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Carol Devine

 June 17, 2015 


General Assembly: What will you take home?

July 18-22, 2015

Columbus, Ohio

Some conventions leave you with little more than some pens and doodads to hang on your refrigerator. Not the 2015 General Assembly of the Christian Church! The learning communities are designed to help you with tools you can use in local congregations. From the Innovate track to Administration, Justice to Faith Formation, these tracks are designed to give you a theological foundation on Sunday. 

On Monday the sessions will be a new style dubbed "DOC Talks" where Disciples will dig a little deeper in short bursts of 7 to 21 minutes each. On Tuesday and Wednesday workshops in each area will dig even deeper and offer the opportunity to network and hear from practitioners. A schedule can be found on the website under "education."


Click for more information and to Register: General Assembly  

Golf Scramble

Disciples Men and the Disciples of Christ Historical Society are co-hosting the Stone-Campbell Golf Scramble before General Assembly to raise funds for feeding children at All Peoples Center, Inman Christian Center, Kentucky Appalachian Ministries and the Yakama Christian Mission. To register for the event or for the Hole Sponsorship click HERE.

Lexington Theological Seminary turns 150!
For information about the sesquicentennial celebration, go to  l

Crestwood's ManPower Volunteers 

at Cane Ridge

For over two years, members at Crestwood Christian Church in Lexington have enjoyed the work of the congregation's ManPower team. ManPower is a men's ministry that gives back to Crestwood in a number of ways.

Primarily, this group does handyman jobs around the homes of Crestwood members who might not be able to do those jobs themselves. The group has raked leaves, painted, trimmed bushes and made general repairs for a number of Crestwood members. In addition, ManPower prepared lunch for the elderly in February, delivering a hot meal on a cold day. The group also won the Crestwood Hamburger Cook-Off in August of 2014.

In May, ManPower branched out, visiting Cane Ridge to volunteer on some projects on the grounds. The group made repairs, scraped and painted the museum, which was in need of the talents of this group. Rain hampered the efforts of ManPower that day, but the group plans to return in June to finish the job.

-Submitted by Tim Letcher

Healthy Future for Our Kids

Kentucky Interfaith Power and Light is reaching out to Disciple's churches in KY that may be interested in hosting a Healthy Future for Our Kids presentations. 


The presentation provides up to date information on the connections between environment and human health and presents it in an approachable way for all congregation members regardless of where they are on their creation care journey. 


KIPL will accommodate any length of presentation and fit content to suit your congregation. 

Learn More!

Woodland Christian Church is helping to save the monarch butterfly and more.

The monarch butterfly has been likened to a featherweight piece of stained glass that through some miracle flits its way each year from Canada to Mexico.

The eastern North American population overwinters in the oyamel forests of central Mexico, but its numbers have plummeted by 90 percent in recent years as a result of the loss of overwintering grounds as well as the widespread elimination of milkweed in the United States linked to increased use of herbicides by farmers.


Gardeners can play a vital role in sustaining the monarch by providing a network of way stations to mitigate the loss of wildflower habitat. Several species of milkweed are available for gardeners. The two most common perennials are the butterfly milkweed, with showy orange flower clusters in June, and the swamp milkweed, with pink blooms a little later. The adult butterflies need nectar-rich flowers to refuel as they travel south in September and October: The problem is that this is a time of year when gardens tend to be low on flowers. This can be corrected by planting late-season bloomers now, especially flowers in the daisy family such as asters and goldenrods. LEARN MORE

Woodland Christian Church, Lexington started a Monarch Butterfly WayStation to offer food and shelter to monarch butterflies. They look forward to expanding the station in the future. 
And that was just the beginning of their green work. In June, they began their second year of being a dis
tribution point for "Fresh Stop" Community Supported Agriculture, supporting a local farmer and local produce. 

And the theme of their VBS program this year is "Creation Care." The kids decorated their own water bottles on the very first day.  

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Kum-Ba-Ya Camp Dates

Click Here for the Camp Website


Wakn-Da-Ho Camp Dates

Click Here for Camp Information


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  

Resources for Congregations
Cynthiana Christian Church Scripture Texts and Liturgical Colors

Scripture Passage Search

Calls to Worship, Prayers, Devotions
Evangelism (shh!)

"Not Your Parents Understanding of 

the 'E' Word" is a different approach to evangelism based on the approach that Jesus used.


"Not Your Parents Understanding of The 'E' Word" 

is  now  available and can  be found at


This six-week study was created by our own CCK General Minister, Greg Alexander. 


Order The E Word kit for your congregation today!

Mark Your Calendar

Jamie Grace Concert

Jamie Grace, a 2014 Dove Award Winner, will be performing at Harrodsburg Christian Church, July 10th at 7:00 pm.


Grace is a 22 year old singer-songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. Her debut single landed her a nomination at the 2012 Grammy awards where she was the youngest nominee. That year, she was also nominated for a Billboard Award and four Dove Awards, going home as the Dove Awards New Artist of the Year. At 11 years old Jamie was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome and knows the importance of being encouraged. Jamie Grace is touring full time opening for and co-headlining with artists such as TobyMac, Newsong and Matthew West and has launched social media sites and

Children Worship & Wonder Training

Children Worship & Wonder 

Story Teller Training


July 24-25, 2015

Friday 5-9 PM

Saturday 9-5 PM


First Christian Church

555 E Lexington Ave

Danville, KY 40422


$120 per person - REGISTER ONLINE

Purchase Young Children and Worship by Sonja Stewart and Jerome Berryman

(Available at many online booksellers: Worship WoodworksAmazonFaith AliveBarnes & Noble)


Questions call: 317-713-2641 or email



July 7 - 9, 2015

July 19-24 and 26-31, 2015  


Register and learn more at   Christmount.
KY Disciples Women's Retreat
Disciples Womens Ministry

Quiter's and Knitter's Retreat 
July 6-9, 2015 
Kentucky Leadership Center in Jabez, KY

Disciples Women's Fall Retreat

October 24-15, 2015 

Barren River State Resort Park 


Disciples Women Silent Retreat

November 13-15, 2015 

Knob's Haven Retreat House in Loretto, KY

Global Mission Church
global ministries
Be a Global Mission Church! This guidebook is for congregations to explore new relationships with partners or to affirm global mission already in place. 
Pray for a missionary, study globalization or plan a People-to-People group mission trip! Learn more  HERE

Plan Your Mission Trip Now

Global Ministries' People-to-People Pilgrimage program assists congregations in planning and preparing for life changing pilgrimage experiences. A mission pilgrimage is a transforming experience through which participants share themselves and receive God's love in new ways.

Learn More
Clergy News 
New Life Christian Church
New Life in Christ Christian Church is a church in formation that worships each Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. It is located in The Diersen Center, 1218 W. Oak Street in Loui sville, Kentucky.  This facility houses women who are incarcerated and participating in a substance abuse program. 

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

Support this ministry and Donate now!

Clergy Boundaries Training Classes
CCK is partnering with Lutherans, Methodists and Presbyterians in KY to offer Boundaries Training in ecumenical settings in 2015. 

All Active clergy must take Boundaries Training once every ten years and all clergy new to to the region of KY must take Boundaries training in his or her first year. It is your responsibility to register for one of the three 2015 trainings.

2015 Quadrennial Boundaries Trainings
9 AM - 4:00 PM
$30 Fee includes lunch and training materials

Covington - August 6th
Florence United Methodist Church
Old Toll Road, Florence KY 41042

Louisville - November 12th
Crestwood United Methodist Church
7214 Kavanaugh Road, Crestwood KY 40014

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