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Weeks Ahead

5/10/2006
[Episcopal News Service]   
  • PASADENA, California: All Saints Church to hold global sustainability event
  • PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania: Trinity Cathedral's spring recitals continue
  • SEATTLE, Washington: Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Mpilo Tutu to preach
  • BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania: Music and the Arts at Trinity Episcopal Church
  • CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts: Presiding Bishop set to deliver commencement address
  • BERKELEY, California: Commencement at Church Divinity School of the Pacific
  • RIVERSIDE, California: St. Michael's to host workshop
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.: State Day to honor Kentucky
  • NEW YORK CITY: New York Episcopalians will unite for AIDS walk
  • NEW YORK CITY: Trinity Church-St. Paul's Chapel to present live internet telecast

Today...

PASADENA, California:

All Saints Church to hold global sustainability event -- "On the Road to a Just Society: Gathering for a Positive Future" will be a public series of events, May 10-13, focusing on how you can make a difference every day through small choices and big steps to insure your own future and the future of the Earth.

The fee for all events is $40 which includes breakfast and lunch. For more information or to register, contact Marty Coleman at 626.792.4941 or Ruby Gallegos at 626.583.2734.

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania: Trinity Cathedral's spring recitals continue -- Trinity Cathedral's spring recital series take place each Wednesday from 12:30 - 1 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

The following are scheduled to perform: May 10, Mark King, minister of music, St. John's Episcopal Church, Hagerstown, Maryland; May 17, Craig Dobbins, director of music ministries, the Presbyterian Church, Sewickley, Pennsylvania; and May 24, Robert Troeger, music director and organist, St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Wheeling, West Virginia.

For more information call 412.232.6404 ext. 124, or visit http://www.trinitycathedralpgh.org/
 

Coming May 11, 2006...

SEATTLE, Washington: Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Mpilo Tutu to preach -- Archbishop Tutu will preach at a Festival Evensong at Saint Mark's Cathedral on May 11, at 7 p.m. The Evensong will involve representatives of other major faith traditions and will feature music performed by Cathedral choirs. Following the Evensong, the entire congregation will proceed to a champagne and birthday cake reception to commemorate the Cathedral and Tutu's 75th birthday.


Coming May 14, 2006...

BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania: Music and the Arts at Trinity Episcopal Church -- Trinity Episcopal Church in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, as part of its 2005-2006 concert series, presents Lew Williams, theatre organist, May 14, 3 p.m.

The program of organ music is free and open to the public.

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


Coming May 18, 2006...

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts: Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold set to deliver commencement address -- Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold will deliver the address at Episcopal Divinity School's (EDS) May 18 commencement ceremony.

Thirty-two degrees -- 19 Master of Divinity, eight Master of Arts in Theological Studies, two Doctor of Ministry, and three Certificates of Advanced Theological Study -- will be conferred at the 2 p.m. graduation.

In addition to Griswold, EDS will confer honorary degrees on Dr. Valerie Batts, the co-founder and director of Vigorous Interventions In Ongoing Natural Settings (VISIONS), located in Roxbury, Massachusetts; Phoebe Griswold, wife of the Presiding Bishop, founding member of the Episcopal Church and the Visual Arts (ECVA), and participant and catalyst in Episcopal and Anglican women's participation in the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW); and the Rev. Canon Dr. Jane Shaw, dean of divinity, chaplain and fellow of New College, Oxford. She will be the first Englishwoman whom EDS has honored for their participation in the "movement for the ordination of women."


Coming May 19, 2006...

BERKELEY, California: Commencement at Church Divinity School of the Pacific - Church Divinity School of the Pacific will hold its commencement ceremony on May 19 at 10:30 a.m.

Forty-four seminary students will receive their degrees. In addition, honorary degrees will be conferred upon the Rev. Ardith Spierling Hayes, director of the Doctor of Ministry Program, CDSP; the Rev. Roger Alling, president, Episcopal Preaching Foundation, Inc., Camp Hill, PA; the Rev. John Barton Sarjeant '65, former rector, St. John's Episcopal Church, Ross, CA; the Rev. Thomas H. Schultz, O.H.C. (Order of the Holy Cross), prior, Incarnation Priory, Berkeley, CA; and Dr. A. Gary Shilling, chairman, Episcopal Preaching Foundation, Inc., Springfield, NJ.

Hayes will serve as commencement preacher.


RIVERSIDE, California: St. Michael's to host workshop -- A workshop on responding to the Holy Spirit in people's daily lives will be hosted by St. Michael's Episcopal Church.

"Catch the Wind with Mike Flynn," will be held May 19-21. There is a fee but scholarships are available.

For more information, call 951.689.0642.


Coming May 21, 2006...

WASHINGTON, D.C.: State Day to honor Kentucky -- The state of Kentucky will be honored at the May 21, 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.


NEW YORK CITY: New York Episcopalians will unite for AIDS walk -- Episcopalians in the Diocese of New York will participate as a group in the 21st annual AIDS Walk New York on May 21. This is the fourth consecutive year that the Episcopal Response to AIDS (ERA) will participate as a diocesan coalition to raise funds for AIDS treatment and research. Last year 75 diocesan participants raised more than $35,000.

This year's participation by ERA walkers will have special significance, as ERA has become a community partner organization with Gay Men's Health Crisis, the AIDS Walk sponsor. Diocesan coalition AIDS walkers can now have a portion of their fundraising go toward ongoing parish based AIDS outreach projects throughout the Diocese.

Coordinators for this year's event are Suzanne Culhane, St. John's in the Village, Manhattan, and Donald Snyder, St. Michael's, Manhattan.

For more information, email AIDSwalkNY@aol.com.


Coming May 25, 2006...

NEW YORK CITY: Trinity Church-St. Paul's Chapel to present live internet telecast -- Trinity Church-St. Paul's Chapel will present a live online telecast on Ascension Day, May 25, exploring the increasing interest within Christianity to build inclusive and progressive faith-based communities.

Participating panelists include: Diana Butler Bass, a senior researcher at Virginia Theological Seminary and director of the Project on Congregations of Intentional Practice; the Very Rev. Alan Jones, dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco; and Brian D. McLaren, founder of Cedar Ridge Community Church, an innovative, nondenominational church in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area.

For more information, contact Diane Reed at 212.602.0813 or Donna Presnell at 212.602.9672.