Worship Together

Worship Resources of the Christian Church in the Upper Midwest

June | 2022

Resources as You Look Ahead

Rev. Joshua Patty

Regional Minister and President

Summer months are wonderful opportunities to try new things in worship.  They also can be a good time to look ahead.  Here are some resources that may jumpstart your creative juices.

Free Online Conference on Digital Ministry

The Digital Ministry Summit, sponsored by Convergence and digivangelism, will feature conversations about the use of technology in ministry, including worship.  You can watch videos of these conversations for free on the day they are released (or you can pay a registration fee for anytime access).  I have participated in many other Convergence conferences for free; the only thing they have done is add me to their emails, which I enjoy.

Over 25 conversations will premiere between June 27 and July 1. Learn more and register here.

Recent Conversations Led by Our General Minister

Most Fridays, our General Minister, Rev. Terri Hord Owens, releases new videos to encourage and help the church.  1-2 times each month, these are 25-30 minute conversations with other church leaders.

In the past month, these conversations have included interesting ideas for worship.  One features a conversation with two church planters -- one of whom leads a dinner church where worship occurs around a meal.  Another focuses on the communications needs of the hybrid -- or phygital -- church, including tips for digital worship.

Juneteenth Prayers

Looking for last minute ideas for this Juneteenth Sunday, June 19?  The Interfaith Alliance of Iowa shares many resources, including a prayer specifically written for this year.  Disciples Home Missions also provides some Juneteenth worship materials. 

2022 Regional Calendar


For more details go to the Regional website:


Now-Aug 7 Summer Camp Season!!

Jun 19 Juneteenth

Next special offering

Reconciliation - Sept 25

October 14-15

All-Congregational Gathering

Christian Conference Center

Looking for Worship Resources?



Prayers, Liturgies & More:

  • Worship Ways from the United Church of Christ (permission granted to congregations to adapt and use in worship)
  • Worship Planning from United Methodist Church (permission granted to congregations to adapt and use in worship)

Sermon/Worship Series Resources:

"Imagine a World with More..."

Our general church is providing all Disciples congregations a 6-week worship series resources, complete with video resources and sermon starters. This series builds on the theme "Imagine God's Limitless Love" by encouraging Christians to "Imagine a World with More..." hope, justice, compassion, etc.

You can read about the series and access materials here. The sermon resource, which provides more details, is available here. A series video is available too.

These resources are made possible through Disciples Mission Fund.

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Resources to Strengthen Your Worship Services

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