Regional News

Covenant Sunday

December 5, 2021 Published by Neil Topliffe

Below are the links to the worship resources for you to use on January 2 for your worship services, in celebration of our NEW Covenant Partnership with the Illinois/Wisconsin Region. They’ve been developed by a team from both regions.

We encourage you to download them as soon as possible. Take time to develop how you will use them, in your church service and/or other communications, to recognize and celebrate our new Partner relationship with the Illinois-Wisconsin Region.

January 2 – Covenant Sunday Resources

  1. VIDEOS – Available for download or streaming

    A. FULL VIDEO – includes Our Story, Scripture and Sermon – 13:54 minutes
    FULL VIDEO with Sub-titles
    B. “OUR STORY” – How We Got Here” – written by Rev Sonivyah “Sonna” B. Key, short introduction – 3:36 minutes
    C. SCRIPTURE – Isaiah 42:9, by Rev. Eugene James – 1:18 minutes
    D. SERMON – “New Beginnings” by Rev. Dr. Teresa Dulyea- Parker – 9:00 minutes

  2. LITANY & PRAYER -by Rev. Dr. Terri Hord Owens, General Minister and President, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
    DOWNLOAD: Available as PowerPoint slides
    DOWNLOAD: Available in print format

  3. SCRIPT/SKIT – “Our Story” Print script for use by churches without video capacity in worship service.
    DOWNLOAD: Print format

  4. COVENANT SUNDAY LOGO – “The Dawning of a New Day in Regional Ministry.” Graphic for use in newsletters and emails.
    DOWNLOAD: Graphic format

Other Covenant Partners Resources

  1. It’s Not a Merger! – Explanation of Michigan Disciples decision to move into partnership with CCIW, by Russ Tiller, Michigan Disciples Board member.
    DOWNLOAD: Available for print or email.
  2. Graphics – logos:
    DOWNLOAD Covenant Sunday
    DOWNLOAD Covenant Partners – IL/MI logos combined

Clergy Retreat

  1. Clergy Retreat April 18-20, DeWitt MI, Rev. Dr. David Anderson Hooker will be our guest presenter. Ordained clergy from both regions to gather for retreat and fellowship.

Regional Ministry Staff Biographical Introductions

  1. DOWNLOAD Christian Church Michigan Region (CCMR)
  2. DOWNLOAD Christian Church Illinois Wisconsin (CCIW)
  3. DOWNLOAD Clergy Care Consultants for CCIW and CCMR