Memorial Day emerged from the grim shadows of the American Civil War. Before the close of the war, women began decorating the graves of soldiers who had died in that war. The practice quickly spread, and a few years later May 30, 1868, was designated as Decoration Day — a day for placing flowers on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers throughout the United States. In 1882, Decoration Day became known as Memorial Day, and soldiers who died in other wars were also honored. Over the years, it has become a day when all loved ones who have died — in war and otherwise — are remembered. In 1971, the United States Congress declared Memorial Day a national holiday to be observed annually on the last Monday in May.
On this Memorial Day, remember those who gave their lives for our country. But also pray for those who continue serving to keep America free, especially those who are in harm’s way. Read the bulletin here.
New church movement experiencing a Second Wind
Pentecost Offering May 15 and May 22
Indianapolis, March 28, 2016 — The Disciples new church movement is experiencing a Second Wind. With courageous leaders at the helm and the wind of the Holy Spirit breathing vitality into the movement, Disciples are on course to start 1,000 new churches by 2020.
Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation invites you to join the new church fleet by supporting the 2016 Pentecost Offering, which will be celebrated in Disciples of Christ churches May 15 and May 22.
Since the creation of the 2020 Vision, Disciples have planted 934 churches in the United States and Canada, sharing the gospel with more than 61,000 individuals who may not have had a relationship with Christ. According to Gilberto Collazo, president of Hope Partnership, “A Second Wind,” which is the theme for this year’s Pentecost Offering, is energizing the new church movement, making it a vital force for sharing God’s Word. “The new church movement is very much on course and gaining momentum,” he says. “Our new church planters are more determined than ever to share the gospel and win souls for Christ.”
Each year one half of the Pentecost Offering is designated to the Region or Area in which the offering is taken, while the other half is used by Hope Partnership to support the recruitment, assessment, training and coaching of new church leaders.
Once again, Hope Partnership invites Disciples congregations to view the 2016 Pentecost Offering video created by the award-winning production company, the SALT Project. This two-minute video offers a creative style in highlighting the Pentecost Offering theme. Also, for additional resources and for more information about the Pentecost Offering, visit www.hopepmt.org.given.” Read the full newsletter here.
Why should I Attend Camp?
The 2016 Camp promotion video "Why should I Attend Camp?" gives us the top ten reasons for going to camp. Remember early bird camp registration forms are due April 30. What is you top reason?
We are Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world. As part of the one body of Christ, we welcome all to the Lord’s Table as God has welcomed us.
- Disciples of Christ identity statement
Sharing the Lord's Supper each Sunday as we gather around the Lord's table, open to all who confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, regardless of denominational affiliation.
Join us in worship this Sunday!
Worship 9:30 am
Fellowship Time 10:45 am
Church School Classes 11:00 am
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is a community of about 850,000 Christians in 3,800 congregations in the United States and Canada.
Two groups of frontier Christians came together in 1832 to form the foundation of today's Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
They shared the view that people should not be excluded from fellowship in the church because they didn't adhere to a particular human-made creed.
They used to say there is "no creed but Christ." Today's Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) still thinks that way.
We study the Bible to deepen our connection to God through Jesus Christ, and to discover what God wants us to do.