along this journey.
Job Announcement - Director of Admissions - Lexington Theological Institute
Click HERE for the job description and information on how to apply.
Phillips Seminary Offerings
Click HERE to go to the Clergy News Page for More information.
World Convention Position Opening
Executive Director Position Opening
World Convention is beginning the process of seeking an Executive Director. Under the direction and guidance of our multinational Board of Directors, the person in this position is responsible for the planning, organizing, staffing, funding, motivating, directing, and management of our ministry connecting the Stone-Campbell Movement worldwide and working toward the unity of all Christians. She or he would have access to the current Executive Director in the transition.
Candidates from all streams of the Stone-Campbell Movement (Disciple-Christian-Church of Christ) from any country are encouraged to apply.
For more information, contact Doug Foster, chair of the search committee at email@example.com
Just Women Bible Study
The 2020 Just Women Bible Study “Hope, Healing, and Wholeness,” published by Disciples Women, is available for pre-order now! If you order by Dec. 1, 2019, postage is free. This Bible study includes 8 sessions which will give you new perspectives on biblical stories of healing and new insights for your own life. One of the writers may be familiar to Georgia Disciples - Rev. Dr. Janice Johnson Hume. Order now for only $15 at
2020 RYA Event Recap now available
Click HERE to visit the event registration page for RYA. See videos, photos and more!
Brookhaven Christian Church seeks Senior Pastor
Brookhaven Christian Church is congregation located in Brookhaven GA, just outside of the Atlanta area. The community is rich with diversity, new development, and recreation. They are looking for a senior pastor to provide pastoral leadership and congregational care to lead the church to more relevant and vibrant ministry that matches the growing community. They are a wonderful church.
Looking for an older announcement?
Visit the 2019 archive page HERE.
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News & Announcements updated 3/30/2020.
Clergy Retreat -
Check back for rescheduled dates
Regional Youth Assembly - Feb 21-23, 2020
Event recap HERE
Regional Assembly -
Nov 13-14, 2020
Registration Postponed HERE
Clergy ZOOM Call - March 12th, 2020 - Cancelled
Details on next call coming soon!
BBQ for Disciples -
August 30, 2020
FCC Atlanta in Tucker
Download Flyer HERE
Upcoming Ordinations & Installations
Ordination of Stacy Pardue, Co-Minister of FCC Athens, will take place on March 8th at 11:00 am.