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5/31/2006
[Episcopal News Service]   
  • ST. LOUIS, Missouri: Recovery workshop offered
  • NEW ORLEANS: Eco-Justice conference 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
  • PACIFIC PALISADES, California: St. Matthew's Church to celebrate Mozart
  • FORT WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania: St. Thomas to hold Celtic Service
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.: U.S. premiere performance of Jonathan Dove's Koethener Messe
  • ATLANTA, Georgia: Barbara Brown Taylor to speak at the Dean's Forum
  • NEW YORK CITY: Center for Christian Spirituality to offer summer courses
  • AUSTIN, Texas: Seminary to explore Christian formation
  • NEW YORK CITY: St. John the Divine to host Chinese Bible exhibit
  • HOUSTON, Texas: Bishop Wimberly to throw out first pitch
  • SPECULATOR, New York: The Diocese of Albany to meet in convention
  • DUXBURY, Massachusetts: Silent retreat offered


Today...

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 conference 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, steps 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 Doctors of Ministry in Congregational Development, two Doctors of Ministry in Preaching, 20 Masters of Divinity, seven Masters of Theological Studies, three Certificates of Advanced Studies in Congregational Development, and three Certificates 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.


PACIFIC PALISADES, California: St. Matthew's Church to celebrate Mozart – St. Matthew's Church chamber orchestra and parish choir will celebration the 250th anniversary of the birth of Mozart on June 2 at 8 p.m.

The event themed "Happy Birthday Wolfie!" will include the Concerto for Clarinet, the Solemn Vespers and Aaron Copland's serene "Quiet City." Patricia Massey will be the featured clarinet soloist. For more information visit: http://www.stmatthews.com/musicguild.


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 candlelight, the richness of the Word and the musical beauty of Celtic worship.

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


WASHINGTON, D.C.: U.S. premiere performance of Jonathan Dove's Koethener Messe -- On June 4, Feast of Pentecost, at 11 a.m., the Church of the Epiphany Choir, Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Christian M. Clough, conductor, will host the U.S. premiere performance of Jonathan Dove's Koethener Messe, a ‘missa brevis' inspired by and quoting works of Johann Sebastian Bach written during his years of service in Koethen, Germany.

The work was commissioned by the Koethener Bach Festtage, and was given its first performance by the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin on September 1, 2002.  Its U.K. premiere is scheduled for June 21, by the English Concert during the Spitalfields Festival in London.

Jonathan Dove (b. 1959) is a British composer of opera (e.g., Flight), choral and instrumental works.

All are welcome to attend. There is no fee.


ATLANTA, Georgia: Barbara Brown Taylor to speak at the Dean's Forum -- Barbara Brown Taylor, one of the first women ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church, and a leading preacher, and author, will be the guest at the Dean's Forum on June 4, at 10:10 a.m. in the Great Hall of the Cathedral of St. Philip. Following the Forum, she will sign copies of her new book, "Leaving Church: A Memoir of Faith."
 
For more information visit http://www.stphilipscathedral.org

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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.

Titled "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 city USA 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 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.