The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the Southwest! CCSW is 435 congregations across all of New Mexico, Texas, the panhandle of Oklahoma and one congregation in Liberal, Kansas seeking to serve our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the incredible mission fields where God has placed us. We are part of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), an American-born mainline church organization that places its core value in belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. We live that out by celebrating together regularly around the Lord's Table to share bread and cup - welcoming all to share with us


Regional Assembly 2014 - information available at ccsw.org/ra2014

Traffic advisory for this weekend! You may wish to have your GPS handy, and allow time for some alternate routes.

Highway: IH-45 in Montgomery County - Southbound from PHANTOM PINES to ST. LUKES WAY. Total closure. Closed continuously from 9:00 pm, Friday, October 24, to 5 am, Monday, October 27. Detour: motorists will need to take the southbound frontage road; they will need to exit College Park exit, go through the SH-242 intersection and will be able to re-enter just south of SH-242.


New workshop listed: W3 - Creative Liturgy

  • How do we breathe fresh, new life into our traditions so they aren't just old and static but practices people look forward to? How can artists be involved to help us? What new things could we do that would truly speak to the people we serve? Join us in taking a look at our Christian Liturgical Calendar and asking questions like these. Presenter Tim Coons, First Christian Church, Houston [Sa 1:30, Su 1:00]


Nominations Needed

We need your nominations for Regional Officers to be given to the Nominating Committee. We will be electing a Moderator-Elect, a Secretary, and a Treasurer as well as positions on the Regional Committee on Ministry including Chair, Secretary and Members at Large whose terms will end in 2018. Please send the nominations to Arthur Stewart (arthurpstewart@gmail.com) this week.


Prayer Concerns

We have learned that  Rev. Dr. Oran Nabors, husband of  Rev. Dr. Charlotte Nabors, died early on Sunday, September 21, under hospice care. A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 27, at 11:00 am at First Christian Church, 1203 N Fulton Street, Denton. Please include the Nabors family in your prayers.


We extend our sincere sympathy to Rev. Will Moore, pastor of Garden Grove Christian Church, Houston, and Texas Christian Missionary Fellowship President, on the death of his wife, Delores, Thursday, September 11th. Visitation will be 10 am and funeral service at 11 am on Thursday, September 18, both at University Christian Church at 3610 Southmore Boulevard in Houston, 713-522-7625. Please include the Moore family in your prayers. 


Rev. Ralph Palmer died Thursday, August 28. His 67-year ministry included missionary to Japan with Rev. Mary Maxine Palmer; trainer of Disciples missionaries for 13 years; and pastor of churches in Texas.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, September 2, at 11:00 am at South Hills Christian Church, 3200 Bilglade, Fort Worth.  Your prayers for this family are appreciated. 


Billie Lee Caton Watkins, mother of Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins, General Minister and President, and wife to Dr. Keith Watkins passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014. Sharon has shared this information: "Mom's transition was peaceful with family gathered around her. We are grateful for your prayers. They lifted and embraced us along this journey." Here is information about services

Watkins services and memorials

We share the sad news that Rev. Max Jones passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne. Services were Tuesday, July 29, at First Christian Church in Granbury. Further information is available in the obituary here or through the Caringbridge  site

We have learned that Rev. Grant Berry passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2014. Arrangements are underway for burial in the National Cemetery on the northside of Houston. Grant was 92 years old and is survived by his wife, Dorlas, of 72 years. They had five children. They served several churches in Oklahoma and Texas, that included ones in Oklahoma City and Putnam, Oklahoma, while their children were growing up. Dumas, Texas, was one of his final, long-term interim appointments that he served.

Regional Council Information

February 2014 minutes

February 2014 attachments to minutes

Standing Cards for 2014

Standing cards were mailed April 2, 2014, to ordained ministers. If you need to complete your standing form for 2014 so that your standing card can be processed, go to the Information and Links page to do so. Late cards will be mailed about once a month.

The 2015 Standing Form will be available in November 2014, to be completed by January 15, 2015. 

Looking for information you need? Check out the Information and Links page - if you can't find what you need, email ccsw@ccsw.org or call 817-926-4687! 

CCSW Update: July 3, 2014

Links to other CCSW Updates  are available on the Information and Links page. 

Christian Church in the Southwest ....in worship, in work, in fellowship, in joy...God calls us to the future!


Special Offerings for the remainder of 2014:

Reconciliation Ministry Special Offering
September 28 & October 4

Thanksgiving Special Offering
November 9 & 16

Christmas Special Offering
December 14 & 21

Links to additional materials will be posted when resources become available. Check this page for updates.


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