First Christian Church
Sunday, June 16, 2019
Disciples of Christ in Dexter, Missouri
June 12, 2019
Disciples leaders visit Missouri tornado victims
Submitted by Week of Compassion
After the devastation of recent tornadoes and significant flooding that followed, communities across the Midwest begin the long journey towards recovery.
Jefferson City, MO suffered some of the most significant impact.
Jefferson City Mayor Carrie Tergin says, “As our city and state recover from these devastating storms and flooding, the faith community has helped sustain our physical work and our emotional healing. I am grateful for the engagement from the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and so many other religious traditions that contribute to keep Jefferson City strong."
The Mid-America region and Disciples congregations in the Jefferson City area hosted a delegation of church leaders who came to offer pastoral care and learn how Disciples can best support the work of recovery. The delegation included General Minister and President Teresa Hord Owens; Week of Compassion Executive Director Vy Nguyen; Josh Baird of Disciples Home Missions’ Disciples Volunteering; Jim Michel from Disciples Church Extension Fund; and other pastors from the region.
Those gathered spent time touring the area; listening to the experiences of pastors and church members impacted by the disaster; meeting with government officials and other disaster response partners; and learning how the wider church can help meet the needs of the community.
General Assembly flash sale extended
Our printer’s mistake means a lucky break for you! The postcards announcing last week's flash sale weren't mailed when promised, so we will be honoring the original $30 discount on adult registrations through Tuesday night, June 18, 11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Time. Get registered now for $175 and use that savings to sign up for one of the many fantastic meal events offered by our ministries.