Community of Christ

Reunion Resources 2017

Fully Awake and Ready to Respond

Community of Christ members and friends often gather together in fellowship and learning experiences called reunions or family camps. In this relaxed and casual atmosphere, participants share the Enduring Principle, Blessings of Community.

2017 Reunion Themes

  1. Awaken to God’s Invitation
  2. Awaken to Spiritual Transformation
  3. Awaken to Unfolding Mission
  4. Awaken to Sacramental Living
  5. Awaken to Living Sanctuary

Focus Scripture Passages

Doctrine and Covenants 156:3,4, 5a-e; 158:11c; 161:2a, 5; 162:2; 163:1, 8a-c 

Additional scripture texts: Luke 7:44-47, Acts 1:8, Luke 24:48; Doctrine and Covenants 38:7b-c, 92:2a-b; Ephesians 2:21-22

Theme-based resources:

  • Worship Services -
    Created by Twyla Glassford, Kat Goheen, Jan Marshall, Ginny Miller, and Pat Pallister

    • Opening Worship: Awaken! 
      God, where will your Spirit lead today? Help me to be fully awake and ready to respond.
    • Five services based on daily themes.
    • Commitment Service: Respond! 
      Grant me the courage to risk something new and become a blessing of your love and peace.
  • Sharing Services—incorporating elements for all ages together
    Created by Monica Bradford and Katie Harmon-McLaughlin

  • Adult Text—available through HeraldHouse.org

  • Children's Lessons—adaptations for multiple ages of children
    Created by Barb Harmon
  • Youth Lessons—lessons for ages 12-18
    Created by Laura Bolton, Janné Grover, and Carla Long


EXTRA MATERIALS:
John Rounds from the Arizona Mission Center created a set of dramas similar to scripts from the 2016 reunion materials. These dramas are about a character named Alex Wake (or A. Wake to match our theme this year) and John has offered to share these with the church in case other reunions would like to use them. Download them here