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8/23/2006

Bishop George Packard, bishop suffragan for chaplaincies for the Episcopal Church.  

 
[Episcopal News Service] 
  • RESTON, VIRGINIA: First meeting of Liberian Episcopal Clergy
  • NEW ORLEANS: Interfaith service to remember Hurricane Katrina
  • NEW ORLEANS: Bishop Packard to preach at St. Paul's in Lakeview
  • NEW ORLEANS: Bishop Jenkins to speak at ecumenical service
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Grace Cathedral to host Middle East peace concert
  • NEW YORK CITY: General Seminary to hold open house
  • PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Illinois: Silent auction to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina
  • BENNINGTON, Vermont: St. Peter's to host interfaith conference on disability
  • ALEXANDRIA, Virginia: Madeleine Albright to speak at VTS
  • TOPEKA, Kansas: Biblical scholar set to discuss latest work
  • SEATTLE, Washington: Training opportunity set to counter violence against women
  • NEWARK, New Jersey: Diocese to meet in special convention
  • BARRINGTON, Illinois: Development seminar open to lay leaders and clergy


Coming August 25, 2006...

RESTON, VIRGINIA: First meeting of Liberian Episcopal Clergy

The first meeting of Liberian Episcopal Clergy in the US will be held August 25-26, in Reston, Virginia. This inaugural gathering will bring together nearly 25 Liberian clergy persons in the US and US Virgin Islands.

For more information on the meeting, contact the Rev. Emmanuel W. Johnson, former president of Cuttington University College and dean of Trinity Cathedral, both in Liberia, West Africa, at 703.723.0845 or the Rev. James N. Wilson of Minnesota at 763.442.1426.


Coming August 27, 2006...

NEW ORLEANS: Interfaith service to remember Hurricane Katrina

Christ Church Cathedral, New Orleans, will host an interfaith service on August 27 at 4 p.m. to commemorate the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Bishop Charles Jenkins of Louisiana will officiate at the service with Rabbi Cohn of Temple Sinai and Imam Rafeeq Nu'man of the local Muslim community. Musicians will include the Cathedral Choir and Artist-in-Residence Irvin Mayfield. A brass and percussion ensemble will perform and the popular Shades of Praise Gospel Choir.


Coming August 28, 2006...

NEW ORLEANS: Bishop Packard to preach at St. Paul's in Lakeview

Bishop George Packard, bishop suffragan for chaplaincies for the Episcopal Church, will be the special guest preacher on August 28 at 7 p.m. for a diocesan-wide observance of Holy Eucharist at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Lakeview, 6249 Canal Blvd., New Orleans. Bishop Charles Jenkins of Louisiana will celebrate. The service will be followed by a reception. The Rev. Will Hood, rector of St. Paul's, will be present along with members of the newly re-opened St. Paul's School. The school's bell choir will perform for the service.


Coming August 29, 2006...

NEW ORLEANS: Bishop Jenkins to speak at ecumenical service

Bishop Charles Jenkins of Louisiana will be one of the guest speakers for the August 29 ecumenical service hosted by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans. This 7 p.m. service will be held at St. Louis Roman Catholic Cathedral and Minor Basilica on Jackson Square in the French Quarter between Rues St. Ann and St. Peter on Chartres.


Coming August 31, 2006...

SAN FRANCISCO: Grace Cathedral to host Middle East peace concert

Grace Cathedral in San Francisco will welcome four internationally known Middle Eastern musicians, along with composer Gary Malkin, guest poets and performers, all dedicated to working for peace in the Middle East. The fundraising event on August 31 at 7:30 p.m. will benefit peace-building organizations on the Lebanese/Israeli/Palestinian borders.

The concert will feature: Yair Dalal, an Iraqi-Israeli Jew, international peace worker and teacher, oud, violin, and voice performer; Naser Musa, a Palestinian-Jordanian Muslim, specializing in percussion and voice; Souhail Kaspar, a Lebanese Christian, oud and voice performer; and Dror Sinai, an Israeli-American percussionist.

For more information, visit http://www.wisdomoftheworld.com. Suggested donation is $20. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.


Coming September 5, 2006...

NEW YORK CITY: General Seminary to hold open house

General Theological Seminary in New York City will hold its open house September 5. This event is designed for anyone interested in learning about part-time non-degree courses or the MA program at GTS.

Following a reception at 7 p.m., Steve Ross, author of the graphic novel "Marked,” based upon the Gospel of Mark, will speak at 7:45 p.m.

Those planning to attend should contact Helen Goodkin at Goodkin@gts.edu or 212.243.5150, ext. 461.


Coming September 9, 2006...

PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Illinois: Silent auction to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina

On September 9, St. Hilary's Episcopal Church will host a silent auction to raise funds for the victims of hurricane Katrina in Gautier, Mississippi. The parishioners of St. Pierre's of Gautier and St. Hilary's of Prospect Heights, Illinois, will join together for this event where the silent auction will feature St. Pierre's famous gumbo along with many fabulous items to bid on. The auction will be held at St. Hilary's from 4–7 p.m.

For more information call 847.537.0590.


Coming September 13, 2006...

BENNINGTON, Vermont: St. Peter's to host interfaith conference on disability

"That All May Worship": From Barriers to Bridges: An Interfaith Conference on Religion and Disability will be held September 13, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 200 Pleasant Street.

This event is sponsored by St. Peter's Episcopal Church, the National Organization on Disability, the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont Accessibility Committee, and the Bennington Interfaith Council.

Further information may be obtained by phone, 802.442.2911, or email: jvkrum@adelphia.net.


Coming September 14, 2006...

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia: Madeleine Albright to speak at VTS

Former Secretary of State and U.N. Representative Madeleine Korbel Albright will discuss her book "The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God and World Affairs" on September 14 at 7 p.m. during a public forum at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia. A book signing and dessert reception will follow the discussion in the Lettie Pate Evans Auditorium.

For more information call 703.461.1714 or email vdooley-burney@vts.edu.

Register online.


Coming September 16, 2006...

TOPEKA, Kansas: Biblical scholar set to discuss latest work

Noted biblical scholar and author Dr. Ben Witherington III will visit Grace Episcopal Cathedral on September 16 at 7 p.m. to discuss his latest book and September 17 at 10:30 a.m. to serve as guest preacher at the worship service.

Witherington is the professor of New Testament Interpretation at Asbury Theological seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, and the author of more than 30 books. His lecture "Rising to the Occasion: the Resurrection of Jesus, the Reception of the Spirit, and the Proclamation of the Church," is free, and open to the public. It will be followed by a reception and book signing.

For further information contact the Rev. Andrew Grosso at 785.235.3457.


Coming September 18, 2006...

SEATTLE, Washington: Training opportunity set to counter violence against women

Faith Trust Institute will hold "Religious Resources and Roadblocks to Ending Violence Against Women," September 18-20 in Seattle, Washington.

Open to clergy and religious leaders, this training will present a framework for understanding violence against women and for addressing the religious and pastoral issues it presents.

For more information contact Sandra Barone at 206.634.1903 ext.14, or email: sbarone@faithtrustinstitute.org


Coming September 23, 2006...

NEWARK, New Jersey: Diocese to meet in special convention

The Diocese of Newark will meet in special convention September 23 at the Robert Treat Hotel, to elect the 10th Bishop of Newark. Candidates are listed online.

The Eucharist will be celebrated at Trinity and St. Philip's Cathedral, 608 Broad Street, at 8:30 a.m.


Coming September 25, 2006...

BARRINGTON, Illinois: Development seminar, open to lay leaders and clergy

The Diocese of Chicago is sponsoring a congregational development seminary led by Kennon L. Callahan September 25-28 at St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Barrington, Illinois.

Callahan, author of "Twelve Keys to an Effective Church" and "Giving and Stewardship in an Effective Church," will teach seminar participants how to grow generous congregations and givers who focus on ministry and mission to the real hurts, hopes and needs of their communities.

The fee of $250 includes registration and the program. The form is available online or by contacting Elizabeth Erickson at 312.751.4211.

For program information contact the Rev. Jarrett Kerbel at 847.823.4126. For accommodations contact the Rev. Leigh VanderMeer at 847.381.2323