Friday, July 8, 2011

See You -- Sort Of!

The biennial General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) officially gets underway tomorrow, July 9, with the opening worship service at the convention center in Nashville, Tennessee. The theme for the assembly is "Tell It!" and I will be among the 6,000 or so Disciples converging on Nashville. There will be some outstanding speakers this year: Brian McLaren, Amy-Jill Levine, Marian Wright Edelman, and others. Opportunities for learning will abound, and it will be fun to see friends and colleagues known from around the country.

Live video-streaming of the assembly worship services is available to anyone with a computer and Internet access. You will find the services here.

This is the schedule:

■Opening Worship on Sat., July 9, at 7:30pm (webcast begins at 7:00pm);
■HIV/AIDS Healing Service on Sun., July 10, at 8:30am (webcast begins at 8:00am);
■State of the Church on Sun., featuring Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins, General Minister and President, July 10, at 2:30pm (webcast begins at 2:20pm);
■“Sing It!” Concert on Sun., July 10, at 7:00pm (webcast begins at 6:30pm);
■Emergent Worship on Mon., July 11, at 7:30pm (webcast begins at 7:00pm);
■“Tell It!” Testimonies on Tues., July 12, at 7:30pm (webcast begins at 7:00pm);
■Commissioning Worship on Wed., July 13, at 7:30pm (webcast begins at 7:00pm).

Other information about the General Assembly can be found here.

See you in Nashville, virtually and in real time!

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