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Weeks Ahead

7/26/2006
[Episcopal News Service]   
  • AMHERST, Massachusetts: 2006 Global Mission Event set for July 27-30
  • HOUSTON, Texas: Christ Church Cathedral to be honored
  • NEW YORK CITY: Seminary to offer course on stewardship
  • RICHMOND, Virginia: UBE set to hold 38th annual meeting and conference
  • FORT WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania: St. Thomas' summer concert series concludes
  • HAYNEVILLE, Alabama: Annual Jonathan Daniels Pilgrimage set for Hayneville



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 28, 2006…

HOUSTON, Texas: Christ Church Cathedral to be honored - Christ Church Cathedral will be honored on July 28 at the Downtown Houston Alliance benefit gala, for its contribution to the life of downtown Houston and especially for the John S. Dunn Outreach Center.  Other honorees include the Houston Rockets/Comets and METRORail.

The Downtown Houston Alliance was founded by Pittman McGehee, former dean of the cathedral.

For reservations and information contact Vanessa McCalla at 713.658.8938.



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.



Coming August 1, 2006…

FORT WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania: St. Thomas' summer concert series concludes -

St. Thomas' Church, Whitemarsh summer concert series — "The Concerts under the Stars"— will conclude August 1, 7 p.m.  The 2006 Summer Concerts, featuring their magnificent carillon, is free of charge.  Bring your picnic dinner, blanket or chair and a friend to enjoy this final evening of music under the stars.   

For a listing of musicians visit: http://www.stthomaswhitemarsh.org/index.cfm/fuseaction/press.detail&pressID=21.

St. Thomas' Church, Whitemarsh is located at Bethlehem Pike and Camp Hill Road. For more information call 215.233.3970.



Coming August 11, 2006…

HAYNEVILLE, Alabama: Annual Jonathan Daniels Pilgrimage set for Hayneville – The memory of Jonathan Myrick Daniels will be remembered at the Annual Jonathan Daniels Pilgrimage in Hayneville, Alabama August 11-12.

Daniels was the a 26-year-old Episcopal seminarian who answered the call of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to help register African-American voters in Alabama, only to be shot and killed months later, on August 20, 1965, while shielding 16-year-old Ruby Sales from the shotgun fired by a sheriff's deputy.

Daniels was declared "a martyr and witness to the Gospel" and in 1994 his name was added to the Episcopal Church calendar of saints and martyrs, to be remembered on August 14 each year.

Attendees of the event will participate in a dinner August 11, 6 p.m., in the Lowndes County Courthouse followed by Taizé-style worship at 7 p.m. The pilgrimage on August 12 will begin in the Courthouse Square at 11 a.m. U.S. Representative John Lewis of Georgia, a pioneer for civil rights, will speak at the service of Holy Eucharist.

For further information contact the Rev. Bill King at 205.715.2060 ext 317 or email bking@dioala.org/bp3king@bellsouth.net.