Beginning at 3:30pm, Friday afternoon those attending the 2016 Regional Assembly will have the opportunity to share in several mission experiences.
On site we will have the opportunity to work on kits for the 2016 Festival of Sharing. You are invited to bring items and completed kits or buckets. We will put together what is brought and pack into a trailer to go to Sedalia the offering presented. Coordination for this mission project is under the guidance of the Disciples Women of the Region.
There will be two off-sight gatherings, Crosslines and The Diaper Bank of the Ozarks.
The Diaper Bank states its mission: “Diaper Bank of the Ozarks is established to keep our babies healthy and happy by providing access to diapers for families in need and through education concerning alternative diapering options that promote health and financial responsibility."
"Crosslines provides support to families in crisis in Greene County. We are committed to addressing the immediate hunger needs of families, seniors, and children in an environment that fosters community, dignity, and compassion."
Directions and information will be given at the Assembly about these opportunities.
Both organizations work through the ecumenical work of Council of Churches of the Ozarks. On Saturday afternoon, Mark Struckhoff Executive Director, Council of Churches of the Ozarks, will be leading a group talking about the ecumenical culture of Springfield and the surrounding areas. Lessons of mutual ministries will be shared as we join the voice of Jesus Christ to “improve the quality of life in our region through compassionate service and outreach to our most vulnerable neighbors, by doing together what can best be done together in the name of Jesus Christ.”
As you check in on Friday we will ask you to note which mission experience you will like to participate in during our mission opportunities.
Story courtesy of Rev. Dr. Mike Weinman,
Regional Minister in the Southwest.