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Carol Devine

May 25 2016


Grounded, Growing, Overflowing!
KY Regional Assembly
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September 22 - 24th
Crestwood Christian Church, 
Lexington, KY
Featured Preachers: 
Rev. Joey Pusateri, Simpsonville Christian Church
CCK Moderator Rev. Darrell Hayden, High Street CC, Mt Sterling Rev. Kathyrn Welch, Woodland Christian Church, Lexington
Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins, General Minister of the Christian Church (DOC) in the US and Canada
Connect  KY Disciples!
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Black Leadership Projects Grant - Deadline May 31
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The Black Leadership Projects Committee is accepting applications for this year through May 31, 2016. 
There is no minimum request. All proposals for projects that develop, nurture, and strengthen lay or clergy church leadership in Disciples African American congregations will be considered. Funds will be awarded to the chosen projects in Summer 2016.   Go to our webpage for more information and application guidelines.  
Speak! Powerful Women of God!
Join us at East Second Street Christian Church on Saturday,  June 11, 2016
(9:00am-12:30pm) for a powerful word from Reverend Dr. Stephanie Crowder. 
Rev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder is an author, noted speaker, and Bible and pop culture educator. She serves as Assistant Professor of Theological Field Education and New Testament and Director of the ACTS DMin in Preaching Program at Chicago Theological Seminary. Dr. Crowder earned a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude in Speech Pathology/Audiology from Howard University. She was the Student Commencement Speaker for her college graduation. She received her Master of Divinity degree from United Theological Seminary. She earned its Anderson Theology Award and was recognized for her honors work in preaching and Greek. 

She ponders social media and theology in Thinking Theologically. Her article on yoga and spirituality can be found in the Disciples Women magazine.  Dr. Crowder frequently blogs for The Huffington Post and Issues in Higher Education. She served on the Editorial Board of Feasting on the Gospels and recently published an article on New Testament themes in R and B music. Her second book, When Momma Speaks: The Bible and Motherhood From a Womanist Perspective, is due Fall 2016.
Dr. Crowder, an ordained Baptist and Disciples of Christ minister, is married to Rev. Dr. William E. Crowder, Jr., Pastor of Park Manor Christian Church, in Chicago, IL. They have two very active sons.

To learn more and to RSVP by June 6th.
Contact Sister Lillian Bland at: or 859-797-8485.  
Resources for Congregations
Cynthiana Christian Church Scripture Texts and Liturgical Colors

Scripture Passage Search

Calls to Worship, Prayers, Devotions


Create a culture of Generosity

The "E" Word, A Six Week Study
Parents of Murdered Children
The grief process for parents of murdered children may be different from other causes of death.  There is one chapter of POMC in Kentucky and it is in Berea. The  Berea Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children (POMC) meets at  Glades Christian Church, 530 Glades Road, Berea, Kentucky. 

The monthly meetings will always be held the third Monday of each month from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Our first meeting will be May 16, 2016.
For further information about this free support group, contact Sonya Begay at (859) 358-8328 cell phone and (859) 779-9051 address is

There are also speakers available for any ministerial group meetings about the effects of murder on families and their grief process.   

General Assembly
July 8-12, 2017
Indianapolis, Indiana
Save the Date!  
VBS 2016
Planning for summer? 
Check out DHM's suggestions and links to comprehensive   VBS curriculum reviews for 2016 

New Life Christian Church
New Life in Christ Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has welcomed Rev. Carol Wieger as its new pastor.  Carol has been involved in this ministry for quite some time and will assume the role of pastor.    
New Life in Christ Christian Church is in a facility for incarcerated women and they worship each Tuesday night at 7:00 PM in t
he Diersen Center, 1218 W. Oak Street in Loui sville, Kentucky. 

If your congregation would like to visit or lead a worship or learn more about welcoming returning citizens into you congregation, please contact Rev. Dean Bucalos by email at or by phone (502) 396-3543.

Mission Behind Bars and Beyond
VISIT Mission Behind Bars and Beyond Website to learn more about this important Ministry. 

Mission Behind Bars and Beyond continues to grow and to participate in the transformation of many lives through the grace of God.  For the next two years, Douglass Blvd. Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will match (up to $5,000 totally each year) any contributions your congregation makes for the first time and any increase in giving to MBBB your congregation may make to MBBB. 
Support this critical ministry and  Donate now!
West Area News
Maxon Christian Church at West Paducah, KY, to put in next KY Christian newsletter: Our minister, Rev. Billy Weaver, has retired after many years of faithful service, and our new minister is Rev. Tony Estes of Paducah, KY. We are excited to have Rev. Estes and his wife, Lana, to help us with our growth in Christ.

West Area Website

Wakon-Da-Ho Y'Yall Camp: Sept 2-4 

The 2016 Camps Schedules are now available!
Please check dates and register early.

For updates on youth, young adult, or children's ministry  opportunities s ign up for 
For information about regional youth events, retreats or camp, contact Dave Carr at dave  
National Youth Event
Registration NOW OPEN for an International Disciples & UCC Youth Event, July 26-30, 2016  at  Walt Disney World's Coronado Springs Resort
The first gathering of youth from both denominations with youth from around the world. 
Register by May 27th.

Who's invited?
All Disciples and UCC youth, aged 13-18 (and their families, leaders, and ministers). NYE is a youth-centered event but seeks to serve all ages who are attending to support their youth.
Mission First
Mission First! prompts Disciples to listen for God's call to mission in the 21st century world. Mission Gatherings are taking place in 2016. All Disciples are invited to participate and share their congregation's particular passion within God's larger mission as well as be inspired to action by the stories of others. 

Discover what God is doing in the world through Disciples

Mark Your Calendar

Week of Wonder 
May 29-June 3, 2016   
Work Projects:  Landscaping (raking, clearing limbs, weeding),  Sprucing up outdoor worship centers,  Trail clearing and improvements,  Painting,  Light construction
Preparing supplies for camp activities,  Activities for all abilities!  $165 per person  (includes all meals and lodging based on 2 persons per room)

Music Workshop
June 16-19, 2016
Christmount's Music Workshop is for people who love to sing choral music or play handbells! This year's music is selected for small to medium size choirs. You will learn singing and ringing techniques to enhance your skills. The event culminates with leading worship through music at First Christian Church, Black Mountain.
New this year: A special session for directors and more handbell offerings! 

Welcoming Everyone
August 25-27, 2016
People on the autism spectrum, people with different developmental, intellectual, and physical abilities sometimes find church a difficult place to navigate. This conference will offer some practical things that congregations can do to make church an inviting place for everyone. We hope to begin conversations between churches about what is already being done and what else needs to be done to welcome these children of God. This event will offer useful approaches to working with folks with special needs.

For more information call  828.669.8977 

Register for retreats and learn more at   Christmount.
Disciples Men
Isaiah teaches about a God so intimate with us that we are "Called by Name" (Isaiah 45:3-4a). Sessions2016 is designed to help Disciples Men grow in their relationship with the One who knows us and loves us.  

Come "Hang Your Hat at Texas Christian University"
July 8-10, 2016 as we continue be in relationship with God and one another.  

For information contact  Stephen Bentley.

Disciples Musicians
2016 Association of Disciples Musicians Conference
Weave Us Together, will be held at the 
University of Evansville, 
Evansville, IN
July 17-22, 2016
The conference is open to all interested musicians, clergy, choir directors, handbell directors, and anyone who appreciates fine music.  Please contact Alice Chaney for more information.
Clergy News 
Doctor of Ministry
The next Doctor of Ministry Cohort Begins September, 2016. If you have  been considering a D. Min. degree, now is the time to apply. Lexington Theological Seminary offers a D. Min. in  Leading Congregations in Adaptive Change .  The next cohort will start in September, 2016 and applications are due by July 1!  Now is the time to   start the application process  for the D. Min. Earn a M. Div. from an ATS accredited school. For more information, contact Erin Cash, Director of Admissions at  or (859) 280-1249. 
Clergy Boundaries
At the recent annual meeting of the Committee on the Ministry of The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) In Kentucky, a policy change was enacted that beginning in 2016 every Disciple clergy member in the region is required to complete Clergy Boundaries Training every 5 years to maintain ministerial standing.  This makes Kentucky consistent with the majority of Disciple regions and in line with the recommendations of the General Commission on the Ministry in Indianapolis.  Pastors who will need to enroll in Boundaries Training in the upcoming year will be notified soon by mail with a list of the sites and dates for the trainings.
CCK is partnering with Lutherans, Methodists and Presbyterians in KY to offer Boundaries Training in ecumenical settings.  Active clergy must take Boundaries Training every five years and all clergy new to the region of KY must take Boundaries training in his or her first year. It is your responsibility to register.

2016 Quadrennial Boundaries Trainings 

August 13th - Lexington, KY

November 10th - Madisonville, KY

9 AM - 4:00 PM
$30 Fee includes lunch and training materials

Registration Instructions
1. Go to:
2. In the search window type:
clergy boundaries
3. Select
Quadrennial Boundaries Training
 for the location and date you desire.
4. Fill in your information
5. Under "District" type
6. Under "Where are you currently appointed?" type
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
7. Pay with one of the options listed.

You must register at least one week in advance. Questions can be directed to the contact person listed for the training.

Questions about your ministerial standing can be directed to David Carr
Please send information for the CCK News to:

Carol Devine

Christian Church In Kentucky