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Weeks Ahead

7/12/2006
[Episcopal News Service] 

  • WASHINGTON, D.C.:  Artistry behind Cathedral windows explored
  • LAWRENCEVILLE, New Jersey: Leadership conference for youth set for New Jersey
  • BEVERLY HILLS, California: Randall Balmer to speak on role of 'Religious Right'
  • LEWISBURG, Pennsylvania: Diocese of Central Pennsylvania to meets convention
  • AMHERST, Massachusetts: 2006 Global Mission Event set for July 27-30
  • NEW YORK CITY: Seminary to offer course on stewardship
  • RICHMOND, Virginia: UBE set to hold 38th annual meeting and conference


Today...

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Artistry behind Cathedral windows explored -- Join Diane Ney and Elody Crimi, authors of "Jewels of Light, a Guide to the Stained Glass of Washington National Cathedral" for the slide lecture "American Artistry in Stained Glass" on July 12. Learn more about the Cathedral's brilliant stained glass windows, with a focus on American stained glass artists, and enjoy a tour of the windows following the lecture. This event is free.

For more information


Coming July 14, 2006…

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J.: Leadership conference for youth set for New Jersey – A Diocese of National Happening Leadership Conference will be held July 14-16 at Rider University in Lawrenceville, N.J.

“Happening-A Christian Experience” is a program of the Episcopal Church designed for high school youth. It is one of the instruments to renew the church in the power of the Holy Spirit, that the church may respond more readily to its call to spread the Kingdom of God throughout the world.

For more information email Harry Grace


Coming July 16, 2006...

BEVERLY HILLS, C.A.: Author Randall Balmer to speak on role of 'Religious Right' -- Noted author, professor and lecturer Dr. Randall Balmer will speak about his new book, "Thy Kingdom Come: How the Religious Right Distorts the Faith and Threatens America," at All Saints' Church in Beverly Hills on July 16 at 10:19 am (between the 9:00 and 11:15 am services.)

Balmer is the Ann Whitney Olin Professor of American Religion at Barnard College, Columbia University, in New York City. His book is a thoroughgoing critique of the Religious Right, but one written from the perspective of an evangelical believer. The first line reads: "I write as a jilted lover." He has published widely both in academic and scholarly journals and in the popular press. He is editor-at-large for Christianity Today, and his commentaries on religion in America have appeared in newspapers across the country.

For more information, please contact John Edwards, coordinator for communications, at jedwards@allsaintsbh.org or 310.858.4524.


Coming July 21, 2006…

LEWISBURG, PA: The Diocese of Central Pennsylvania to meet in convention – The Diocese of Central Pennsylvania will meet in convention July 21-22 at Bucknell University.

The Rt. Rev. Robert Ihloff, Bishop of the Diocese of Maryland and President of Province III, will be the convention chaplain and preacher. Host parishes this year are Mt. Calvary, Camp Hill and St. Andrew’s, Harrisburg. The convention theme is: “Yes, We’ll Gather at the River.”

For more information


Coming July 27, 2006…

AMHERST, Massachusetts: 2006 Global Mission Event set for July 27-30 – Under the theme “Sent by God’s grace for the sake of the world” the 2006 Global Mission event will take place July 27-30 at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts. Co-sponsored by the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America with endorsement from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, this event invites congregations, families, youth and seniors to discover a global community of God’s grace.

For more information contact the Rev. Canon Robert J. Miner at 203.269.5760 or email canonminer@aol.com.


Coming July 31, 2006…

NEW YORK CITY: Seminary offers course on stewardship – Two seasoned professionals, Terry Parsons and the Rev. Michael E. Carlisle, will share the truth about theology, theory, and stewardship practices that grow healthy congregations and fund God’s work while teaching “Tithing can be fun: Stewardship and Congregational Vitality” ay General Theological Seminary July 31-August 2.  Parsons is stewardship officer of the national church and Carlisle recently retired as rector of St. Peter’s in Paris, Kentucky, where he more than tripled stewardship in less than a decade.

To register, visit http://www.gts.edu/contedSS05.asp or call Helen Goodkin at 212.243.5150.

RICHMOND, Virginia: UBE set to hold 38th annual meeting and conference – The Union of Black Episcopalians will hold its 38th annual meeting themed “Practicing Our Faith: Strengthening our Relationships with God and Each Other,” July 31 – August 4 at the Omni Hotel in Richmond, Virginia.

The conference will feature the “Lift Every Voice and Sing Music-Fest” and will honor the presence of young people with “Youth Explosion II.”

To register, call 513.242.5200 or visit http://www.ube.org.