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Weeks Ahead: Bishop Griswold and diocesan conventions highlight events throughout the Episcopal Church
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1/18/2006
[Episcopal News Service] 
  • JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA: Anglican Communion Theological work fully representative of the Provinces
  • NEW YORK CITY: Presiding Bishop will be celebrant at Huntington
  • NEW YORK CITY: Gomes to speak at St. James' Church parish dinner
  • CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS: Marked As Christ's Own Forever
  • SPOKANE, WASHINGTON: Bishop Waggoner keynoter for E. Washington Legislative Conference
  • SEATTLE, WASHINGTON: Arts at Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral to host first organ and voice concert
  • WASHINGTON, DC: State Day honors Oklahoma
  • BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA: Epiphany West 2006: Welcoming Mystery: Theology, Space and Place
  • NEW YORK CITY: Intelligent Design: Theology and Science
  • WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA: The Diocese of North Carolina meets in convention
  • THOUSAND OAKS, CALIFORNIA: An all-Bach Evening
  • NEWARK, NEW JERSEY: The Diocese of Newark meets in convention
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Diocese of Washington meets in convention
  • SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA: The Diocese of Southwestern Virginia meets in convention
  • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA: The Diocese of Central Florida meets in convention
  • BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICHIGAN: Seventh Annual "World Sabbath" pursues interfaith peace
  • SEASIDE, CALIFORNIA: The Diocese of El Camino Real meets in convention
  • ATLANTA, GEORGIA: Diocese of Atlanta to hold annual MLK Concert
  • FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS: Dr. Burnham will lecture at St. Paul's Church
  • NEW YORK CITY: Reconciliation theme of Trinity Institute's national conference

 

Happening now…

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA: Anglican Communion Theological work fully 
representative of the Provinces
- Approximately 35 members of the Anglican Communion Working Group on Theological Education (TEAC) are currently gathered for a major meeting at Kempton Park Conference Centre near Johannesburg, South Africa from January 14-21. The Working Group, which includes representatives from most of the Anglican Provinces, is holding its second plenary meeting (the first was in June 2004) to develop the work it has done to date and to make specific proposals with suggestions for implementation. The meeting will have a special focus on theological education in Africa and will include some joint sessions with ANITEPAM (The African Network of nstitutions of Theological Education Preparing Anglicans for Ministry). (Source: Anglican Communion Office)

 

NEW YORK CITY: Presiding Bishop will be celebrant at Huntington -- Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold will serve as principal celebrant at the annual William Reed Huntington sermon and dinner at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in New York City.

This annual tradition in honor of Huntington will be held on January 18 at 6 p.m. Huntington was rector of Grace Episcopal Church, Manhattan, and author of the Chicago-Lambeth Quadrilateral of 1888. The Quadrilateral is the document upon which all ecumenical dialogue between the Episcopal Church and other Christian churches has been based.

To register for the dinner visit http://www.saintpeters.org/huntington.htm

The cost is $25 per person.

 

NEW YORK CITY: Gomes to speak at St. James' Church parish dinner -- The Rev. Peter J. Gomes will be the featured speaker at St. James' Church Winter Parish Dinner, January 18 at 7:00 p.m. Gomes is the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church at Harvard University. He is the author of "The Good Book: Reading the Bible with Mind and Heart" and The Good Life: Truths that Last in Times of Need."

To hear this renowned speaker and preacher download the invitation at http://www.stjames.org, or call or email Grace Beacham at 212.774.4231/ gbeacham@stjames.org by January 12.

 

 

Coming January 20, 2006...

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS: Marked As Christ's Own Forever -- The Diocese of West Texas invites clergy, congregational leaders, and anyone called to the ministry of the baptized to attend "Marked As Christ's Own Forever," January 20-21 at Good Shepherd.

This weekend, led by the Rev. John and Caroline Westerhoff, will include reflection, storytelling, and conversation about living every day as a follower of Christ.

Registration begins January 20, 4:30-5:30 p.m. through January 21 at 3:30 p.m.

Cost: $65 per person or $500 per congregational team. Checks are payable to the Diocese of West Texas, and mail to Accounts Payable, PO BOX 6885, San Antonio, TX 78209.

For more information email or call Lou Taylor at lou.taylor@dwtx.org/ 888.824.5387.

 

 

Coming January 21, 2006...

SPOKANE, WASHINGTON: Bishop Waggoner is keynoter for E. Washington Legislative Conference -- Spokane’s Bishop  James Waggoner will be the keynote speaker at the Eastern Washington Legislative Conference January 21, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at  the Unitarian Universalist Church. The conference, sponsored by the Spokane Interfaith Council, will include policy briefings on legislation impacting low-income and vulnerable communities, workshops on a variety of issues, and motivational stories.

The conference fee, which includes lunch, is $20.

For more information call or email Diana at 509.329.1410/509.329.1410 action@interfaithnw.org.

 


Coming January 22, 2006...3 EPIPHANY


SEATTLE, WASHINGTON: Arts at Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral to host first organ and voice concert - Arts at Saint Mark's Sunday Afternoon Chapel Concert will feature its first voice and organ concert on January 22 at 2 p.m.

Join David Dahl, organist at Christ Church, Tacoma and Joseph Pettit, tenor in the Thomsen Chapel at Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, as they perform original compositions by Dahl titled "An English Suite for Organ," and "An Italian Suite for Organ.

A suggested donation of $10 is requested. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Cathedral Shop.

For more information call or email Heather Hodsdon at 206.323.0300 ext. 296/ hhodsdon@saintmarks.org


WASHINGTON, DC: State Day honors Oklahoma -- The state of Oklahoma will be honored at the January 22, 11 a.m. service at Washington National Cathedral. As part of its national ministry, Washington National Cathedral has for many years individually honored each state in the union. During worship services, the government and people of that state are prayed for. Invited guests include: Cherokee National Youth Choir, under the direction of Mary Kay Henderson; Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chad Smith; Governor Brad Henry; U.S. Senators Inhofe and Coburn; the Oklahoma Congressional Delegation; Members of the Oklahoma State Society of Washington, D.C.; Oklahoma Religious Leaders; other elected officials and dignitaries, including former Governor Frank Keating, Ambassador William James Crowe, Jr., Mr. Richard West and Dr. John Hope Franklin.

All Oklahomans and friends of the Sooner State are cordially invited to attend any and all of the following:

  •  10:30 a.m. Choral Prelude by the Cherokee National Youth Choir
  •  11 a.m. Oklahoma Major State Day Worship Service with sermon by the Very Rev. Samuel T. Lloyd III, dean of Washington National Cathedral
  • 12:30 p.m. Cathedral Coffee Hour – all are welcome
  • 12:45 p.m. onwards  Docent-led tours of the Cathedral, including aspects of this great state that are incorporated into the Cathedral’s materials and iconography.

If you would like to attend this special once in four years service, register by doing any of the following:

 

Coming January 24, 2006...


BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA: Epiphany West 2006: Welcoming Mystery: Theology, Space and Place -- All are invited to attend this popular annual conference at Church Divinity School of the Pacific, January 24-28 which addresses important theological issues. This year's theme "Welcoming Mystery: Theology, Space and Place," will explore the meaning of buildings, sacred space and other places in liturgical, social and political contexts.

Presenters include Richard S. Giles, Dean, Philadelphia Cathedral, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Poulose Maniyattu, dean of studies and professor of liturgical theology, St. Ephrem's Theological College, Satna, India; Timothy Matovina, associate professor of theology and director, Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana; and Lizette Larson - Miller, professor of liturgical leadership and dean of the Chapel, Church Divinity School of the Pacific.

For more information and registration call 510.204.0720 or visit http://www.cdsp.edu/call

 


Coming January 25, 2006...

NEW YORK CITY: Intelligent Design: Theology and Science -- Some of today's foremost scholars and community leaders will gather at Church of the Ascension on January 25 at 6.45 p.m. to address the  controversial topic, Intelligent Design: Theology and Science.

Panelists will include Dr. Robert Pollack, professor of biology at Columbia University; Dr. Joseph Hough, president of Union Theological Seminary; and the Rev. Mary Foulk, St Luke-in-the-Fields, New York.

This event will be held in the Parish House and is free of charge.


 

Coming January 26, 2006…

WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA: The Diocese of North Carolina meets in 
convention
-- The Diocese of North Carolina meets in convention January 26-28 at the Benton Convention Center at the Winston-Salem Marriott & the Embassy Suites, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. For more information visit: http://www.episdionc.com/convention/2006/

 

Coming January 27, 2006...


THOUSAND OAKS, CALIFORNIA: An all-Bach Evening -- The Arts at St. Patrick's program at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church continues on January 27 with Bach Cantata with chamber orchestra.

Join Steve O'Connor, St. Patrick's music director, as he plays a big three movement Bach Trio Sonata, accompanied with a Bach harpsichord suite and 25-minute long cantata for counter-tenor.

For more information call Jason Karpf at 805.558.9000.

 


NEWARK, NEW JERSEY: The Diocese of Newark meets in convention -- The Diocese of Newark meets in convention January 27-28 at the Hilton Hotel, One Hilton Court, Parsippany, New Jersey.  For more information visit: http://www.dioceseofnewark.org/convention/

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Diocese of Washington meets in convention -- The Diocese of Washington meets in convention January 27-28 at Washington National Cathedral. For more information visit: http://www.edow.org/diocese/governance/convention/index.html


SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA: The Diocese of Southwestern Virginia meets in convention -- The Diocese of Southwestern Virginia meets in convention January 27-29 at the Hotel Roanoke, in Roanoke, Virginia. For more information visit: http://www.dioswva.org/council/87th-annual-council/


MELBOURNE, FLORIDA: The Diocese of Central Florida meets in convention -- The Diocese of Central Florida meets in convention January 28 at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, Melbourne, Florida. For more information visit: http://www.cfdiocese.org/news/calendar.htm

 

 

Coming January 28, 2006...


BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICHIGAN: Seventh Annual "World Sabbath" pursues interfaith peace - The seventh annual World Sabbath of Religious Reconciliation, an interfaith holy day, will be celebrated at Christ Church Cranbrook on January 28 at 6:30 p.m.

This interfaith service will feature speakers, leaders, and musicians from Muslim, Hindu, Swedenborgian, Antiochian Orthodox, Catholic, Jewish, Baha'i, Sikh, Quaker, African-American, and Hispanic cultures and traditions.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 248.644.5210 or visit http://www.christchurchcranbrook.org.

 

SEASIDE, CALIFORNIA: The Diocese of El Camino Real meets in convention --The Diocese of El Camino Real meets in convention January 28 at the Salinas Community Center – Sherwood Hall. For more information visit: http://www.ecrweb.org/DC2006A.html

 


Coming January 29, 2006...4 EPIPHANY


ATLANTA, GEORGIA: Diocese of Atlanta to hold annual MLK Concert -- The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Concert sponsored by the Diocese of Atlanta and its Commission on Anti-Racism will be held at St. Bartholomew's on January 29 at 4 p.m.

The event attracts the participation of musicians throughout the diocese who perform an array of music by African-American composers, covering many styles and genres.

 

FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS: Burnham will lecture at St. Paul's Church -- The Rev. Dr. Frederic Burnham, senior fellow at the Bennett J. Sims Institute for Servant Leadership and former director of Trinity (Wall Street)Institute, will present two lectures on January 29 at St. Paul's Church, Fayetteville, Arkansas. At 10:00 a.m., he will speak of his experiences as one of the supervisors of ministry at St. Paul's Chapel (New York) in the aftermath of 9/11, "A Foretaste of the Kingdom: Finding God at Ground Zero."

His evening lecture, at 7:00 p.m., will focus on how individuals and organizations can confront even overwhelming challenges effectively as "Servant Leaders." "At Ground Zero, I witnessed the emergence of a unique kind of human community, one that had evolved spontaneously in the absence of hierarchical control and had a startling resemblance to the kind of community that Jesus espoused in his teachings." While in Fayetteville, Burnham will also meet with a group who are developing a Servant Leadership training program based at St. Paul's.

For more information, call or email Kaye Bernard, at 479.442.7373 ext. 40/ sophiawoman@yahoo.com

Information is also available at http://www.stpaulsfay.org

 


Coming January 30, 2006...


NEW YORK CITY: Reconciliation theme of Trinity Institute's national conference - Deep divisions in the United States and the world over issues of personal and cultural values, a growing chasm between the wealthy and the dispossessed, and the clash of religious traditions are the backdrop for this year's Trinity Institute conference.

"The Anatomy of Reconciliation - from violence to healing" is set to run from January 30 through February 1 at Trinity Church Wall Street in New York City.

The keynote speakers and preachers include James Alison; Bishop Michael Bruce Curry of the Diocese of North Carolina; Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ; Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons; and Miroslav Volf.

The full cost of registration is $300. Spouses and partners of full registrants may join the conference for $150. Retirees may register for $150 and seminarians will be charged $75. Those in religious orders may attend at no cost. You can register online or get a printable registration form at http://www.trinitywallstreet.org/institute/?2006

Conferences are also streamed on the Internet. For more information visit http:///www.trinitywallstreet.org/institute/?2006