African American Convocation

To celebrate and keep alive the African American heritage for the young Christian as well as the whole church and lived out in Jesus’ prayer to be as one that the world may believe that God sent Him. (John 17:21)

Please plan to join us at the Regional Assembly
in Hannibal in April!

On Thursday, April 19, 2018  there will be a 4:30 PM Reception at Jim’s Journey Museum of African-American History hosted by Faye & Joel Dant of Willow Street CC. 

Here is our role in the Assembly:

Friday, April 20, 2018 - NOON Women’s/Men’s lunches
Women’s lunch—Friday, noon Rev. Minnie Smith of Willow Street CC speaking
Men’s lunch—Friday, noon “Hearing the Voice of My Drum” by Jack Nobles, Vietnam Vet, former
Boeing Engineer, Transformed Spiritual Man—Sponsored by Mid-America Men
Workshop -  Maintaining Disciples Identity in a Changing Culture & Context—Rev. Derrick Perkins of Centennial CC
6:00 PM -  Riverboat dinner, cruise, & Worship Preacher: Rev. Teresa Hord Owens

Saturday, April 21, 2018

9:00 AM - Morning Glory by Rev. Charlie Blackmon, Pastor of Restoration Christian Community Church, Centreville, IL

Saturday, noon - Rev. Rhonda Aldridge, pastor/planter of New Hope Community Christian Church    in St. Louis speaking

Programming will be provided at the hotel for children in grades K-6 on Saturday from 9:30 until 2:30.
Under the direction of Angela Williams, Fifth Street and Antornette Allison, Willow Street CC.

Friday & Saturday Rates For Assembly $ 75
Friday only $ 45
Saturday only $ 35
Child (K-6) Sat. only (add’l form required) $ 5

Lodging is not included with registration, but Friday and Saturday lunch, and Friday night dinner and riverboat cruise is included. Please bring your church banners for display during roll call.

Rev. Dr. R.Wayne Calhoun challenged Convocation members to determine how they will best serve congregations in the 21st Century.

Rev. Dr. R. Wayne Calhoun, Sr., Executive for Evangelism and Congregational Transformation
Director, Office of Black Ministries in the General Office, Indianapolis, Indiana met with representatives from five of the eight Mid-America African American congregations at the Second Christian Church in New London.  Teams were formed to complete assignments to help discern the future of the Convocation.