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Regional Minister’s Moment

On Jan. 6, 2021, Epiphany in the Church year, I returned a phone call to my colleague Rev. Eugene James, Regional Minister for the Christian Church Michigan Region. He had asked me a few weeks earlier to consider partnering as the regional minister for Michigan when he retired at the end of 2021. I told him I would study the “Vision” and pray about it. On Jan. 6, I called to give him my answer, “I am willing to be in conversation.”

It is ten months later, and it seems we are a world away from all that was happening that day. One thing was constant, we have continued in prayer and conversation. Both of our regional governing bodies have voted to be in covenant partnership—not a merger. At the September Michigan regional assembly, the delegates officially affirmed our path forward.

Rev. Dr. Teresa Dulyea-Parker

Jan 1st, 2022
Marks The Dawning of a New Day in Regional Ministry!

Meet our Michigan Partners!

Apostle John Harvey

Rev. Robert (Bob) Larimer

Rev. Peter Morgan

Rev. Amy Bertchausen

Rev. Dr. Dara Cobb Lewis

Sunday, Jan. 2
Is Covenant Sunday

Covenant Sunday Worship Resources

We have provided the following resources for your Covenant Sunday Worship Service.

Bulletin Inserts: Litany and Covenant Prayer

  • Litany of covenant and a written prayer from our General Minister and President, Rev. Terri Hord Owens for your bulletin.

Covenant Sunday Slides (PowerPoint)

Our Story Script

  • Script/Skit – “It’s Not a Merger!” for use by churches without video capacity in worship service. Written by Rev. Soniyyah “Sonna” B. Key.


2022 Joint Clergy Retreat

Monday, April 18- Wednesday, April 20, 2022. A joint clergy retreat at St. Francis Retreat Center in DeWitt, MI. Rev. Dr. David Anderson Hooker will be our guest presenter on Tuesday helping us to consider our stories within the narratives that shape us.  This will be a time to create community with each other, relax, eat good food, play, and let down our cares. As of now, CCIW will have three church vans/buses going from the north, central and south areas of our region. This will be valuable time away.

2022 Clergy Retreat Flyer

Other Resources


Logo Color

Logo Greyscale


“It’s Not a Merger” leaflet 

  • Russ Tiller piece written primarily for Michigan Disciples churches.