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What is Authentic Unity?

Across the Region, our voices call out for time to speak safely about what matters, to tell our own stories and honor those of others, to dismantle racism and bias. Our voices call out  for the unity that is the polar star at the heart of our identity as Disciples, unity that is truth-telling and authentic.

The 2022 Regional Assembly, AUTHENTIC UNITY, will give space to these calls of the spirit and lead us through reflection of histories, structured conversation to address what matters, and give foundation for the way forward in our ministry and work over the next two years.

Read more about it below!

When Disciples from Alaska to Washington to North Idaho to Montana became one Region, we hoped our unity would extend beyond geography.

We imagined becoming a Community of Communities which would follow the guidance of the Spirit and grow into a body which resembled Christ’s own nature. We imagined helping to bring about God’s New Creation by doing together those things that no one individual or congregation could do alone.

Now, during this time of division and distrust in our nation, it’s only natural we would gravitate toward unity as the theme of our first in-person Northern Lights Regional Assembly.  After all, the slogan “Unity is our Polar Star “is at the heart of our identity as Disciples.  But what kind of unity do we seek?

As the Assembly Planning Team listened to voices across our Region, we discovered the desire to create relationships and structures that go beyond mere merger. We heard about the longing to participate in real conversations without fear of being labeled a “this” or a “that.”  We noticed the hunger for truth-telling, including acknowledgement of our uncomfortable histories.

What our Region seeks is unity that is AUTHENTIC.

AUTHENTIC UNITY involves the willingness to tell our own story and honor the stories of others. That’s why we have invited Kaitlin Curtice to share her journey of self-discovery and to lead us to reflect on our own formation histories.

AUTHENTIC UNITY requires safe space where we can talk about what matters. That’s why we have planned lots of structured conversation to be bounded by a Covenant of Engagement and informal times to connect in the welcoming gathering spaces of Templins on the River in Post Falls, ID.

AUTHENTIC UNITY entails dismantling racism and gender bias from our life together. That’s why the Assembly is coupled with Anti-Racism training for our ministers and other Regional Leaders and why we will give close attention to business items regarding new ethnic congregations, new Regional Officers, and a new Regional Minister Search Committee.

Most of all, we want our Assembly to be a joyful, hopeful event that empowers each of us to carry out our various ministries through worship, music, and laughter. Hope to see you there!

Subject to changes and this information is not detailed.

Pre-Assembly Events

Thursday May 19, 2022, 6:30 pm

  • Dinner for Ministers and Partners at Barlow’s Restaurant, Liberty Lake, WA

Friday, May 20, 2022, 9 am to 4 pm

  • Anti-Racism Training for Ministers and Regional Leaders at Templin’s on the River, Post Falls, ID

Assembly Schedule

Friday, May 20, 2022, 7 pm

  • Welcome, Opening Worship, Kaitlin Curtice Keynote One,  Small Group Conversations

Saturday May 21, 2022

  • 9 am  Worship, Regional Business Session One, Kaitlin Curtice Keynote Two,  Small Group Conversations
  • 12 pm  Lunch
  • 1 pm    Regional Business Two, Interest Groups
  • 6 pm    Dinner and Fun

Sunday May 22, 2022

  • 9 am        Christian Education
  • 9:30 am  Worship

Kaitlin Curtice is a Native American Christian author and speaker. As an enrolled member of the Potawatomi Citizen Band and someone who has grown up in the Christian faith, Kaitlin writes on the intersection of Indigenous spirituality, faith in everyday life, and the church.

Her first book, Glory Happening: Finding the Divine in Everyday Places, was published with Paraclete Press in 2017. It is a series of fifty essays and prayers focusing on finding the sacred in everyday life. Kaitlin’s new book NATIVE: Identity, Belonging, and Rediscovering God, came out in May 2020 with Brazos Press, and was named by Publisher’s Weekly as a Religion and Spirituality book to watch for.

Kaitlin has contributed to OnBeing, Religion News Service, USA Today, and Sojourners, among others, and she was interviewed for the New Yorker on colonization within Christian missions. In 2018 she was featured in a documentary with CBS called “Race, Religion and Resistance,” speaking on the dangers of colonized Christianity.

Kaitlin travels around the country, speaking on faith and justice within the church as it relates to Indigenous peoples. She has been a featured speaker at Why Christian, Evolving Faith, Wild Goose Festival, The Festival of Faith and Writing, and more.

She also occasionally writes at her blog, kaitlincurtice.com.

Registration for in-person attendance is closed.
Registration for virtual/Zoom attendance is still open!

Register for virtual attendance with a credit card or check at https://docgeneralassembly.regfox.com/nlr2022-regionalassembly

* Lodging is not included in your Assembly registration.

Templin’s on the River

We will gather for worship and business at Red Lion Templin’s on the River in Post Falls, ID.  We have secured a group rate for lodging at this full service hotel and conference center and encourage you to take advantage of this pricing and the amenities available.  When you reserve your lodging at Templin’s, you may have up to four people in a room at the rate below, two vouchers for breakfast are included.

  • Standard Room: $129.00/night (plus taxes and fees)Standard rooms at the discounted rate are all booked
  • Riverview Room: $149.00/night (plus taxes and fees) – Riverview rooms at the discounted rate are all booked
  • Suites: $159.00/night (plus taxes and fees)Suites at the discounted rate are all booked

Read more about Templin’s on the River

Other nearby lodging options

The Region has not contracted with the following properties and offers these as convenient suggestions only.  We suggest hotels in Post Falls or Coeur d’Alene, ID or Liberty Lake or Spokane Valley, WA. Hotels in these areas would be within a reasonable drive of the assembly hotel.

RV Park options

The Region has not contracted with the following properties and offers these as convenient suggestions only.

  • Coeur d’Alene RV Resort, Post Falls, ID: (208) 773-3527
  • Liberty Lake RV Campground, Liberty Lake WA: (509) 868-0567

“Surrounded by gorgeous mountains and forests of ponderosa pine, and lying beside the dramatic rushing Spokane River, the town of Post Falls, Idaho, welcomes you! An authentic mill town with breathtaking natural beauty and a rich history…” this charming town is the perfect backdrop for our 2022 assembly.

Read more about Post Falls

Statement on COVID Precautions from the Regional Board

Recognizing that we can’t predict the course of the Covid-19 pandemic between now and our Regional Assembly, we are planning to gather in-person at Red Lion Templin’s on the River, Post Falls, ID on May 20, 21, and 22. For those unable to make the trip or uncomfortable with in-person activities during the pandemic, we will offer a streaming option to watch from home. While our in-person fellowship will be lessened by your absence, we thank God that our technology allows us to be the body of Christ coming together both near and far. The Regional Board is strongly encouraging all in-person attendees to be fully vaccinated, and we will require masks at all indoor Regional Assembly gatherings and events. Wearing a mask is a demonstration of our discipleship as we live out Christ’s love for one another. Plan on joining us in showing care and compassion for each other by keeping our gatherings as safe as possible. Depending on future developments and conditions on the ground as we move closer to the actual event, we will re-evaluate  and revise these precautions as needed.

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