The NCC's Officers
NCC Staff and Organization:
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Worship, celebration, action
The General Assembly
of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC) and
Church World Service took on the issues of the world in the name of the
gospel of Jesus Christ at its annual meeting that concluded November 9,
The General Assembly is the highest decision-making body of the National Council of Churches USA and Church World Service. Most of the 35 member communions of NCC and CWS sent delegates and visitors to the General Assembly,November 7-9, 2006, in the Wyndham Orlando Resort.
This summer, Dr. Forbes launched a new weekly radio program, "The Time is Now," carried by Air America Radio Ėwww.airamerica.com/thetimeisnow/ Ė holding conversations with such prominent guests as PBS veteran Bill Moyers, South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and White House journalist Helen Thomas.
On Sept. 17, Dr. Forbes announced his plans to retire from The Riverside Church to pursue his new national ministry Ė in response to a calling that took root in 2004 when the NCC and Riverside Church collaborated on their "Let Justice Roll: Faith and Community Voices Against Poverty" and "Mobilization 2004" campaigns.
What an exciting and opportune time for us to share food, fellowship and in-depth conversation with Dr. Forbes!
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day of the General Assembly began with worship to help delegates
explore the theme: For the Healing of the Nations (Revelation 22:1-2) Public worship
is a celebration of the conviction that Christ is in the midst of Godís
people. Worship equips and empowers the faithful to act as agents of Godís
transformation, and sets the framework for our work as the people of God in
community responding to Godís gift of unity through Jesus Christ.
General Assembly delegates also encountered and were encountered by the Word. Neither an exegetical study of the text, nor a preaching on the
text, became a collective look at the text using focused questions for
discernment, a time for us to be read by the text and to encounter
God through scripture.
Wednesday Rotation Forums
The Wednesday Rotation Forum was designed to help delegates grasp the wide array of programmatic efforts of the NCC and CWS. These efforts help us fulfill our purpose through open discussion on topics of concern and interest to the Church.
Rotation forums scheduled for 2006 were:
Biotechnologies, Exploring "Fearfully and Wonderfully Made"
General Assembly News Releases
General Assembly okays war message, bio-tech policy,
Photos from the Assembly
The photos on this page are taken by Kathleen Cameron.
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