Regional Assembly
May 20-21
Current Registration 105

What's new since April 23 mailing....

  • Regional Assembly Theme Scripture Reflection
  • Workshop/Conversation Topics

What to watch for in our next mailing....

  • Update on Streaming/Zoom for Assembly
  • Children/Youth/Nursery updated details

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.
Regional Assembly Theme Scripture
Luke 24:13
As you reflect on our theme scripture this week, read it quietly and see which part of the story connects to you in your life at this time. What moment in the story "clicks" for you and grabs your attention?

Verse "30 While he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight.

Sometimes our awareness of the presence of Jesus comes in a momentary flash of recognizing -- a triggering of memory, hope, peace, connection. For the people in this story, the moment they saw Jesus was in the breaking of the bread in a way that was familiar and made past/present/future fuse for a moment in their hearts.

Remember a moment when for a flash of insight, or a season, that you deeply felt the presence of Jesus near you, or remember a story that someone told you about a time when they clearly felt the presence of Jesus. Hold that story in your heart and allow it to open your spirit to further sightings of Jesus and hope in these weeks as we prepare to gather for Regional Assembly.

Workshops and Conversations
Staying with our theme of "Recalculating", our workshop time will be spent in building relationships and having conversations with our whole church staff and our church friends and members about recalculating how we are church in this time of continual reshaping due to Covid pandemic, world events and our individual congregational lives.

Four General Church Staff will be leading us in talking about a variety of ways we are recalculating in
  • how we respond to disasters around the world through Week of Compassion and how we prepare for the unforeseen impact of disasters
  • how we use our buildings and upgrade their capacity for mission in our partnership with Disciples Church Extension Fund
  • how we invest our church funds for mission and leave legacy funds beyond our lifetimes for those who will do mission beyond our time in partnership with the Christian Church Foundation
  • how we pay and our pastors and how they become more secure for retirement in partnership with our Pension Fund

In addition, we will have
  • an online option for a conversation with our newest congregations in the regional church to build community and awareness of these ministries.
  • A choir will prepare for worship during the second workshop period for those onsite.
  • Potential for another online option about global mission,
............................................ so stay tuned.
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.