#4 Chalice Table Talk-An Intergenerational Conversation about the 21st Church
Revs. Milton Bowens and Cherisna Jean-Marie
This workshop is inspired by the Facebook talk show Red Table Talk, designed as an inter-generational conversation about current issues as it relates to the Church. Our goal is to create a safe space, build relationships, find common ground, and begin to talk about what kind of future that keeps our Church relevant to current issues and her effectiveness. We believe the church is and continues to be the salt of the earth and it is brave conversations like these that will keep us effective.
# 16 The Ministry of Bereavement
Rev. Maudine M. Wordlaw
Clergy, Lay, Women, Men, Seminarians
# 20 7 Years Feast, 7 Years Famine: Preparing for Disasters
Caroline Hamilton-Arnold and Josh Baird
Disasters can happen anywhere, and churches are often a key source of assistance and support. This is especially true in communities with social vulnerabilities (due to factors like language, income, disability, or discrimination). This workshop will introduce tools and actions to help households and congregations prepare for and consider how they might assist their neighbors after a disaster. Participants will learn about disaster response resources available through Disciples ministries.
# 23 Making a Difference: Human Trafficking and Money Management
Pat Donahoo and Gary Kidwell
The Christian Church Foundation and Disciples Women will present a workshop geared towards clergy and lay members about the intersections of human trafficking, money management, and other global issues. Come learn about how our church is responding to these important topics and how we – individually and communally – can make a difference.
#28 Helping You on the Road to Financial Wellness
This workshop will focus on how Pension Fund can help you on the road to financial wellness, including budgeting and product offerings. Geared toward all attendees, 18 and over.
#34 Parenting as Spiritual Practice
Rev. Dr. Dara Cobb Lewis
Scripture teaches us that we are to pass the faith to our children by the very way we live our lives. As opportunities arise, we are to explain to them why we choose to practice our faith This workshop seeks to help parents and others who are responsible for children discover and maintain healthy spiritual practices with their children. In this workshop, time will be given for collaboration so that participants can learn from each other spiritual practices have worked for them.
#46 Returning to Our Roots: A Pilgrimage to Ghana
Marco Cable and Lorna Hernandez
The year 2019 was symbolic as it commemorated 400 years since the first enslaved Africans touched down in Jamestown, Virginia in the United States. Many religious and civic groups have made pilgrimages to Ghana to retrace the footsteps of their ancestors. In this workshop, you will explore travel opportunities to Ghana through Global Ministries People-to-People Pilgrimage Program, listen to stories from past pilgrimage participants, and learn about partners in the region. You can “make it real” by engaging and connecting with the heritage and history of Africans and people of African descent in the Americas. Join us!