Mission Together

Ministry Resources and Ideas for Church Leaders

June| 2022

Congregations Join Together to Celebrate Earth Day

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On May 1, 2022, three Des Moines area congregations joined together to hold a special worship service to mark Earth Day. Individuals from Highland Park Christian Church, New Beginnings Christian Church, and Covenant Christian Church met together in the previous weeks to plan this service, focused on Creation Care. As part of this fellowship, they also  shared about their own efforts and contributions to Creation Care with each other.    

As a follow-up to this special service, these congregations invited others in the Des Moines area to join them in active Creation Care.  Volunteers set aside a Sunday afternoon in May to clean up litter at Riverview and McHenry Parks.  

These three congregations are all Green Chalice Congregations through the Disciples of Christ Green Chalice Program.  This program is designed to recognize congregations for being good stewards of Good's creation.  It also aims to empower congregations with ideas and resources to enable them to live out their faith by caring for creation.  Learn more about how your congregation can get involved in creation care here.   

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Become a Climate Ambassador

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Green Chalice program has partnered with the Blessed Tomorrow Ambassadors Program to offer a training that can equip you with the knowledge, hands-on experience, and resources to speak and act confidently on climate change and solutions. This training can be done anytime online from any device. You can complete the 4-5 hour training in one session or divide it up as your schedule allows.  

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Global Mission Intern Applications Due June 15

The Global Mission Intern (GMI) program is an opportunity for young adults in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ to serve internationally with global partners for one to three years. Applications are due by June 15

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Global Ministries Prayer Calendar

Please hold these missionaries and their mission sites in your prayers.

June 5 – Phyllis Byrd, Kenya

June 12 – Bruce and Linda Hanson, Honduras

June 19 – Jeff Mensendiek, Japan

June 26 – Fiona Kendall, Italy

Click here for weekly written prayers with an accompanying scripture verse for Global Ministries mission sites.

Regional Calendar of Events

June 1 Summer Camp Season Began!!

July 1-4 Micronesian Youth Rally

October 14-15

All Congregational Gathering of the Region

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Poor People's Campaign

Disciples are gathering in Washington DC in solidarity with the Poor People's Campaign on June 18. Learn more about the events for the day, how to register, and virtual options.

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Money for Missions

The National Benevolent Association's Mission and Ministry Grants program provides funding for projects serving older adults and educating youth and young adults.  The grant application period will be from Aug. 9-Sept. 28, 2022.  Start dreaming now about the ministries your congregation could accomplish with the NBA's support.   

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We Want to Hear about Your Ministry

Is your church doing something new or creative? Are you finding a unique way to serve a need in your community? We want to hear about it and share your story with the rest of the church! Our goal is to share at least one new idea from a congregation each time we publish this newsletter.

Please send your story to Tiff Williams, Associate Regional Minister, and she will get in contact with you about your ministry. Sharing your church's story could spark a new idea in a sister congregation. As Disciples Together, we will be stronger in our ministry to the world when we share what God is doing through us in our communities.

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