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!
Sunday, Jan. 2
Is Covenant Sunday
Covenant Sunday Worship Resources
We have provided the following resources for your Covenant Sunday Worship Service.
- Litany of covenant and a written prayer from our General Minister and President, Rev. Terri Hord Owens for your bulletin.
- Script/Skit – “It’s Not a Merger!” for use by churches without video capacity in worship service. Written by Rev. Soniyyah “Sonna” B. Key.