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Weeks Ahead: Theological Education Sunday observed throughout the Episcopal Church
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2/1/2006
[Episcopal News Service]  [ENS] Following a 1997 General Convention resolution, Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold designated the first Sunday in February as Theological Education Sunday (TES). It’s an occasion to encourage active participation by all in the search for knowledge of God.

This Sunday, February 5 is TES. Find time for recognizing and celebrating those places where life-changing Christian learning is experienced and valued.

For resources to use in connection with TES visit http://www.teforall.org/

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  • WASHINGTON, D.C.: Centennial celebration of the birth of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA: Gregorian Chant: Its history, technique, and performance
  • SOUTHAVEN, MISSISSIPPI: The Diocese of Mississippi meets in convention
  • CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS: Prospective students’ visiting days at EDS
  • SAVANNAH, GEORGIA: The Diocese of Georgia meets in convention
  • SEATTLE, WASHINGTON: Arts at Saint Mark's Cathedral presents noted organist
  • NEW YORK CITY: Bishop Chane performs at the Knitting Factory
  • CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE: The Diocese of East Tennessee meets in convention
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.: Prominent congregations organize musical revival
  • NEW YORK CITY: BBC Evensong
  • PHILADELPHIA: Missioner for Black Ministries guest preacher at African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Leaders of the Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance honored
  • CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS: Multi-Hemispheric Foci Festival and Postcolonial Tea
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Charles Fishman to discuss the hidden side of Wal-Mart
  • WEBSTER GROVES, MISSOURI: Revisiting Mary: An Ecumenical Workshop on the Mother of our Lord
  • WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA: The Diocese of East Carolina meets in convention
  • OLYMPIA (WA): St. John’s welcomes Bishop Bruno of Los Angeles
  • SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: The Diocese of San Diego meets in convention
  • WACO, TEXAS: The Diocese of Texas meets in convention
  • SAN FRANCISCO: California's Episcopal Bishop William Swing to make final appearance at Grace Cathedral's forum before retirement
  • SPOKANE, WASHINGTON: Awakening to the Sacred at St. John’s Cathedral
  • PORTLAND, OREGON: “Emerging Church” Learning Party


Today...CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Centennial celebration of the birth of Dietrich Bonhoeffer - The life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Lutheran pastor, theologian and 
participant in the resistance movement against Nazism who took part in plots to assassinate Adolph Hitler, will be remembered during several events at Washington National Cathedral.

Details of the event may be found at http://www.cathedral.org/cathedral/bonhoeffer/index.html.

Bonhoeffer scholar and expert Wayne Whitson Floyd, Ph.D., director of the Cathedral College Center for Christian Formation and general editor of the complete English edition of Bonhoeffer's writings, "Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works," is available for comment.

A screening of Martin Doblmeier's Bonhoeffer will be held in the Cathedral's Perry Auditorium, February 1, at 7 p.m. (slated to air on PBS on February 6 at 10 pm EST); discussion with Martin Doblmeier will follow the screening.

A Choral Evensong honoring the Bonhoeffer Centenary will be sung February 5 at 4 p.m., featuring readings, prayers and music.

 

BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA: Gregorian Chant: Its history, technique, and performance - Trinity Episcopal Church will sponsor a three-day workshop entitled "Gregorian Chant: Its history, technique, and performance." Dr. Charles Callahan, one of America's leading experts on the subject of chant, will lead the workshop beginning February 1 at St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church, continuing on February 2 at Trinity and concluding on February 3 at Connelly Chapel at DeSales University. All three sessions begin at 7:30 p.m.

For more information contact Lorenz Maycher at Lorenz@trinitybeth.org


 

Coming February 2, 2006...

SOUTHAVEN, MISSISSIPPI: The Diocese of Mississippi meets in convention -- The Diocese of Mississippi meets in convention February 2 - 4 at DeSoto Civic Center, Southaven, Mississippi. For more information visit: http://www.dioms.org.

 

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS: Prospective students’ visiting days at EDS --Prospective students are invited to attend the February 2 visiting day at Episcopal Divinity School. This day is designed for prospective students to explore EDS's curriculum, meet the faculty, and experience the daily life and worship within the EDS community.

To see how EDS can empower you for your future, please contact the admissions office at admissions@eds.edu or visit http://www.eds.edu and click on admissions to attend a Visiting Day.

One night of complimentary housing is offered to prospective students, based on availability. Appointments and tours of the campus may also be scheduled through the admissions office for other times during the year.

 

SAVANNAH, GEORGIA: The Diocese of Georgia meets in convention – The Diocese of Georgia meets in convention February 2-4. For more information visit: http://georgia.anglican.org/

 


Coming February 3, 2006...

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON: Arts at Saint Mark's Cathedral presents noted organist -- Fred Swann, revered organist formerly of the Riverside Church in New York City and the Crystal Cathedral in Los Angeles, and currently national president of the American Guild of Organists, will play music by Bach and major German and French symphonic composers on February 3 at 7:30 p.m. The program is designed to showcase the beauty and many colors of the Cathedral's Flentrop organ in its 40th anniversary year. Tickets: $22 adults and $16 for students and seniors are available by calling 206.325.6500, visiting  ticketwindowonline.com or stopping by the Cathedral Shop.

 

NEW YORK CITY: Bishop Chane performs at the Knitting Factory – To support ongoing relief and development programs coordinated by Episcopal Relief and Development for people and communities affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Bishop John Chane of the Diocese of Washington will perform with his band, the Chane Gang, on February 3 at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. at the Knitting Factory located at 74 Leonard Street. Tickets are $30 per person and may be ordered online at http://www.knittingfactory.com/kfny or by calling 212.219.3006.

 

CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE: The Diocese of East Tennessee meets in convention - The Diocese of East Tennessee meets in convention February 3-4 at the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Trade and Convention Center. For more information visit: http://www.etdiocese.net

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Prominent congregations organize musical revival – Two influential churches-St. Paul Community Baptist Church in East Brooklyn and Washington National Cathedral-are pooling time, talent and resources to a revival to benefit programs helping New Orleans rise from Katrina's destruction. The revival is scheduled for February 3, from 7-9 p.m. at Washington National Cathedral.

St. Paul Pastor Johnny Ray Youngblood, who was the subject of Samuel Freedman's book "Upon This Rock," will deliver a message of hope. Five hundred members of his congregation from St. Paul will accompany him, among them 100 liturgical dancers who will perform parts of the Maafa, a spiritual drama about the Middle Passage. The resilience represented in the dance compares to the resilience of the residents of New Orleans, explained by Cathedral Canon Missioner William Barnwell. (You can hear Canon Barnwell's details on the revival by visiting http://www.cathedral.org/cathedral/katrina/index.shtml

Rebuilding Together (formerly known as Christmas in April), Unity Christian Baptist Church, and The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond, will benefit from the revival.

 

NEW YORK CITY: BBC Evensong – There will be an extra Service of Choral Evensong sung by the Choir of Men and Boys on Friday, February 3, at 5:00 p.m. This will be recorded for broadcast by the BBC on April 19, as part of its Choral Evensong series of broadcasts. This service replaces the regular 5:30 p.m. Eucharist.

For information call Christopher McFadden at 212.757.7013.

 

PALM DESERT, CALIFORNIA: Ryan MacEvoy McCullough in Concert – The Desert Friends of Music of St. Margaret's will present 18-year old virtuoso pianist Ryan MacEvoy McCullough in concert on February 3, at 7:00 p.m. at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Palm Desert. Tickets are $15 for adults with full-time students being admitted free. Childcare will be provided for young children. The concert will include piano music of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, and Barber.

A graduate of Humboldt State University at 18, Ryan currently is pursuing further musical study at the Colburn School for Performing Arts in Los Angeles.

For more information call John Wright at 760.346.2697 ext. 109.


 

Coming February 4, 2006...

SAN FRANCISCO: Leaders of the Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance honored – The third annual Circle of Lights Festival will honor the Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (GAIA) and its leaders, the Very Rev. William Rankin, Dr. Charles Wilson, and Jones Laviwa, for their work providing community-based HIV/AIDS prevention and care in resource poor countries. The Gala will be held February 4 at the World Trade Club.

Rankin conceived, launched and currently heads GAIA. He is a past president, dean and professor of ethics at the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA, and a former vice president for the United Religions Initiative. He is a former chair of the Episcopal Church's Standing Commission on Peace and Justice and was a Rockefeller Foundation fellow in the humanities and a visiting scholar at Cambridge University in England.


 

Coming February 5, 2006… Theological Education Sunday

SAN FRANCISCO: Charles Fishman to discuss the hidden side of Wal-Mart – Appearing February 5, at 9:30 a.m., on Grace Cathedral’s live talk show, “The Forum,” author and Fast Company Editor Charles Fishman will discuss the secret business practices that have made Wal-Mart rise to a position of almost unequalled global business prominence.

The Forum is an on-going, live series of conversations on critical issues with a diverse group of newsmakers and thinkers. It’s always free and open to the public, and can be accessed online at: http://www.gracecathedral.org/forum

For information visit http://www.gracecathedral.org/forum or call 415.749.6370.

 

PHILADELPHIA: Missioner for Black Ministries guest preacher at African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas – The Rev. Angela Ifill, Missioner for Black Ministries at the Episcopal Church Center in New York City will preach at the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas’ on February 5 to kick-off their Black 
History Month celebration.

St. Thomas' Church has the distinction of being the first Black Episcopal Church in the USA.


 

Coming February 7, 2006…

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS: Multi-Hemispheric Foci Festival and Postcolonial Tea – All are welcome to attend the Multi-Hemispheric Foci Festival and Postcolonial Tea to honor Christopher Duraisingh on February 7, at 5:30 p.m. in the chapel at Episcopal Divinity School (EDS). Donations are being accepted in Duraisingh’s name to benefit “The Christopher Duraisingh Fund for Poor People’s Movements and Mission” being established by EDS.

For information call Penny Kohn at 167.682.1525 or email pkohn@eds.edu .

WEBSTER GROVES, MISSOURI: Revisiting Mary: An Ecumenical Workshop on the Mother of our Lord – Lutheran School of Theology is offering a course on Mary, the mother of our Lord. Anglicans, Roman Catholics, and Lutherans affirm the role and place of Mary, the mother of our Lord. Since the release 
last year of the Anglican-Roman Catholic Seattle Statement, "Mary: Grace and Hope in Christ," there is another reason to take a look at Scripture and tradition on the grace and hope that Mary bears, as mother of our Lord.

The instructor will be Dr. E. Rozanne Elder, professor of Medieval Intellectual History and Monastic Studies at Western Michigan University. Elder, an Episcopalian, is a member of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC), which produced the Seattle Statement.

The course will be held at the Cardinal Rigali Center, 20 Archbishop May Dr, Webster Groves, Missouri, February 7, 7 - 9:30 p.m. and February 8, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Tuition is $20. For information call 314.725.9710 or email registrar@lststl.org


Coming February 9, 2006...

WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA: The Diocese of East Carolina meets in convention –  The Diocese of East Carolina meets in convention February 9-11 at St. James Episcopal Church in Wilmington, North Carolina. For more information visit: http://www.diocese-eastcarolina.org/2006Convention.html

 

OLYMPIA (WA): St. John’s welcomes Bishop Bruno of Los Angeles— St. John’s is beginning a new public lecture series entitled, “Faith in the Marketplace.” Their inaugural event will be held February 9, at 7 p.m., and will feature the Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno, Bishop of the Diocese of Los Angeles. Bruno is known for his work in linking the public and private sectors for the poor. His lecture is entitled, “Faith Communities, Social Services and Government: Partners in 
Blessing.”

This event is co-sponsored by Catholic Community Services, the Lutheran Public Policy Office and the United Methodist Church of Washington.


 

Coming February 10, 2006...

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: The Diocese of San Diego meets in convention – The Diocese of San Diego meets in convention February 10-11 at St. 
Dunstan's in San Diego, California. For more information visit: http://www.edsd.org/

 

WACO, TEXAS: The Diocese of Texas meets in convention – The Diocese of Texas meets in convention February 10-11, hosted by the congregations of Waco, Texas: Holy Spirit, St. Albans, and St. Paul. For more information visit: http://www.diocesancouncil.org


 

Coming February 12, 2006…

SAN FRANCISCO: California's Episcopal Bishop William Swing to make final appearance at Grace Cathedral's forum before retirement -- On February 12, at 9:30 a.m., Grace Cathedral's live talk show,  “The Forum,” will feature California's Episcopal Bishop William Swing in his final appearance as Bishop. Swing will reflect on his victories, his challenges, and the next phase in his vocation.

The Forum is an on-going, live series of conversations on critical issues with a diverse group of newsmakers and thinkers. It’s always free and open to the public, and can be accessed online at: http://www.gracecathedral.org/forum

For information visit http://www.gracecathedral.org/forum or call 415.749.6370.


 

Coming February 17, 2006…

SPOKANE, WASHINGTON: Awakening to the Sacred at St. John’s Cathedral— Paula Gonzalez, SC, PhD, a futurist educator and environmentalist, 
will present two programs at St. John’s Cathedral Feb. 17 and 18. Both will address how merging insights from science and spirituality can awaken us to “the awesome wonder of our planetary home.” Registration fee for the Friday presentation is $15 and for the Saturday workshop is $30, which includes lunch. The events are sponsored by the Gonzaga University Religious Studies Department and Spiritus, the spirituality center of the diocese and St. John’s Cathedral. For information, e-mail jennings@gonzaga.edu . Registration deadline is Feb. 3.

 

Coming February 18, 2006…

PORTLAND, OREGON: “Emerging Church” Learning Party— An “Emerging Church” learning party will be held at SS. Peter and Paul Episcopal Church, 8147 SE Pine Street, Portland on Saturday, February 18, from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Presenters will be from Church of the Apostles, a joint Episcopal-Lutheran "emerging church" congregation in Seattle. The ecumenical "emerging church" movement is described as a "new approach to ancient faith,” and has energized 
young adults to seek and live a committed faith-life. To register, go to SS. Peter and Paul's website and follow the "Emerging Church Learning Party" registration link: www.seekhere.org.

Church of the Apostles’ website is www.apostleschurch.org. The cost is $35.00 per person, $25.00 for students. A soup lunch will be provided. Child care is available upon request. For more information call the Rev. Kurt Neilson at 503-254-8168.