Three hundred miles north of Nauvoo, Illinois, lies Black River Falls, Wisconsin, where a group of faithful servants have been worshipping since 1844. When craftsmen began constructing the Temple in Nauvoo, the church asked for help. The congregation's response? They sent lumber down the Mississippi River to build the Nauvoo Temple. Years later, the congregation has shifted south just a bit to Sparta, where the small yet ever-faithful group of about ten faithful servants stil
Matt and Chris Davisdon led a preaching workshop on March 17 sponsored by the Headwaters Mission Center, held at the Community of Christ in Rockford, Illinois. Attendees from Lancaster, Rockford, Beloit/Janesville, Milwaukee/Wauwatosa and Madison. The group shared in rich discussions around the goals and purpose of a sermon, aligning sermons with the church’s basic beliefs, enduring principles and mission initiatives, and providing balance between education and inspiration.
On March 24 the southern cluster met with the Mission Center leadership team for the first “Coffee Talk.” While I cannot vouch for the quality of the coffee, the conversations were excellent! About 25 people from Beloit-Janesville, Madison, Milwaukee-Wauwatosa, and Rockford met with Karen Hill, Alison Woods, Paige Warner, Gary Elrod, and Connie Lane-Lindeen at Beloit, where the congregation did a wonderful job of hosting. It has been several years since we’ve had a cluster