Celebration! Celebración! Christ Among Us!

2018 Regional Assembly | November 2 & 3, 2018

Saguaro Christian Church at 8302 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85710

Our 2018 Regional Assembly is an invitation to come to the well, to springs of life. Some come thirsty; others come in need of relief. Abraham and Isaac dug wells searching for springs of water. Moses watched water flow from a rock to quench the thirst of his people. A Samaritan woman heard Jesus speak of a living water which would become a “spring of water gushing up to eternal life”.

All around us, out of our desert sojourns, we can find sustaining experiences, springs of life, through inspiration, connection, worship and celebration. These springs assure us we are known, remind us we are loved, and draw us to the places we are called. Our scripture and desert life speak of the vitality of water, and it is in water we find inspiration for our 2018 Regional Assembly. Fuente de Vida!

We are excited to welcome three amazing speakers. Each will inspire, challenge, and call us to find strength and courage to find the Spirit’s workings for creativity in the life, mission, and ministry of the Arizona Region.

We will also share in opportunities to experience springs of life within our Region including a daylong pre-assembly event, Fuente de Vida at the Border.

Nuestra Asamblea Regional 2018 es una invitación a venir al pozo, a las corrientes de agua de la vida. Algunos vienen sedientos; otros vienen con necesidad de alivio. Abraham e Isaac cavaron pozos en busca de manantiales de agua. Moisés vio el agua fluir desde una roca para saciar la sed de su pueblo. Una mujer samaritana escuchó a Jesús hablar de un agua viva que se convertiría en una “fuente de agua fluyendo hacia la vida eterna”.

A nuestro alrededor, desde nuestras moradas en el desierto, podemos encontrar experiencias sostenibles, fuentes de vida, a través de la inspiración, la conexión, la adoración y la celebración. Estos manantiales nos aseguran que somos conocidos, nos recuerdan que somos amados y nos atraen a los lugares a los que somos llamados. Nuestras escrituras y nuestra vida en el desierto hablan de la vitalidad del agua, y es en el agua que encontramos la inspiración para nuestra Asamblea Regional 2018. ¡Fuente de Vida!

Nos complace dar la bienvenida a tres oradores increíbles. Cada uno nos inspirará, desafiará y llamará a mayor fortaleza y valor para encontrar la obra del Espíritu para la creatividad en la vida, la misión y el ministerio de la Región de Arizona.

También compartiremos oportunidades para experimentar los manantiales de la vida en nuestra Región, incluido un evento pre-asamblea de un día, Fuente de Vida en la frontera.

Children & Youth | Niños y Jóvenes

At our Assembly there will be an intentional focus around multi-generations as we grow into Intergenerational Ministry.  

What does that mean?

Children, Youth and Adults are welcome in any and all assembly spaces. This includes but is not limited to, worship, workshop, activities, and opportunities. Sure we may have done this before, but this year will be different as springs of life form around spaces originally designed for adults now have young people in them, and activities engaged around children now have adults in them. Intrigued? You should be, this is going to be a very faithful and holy time at our assembly as we live into the body of Christ.

There will be a nursery available for younger children if the parent feels that is what their child(ren) need, but please don’t feel like you have to use it. God put the wiggles into young people, and we celebrate that as a spring of life.

As the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Arizona we take seriously our call from God to be an inclusive and loving church. Join us as we continue being who God called us to be together.

Schedule | Itinerario

Friday | Viernes

Special Pre-Event | Pre-evento especial
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fuente de Vida at the Border | Fuente de Vida en la Frontera

Special Pre-Event | Pre-evento especial
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cultivating Compassion | Cultivar la compasión
with Dr. Frank Rogers and Rev. Janis Brown

6:00 – 7:20 p.m.
Check-In | Registración Abierta

7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Opening Worship & Keynote | Servicio de Apertura y Predicación
with Rev. Erin Wathen

9:00 -10:00 p.m.
All Assembly Reception | Recepción Asamblea Unida
with All Clergy Band Sponsored by the Christian Church Foundation

 

Saturday | Sábado

7:45 – 8:45 a.m.
Clergy & Guest Breakfast | Desayuno del Clero (Pastores e invitado)
Hosted by the Pension Fund of the Christian Church

8:00 – 8:45 a.m.
Check-In, coffee & snacks | Registración, café y bocadillos

9:00 – 10:15 a.m.
Morning Worship & Keynote | Servicio de Adoración Matutino y Predicación
with Rev. Al Lopez

10:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Experience Springs of Life | Experimenta Fuentes de vida
Opportunity to join two experiences & one roundtable | Oportunidades para unirse a dos experiencias, y a una discusión de mesa redonda

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Catered Lunch | Almuerzo
Sponsored by Global Ministries with honored guest Mark Behle

1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Business Session | Sesión de negocios

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Closing Worship & Keynote Servicio de Cierre y Predicación
with Rev. Terri Hord Owens

Guest Speakers | Oradores Invitados

Rev. Erin Wathen

Rev. Erin Wathen is the Senior Pastor of Saint Andrew Christian Church in the Kansas City area and serves as the Moderator of the Christian Church, Greater Kansas City Region. Prior to SACC, Erin served at Foothills Christian Church in Phoenix. She is the author of two books: “Resist and Persist: Faith and the Fight for Equality” and ”More Than Words: Ten Values for the Modern Family“. Publisher’s Weekly said of her most recent book “A helpful tool for teachers and professors… This trenchant book is a much-needed manifesto for 21st-century Christian feminism“.

Erin is a graduate of Transylvania University and Lexington Theological Seminary. She is the 2010 recipient of the Fred Craddock Award for Excellence in Preaching. Erin lives in Olathe, KS with her husband and two kids. A widely recognized voice in Progressive Christianity, Erin’s blog “Irreverin,” featured on the Patheos Interfaith Network, explores the intersection of faith, culture and politics.

Rev. Al Lopez

Rev. Al Lopez is the founder and one of three co-pastors of UrbanMission, a new church in Pomona, California, affiliated with the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

The UrbanMission’s approach to being an actively engaged spiritual community has garnered recognition in several academic circles; most recently being highlighted as an example in Rev. Dr. Timothy Murphy’s Counter-Imperial Churching for a Planetary Gospel.

Al is a graduate of Claremont School of Theology was ordained by the Pacific Southwest Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in 2015.

Al currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Disciples Seminary Foundation, and on the Reconciliation Ministry Commission of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He also helps co-facilitate the Disciples Seminary Foundation’s Seed Planters group; a cohort of recently graduated/current seminary students exploring new church planting and congregational revitalization.

Al and his wife Tanya are the proud parents of two amazing little girls.

Rev. Teresa “Terri” Hord Owens

Rev. Teresa “Terri” Hord Owens was elected as the General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in July 2017. She is the first person of color and second woman to lead the denomination. A descendant of one of the oldest African-American free settlements in Indiana and a Disciple since young adulthood, Hord Owens was dean of students at the University of Chicago Divinity School and pastor of First Christian Church of Downers Grove, IL prior to her election.

Hord Owens’ resume includes more than 20 years in corporate America leading diverse teams in data management in health care and other industries before she entered seminary. After ordination, she served 15 years at the University of Chicago Divinity School, shepherding a varied student body in both background and theology.

Hord Owens is widely sought after as a preacher, speaker and workshop facilitator. Her ministry and intellectual interests include a theology of reconciliation, cultural intelligence, developing inclusive and multi-cultural congregations, and the mentoring of young adults. She marked three decades of marriage with Walter Owens, Jr., prior to her election. They are the proud parents of an adult son.

Rvda. Erin Wathen

La Rvda. Erin Wathen es la Pastora Principal de la Iglesia Cristiana San Andres en el área de Kansas City y se desempeña como Moderadora de la Iglesia Cristiana en la Región de Greater Kansas City. Antes de SACC, Erin sirvió en Foothills Christian Church en Phoenix. Es autora de dos libros: “Resistir y persistir: la fe y la lucha por la igualdad” y “Más que palabras: Diez valores para la familia moderna“. Publisher’s Weekly dijo de su libro más reciente “Una herramienta útil para profesores y maestros … Este libro mordaz es un manifiesto muy necesario para el feminismo cristiano del siglo XXI“.

Erin es graduada de la Universidad de Transylvania y del Seminario Teológico de Lexington. Ella fue el recipiente del 2010 del Premio Fred Craddock a la Excelencia en la Predicación. Erin vive en Olathe, KS con su esposo y dos hijos. Una voz ampliamente reconocida en el cristianismo progresivo, el blog de Erin “Irreverin”, presentado en Patheos Interfaith Network, explora la intersección de la fe, la cultura y la política.

Rvdo. Al Lopez

El Rvdo. Al Lopez es el fundador y uno de tres co-pastores de UrbanMission, (MisiónUrbana), una iglesia nueva en Pomona, California afiliada con la Iglesia Unida de Cristo y la Iglesia Cristiana (Discípulos de Cristo).

El enfoque de UrbanMission de ser una comunidad espiritual activamente comprometida ha cosechado reconocimiento en varios círculos académicos; más recientemente se destacó como un ejemplo en Siendo Iglesia Contra-imperio para un Evangelio Planetario del Rev. Dr. Timothy Murphy.

Al es graduado de la Escuela Teológica de Claremont y fue ordenado por la Región Suroeste del Pacifico en la Iglesia Cristiana (Discípulos de Cristo) en el 2015.

Actualmente, Al es miembro de la Junta Directiva de Disciples Seminary Foundation y de la Comisión del Ministerio de Reconciliación de la Iglesia Cristiana (Disciples of Christ). También ayuda a co-facilitar el grupo de Sembradores de Semillas de la Fundación de Disciples Seminary; una cohorte de estudiantes de seminario recientemente graduados / actuales que exploran la plantación de nuevas iglesias y la revitalización congregacional.

Junto a su esposa, Tanya, son los padres orgullosos de dos hijas pequeñas maravillosas.

Rvda. Teresa “Terri” Hord Owens

La Rvdo. Teresa “Terri” Hord Owens” fue electa como Ministro General y presidenta de la Iglesia Cristiana (Discípulos de Cristo) en julio del 2017. Ella es la primera persona de color y la segunda mujer que lidera una denominación.  Descendiente de uno de los asentamientos libres afroamericanos más antiguos de Indiana y Discípulo desde la edad joven adulta, Hord Owens fue decana de estudiantes de la Escuela de Divinidades de la Universidad de Chicago y pastor de First Christian Church de Downers Grove, IL, antes de su elección.

El currículum de Hord Owens incluye más de 20 años en el mundo corporativo de los Estados Unidos liderando diversos equipos de administración de datos en el cuidado de la salud y otras industrias antes de ingresar al seminario. Después de la ordenación, ella sirvió 15 años en la Escuela de Divinidad de la Universidad de Chicago, guiando a un cuerpo estudiantil variado tanto en trasfondo como en teología.

Hord Owens es ampliamente buscada como predicadora, orador y facilitadora de talleres. Su ministerio e intereses intelectuales incluyen una teología de la reconciliación, inteligencia cultural, el desarrollo de congregaciones inclusivas y multiculturales, y la mentoría de jóvenes adultos. Antes de su elección, ella marcó tres décadas de matrimonio con Walter Owens, Jr.,. Son los orgullosos padres de un hijo adulto.

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Location | Ubicación: Saguaro Christian Church

8302 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85710 (Google Maps)

Saguaro Christian Church

Directions

Coming from Phoenix Metro or Northern Arizona?

  • Follow I-10 E to Tucson
  • Exit 258 east (left) on to Broadway blvd/Congress St
  • Follow Broadway blvd approximately 10 miles
  • Turn south (right) on to Sarnoff Drive, Saguaro Christian Church is immediately on your left.

Coming from Tucson?

  • Travel towards Pantano Rd & Broadway blvd
  • From Pantano Rd & Broadway turn (or continue) east on Broadway blvd
  • Follow Broadway blvd for less than a mile
  • Turn south (right) on to Sarnoff Drive, Saguaro Christian Church is immediately on your left.

Coming from Southern Arizona?

  • Follow I-10 W to Tucson
  • Exit 258 east (left) to Broadway blvd/Congress St
  • Follow Broadway blvd approximately 10 miles
  • Turn south (right) on to Sarnoff Drive, Saguaro Christian Church is immediately on your left.

Hotel Arrangements

Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites

Located just north and west from Saguaro Christian Church the Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites offers a wide range of amenities. Guests enjoy free wifi, business center, a fitness room, and a heated pool. Traditional and Suite rooms available.

We have arranged for a limited number of traditional rooms starting at $89/night and suites starting at $109/night. Book your reservation by clicking this special link or by calling 520-323-6262 and requesting to book a room for “Arizona Regional Assembly.” Availability is limited, book your room today!

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

If you are looking to make a longer weekend of Assembly, enjoy beautiful mountain vistas and luxury amenities at Lowes Ventana Canyon Resort. This resort rests in the foothills of the Catalina Mountains only 9 miles from Saguaro Christian Church. Visit their website for current rates and availability.

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