Regional Assembly May 20-21

What's new since April 8 mailing....

  • Guests preparing to be with us
  • Updated registration #s
  • Mission Project Reminder

Mission project and donation links are at the bottom of this email...................

You can access registration info HERE and the schedule HERE.

At Regional Assembly gathers members and friends from 44 congregations that make up the Christian Church in Oregon and SW Idaho. We are from two states, worship in three languages, worship in houses, rented spaces, buildings we own, and on fields where we hope to build buildings. We are congregations as long serving as 175 years plus and as new as 3 years old.

And we serve one God. Together we will share worship, meet church leaders, reunite with friends and make new ones hosted by Salem First Christian Church.
Preaching, Teaching, and Bringing a Testimony
A few days ago this crew got together to talk about how the sessions of Regional Assembly will tie together. All three will be relating to the theme scripture:Luke 24:13-35

Vy Nguyen from Week of Compassion with come to the text and be preaching from the scripture. Dean Phelps from the Office of General Minister and President will be teaching from this passage. Blanca Puma of FEDICE Ecuador will be bring testimony of seeing this scripture playing out in the work of "Minga" in Ecuador.

Not seen here is Moderator Belva Brown Jordan who will bring a word to the Pastors' Family dinner and help us celebrate some milestones in our Friday evening worship time together.

As you prepare for Regional Assembly, starting next week after Holy Weekend, read this Luke resurrection passage every few days and let it make its way into your heart.
Who is coming?
Doing the Math
Because we have not had an assembly since 2018 in person, numbers are important to those doing the planning.

What we know so far, is that 62 people have registered from 21 different congregations. Help us to get the word out!! Share these posts and talk up assembly. If you are planning to come, PLEASE REGISTER, see below how to do so. We want to be ready for you!!
Mission Project Reminder
This is the list of items we are collecting to build hygiene kits for disaster response. Please bring materials to the church before assembly or by Saturday morning of assembly at latest to have the items read for the kit building by the youth at assembly during the workshop period.

Thank you in advance for your generosity. You can send materials even if you are not attending. You can download this list from our website: HERE
You can register now and pay later by check or on line. We just want to know you are coming. We have reduced the price by $10.00 per person from 4 years ago. We have offered a first time attender discount. Kids and Youth are invited to come to programs that are offered for free. We hope this will help more people decide to come. We will be streaming some parts of the service, for now we need to know who plans to come in person.

We just need to know that you plan to come.
Let us know and tell your friends to come with you!
Link to the page with registration info HERE

If you cannot come, yet you want to help the assembly provide a gathering for the region, consider making a donation to the costs of the assembly, since this year we are reducing the cost to participants but costs to provide the assembly are higher than previous years.

We look forward to hearing from you!!
Programs and resources are provided to you by your Regional Church and the whole church ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) which are supported by Disciples Mission Fund, Annual Fund gifts, the Christmas Offering, designated gifts, and invested funds Learn more about the Christian Church in Oregon and SW Idaho HERE.