It's not too late to register online for the 2014 Regional Assembly this Saturday in Battle Creek. But you have ONLY UNTIL NOON THURSDAY MAY 1 to do so. After that, send an email to the regional office, firstname.lastname@example.org, giving your name and home church. Registration of $30 per person can be paid Saturday when you check in for the Assembly.
Besides reports of the regional work this past year, the keynote speaker who certainly will raise our sense of faith and justice will be Paul Anthony Pumphrey, a long time “Voice for Justice” (which is the Assembly theme) over the years. Paul has been an organizer and activist for over forty years. In 1998, Paul co-founded Brothers and Sisters International (BASI) as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose focus is economic development and human rights in the Americas, the Caribbean and Africa.
Paul is co-founder and member of the board of directors for Friends of the Congo (FOTC). FOTC is a non-profit advocacy organization based in Washington, DC. FOTC was established at the behest of Congolese human rights and grassroots institutions in 2004, to work together to bring about peaceful and lasting change in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which was formerly known as Zaire. We Michigan Disciples have a continuing sister relationship with the Churches of Christ (Disciples) in Congo so hearing from Pumphrey will be particularly important to us as Disciples pastors and church leaders.
See you on Saturday at First Christian Church, Battle Creek. Get more details and the “Assembly Packet” in documents attached to this news item at www.michigandisciples.org.