Friday, December 26, 2008


Kwanzaa Blessings!

For those who are celebrating Kwanzaa, the DISCIPLES ADVOCACY and WITNESS NETWORK (DAWN) of the Christian Church Capital Area wishes you, your family, and all your loved ones a wonderful celebration of family, community and culture.

For those of you not celebrating this important holiday, we pray that the values promoted by Kwanzaa will help focus your Christian faith and guide your thoughts and actions throughout the new year. These values are unity (umoja), self-determination (kujichagulia), collective work and responsibility (ujima), cooperative economics (ujamaa), purpose (nia), creativity (kuumba) and faith (imani).

For more information about Kwanzaa, PLEASE CLICK HERE or HERE or HERE.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008



The DISCIPLES ADVOCACY and WITNESS NETWORK (DAWN) of the Christian Church Capital Area wishes you a very Merry Christmas. May the Prince of Peace whose birth we now celebrate bring peace, justice and reconciliation to our war-torn and wounded world.

The icon, "The Nativity of Christ" is the work of Monastery Icons. This and other icons and religious art can be found at Bridge Building Images.

DAWNetwork is a communications project of The Disciples Center for Public Witness. Please remember The CENTER in your holiday giving: or Disciples Center for Public Witness, c/o Christian Church Capital Area, 11501 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400, Wheaton, GA 20902, ATTN: Advocacy 6513.

Monday, December 01, 2008



Advent is a time of remembering, of anticipating, of hoping, of praying, of waiting. It is a time focused on the reign of God and grounded in the Biblical vision of justice and shalom. It is a time of preparing our hearts and our lives, our thinking and our doing, to receive the One who comes in the name of our God--the "King of kings" and "Prince of Peace" upon whose shoulders God shall place and has placed God's government.

Advent is the season to prepare for our Lord and Savior, our Leader and Liberator--the One who would come, has come and will come again.

Remembering, anticipating, hoping, praying, and waiting--yet worshipping and witnessing and doing justice while we wait--let us individually and collectively prepare for this coming. . . .