June 2015

Family & Children's Ministries Newsletter

Find Us at General Assembly

“&” Conversations
There are many opportunities to meet, share, and be a part of the “&” conversation at General Assembly (and beyond!).

“Ask Me &” Capes
Find someone in a bright yellow cape with an "&" sign, and let the conversation begin!

DHM Exhibit Area
(Booth 411)

The Disciples Home Missions booth will be our “home base” during General Assembly.  Please stop by and see all that DHM has to offer, and discover the ways we work together as an “&” across all ages and ministries.

Get Connected at the Booth: Sign our canvas once you have participated in the “&” conversations. Sign up for our newsletter and text messaging options. Check out our New Website. Help your kids “soar” with our bubbles! Pick up some of our giveaway items to show others you are part of the “&” !

Workshops & Discussions
y, 8:45am - Potlucks & Bake Sales: Is This All There Is? Panel with Olivia Bryan Updegrove
Tuesday, 8:45am - Faith Formation for New Generations Panel with Olivia Stewart

Disciples Peace Fellowship Booth
Tuesday, 10:00AM - Children's Ministry Is for Adults - Discussion with Olivia Bryan Updegrove
Wednesday, 11:00am - Tech Can Save Your Faith at Home - Discussion with Olivia Bryan Updegrove

Family Friendly Places        All Ages Mission Opportunities
  • Tuesday, 3:30pm-5:00pm - Mission Dance Fest - Hyatt Franklin Ballroom
    Learn about mission trips and local missions options for your church - plus
    great music and a dance off!
  • Sunday, July 19, 5:45-7:45pm - Farm Worker Rights Vigil - March to Wendy's! Learn more
  • Monday, July  20, 9am (and ongoing) - Sleeping Mats for the Homeless - Hyatt Franklin Ballroom  - Help the Youth and Women crochet "plarn" (plastic grocery bags) into bed mats and blankets. Start collecting bags to bring now!
More Info for Youth & Children's Programming

General Assembly Youth Information
Follow plans for Youth at GA on the GA Youth Facebook page and at Youth at GA 2015.

General Assembly Children's Program Information
See the Children's Programming page on the GA website for updates and schedules.

Upcoming Events

Ongoing CW&W Trainings

Children Worship & Wonder Story Teller Trainings
Overland Park, KS - July 10-11
Denver, CO - July 24-25
Danville, KY - July 24-25
Murray, KY - July 31-August 1
Lexington, KY - August 21-22

Check our schedule for updates or contact Jessica Kramer.
Interdenominational Training
Messy Church: An Inspiring Model of Ministry - Sponsored by UCC Faith Formation Team & McFarland UCC
November 8, 2015 in McFarland, WI

Do What Matters! (Vibrant Faith Training Event):
16 different dates and locations around the country

Connect with us!
We love hearing about you and your local ministry. Share with us so we can share what you are doing with others:
Disciples Care for Children Group
Families and Children DHM
Text updates: Text @weeklyfc to 81010


P.O. Box 1986
Indianapolis, IN 46206

Rev. Olivia Stewart
Rev. Dr. Olivia Bryan Updegrove