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From the Episcopal News Service Calendar

4/19/2006
[Episcopal News Service]   
  • CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts: Da Vinci Code to be explored at EDS
  • NEW YORK CITY: Conference to address tragedy in Darfur
  • WHITEROCKS, Utah: Paths Crossing XVlll scheduled for April 20-23
  • HOUSTON, Texas: Christ Church Cathedral set to welcome James Alison
  • MOBILE, Alabama: Historians, archivists to meet in Mobile
  • NEW YORK CITY: Printed Bible lecture offered at GTS
  • AUSTIN, Texas: Gathering 2006 set for April 27-29
  • BRONX, New York: St. Ann's Day set for April 29
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Organ recital set for Grace Cathedral
  • WASHINGTON, DC: State Day to honor Louisiana
  • NEW YORK CITY: Community Festival to be held at St. James
  • THE PLAINS, Virginia: Festival of the Arts and Music weekend planned

 

Wednesday, April 19, 2006...

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts: Da Vinci Code to 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.


NEW YORK CITY: Conference to address 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 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


HOUSTON, Texas: Christ Church Cathedral set to welcome James Alison -- The Center at the Cathedral in Houston, Texas, will welcome lecturer Dr. James Alison on April 20, 6:30-8 p.m.

Alison, a noted Roman Catholic theologian, has studied and worked in Mexico, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, and the United States as well as his native England. He is the author of "Knowing Jesus," "Raising Abel: The Recovery of the Eschatological Imagination," and most recently, "Undergoing God," due in September 2006.

Tickets are $25, payable with cash or check at the door. To register in advance or to pay by credit card, call Veronica at 713.590.3300. For more information on this event, call 713.222.2593.


Coming April 25, 2006...

MOBILE, Alabama: Historians, archivists to meet in Mobile -- Episcopalians, history lovers or those wishing to learn more about the Gulf Coast are invited to attend the National Episcopal Historians and Archivists (NEHA) annual meeting in Mobile, Alabama, April 25-29, 2006.

Each year professional, volunteer, trained and amateur historians and archivists gather to share information, hear papers, and learn about the host diocese. This year members of the Episcopal Women's History Project will also participate.

The cost of the conference is $160 for members and $190 for non-members. Included in the cost are several meals, bus trips and the conference presentations.

For more information please contact: Kit Caffey at 251.626.0053 or Carolyn Levensailor at clevensailor@bellsouth.net. The registration form may be downloaded at http://www.diocgc.org/NEHA.php


Coming April 27, 2006...

NEW YORK CITY: Printed Bible lecture offered at GTS -- Paul Needham, librarian at the Scheide Library at Princeton University, will lead a lecture April 27, 7 p.m., titled "Printed Bibles from Gutenberg to King James at the General Theological Seminary (GTS) in New York City.

This inaugural event for the recently formed Friends of St. Mark's Library of GTS, who promotes the library as a distinguished collection of rare books and a scholarly resource, is open to the public. A reception will follow.

For more on St. Mark's Library visit http://www.gts.edu/library.asp


AUSTIN, Texas: Gathering 2006 set for April 27-29 -- Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church, Inc., presents Gathering 2006, April 27-29 at the Omni Hotel at Southpark in Austin, Texas.

Through four addiction workshops - gambling, food abuse, sex addiction and its impact on families and youth -  participants will be lead by a person knowledgeable in the particular area who will identify the systems, describe the feelings of the person afflicted, make a presentation of recovery modes and the organizations associated with the malady, and then lead discussion. For more information call 866.306.1542.


Coming April 29, 2006...

BRONX, New York: St. Ann's Day set for April 29 -- For the third consecutive year, St. James' and St. Ann's Episcopal Church in the South Bronx will join together to celebrate Earth Day on April 29. During this event to which children are especially invited, flowers are planted around the St. Ann campus followed by prayers for its ministries, a procession to the more than 200 year-old cemetery and a celebration of Holy Communion in English and Spanish. The event concludes with a lunch of Caribbean and Latin American food prepared by St. Ann's and hamburgers and hot dogs prepared by St. James'. For more information call 212.288.4100.


Coming April 30, 2006...

SAN FRANCISCO: Organ recital set for Grace Cathedral -- Dr. Jeffrey Smith, director of music, will play Les Corps Glorieux, Messiaen's Easter suite for organ, April 30, 4 p.m., at Grace Cathedral.

This concert is one in Grace Cathedral's series of free organ concerts on most Sundays from September to June. Choral Evensong is sung prior to every organ recital at 3 p.m.

For more information visit: http://www.GraceCathedral.org, email concerts@gracecathedral.org, or call 415.749.6350.


WASHINGTON, DC: State Day to honor Louisiana -- The state of Louisiana will be honored at the April 30 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.

For further information: http://www.cathedral.org/cathedral/programs/stateday.shtml


Coming May 3, 2006...

NEW YORK CITY: Community Festival to be held at St. James - St. James invites all to celebrate May Day at their Community Festival May 3. The day will include a Spring Boutique form 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and again from 6:30 p.m. - 11 p.m., raffle drawings throughout the evening and a silent auction. Holy Eucharist will be held at 6 p.m.


Coming May 5, 2006...

THE PLAINS, Virginia: Festival of the Arts and Music weekend planned -- The 59th Annual Neighborhood Art Show, Sale and Grace Church Concert series is set for May 5, 6, and 7 at Grace Church in The Plains, Virginia.

Artists of all media, ages and levels of experience are invited to exhibit. Adult entries are $15 each, with a limit of two. Each adult entry includes admission to the Gala Opening May 5, 6-8:30 p.m. Youth entries are $3 for lower school, and $5 for high school, and include admission for the May 6 and 7 showings from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. All proceeds benefit charitable ministries of Grace Church. Entry forms are available online at http://www.gracechurch.net, or by calling 540.253.5678.