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3/29/2006
[Episcopal News Service]   

FORT WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania: St. Thomas' Lenten Series continues
WASHINGTON, D.C.: Catholic scholar Garry Wills to speak at Cathedral
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey: Sarah Dylan Breuer to speak at Christ Church
PALM DESERT, California: Spring Craft Faire set for April 1-2
MENLO PARK, California: “Mark-The Gospel Proclaimed” set for April 1
EVANSTON, Illinois: Seabury-Western Prospective Student Days set for April 2-3
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky: Lenten series at Calvary Episcopal Church
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts: President's Symposium to be held at EDS
BERKELEY, California: Seminarians to pilot new program for LGBT allies
SAN FRANCISCO: Haydn's Seven Last Words of Christ at Grace Cathedral
WASHINGTON, D.C.: Presiding Bishop's Holy Week pilgrimage at Cathedral College
THE PLAINS, Virginia: Grace Episcopal to present the Passion of Christ with Carols
SAN FRANCISCO: Grace Cathedral to host Easter Day Jazz Evensong
WASHINGTON, D.C.: John Shelby Spong to speak at Washington Cathedral
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts: Da Vinci Code will be explored at EDS
NEW YORK CITY: Conference to address the tragedy in Darfur
WHITEROCKS, Utah: Paths Crossing XVlll Conference scheduled for April 20-23
 
 
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Today...
 
FORT WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania: St. Thomas' Lenten Series Continues
-- St. Thomas' Church, Whitemarsh invites all to come together each Wednesday through April 5, 6 - 8 p.m., in MacColl Auditorium for a simple catered supper followed by various speakers offering their thoughts on the questions of life that many of us ask on our journey in Christ.
 
The March 29 gathering themed “Forgiveness” will be led by the Rev. Charles Quann, of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He will speak on how our faith is marked by the image of Jesus' hanging on a cross, tortured to death by those who misunderstood and falsely condemned him. Nearly Christ's last words were "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." (Luke 23:34). How do we exist as a people who struggle with forgiving others when we have been forgiven? 
 
The April 5 gathering, themed “Ethics and Bioethics and our Culture”, will be led by the Rev. James R. Squire, chaplain at Episcopal Academy.
 
Activities for children and youth will be provided. The cost of supper is $6 for adults and $4 for children under 10 (maximum cost of $20 per family.) To register call the parish office at 215.233.3970 or email info@stthomaswhitemarsh.org. Reservations for dinner must be made by the Sunday preceding the Wednesday evening.
 
 
 
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.: Catholic scholar Garry Wills to speak at Cathedral  -- Garry Wills, author of "What Jesus Meant," is set to discuss his book at Washington National Cathedral March 29 at 7:30 p.m.
 
In response to t-shirts and bumper stickers asking, "What would Jesus do?" historian and Catholic scholar Wills argues that we must ask instead, "What did Jesus mean?"
 
Admission is $15 and $8 for students/seniors. For more information call 800.937.8728.
 
 
 
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey: Sarah Dylan Breuer to speak at Christ Church -- The Gay & Lesbian Experience: A Christian Inquiry over Dinner, continues on March 29, 7-9 p.m. at Christ Church with Sarah Dylan Breuer, editor of The Witness magazine. She will speak on the topic of Anglicanism and Homosexuality. All are welcome to attend; admission is free.
 
For more information, call 732.545.6262 or e-mail rshearer@att.net.
 
 
 

Coming April 1, 2006...
 
PALM DESERT, California: Spring Craft Faire set for April 1-2
-- This year's Spring Craft Faire, Faith Meets Creativity, will open its doors on April 1 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Saint Margaret’s in Karns Hall. The Faire will continue on April 2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. This event will feature spring gifts, Americana, home decor items, infant gifts, various holiday gifts, and much more.
 
For more information call Chet Hecht at 760.346.2697, ext. 102.
 
 
 
MENLO PARK, California: “Mark-The Gospel Proclaimed” set for April 1 -- St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2650 Sand Hill Road (at Monte Rosa Ave,) will host a dramatic presentation of scripture, light, and movement where Michael Reardon prayerfully and powerfully proclaims the Gospel of Mark. Directed by Patrick Lane, this contemporary translation of scripture, proclaimed in the oral tradition of the early church, designed with music, lighting, and costuming will take place April 1, 7:30 p.m.
 
Advance tickets: $15; $10 (seniors & students); $5 youth under 18. At the door: $20, $15, and $5.  A reception will follow in the parish hall.
 
 
 
 

Coming April 2, 2006...
 
EVANSTON, Illinois: Seabury-Western Prospective Student Days set for April 2-3
-- The faculty, staff, and students of Seabury - Western Theological Seminary invite prospective students to join them for Prospective Student Days, April 2 - 3.
 
This program will allow those considering attending seminary to explore the curriculum, meet the faculty and experience worship and student life at Seabury.
 
Call Liz at 800.275.8235, ext. 28, or visit http://www.seabury.edu/mt/archives/2004/12/prospective_stu.html.
 
 
 

Coming April 5, 2006...
 
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky: Lenten series at Calvary Episcopal Church
-- Calvary Episcopal Church concludes its 20th Anniversary Lenten Recital and Lunch Series on April 5. The recitals are at 12:05 p.m., followed by the luncheons at approximately 12:30 p.m. Both events are designed to fit into a one hour time period and are free of charge.
 
The 2006 series is dedicated to the memory of and in thanksgiving for the life of Robert M. Nash, who, with his wife Sissy, participated with other volunteers in the preparation of the lunches.
 
The recital series in his name will feature The Redden Family Singers.
Mary and Alexander Redden are soprano and bass soloists, respectively, with the Bach Society and at Calvary. Their two children are also singers, and will join their parents in this final recital in the 2006 series.
 
Donations will be accepted by Dean David DuPlantier at the New Orleans Cathedral to assist the victims of Hurricane Katrina. 
 
 
 

Coming April 8, 2006...
 
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts: President's Symposium to be held at EDS
  --"What is, exactly, The Bible?" is the theme of Episcopal Divinity School's annual President's Symposium, April 8, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
 
The Symposium provides a forum for people of faith to explore core theological issues of the Christian faith from a variety of perspectives. The 2006 symposium builds on the dialogue that began with the first two symposia, "What is Sin?" and "What is Salvation?"
 
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP by March 31 to mphillips@eds.edu or call 617.682.1514.
 
 
 
BERKELEY, California: Seminarians to pilot new program for LGBT allies -- A four-hour session to train allies for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons in the faith community context will be offered, free of charge, April 8, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Tucson Common Room at Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP).
 
Four seminarians at CDSP are piloting the workshop, "Beyond Good Intentions: Equipping the ministries of LGBT allies," which is offered in conjunction with the seminary's Center for Anglican Learning and Leadership (CALL). To register send an email to allytraining@gmail.com.
 
For more information visit: http://www.cdsp.edu/ or call 510.204.0720.
 
 
 
 

Coming April 9, 2006...
 
SAN FRANCISCO: Haydn's Seven Last Words of Christ at Grace Cathedral
 -- On April 9, 3 p.m., at Grace Cathedral, four of America's leading early music artists, the Novello Quartet, present the rare quartet setting of Franz Joseph Haydin's The Seven Last Words of Christ. Alan Jones, dean of Grace Cathedral, will offer meditations on the last words of Christ to introduce each movement of the work. Admission is free. 
 
For more information call 415.749.6355 or email rebeccan@gracecathedral.org.
 
 
 

Coming April 13, 2006...
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.: Presiding Bishop's Holy Week pilgrimage at Cathedral College
-- Join the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold, for The Paschal Journey: Through Darkness into Light.  Beginning on Maundy Thursday, April 13 and ending on April 15, this residential program at the Cathedral College at Washington National Cathedral allows pilgrims to immerse themselves in the rhythm of prayer, meditation and the liturgy of the Easter season.  Sessions by Bishop Griswold compliment attendance at the Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Saturday evening Easter vigils at the Cathedral.
 
For more information e-mail pilgrimages@cathedral.org or call 202.537.5246.
 
 
 

Coming April 14, 2006...GOOD FRIDAY
 
THE PLAINS, VIRGINIA: Grace Episcopal to present the Passion of Christ with Carols
-- On April 14 at 7 p.m., the Grace Episcopal Church Choir, soloists and cellist under the direction of Samuel Carabetta, organist and choirmaster will present a Meditation on the Passion of Christ with Carols. The carols, readings, and gospel narratives heard and sung will help give a particular focus to the passion of Christ in preparation for his glorious resurrection.
 
Child care will be available. For more information, visit http://www.gracechurch.net or call 540.253.5177.   
 
 
 

Coming April 16, 2006...
 
SAN FRANCISCO: Grace Cathedral to host Easter Day Jazz Evensong
– Join the Boys of the Choir with vocalist Pat Yankee, accompanied by Bob Schulz and his Frisco Jazz Band on April 16, 3:00 p.m., for choral music in a magical acoustical setting.
 
Choral Evensong is a captivating service of music and prayer, lasting 45 minutes long with no sermon. All are welcome! Admission is free.
 
For more information visit: http://www.GraceCathedral.org, email concerts@gracecathedral.org, or call 415.749.6350.
 
 
 
 

Coming April 18, 2006...
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.: John Shelby Spong to speak at Washington Cathedral
-- Missiles unleashed, car bombs detonated, wars waged — all in the name of God. Individuals, social movements and nations invoke God to jutify violence and bigotry. On April 18, 7:30 p.m., the Rt. Rev. John Shelby Spong, retired Bishop of Newark, and preeminent voice for progressive Christanity draws us back to an image of God that is affirming and loving of all. He will speak on " The Promise of Jesus: Abundant Life for All"
 
For more information call 800.937.8728.
 
 
 
 

Coming April 19, 2006...
 
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts: Da Vinci Code will be explored at EDS
-- This spring “The Da Vinci Code” goes from the New York Times best seller list onto the cinema screen. In preparation for the release of the Da Vinci Code movie, Episcopal Divinity School is putting together an engaging discussion on the content of the Code on April 19, 7 - 9 p.m.
 
Register through April 7 at cmaynard@eds.edu or call 617.868.3450.
 
 
 
NEW YORK CITY: Conference to address the tragedy in Darfur -- The systematic, state-sponsored killings and rapes in Darfur have been called the worst humanitarian crisis of this century.  Join Nicholas Kristof, Mark Malloch Brown, Juan Mendez, and Tragi Mustafa on April 19, 7 p.m., in a discussion on ending the atrocities in Darfur and why you are the best hope for peace and justice.
 
This event is free and will be hosted by the New York Society for Ethical Culture, located at 2 West 64th Street at Central Park West.
 
For information contact: Leslie Doyle at 212.874.5210, ext. 144 or visit: http://www.nysec.org.
 
 
 

Coming April 20, 2006…
 
WHITEROCKS, Utah: Paths Crossing XVlll Conference scheduled for April 20-23
-- "To Dance with the Bear," a conference for covenanting and nurturing partnerships between indigenous and non indigenous Episcopal congregations will be held April 20 - 23.
 
For more information visit: http://pathsx.freeshell.org.