Save the Date: Regional Assembly will begin on Friday, June 3rd with a pre-event and a one day format Regional Assembly will take place on Saturday, June 4th. It will not be your ordinary Regional Assembly as we need to try some "out of the box" ideas. Expect youth events, workshops, exhibits (Vendors, Regional/General Ministries and congregational ministry sharing tables). Not so much business, a whole lot of gathering and connecting. Worship will include an installation for your now 2 year in Regional Ministry.
Note from Assembly Planning Team: The Administrative Council just met and has approved a postponement of the Regional Assembly.
A large part of the Regional Assembly to be held on November 7th was Rev. Bill Spangler-Dunning's installation service with the General Minister Rev. Terry Hord-Owens delivering the message and presiding over the installation, but this past week her sister's husband died and Rev. Terri Hord Owens rushed to be by her side during this time of grief and transition. Out of pastoral care and respect for our General Minister and President the Assembly team, along with the Administrative council, have determined that postponing the assembly is the best CHURCH action we can take. Therefore, we have decided to postpone the Virginia Assembly until a future time can be arranged.
My response and words of appreciation:
This has been a chaotic and disruptive year for sure but as your Regional Minister I say again that I continue to feel the call of God upon my life be here and it is reconfirmed everyday that the people of this Region are gifted, talented, and rising to something amazing. My installation will wait for another day. We will post the proposed (approved by the Administrative Council) 2021 budgets on the Regional Website for full transparency. We will also post the nominations for the next season of leadership that were approved at the Administrative Council as well.
PLEASE NOTE: I think it is worth lifting up that we did not postpone this assembly at the request of our GMP saying she could not make it but more importantly it rose out of a deep, prayerful support of our General Minister and President in a time of grief in her family. As your Regional Minister I could not be more proud than to know that the leadership of this Region, despite all that has happened in 2020, still knows the value of people over structure and meetings. Looking forward to many years in ministry with all of you.
Take care of yourselves and give each other grace in these days
Blessings and Thank You for continued support for me, my family and each other
We Are The Church Together!
Regional Minister, Christian Church in Virginia
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