THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN ILLINOIS AND WISCONSIN PRESENTS THE 2016 REGIONAL ASSEMBLY
**Registration Materials will be made available on the CCIW website in the first week of May.
Friday—Saturday October 21-22 Springfield, Illinois
- Regional Clergy Luncheon with The Rev. Canon Albert J. Keeney speaking Assembly Registration
- Friday Film Festival featuring Ink 180 and “Injustice Anywhere,” the Ferguson, Missouri Story
- Discounted Admission to Abraham Lincoln Library/Museum—$10
- Assembly Banquet
- Worship with Rev. A. Denise Bell preaching
- Youth Activities
- Gathering Worship with Rev. Bell
- State of the Region
- Assembly Lunch
- Mission First
- Closing Worship
Rev. A. Denise Bell
Rev. A. Denise Bell was ordained in December 1988, at Park Hill Christian Church Disciples of Christ (DOC) in Denver, Colorado. Prior to her ordination she was commissioned as a Jr. Lieutenant in the United States Navy as a Chaplain Candidate, where she spent one year in service. Rev. Bell has served churches as Associate Pastor, Senior Pastor, Executive Pastor and Regional Minister. She has served in Portland, Oregon, Memphis Tennessee, Reston, Virginia and Georgia. In March 2014 she was unanimously affirmed and called to serve as Regional Minister and CEO of The Christian Church in Georgia by the 66 DOC churches represented in Georgia.
Her ministry is woven together by her faith in a faithful God. She is God’s daughter, God’s servant and a messenger for Christ. She loves the Lord and has a love for God’s people as God has called her to be Christ incarnate to a world that needs to know that God loves and calls us according to God’s purposes.
Rev. Canon Albert J. Keeney
The Rev. Canon Albert J. Keeney will be the keynote speaker for our Clergy luncheon on Friday, Oct. 21 at First Christian (Disciples of Christ) Springfield. Al is an Episcopal priest and spiritual director. He has served in parishes in New Jersey and New York and as assistant to the bishop in the diocese of Rochester, NY. Prior to his career in ordained ministry, he was in creative and management positions in advertising and business communications. A native of the Chicago area, he has lived in St. Louis, MO, Indianapolis, IN, Madison, NJ and currently resides in Canandaigua, NY, in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York Al is a retreat and pilgrimage leader and has taught workshops in Spiritual Direction, Journaling, Contemplative Prayer and Praying with Icons. He serves as an adjunct faculty member and is President of the Board for the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation in Washington, DC.
Registration Flyer, Online Registration and Documents
RA 2016 Schedule “Heart Connections
Friday, Oct 21
Clergy Lunch First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 700 S 6th St., Springfield
11:30 Gathering (child care provided) (tickets for Abe Lincoln museum on hand.)
12:45 Presentation by the Rev. Canon Albert John Keeney, Shalem Institute
Registration at hotel starting at 12 noon.
Wyndham Springfield—City Centre Hotel 700 E Adams St. Springfield, IL
Check in is at 4:00 p.m.
- CCIW Friday Film Festival at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 700 S 6th St., Springfield, IL with plenty of popcorn!
- Chance to go to Abraham Lincoln Library/Museum
5:30 p.m. Gathering Time at Wyndham Springfield—City Centre
6:00 p.m. Banquet: Awards and Elections in Prairie Banquet Hall at Wyndham
7:30 p.m. Worship with Rev. Denise Bell preaching (child care provided)
9:30 p.m. Moth Hour after session somewhere nearby.
Saturday, Oct. 22
First Christian Church 700 S 6th St., Springfield
9:00 a.m. Morning worship with Rev. Bell
9:45 a.m. State of the Region I
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. State of the Region II
12 noon Lunch
1:15 p.m. Mission First
3:00 p.m. Closing Worship and Installation of Officers.
(Child care provided from 8:45-12 noon and from 1-4:00 p.m.