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CCIW & CCMR Regional Assembly
October 14 - October 15
We will be joining the Christian Church (DOC) Illinois and Wisconsin Region for a joint Regional Assembly 2022 that will take place October 14-15. Friday night’s session will be Live Stream for all registrants. Friday night worship will take place from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. CST.
A virtual Friday night “After Session” on Homebrewing and Spiritually will be presented by Rev. Eli Rolón and Andrew Guthrie. Rev. Eli Rolón will be sending out separate information and links for this. Watch for his posts.
Saturday you have the option to choose between attending the business meeting and workshops virtually or meeting in person at one of the following Host Churches: Grace Community Christian Church, Aurora; First Christian Church, Macomb; Central Christian Church, Decatur.
If you choose the in-person option for Saturday there will be time for fellowship and mission opportunities, childcare will be provided during the business meeting and workshops, and lunch will be available for purchase.
Saturday will begin with the Business Session starting at 10:00 am. Afternoon workshops will take place from 1:00-3:00 pm.
Saturday Workshops (choice of one)
Moving From Financial Stress to Financial Wellness
According to the 2022 PwC Employee Financial Wellness Survey, among a group of employees surveyed
across different industries, those who say that they have financial worries also say it’s had a severe or
major negative impact on their productivity at work. Employees are faced with many financial
challenges like saving for retirement, planning for large purchases, managing debt, and childcare
expenses. Those things don’t stop while you are at work. That’s why employee financial wellness is so
Religion & the Mandalorian
Jay Potter, PhD will lead us in exploring some of the religious and theological elements encountered in
the Mandalorian TV Series (Disney+, 2019-Present). Fans of Star Wars and those interested in the
intersections of theology, science fiction, and culture should find this workshop of interest. All ages
Engaged Elders and Digital Deacons
Even before the COVID shutdown of 2020 many lay leaders were uncertain what role Elders and
Deacons played in the life of the congregation. Now that many of our churches are engaging in some
form of phygital ministry, many of us are asking “What role do Elders and Deacons play in the life of a
phygital church?” CCIW Associate Regional Minister will explore the history of the role of lay leadership
in the Christian Church and facilitate a discussion about how best to train and equip lay leaders to carry
out the work of ministry in their churches.
Revitalizing Congregations Through Older Adult Ministries
Attending to the interests and gifts of older adults in your church will revitalize your congregation! Learn
what you can do to make this vitality a reality in your setting, through a step-by-step spiritually-
meaningful process. Join us and invite your friends for a lively discussion and thoughtful dialogue.
Called to Share a Better Gospel
Without claiming that we have some claim upon THE ONE TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ, in the face of the
rise of Christian nationalism, violent extremism, and divisive tactics, might we be bolder in claiming A
Gospel that tells a different story? In our time we explore our hesitancy, talk tactics, and encourage one
another to be Christians known for living lives of compassion, love, and justice in the world.
Great Lakes Green Chalice
With Rev. Hannah Fitch
Registration is required for all who are attending. Deadline for registration is September 15th. Payment may be made online at the time of registration, or a check mailed to the Regional Office. Questions regarding registration contact Peggy O’Neal at firstname.lastname@example.org.