What does it mean to be a member of a Disciples of Christ congregation? Who are the Disciples and what do they stand for? These are the kinds of questions we'll address in a four session series of monthly conversations led by Pastor Bob Cornwall. These sessions will be held at Central Woodward and are open to all on the second wednesday of each month from October through January.
In 2009, on World Communion Sunday, Michigan congregations from across the Stone-Campbell Movement gathered to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the publication of Thomas Campbell’s Declaration and Address with a service of worship. We will re-gather on Sunday afternoon, October 28th, at 3:00 PM at Rochester Church of Christ to break bread and worship together in a spirit of unity. We will do so in honor of Disciples Heritage Sunday.
Clergy Spiritual Formation Day
Friday, September 21, 2012
Theology, Ministry, & Disability
A one-day seminar designed for clergy and church leaders that explores the biblical, theological, and ministry-related challenges presented to the church by persons with disabilities by focusing on two major questions: What ought we to think about disability today and how might the church engage with disability in ways that are more welcoming to and inclusive of all people, especially those with disabilities?
Participants are asked to read Dr. Yong’s book, The Bible, Disability, and the Church: A New Vision of the People of God (Grand Rapids and Cambridge, UK: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2011). xiii + 161 pp. [Paper ISBN 0802866080), before coming to the seminar.
Registration: $60 ($75 after September 11, 2011). Includes lunch and CTS certificate for continuing education hours
Community Bible Lecture
Saturday, September 22, 2012
The Bible & Disability:
Toward Inclusive Christian Communities
This year’s Perry Gresham lecture to be given by Dr. Amos Yong focus on our growing awareness as a culture of disability. Often the church is unaware of ways in which they can be more welcoming of persons with disability whether in their programming, facilities, and conversation. Dr. Yong, whose younger brother has Down Syndrome, speaks from personal experience and a deep engagement with the Bible, and in this presentation will seek to open our eyes to the way in which the Bible speaks to this issue, so that the church can be a truly welcoming and inclusive as a community of faith.
Participants are encouraged to read his book The Bible, Disability, and the Church, (Eerdmans, 2011) before coming to the presentation.
Registration: $10 - includes lunch
International Day of Prayer for Peace
(observed) Sunday, September 16, 2012
The World Council of Churches (WCC) calls on the churches and congregations around the world to observe an International Day of Prayer for Peace on 21 September. The day coincides with the International Day of Peace initiated by the United Nations. The participants are especially invited to pray and act together for a just peace in communities, nations, and the world.
Come join us at Central Woodward Christian Church as we observe this important Day of Prayer for Peace on Sunday, September 16, 2012