Faith Adventures Camp
Jul
24
Jul 28

Faith Adventures Camp

  • Camp Hebron

This camp is for all ages of children and youth. 

CYF - grades 9-12
Chi Rho - grades 6-8
JYF - grades 3-5
Try-It - grades K-2 (with an accompanying adult) July 27-28 only

$180 if registered by June 30, $200 after June 30.
Try-It $90 by June 30, $100 after June 30. Additional child $50.
Register online   ***   Learn more about our other programs.
Visit the Faith Adventures website.

Pro-Reconciliation/Anti-Racism Training
Aug
19
8:15 am08:15

Pro-Reconciliation/Anti-Racism Training

  • Webster Groves Christian Church - St. Louis

This training will fulfill the requirement of all active clergy to participate in a PR/AR training session once every three years.

This event may be cancelled if there are not at least 25 participants registered by August 12.

The fee for the session is $50, which includes lunch and all distributed materials. Please register online here. Or use the mail-in registration form.

Please note that the training session begins at 9. Check-in opens at 8:15.

Pro-Reconciliation/Anti-Racism Training
Sep
9
8:15 am08:15

Pro-Reconciliation/Anti-Racism Training

  • First Christian Church - Chillicothe

This training will fulfill the requirement of all active clergy to participate in a PR/AR training session once every three years.

This event may be cancelled if there are not at least 25 participants registered by September 2.

The fee for the session is $50, which includes lunch and all distributed materials. Please register online here. Or use the mail-in registration form.

Please note:
The training session begins at 9. Check-in opens at 8:15.
This session was originally scheduled to take place at FCC in Cameron but was changed 5/3.

Boundary Training
Sep
16
9:00 am09:00

Boundary Training

  • First Christian Church - Sedalia

This training will fulfill the requirement of all active clergy to participate in a boundary training session once every three years.

This event may be cancelled if there are not at least 20 participants registered by September 9.

The fee for this session is $55, which includes lunch and all distributed materials. Please register online here. Or use the mail-in registration form.

Persons in Ministry Retreat
Sep
18
Sep 20

Persons in Ministry Retreat

  • Inn at Grand Glaize

This year's theme is "Pastoral, Prophetic, Perturbed: Ministry in Turbulent Times."

The speaker for this year's retreat is Rev. John Thomas, who has recently retired from Chicago Theological Seminary and is a former General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ.

Registrations due September 11th. $135. Please make lodging reservations directly with the Inn at Grand Glaize.

Event brochure
Event registration form (must be completed even if paying online)
Online payment (scroll down to Registrations section of UCC Donation page)

ATiiM Annual Conference
Oct
4
Oct 5

ATiiM Annual Conference

  • Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center

The Association of Trained Intentional Interim Ministers Annual Conference will be October 4-5 at Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center.  The theme: Bringing Justice: Immigration and Civil Rights will feature two speakers - Rev. Dr. Damayanthi Niles, Professor of Theology at Eden Seminary and Rev. Dr. Traci Blackmon, Acting Executive of UCC Justice & Witness Ministries and Senior Pastor of Christ the King UCC in Florissant, MO.  Both have broad experience in bringing people together in response of faith to issues such as immigration and civil rights, as well as sensitivity to those who struggle with the biblical command to bring God's justice.  Both were likewise identified as for their response in faith to the crisis in Ferguson, MO.

Registration and payment can be made by mail and online at www.cciwdisciples.org and at www.ilucc.org.  Please share this information with colleagues who may be interested in this special event.

Event brochure   ***   Event registration form

Revealing A Future Vision from the Past
Oct
14
9:00 am09:00

Revealing A Future Vision from the Past

  • First Christian Church - Boonville

Dr. M. Eugene Boring, one of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)'s most respected New Testament Biblical Scholars will be presenting three lectures at the Boonville First Christian Church on Saturday, October 14, 2017.  This one-day event explores the theme "Revealing A Future Vision from the Past" and is the inaugural event for the newly established Boonville First Christian Church Izola Jones Annual Lectureship Fund.  Because of this fund, the event is open to the public free of charge.   

Registration for this event will be available in a few weeks.  For more information on Dr. Boring's presentations and information on how to secure your spot prior to release of registration information click here.

Regional Gathering - Clergy Day
Oct
20
1:00 pm13:00

Regional Gathering - Clergy Day

  • First Christian Church - Sedalia

This Regional Gathering has been planned to work in conjunction with Festival of Sharing.

The clergy day (Friday) will start with a training session from 1 to 4. Ministers have their choice of two different topics for this session. The first is a Boundary Training (Ministerial Ethics) designed as a second level for those who have had boundary training before. The cost of this session is $30. The other is an Introduction to MissionInsite: Knowing Your Church's Mission Field and Growth Potential. This session is an overview of the demographics program that the Region has made available to all congregations. The cost of this session is $10.

At 4:00 we'll convene for "We are the Mid-America Region...The Good, The Bad, and The Holy." Participants will learn more about what's happening in our Region and meet the two new "settled" Regional Minister Team members.

The day qualifies as five hours of continuing education towards the annual 15 hour requirement.

Find more information, including lodging, on the event flyer.
REGISTER ONLINE

Regional Gathering - Clergy & Laity Day with Festival of Sharing
Oct
21
8:00 am08:00

Regional Gathering - Clergy & Laity Day with Festival of Sharing

  • MO Fairgrounds & FCC Sedalia

We begin today at the Festival of Sharing taking part in hands-on mission opportunities, hearing a speaker from Heifer International, and visiting displays.

After lunch at the Festival or elsewhere in Sedalia, we'll meet at 1:30 at First Christian Church (200 S Limit Ave, Sedalia, MO 65301) for desserts, discussion groups, and closing worship. Cost for this portion of the event is $10, but is free to all clergy who attended one of yesterday's sessions.

Find more information, including lodging, on the event flyer.
REGISTER ONLINE

Disciples Women Fall Retreat
Nov
3
Nov 5

Disciples Women Fall Retreat

  • First Christian Church - Bonne Terre

SAVE THE DATE!

The Southeast Gateway women will be hosting this Regional event. More information will be posted as it becomes available. Please note that the beginning and ending times are approximate and will be confirmed as the schedule is completed.

Sessions 2020
Jul
10
Jul 12

Sessions 2020

  • Texas Christian University

The dates have been set for the next Sessions men's gathering at TCU!

More details will be posted as they become available.


Christian Adventure Canoe Camp
Jul
16
Jul 20

Christian Adventure Canoe Camp

  • Shannondale

This camp is for youth completing grade 6-12. Campers will receive specific information from the director, including packing list and drop-off/pick-up procedures, after registration. $200 if registered by May 1, $225 after May 1.

Register online   ***   Learn about our other summer programs.

 

Five-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation
Jul
16
Jul 21

Five-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation

  • William Jewel College

Five-Day Academies for Spiritual Formation (ministry of The Upper Room) are offered all around the world, but rarely, if ever at this low price. And, NEVER before have they been in Kansas City. Finally, it is super rare to find a 5 Day Academy for Spiritual Formation during the summer when teachers and college/grad school folks could actually attend.

This Summer, its happening at William Jewel College. An ecumenical group who've completed 2 Year Academies have been planning, and St. Paul's School of Theology is co-sponsoring.

Early registration (by May 31) $350     Standard registration (after May 31) $395
Find all the information here.

NEOLA Chi Rho Camp
Jul
16
Jul 21

NEOLA Chi Rho Camp

  • Covenant Point Camp & Conference Center

This camp is for youth completing grade 6 or 7. Campers will receive specific information from the director, including packing list and definite start/end times, after registration. $320 if registered by May 1, $345 after May 1.

Register online   ***   Learn about our other summer programs

NEOLA Try-It Camp
Jul
14
Jul 16

NEOLA Try-It Camp

  • Covenant Point Camp & Retreat Center

This camp is for children from 4 years to completing grade 2, and an accompanying parent/grandparent. Campers will receive specific information from the director, including packing list and definite start/end times, after registration. $180 if registered by May 1, $205 after May 1. This price is for one adult and one child. Additional adult $70, additional child $55.

Register online   ***   Learn about our other summer programs

Homecoming 2017
Jun
25
3:00 pm15:00

Homecoming 2017

  • Fifth Street Christian Church

This event will feature the Fifth Street Christian Church homecoming choir, praise dancers, and mime group.

It will be hosted by Rev. Marcus & First Lady Erin Reynolds. 

The theme is "I'm Coming Home" and the speaker is Rev. James Kimbro.

See event flyer for more information.

Feed the Community Concert & Silent Auction
Jun
23
6:00 pm18:00

Feed the Community Concert & Silent Auction

  • First Christian Church - Columbia

This event is an outreach ministry of Fifth Street Christian Church. The Master of Ceremonies will be Rev. Alex Plummer

Performances by:

  • Fifth Street Praise Choir
  • Russell Chapel & Fifth Street Dance Ministry
  • First Christian Church Chancel Choir
  • and many more musical guests

See event flyer for more information.

Children Worship & Wonder Story Teller Training
Jun
23
Jun 24

Children Worship & Wonder Story Teller Training

  • First Christian Church - Edwardsville, IL

Children Worship & Wonder creates a community of intergenerational fellowship where both the children’s and adult’s minds, bodies, and spirits, are nurtured and cared for as they worship together.

Training will include the theological rationale behind Children Worship & Wonder and develop a basic understanding of the approach. The story telling and other components of the worship service will be demonstrated.

Participants will receive help in developing their own story telling skills and have opportunities to practice telling stories and leading other parts of the children’s service of worship. They will learn ways to involve other adults in children’s worship and receive help in setting-up a children’s worship center for their church.

$120 until June 9, $150 after. Register online.

Men's Rites of Passage Retreat
Jun
21
Jun 25

Men's Rites of Passage Retreat

  • Audubon Center of the North Woods

This program comes highly recommended by our Regional Minister Paul Koch who participated in the event last year.

Mid-America Disciples Men are organizing transportation and conducting fundraisers to ensure that any men who would like to attend are able. 

Due to successful fundraising and donations, transportation to and from Minnesota will be at little or no cost to participants.  We will rent a 14-passenger van and travel from St. Louis to Kansas City along I-70 and up I-35 heading north and will be happy to pick up men along the way.  Please notify Paul Koch at 636.221.7065 or paul.ccma@sbcglobal.net of your interest.  Van reservations will be on a first call basis.

Find more information here and/or contact Paul if you are interested.

Intergenerational Camp
Jun
15
Jun 18

Intergenerational Camp

  • Camp MoVal

This camp is for all ages! Campers having completed grade 3 or older will stay in cabins with counselors. Younger campers need to be accompanied by a parent/grandparent. Campers will receive specific information from the director, including packing list and definite start/end times, after registration. $190 if registered by May 1, $210 after May 1. If 3 or more in the family are registering - $160 each.

Register online  ***   Learn about our other summer programs

NBA Celebrates 130 Years of Ministry!
Jun
10
2:00 pm14:00

NBA Celebrates 130 Years of Ministry!

  • NBA offices @ UACC in STL

NBA will host a late afternoon reception and program in celebration of 130 years of health and social service ministry with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)!

With Dr. Norma Ellington-Twitty, former NBA VP of Program Planning and Evaluation, as the emcee, we will gather with a special group of storytellers who will help us to honor and celebrate this 130th anniversary year. We hope you'll join us!  Learn more & RSVP>

NEOLA CYF Camp
Jun
4
Jun 9

NEOLA CYF Camp

  • Camp Jo-Ota

This camp is for youth completing grade 9, 10, 11, or 12. Campers will receive specific information from the director, including packing list and definite start/end times, after registration. $320 if registered by May 1, $345 after May 1.

Register online   ***   Learn about our other summer programs

Pro-Reconciliation/Anti-Racism Training
May
6
8:15 am08:15

Pro-Reconciliation/Anti-Racism Training

  • First Christian Church - Bolivar

This training will fulfill the requirement of all active clergy to participate in a PR/AR training session once every three years.

This event may be cancelled if there are not at least 25 participants registered by April 29.  **4/20/17 note: This session is confirmed and will not be cancelled.

The fee for this session is $50, which includes lunch and all distributed materials. Please register online here. Or use the mail-in registration form.

Please note that the training session begins at 9. Check-in opens at 8:15.

Disciples Men Ozarks Retreat
May
5
May 7

Disciples Men Ozarks Retreat

  • Shannondale Community Center near Salem, MO

Join the men at Shannondale for: spiritual growth, fellowship, mentoring, recreation & fun, great eating, service to the Shannondale community, and an opportunity to recharge.

The theme of the Saturday Spiritual bonfire is "A brave, an elk, and sacred drums."  We will share ancient and personal stories then Rev. Ed Varnum will use our time around the bonfire through music to help us move further into sacred space together, which is a big part of what drumming in the native American culture is about.  All men are invited. If you wish to, please bring lap drums, tambourines, or another percussion instrument of your choosing. 

While the retreat officially begins around 10 p.m. on Friday, May 5 (to accommodate those who work a full day on Friday) men who wish to hike earlier that day in the Ozarks National Scenic Riverways on the Ozark Trail at Rocky Falls are invited to meet up for a hearty breakfast at the Main Street Diner in Salem, MO at 9:00 a.m. or at Shannondale at 11:00 a.m. for car pooling.  If you are interested in attending, please contact Paul Koch, RMT and Mid-America Disciples Men coordinator at paul.ccma@sbcglobal.net or 636.221.7065.

Cost: $60 per person - includes lodging & food. All the information is on the brochure.

Southeast Gateway Disciples Women Spring Festival
Apr
29
9:30 am09:30

Southeast Gateway Disciples Women Spring Festival

  • Celebration Christian Church

The program includes workshops on worship, study and service/social action, a short business meeting to elect officers, and lunch. Cost is $5, plus study materials if desired.

The speaker will be  Lauren Grotegeers, Resource and Development Director, Habitat For Humanity—St. Charles County, who will give an overview of the work Habitat is doing in the community.  

Registrations are due by Monday, April 24. See flyer/registration form.

 

The Beloved Community: A Five-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation
Apr
23
Apr 28

The Beloved Community: A Five-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation

  • Lake Williamson Center

One glance at the national and global discourse is enough to prove that we live in an increasingly polarized world.  Sadly, the church is not even immune to division and discord.  Yet Christ calls us to a more excellent way.  Christ calls us to be the Beloved Community—a community built on welcome, respect, and the greatest of these…Love.  Through this week-long retreat filled with worship, study, community, and silent reflection time, participants will explore how we can become the Beloved Community—and thus transform the world. 

The 2017 Five Day Academy for Spiritual Formation will be held at the beautiful Lake Williamson Christian Center in Carlinville, Illinois April 23-28.  For registrations received by March 6, the cost is $675 per person which includes tuition, room and board, plus all supplies for the week.  Late registrations are $700 per person.  Rooms are hotel-style, single occupancy with private baths.  CEU credits are available.  Registration is now open at www.igrc.org/fiveday.   

For more information, contact Eureka Christian Church's Rev. Jennie Churchman at minister@eurekachristian.org or 309.467.2369.