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5/17/2006
[Episcopal News Service]   
  • PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania: Trinity Cathedral's spring recitals continue
  • SEATTLE, Washington: Best-selling author to speak at St. Mark's
  • SCOTTSDALE, Arizona: St. Anthony on the Desert to hold seminar on flu preparedness
  • CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts: Presiding Bishop set to deliver commencement address
  • BERKELEY, California: Commencement set for Church Divinity School of the Pacific
  • RIVERSIDE, California: St. Michael's to host workshop
  • PORTLAND, Oregon: Dean of Grace Cathedral to lecture
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut: Trinity to host singing workshop
  • CLEVELAND, Ohio: Art exhibit showcases talent from Trinity's outreach program
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.: State Day will honor Kentucky
  • NEW YORK CITY: New York Episcopalians to unite for AIDS walk
  • HENDERSONVILLE, North Carolina: Kanuga to host spiritual workshop
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Grace Cathedral will host performance of magnificent masterworks
  • FORT WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania: Eugene Bay set to preach at St. Thomas
  • NEW YORK CITY: St. John the Divine to host Chinese Bible exhibit
  • HOUSTON, Texas: Diocese of Texas hosts leadership and faith luncheon
  • NEW YORK CITY: Trinity Church-St. Paul's Chapel to present live internet telecast
  • IVORYTON, Connecticut: Incarnation camp to hold second open house
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Heather Hinton to perform at Grace Cathedral
  • ST. LOUIS, Missouri: Recovery workshop offered
  • NEW ORLEANS: Eco-Justice workshop planned for June
  • BYFIELD, Massachusetts: June workshop planned on touch drawing
  • SEATTLE, Washington: Healing of memories workshop set with Michael Lapsley
  • EVANSTON, Illinois: Seabury-Western set for 148th Commencement
  • FORT WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania: St. Thomas to hold Celtic Service
  • NEW YORK CITY: Center for Christian Spirituality to offer summer courses
  • AUSTIN, Texas: Seminary to explore Christian formation
  • HOUSTON, Texas: Bishop Wimberly to throw out the first pitch
  • SPECULATOR, New York: The Diocese of Albany to meet in convention
  • DUXBURY, Massachusetts: Silent retreat offered



Today...

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania: Trinity Cathedral's spring recitals continue -- Trinity Cathedral's free spring recitals are held Wednesday's 12:30-1 p.m.

Scheduled to performers include: Craig Dobbins, director of music ministries, The Presbyterian Church, Sewickley, Pennsylvania (May 17); and Robert Troeger, music director and organist, St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Wheeling, West Virginia (May 24.)

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


SEATTLE, Washington:
Best-selling author to speak at St. Mark's Cathedral -- Author Nora Gallagher will speak and sign copies of her latest book "Changing Light" at St. Mark's Cathedral, May 17.

The event begins with dinner at 5:30 p.m., in the cathedral's Bloedel Hall followed by Evensong at 6:30 p.m., and Gallagher's presentation at 7:15 p.m.

Gallagher's presentation, the third in a series on the Resurrection, will explore what it means to live the Resurrection in everyday life, from marriage, children work and family. Participants will be invited to live wholeheartedly and reclaim their own vision of the resurrected life. All are welcome. Admission is $12 for those who are able to pay.

To register, call Eliacín Rosario-Cruz, at 206.323.0300, ext. 297.


SCOTTSDALE, Arizona:
St. Anthony on the Desert to hold seminar on flu preparedness -- The Interfaith Network of Scottsdale and The Center for Health & Reconciliation will present a seminar May 17 at St. Anthony on the Desert Church from 9- 11 a.m. to discuss the state of preparedness of the faith community for a possible influenza pandemic. Featured speakers will include Shawn Tennant of the Maricopa County Public Health Emergency Management Department, and Barbara Taylor from the Arizona Division of Emergency Management.

The program, which is open to the public, will discuss the possible magnitude of a pandemic public health emergency, the adequacy of the State of Arizona to respond and what faith communities should be doing to be prepared. The collaboration of faith-based organizations with public health agencies will be essential in protecting the public's health and safety if and when an influenza pandemic occurs.

Reservations may be made by calling 480.451.7792. A suggested donation of $10 to the Interfaith Network of Scottsdale will be taken at the door.

For more information call Jim Davis at 480.451.7792.


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 recognizing 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 Episcopal Church and the Visual Arts (ECVA), and catalyst in Episcopal and Anglican women's participation in the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW); also the Rev. 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 set for Church Divinity School of the Pacific -- Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP) 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, P.A.; the Rev. John Barton Sarjeant '65, former rector, St. John's Episcopal Church, Ross, C.A.; the Rev. Thomas H. Schultz, O.H.C. (Order of the Holy Cross), prior, Incarnation Priory, Berkeley, C.A.; and Dr. A. Gary Shilling, chairman, Episcopal Preaching Foundation, Inc., Springfield, N.J.

Hayes will serve as commencement preacher.


RIVERSIDE, California: St. Michael's to host workshop -- "Catch the Wind with Mike Flynn," a workshop on responding to the Holy Spirit in our daily lives, will be hosted by St. Michael's Episcopal Church, May 19-21.

A fee is required but scholarships are available. For more information call 951.689.0642.


PORTLAND, Oregon: Dean of Grace Cathedral to lecture -- Trinity Episcopal Cathedral will host a two day lecture and workshop May 19-20 featuring the Rev. Alan Jones, dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.

Themed "Recovering the Presence of God in an Age of Violence and Anxiety," and "Confessions of a Progressive Traditionalist," Jones will discuss his sympathy with both fundamentalists who are appalled by the culture, and with liberals who are appalled by the ignorance of the right when it comes to the confluence of power and money.

The cost, which includes lunch, is $50.

For more information and to purchase tickets, call 503.478.1218 or visit http://www.center-for-spiritual-development.org.


Coming May 20, 2006...

HARTFORD, Connecticut: Trinity to host singing workshop – "Music from the Sacred Harp: A Shape Note Singing Workshop" will be held May 20-21 at Trinity Episcopal Church.

For more information contact Bert Landman at 860.527.8133.


CLEVELAND, Ohio: Art exhibit showcases talent from Trinity's outreach program -- Every Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday through June 25, "Heartspace," Trinity Cathedral's outreach program, will exhibit the artistic works of the participants of "A Place at the Table" in the Gallery at Trinity Commons.

"A Place at the Table" is Trinity Cathedral's program that serves homeless people in the community. The exhibit is a compilation of the pieces they have made since 2003.

For more information email Mary Ann Breisch, curator, at mabinc@sbcglobal.net.


Coming May 21, 2006...

WASHINGTON, D.C.: State Day will 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 to 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.


HENDERSONVILLE, North Carolina: Kanuga to host spiritual workshop – "Spiritual Growth in the Quiet Garden" is the theme of the May 21-24 gathering that will feature workshops with the Rev. Philip Roderick, founder of the Quiet Garden Movement, Esther de Waal, renowned author and scholar of monastic spirituality, and other experts on gardening, landscape design, and spirituality.

For more information call 828.692.9136 or visit http://www.kanuga.org.


SAN FRANCISCO: Grace Cathedral will host performance of magnificent masterworks -- The Grace Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys, and soprano soloist Rosa Lamoreaux, with a period-instrument orchestra, will present a program of magnificent masterworks, including Handel's "Coronation Anthems" and the recently discovered "Gloria" at Grace Cathedral, May 21 at 3:00 pm.
Other works in the program include Haydn's "Insanae et vanae curae" and "Missa Brevis Sancti Johannis de Deo."
Tickets are $20, and are available through TicketWeb online at http://www.ticketweb.com or by calling 866.468.3399.


FORT WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania: Eugene Bay set to preach at St. Thomas -- St. Thomas' Church, Whitemarsh will welcome Dr. Eugene Bay on May 21, at 11 a.m., as their guest preacher. Bay, pastor emeritus, Bryn Mawr Presbyterian, served as pastor at Bryn Mawr from 1987-2004. He is currently president of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, N.Y.

For more information call 215.233.3970 or visit http://www.stthomaswhitemarsh.org.


Coming May 22, 2006...

HOUSTON, Texas: Diocese of Texas hosts leadership and faith luncheon – The second in a series of luncheons hosted by the Diocese of Texas entitled "Leadership and Faith" will be held May 22 at the Four Seasons Hotel.

The luncheons invite outstanding, visible leaders to talk about how their faith impacts their leadership.

This luncheon will feature Drayton McLane, the owner of the Houston Astros.

Proceeds will benefit the work of the "We Are One Church" campaign, which raises funds to build new churches, and strengthen existing congregations, and Meals on Wheels, a community service of Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston.

Individual tickets to the luncheon are $60. Table sponsorships, including benefits, are also available at $750 and $1,000 levels.

Visit http://www.weareonechurch.org for tickets. For more information call Nancy Brainerd at 713.353.2122.


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.


Coming May 27, 2006...

IVORYTON, Connecticut: Incarnation camp to hold second open house – Why pay double for the same camping experience that you can get at the oldest co-ed camp in America? For 120 years, kids have been making friends and enjoying a variety of activities at Incarnation Camp. Why not see it for yourself.

Open house is May 27 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information call 800.226.7329 or visit http://www.incarnationcamp.org


Coming May 28, 2006...

SAN FRANCISCO: Heather Hinton to perform at Grace Cathedral -- Heather Hinton, organist and assistant director of Music and Fine Arts at Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, will perform May 28, 4 p.m., at Grace Cathedral.

Hinton, an instructor of Organ at Butler University, won first prize in the 1996 National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance of the American Guild of Organists. Her program will include selections from Schumann's Canon in B Minor, Sonata No. 8, and Messiaen's La Nativité du Seigneur.

Admission is free. For more information call 415.749.6350.


Coming May 31, 2006...

ST. LOUIS, Missouri: Recovery workshop offered -- Episcopal Recovery Ministries is sponsoring a workshop May 31 from 9 -11:30 a.m. on co-dependency and how alcoholism and addiction affect the family and workplace. The speaker will be Dr. Kevin McCauley. It will be held at St. Peter's, 110 Warson Road, Ladue. The workshop is open to all. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling 314.993.2306, ext. 100.


Coming June 1, 2006...

NEW ORLEANS: Eco-Justice workshop planned for June -- The National Council of Churches' Biennial Conference, sponsored by the Eco-Justice Working Group, will present an ecumenical gathering June 1-4 at Loyola University to explore the connections of ecological, economic and social justice for all God's Creation.

The conference entitled "Eco-Justice for All: God's People, God's Planet," will ask questions such as: How do we heal the social fabric torn by environmental racism? How might we respond to the increasing pollution of our air, water, climate and land? How do we pursue healthy communities and habitats for all people and creatures?

Training tracks (Christian Education, Advocates/Network Training, Church Leaders Training, Eco-Justice Issues 101), open workshops, inspiring plenaries, hands-on experiences, and worship will enable participants to return home to pursue eco-justice in the classroom, with decision-makers, in the pulpit, in their homes, and in the streets.

For more information and registration visit http://www.nccecojustice.org or call Cassandra Carmichael at 202.544.2350.


BYFIELD, Massachusetts: June workshop planned on touch drawing -- Adelynrood Retreat and Conference Center will host "Drawing out Your Soul" June 1, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

This workshop will introduce participants to Touch Drawing (http://www.touchdrawing.com) which can help open creative blocks, and facilitate inner personal transformation. Through the touch of fingertips a multitude of images are born from within. What emerges is a visual journal of a deep inner process. Even the least confident artists can experience inner images coming alive on the page as their hands become organic extensions of the soul.

Sharon Clark, B.F.A., an artist, Reiki professional, and a Touch Drawing facilitator, will lead this workshop.

The program fee is $80 which includes all art supplies and lunch. For more information call Kate Noury at 978.462.6721, ext. 19.


Coming June 2, 2006...

SEATTLE, Washington: Healing of memories workshop set with Michael Lapsley -- The Rev. Michael Lapsley returns to St. Mark's Cathedral from Cape Town, South Africa June 2-4 to lead a workshop on small, but powerful, step towards healing the wounds of the past.

For more information contact Eliacn Rosario-Cruz at 206.323.0300, ext. 297, or email erosario-cruz@saintmarks.org.


EVANSTON, Illinois: Seabury-Western set for 148th Commencement -- The 148th Commencement of Seabury-Western Theological Seminary will be held June 2, 10:30 a.m.

Forty-two students will receive a degree or certificate of study: seven Doctor of Ministry in Congregational Development, two Doctor of Ministry in Preaching, 20 Master of Divinity, seven Master of Theological Studies, three Certificate of Advanced Studies in Congregational Development, and three Certificate of Studies.

Two honorary doctoral degrees will also be conferred at the graduation. The recipients are the Rt. Rev. John Elswood Privett, Bishop of the Diocese of Kootenay, Canada, and James M. Rosenthal II, director of communications for the Anglican Communion. Privett holds a Doctor of Ministry in Congregational Development degree from Seabury. Rosenthal was the former communication officer for the Diocese of Chicago..


Coming June 4, 2006...

FORT WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania: St. Thomas to hold Celtic Service -- St. Thomas' Church, Whitemarsh will hold a Celtic Service on June 11 at 10 a.m. All are invited to experience the splendor of candle light, the richness of the Word and the musical beauty of Celtic worship.

For more information visit http://www.stthomaswhitemarsh.org


Coming June 5, 2006...

NEW YORK CITY: Center for Christian Spirituality to offer summer courses – The Center for Christian Spirituality at the General Theological Seminary (GTS) will offer courses for lay persons and clergy as part of its "Summers at General" program.

The courses, held on the GTS campus, will run June 5-16. They will embrace both academic and experiential elements, with reading assigned in advance, and papers due in the following months.

To register visit http://www.gts.edu


AUSTIN, Texas: Seminary will explore Christian formation – "The Bread That Gives Life to the World: Christian Formation for Faith in Daily Life" is the theme of Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest's (ETSS) week-long course scheduled June 5-10.

Leading the week of continuing education designed for clergy, Christian educators, lay leaders, and anyone interested in experiencing fresh ways to connect biblically grounded faith with daily faithfulness in a complicated world, are the Revs. John Lewis, and Jane Patterson.

Tuition is $325. An additional $150 covers room and meals on the campus. Registration ends May 26.


NEW YORK CITY: St. John the Divine to host Chinese Bible exhibit -- An exhibit of over 100 Bibles and religious artifacts from China will be on public display at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City June 5-12. This marks the first time these artifacts have been displayed outside of China.

Entitled "The Bible Ministry of the Protestant Church in China: A Lamp to My Feet, A Light to My Path," the extensive exhibit will include numerous priceless pieces: a fourth century Bible, a nine-foot long carved wooden mural of the life of Jesus Christ, historical photographs, artifacts, traditional Chinese paintings, calligraphy, wood carvings, paper-cuts, batik and more.

Organized by the China Christian Council, the exhibit is sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of New York, American Bible Society, and the Council of Churches of the City of New York (CCCNY).

New York City is the last stop on the three USA city tour of the exhibit. The exhibit has been shown in Los Angeles at the Crystal Cathedral, April 27 – May 4 and will be in Atlanta at the Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, May 19-24.

For more information call Blair Carlson, American Bible Society, at 212.408.8700.


Coming June 8, 2006...

HOUSTON, Texas: Bishop Wimberly to throw out the first pitch -- In celebration of the Fourth Annual Episcopal Night with the Houston Astros the Rt. Rev. Don A. Wimberly, Bishop of the Diocese of Texas, will throw out the first pitch at the June 8, Astros vs. Atlanta Braves game at Minute Maid Park.

Thousands of Episcopalians are expected to attend in hopes of exceeding the attendance record of 5,000 set in 2005.

A portion of each ticket sale will benefit "We Are One Church" which raises funds to build new churches in underserved areas of the diocese and strengthens existing congregations.

St. Martin's, Houston, Parish Choir will lead the crowd in the National Anthem.

To order tickets for the game, visit http://www.epicenter.org.


Coming June 9, 2006...

SPECULATOR, New York: The Diocese of Albany to meet in convention -- The Diocese of Albany will meet in convention June 9-11 at Camp-of-the-Woods in Speculator, New York. For more information visit: http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org


DUXBURY, Massachusetts: Silent retreat offered -- St. Margaret's Convent will offer a silent retreat June 9-11. Participants are offered time, and space for prayer and contemplation in a seaside setting on Duxbury Bay.

Cost for the weekend is $130. For more information and registration call 617.445.8961, 127, or email resbostonssm@yahoo.com.