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Weeks Ahead

9/13/2006
[Episcopal News Service] 

Events


September 13, 2006

  • BENNINGTON, Vermont: St. Peter's hosts interfaith conference on disability
  • DALLAS, Texas: Archbishop Desmond Tutu to speak at Transfiguration

September 14, 2006

  • ALEXANDRIA, Virginia: Madeleine Albright to speak at VTS
  • BRONX, New York: First Bishop Paul Moore Faith and Society Lecture Series

September 15, 2006

  • NEW YORK CITY: Celebration of the Millennium Development Goals
  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia: Diocese to meet in convention

September 16, 2006

  • TOPEKA, Kansas: Biblical scholar Witherington set to discuss latest work

September 17, 2006

  • WASHINGTON, D.C.: Cathedral State Day honors Minnesota
  • FORT WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania: St. Thomas' to extend summer schedule
  • IRVINGTON, New York: Interfaith youth dialogue

September 18, 2006

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

September 20, 2006

  • NEW YORK CITY: London Bishop Chartres delivers Seventh Annual Hobart Lecture

September 23, 2006

  • NEWARK, New Jersey: Diocese to meet in special convention

September 24, 2006

  • BENNINGTON, Vermont: Free course on energy conservation at St. Peter's

September 25, 2006

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

September 29, 2006

  • SEATTLE, Washington: 2006 Stewardship Conference
  • GREAT FALLS, Montana: Diocese to meet in convention

September 30, 2006

  • WASHINGTON, D.C.: Funeral arrangements for Verna Dozier
  • LONG ISLAND, New York: Memorial service for Joyce Hogg

October 8, 2006

  • BENNINGTON, Vermont: St. Peter's set for the Blessing of the Animals

October 12, 2006

  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana: Series will explore the world of C.S. Lewis
  • NEW YORK CITY: Bishop Gene Robinson to speak at General Seminary

October 14, 2006

  • BENNINGTON, Vermont: An introduction to anti-racism awareness workshop
  • NEW YORK CITY: Episcopal Charities sponsors 'Embracing the Immigrant'

October 17, 2006

  • NEW YORK CITY: Interchurch Center host first women in religion conference

October 22, 2006

  • TRENTON, New Jersey: Celebrating anniversary of women's ordination



Music

September 14, 2006

  • SAN FRANCISCO: New Music in an Old Cathedral

September 17, 2006

  • SAN FRANCISCO: Organ recital at Grace Cathedral

September 22, 2006

  • BIRMINGHAM, Alabama: Advent in Birmingham

September 23, 2006

  • PORTLAND, Maine: Haiti Choir coming to Maine

October 1, 2006

  • FORT WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania: St. Thomas holds Celtic Service

October 7, 2006

  • NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey: Lift Your Voice, Too featuring Horace Boyer

October 22, 2006

  • NEW YORK CITY: Celebrating ministries of the Presiding Bishop and his wife



EVENTS


Coming September 13, 2006...

BENNINGTON, Vermont: St. Peter's hosts 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.


DALLAS, Texas: Archbishop Desmond Tutu to speak at Transfiguration

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and international activist for democracy, human rights and religious tolerance, will speak at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Dallas on September 13 at 7 p.m.

Tutu's visit is part of the church's Jubilee (50th) Anniversary.

Tickets for gym seating with live video and audio feed are available online at http://www.transfiguration.net/ or at the box office located in the Transfiguration parking lot from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the day of the event.

Online: $10 plus $1.50 handling and shipping fee (credit card only). Day of: $10 (cash only).

Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration is located at 14115 Hillcrest Road at Spring Valley.

For more information call 972-233-1898 or visit: http://www.transfiguration.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.


BRONX, New York: First Bishop Paul Moore Faith and Society Lecture Series

The South Bronx Inter Parish Council of the Episcopal Diocese of New York invites all to the First Annual Bishop Paul Moore Faith and Society Lecture Series, September 14, 7 p.m., at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church.

Guest speaker will be the Honorable Robert T. Johnson, district attorney, Bronx County.

St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, is located at 940 E. 156th Street.

For more information call St. Margaret's at 718.589.4430 or Beatrice Price at 212.316.7408.


Coming September 15, 2006…

NEW YORK CITY: Celebration of the Millennium Development Goals

Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold and Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America will soon release a joint pastoral letter and reflection on global poverty and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) entitled "That All May be One."

The document, which calls Episcopalians and Lutherans to joint witness in the fight to end global poverty through initiatives like the ONE Campaign, will be celebrated on September 15 at a 12:10 p.m. joint Holy Eucharist where Hanson will be the celebrant and Griswold the preacher.

All EPPN members in the New York City area are invited to attend. Audio and video streams will be available after the event on the Episcopal Church website.

The Episcopal Church Center is located at 815 Second Avenue (corner of 43rd Street).

CHARLESTON, West Virginia: Diocese to meet in convention

The Diocese of West Virginia will meet in convention September 15-17 at Pipestem State Park.

For more information visit: http://www.wvdiocese.org/diocesanconventions/2006.asp.


Coming September 16, 2006...

TOPEKA, Kansas: Biblical scholar Witherington set to discuss latest work

Noted biblical scholar and author Dr. Ben Witherington III will visit Grace Episcopal Cathedral on September 16, 7 p.m., to discuss his latest book and September 17, 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 17, 2006...

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Cathedral State Day honors Minnesota

The state of Minnesota will be honored September 17 at the 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.

Call 800-622-6304 for further information.

FORT WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania: St. Thomas' to extend summer schedule

As St. Thomas' will be unexpectedly and temporarily served by only one full-time priest, the rector and vestry have chosen to stay with the summertime worship schedule as we enter the fall. Many parishioners are thrilled as this allows for one large worship experience at 10 a.m. that fosters great community and fellowship. Starting September 17, Sundays at St. Thomas' will include:
 
8:00 a.m.: Holy Eucharist Rite I in the Church
 
9 – 9:50 a.m.: Church School (K to 8th grades), coffee and the Rector’s Forum in MacColl Auditorium
 
9 – 9:40 a.m.: First Steps to Worship with Pastor Bill deHeyman (in Parish House Living Room)
 
10 a.m.: Holy Eucharist Rite II (with little Disciples Worship led by Pastor Bill in Haas Hall)
 
11:15 a.m.: Coffee and conversation after worship on the lawn or in MacColl Auditorium. The Breakfast Club will meet for teenagers in the 9th – 12th grades (in the Youth Room)
 
St. Thomas' is located at Bethlehem Pike and Camp Hill Road. For more information visit: http://www.stthomaswhitemarsh.org/ or call 215-233-3970.

All are welcome.


IRVINGTON, New York: Interfaith youth dialogue

On September 17, from 3 - 5:30 p.m., the Center for Jewish-Christian-Muslim Understanding (CJCMU) is sponsoring a special interfaith youth event entitled, "The Stranger Among Us," at the Church of St. Barnabas in Irvington, New York.

A trained facilitator will conduct a dialogue between young people of different faiths -- six Jewish, six Christian, and six Muslim -- in an effort to foster greater appreciation for those from different religious traditions.

For more information about CJCMU, visit: http://www.cjcmu.org/.


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 20, 2006...

NEW YORK CITY: London Bishop Chartres delivers Seventh Annual Hobart Lecture

The Seventh Annual Hobart Lecture featuring the Rt. Rev. and Rt. Honorable Richard J. Chartres, Bishop of London, will be held September 20 at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine’s Synod Hall, in New York City.

The lecture series is named for Bishop John Henry Hobart, the third bishop of New York (1816 to 1830), remembered for his dedication, especially in pastoral ministry. During his episcopacy, Hobart increased the number of clergy in the diocese and established missions and churches into the far reaches of New York State. His commitment to education is evident as he was one of the founders of General Theological Seminary and was the reviver of Geneva College, now Hobart College.


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 24, 2006…

BENNINGTON, Vermont: Free course on energy conservation at St. Peter's

This fall, a free course, open to the public, is being offered at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, in Bennington, Vermont. From the energy we buy and use, to the food we eat, to the clothing we wear, to the modes of transportation we employ, every decision we make has an impact on the earth, "our island home."

The community is invited to join in exploring ways to live simply and responsibly as stewards of God's creation. The course sessions will be offered on Sundays from September 24 to November 26, 9:05 to 9:55 a.m., and on Wednesdays, from September 20 to November 22, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Part of this course will include the viewing and discussion of the nationally recognized film on global warming, "An Inconvenient Truth," October 3 at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

To register and for more information, please call the course leader, the Rev. Anita Schell-Lambert, rector, St. Peter’s, at 802-442-2911, ext. 7.


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.


Coming September 29, 2006…

SEATTLE, Washington: 2006 Stewardship Conference

The Episcopal Diocese of Olympia will host "The Four Fields of Giving: A Conference on Nurturing Generosity," September 29-30 at the Seattle Marriott.

Sponsored by the Episcopal Network for Stewardship, and the Diocese of New Westminster, Oregon and Spokane, "The Four Fields of Giving" is an opportunity for participants to learn new and exciting ways to build effective stewardship formation in their diocese and congregation, and return home prepared to share and nurture the message of generosity.

Keynote speakers include the Rev. Michael E. Carlisle, the Most Rev. Douglas Hambidge, the Rev. Dorian Mulvey and the Rev. Canon J. Hugh Magers.

For more information visit: http://tens.org/four-fields.html.


GREAT FALLS, Montana: Diocese to meet in convention

The Diocese of Montana will meet in convention September 29-30 at the Best Western Heritage Inn., 1700 Fox Farm Road.

For more information visit: http://mtepiscopal.homestead.com/ConventionInfo.html


Coming September 30, 2006…

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Funeral arrangements for Verna Dozier

The funeral of Verna Dozier will be held September 30 at 10:30 a.m., at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Capitol Hill, 118 Third Street SE.

Bishop Jane Holmes Dixon, retired suffragan of Washington, will preside. Bishop Michael Curry of North Carolina will be among the eulogists.


LONG ISLAND, New York: Memorial Service for Joyce Hogg

A memorial service for Joyce Hogg, honorary canon of the Cathedral and dedicated communicant of this Diocese, is schedule for September 30, 12 p.m., at the Cathedral of the Incarnation.

Since the early 1970s she served as a volunteer in various capacities in the Diocese, Province II and the National Episcopal Church. She was president and treasurer for the Diocesan Episcopal Church Women, a member of Diocesan Council, vice president and treasurer of Episcopal Charities, and diocesan coordinator for Episcopal Relief and Development. In 1997 she joined the staff of the Presiding Bishop as director of Networks and Special Projects prior to becoming Network Director of Episcopal Relief and Development.

All are welcome to celebrate the life of this most remarkable woman.

For more information visit: http://www.dioceselongisland.org/announcements/article_519.shtml


Coming October 8, 2006…

BENNINGTON, Vermont: St. Peter’s set for the Blessing of the Animals

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will join congregations nationwide in celebrating the feast of St. Francis of Assisi with a festive Eucharist and Blessing of the Animals Service on October 8.

At 9 a.m., there will be an educational program in the parish hall that will provide information about animal-related programs. There will be a pet parade with ribbons for all. At 10 a.m., there will be a procession of the animals into the church where individual blessings will be given for each animal. Following the blessings, the service will continue with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. Refreshments for all, animals and humans, will follow the Eucharist. Please have appropriate restraints (leash, carrier, bowl, etc.) for your animal. The dogs bark, the cats meow, the hamsters and ferrets tend to be quieter.

You don't have to be a member of St. Peter's to attend the service. All are welcome.

St. Peter's Episcopal Church is located at 200 Pleasant St., Bennington, VT, phone – 802-442-2911; website http://www.stpetersbenningtonvt.org/.


Coming October 12, 2006…

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana: Series will explore the world of C.S. Lewis

Saint James Center for Spiritual Formation will present "Exploring the World of C.S. Lewis: Faith, Fantasy, and Grief" October 12, 13 and 14 at Saint James Episcopal Church, 205 North Fourth Street.

October 12
Dr. David Hein
Professor and Chair of Religion and Philosophy, Hood College in Maryland
"C. S. Lewis’s Screwtape Letters"
7:00 p.m.

October 13
Dr. Ralph Wood
Professor of Theology and Literature, Baylor University in Texas
"Divine Grace and Human Freedom in the Fiction of C. S. Lewis"
7:00 p.m.

October 14
Dr. Ann Loades, CBE
Professor Emerita of Divinity, Theology Department, Durham University in England
"A Grief Observed: Considered in Context"
9:00 a.m.

There is a $20 fee for each session or $45 for all three. Students with a current school ID will be admitted for free.

Child care will be provided

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


NEW YORK CITY: Bishop Gene Robinson to speak at General Seminary

"Building Inclusive Communities" will be the subject of an address by Bishop Gene Robinson on October 12 at the General Theological Seminary (GTS) in Chelsea.

The address, which begins at 7 p.m., will be preceded by an outdoor reception at 6 p.m., in the Seminary's gardens.

There is no charge, but reservations are required and seating is limited. Please email RobinsonEvent@gts.edu or call Chris Ballard at 212.243.5150 ext. 306.


Coming October 14, 2006…

BENNINGTON, Vermont: An introduction to anti-racism awareness workshop

St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Bennington, Vermont will host an anti-racism awareness workshop aimed at teaching participants how to work together to build bridges among all people on October 14, 8:30 a.m.-3:p.m.

The day will consist of one-on-one and all-group discussions, videos, as well as several exercises that will help all in attendance begin to understand the issue of racism and especially the concept of "white privilege."
 
Lunch will be provided. To register, call 802.442.2911 or email rector@stpetersbenningtonvt.org by October 6.

If you will need an ASL interpreter, large print materials, or have food restrictions, please inform St. Peter’s by September 23.

St. Peter’s is located at 200 Pleasant Street.


NEW YORK CITY: Episcopal Charities sponsors "Embracing the Immigrant"

The Ministry for Education of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine presents "Embracing the Immigrant: A Day of Education, Celebration and Renewal" on October 14, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This free event will be held at the Cathedral where experts will share information about knowing your rights, accessing legal services, health and social services for immigrants, immigrant student and youth issues, immigrant worker rights, organizing and advocacy strategies.

For more information call 212.316.7474.


Coming October 17, 2006…

NEW YORK CITY: Interchurch Center host first women in religion conference

More than 60 female religion educators, leaders, activists and scholars representing many faiths from around the world will present in New York October 17-19 at the first "Conference on Women in Religion in the 21st Century: Commemorating, Celebrating, and Continuing Their Legacy."

Sponsored by the Interchurch Center, home to more than 60 faith and non-profit agencies, the conference will look at the role of women in the history of religion, as well as those relationships in the future.

In addition, the conference will honor Ruth Stafford Peale, first woman chair of the Board of Trustees who was a guiding force in the establishment of the Interchurch Center. Ruth, with her husband, the late Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, started Guideposts ministries in upstate New York.

The conference begins at 10 a.m. on October 17, and concludes at 3 p.m. on October 19.
To register visit: http://www.womeninreligion2006.org/.

The Interchurch Center is located at 475 Riverside Drive.


Coming October 22, 2006…

TRENTON, New Jersey: Celebrating anniversary of women's ordination

Trinity Cathedral in Trenton, New Jersey will hold a festive Eucharist on October 22 at 4 p.m., to celebrate the 30th anniversary of women's ordination to the priesthood.

Bishop Carol J. Gallagher, Assisting Bishop, Diocese of Newark, will preach.




MUSIC


Coming September 14, 2006...

SAN FRANCISCO: New Music in an Old Cathedral

Join Thomas Buckner, Edmund Campion, John Chowning, Frank Gratkowski, Earl Howard, Francois Houle, Joelle Leandre, Ishmael Wadada, Leo Smith, Frances-Marie Uitti, and David Wessel--cutting-edge composers, and performers--as they explore the acoustical splendor of Grace Cathedral's glorious space September 14-15, at 7 p.m.
Admission is $10-$25. Visit http://www.ticketweb.com/.

For more information call 866.468.3399


Coming September 17, 2006...

SAN FRANCISCO: Organ recital at Grace Cathedral

Grace Cathedral is a space like no other in the Bay area to experience the deep connection between art and spirit. All are invited to attend a free organ recital September 17, 4 p.m., featuring Ken Cowan of Westminster Choir College.


Coming September 22, 2006...

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama: Advent in Birmingham

A Midday Musical Menu featuring violinist Alfonso Lopez, and pianist Michelle Tabor will take place on September 22, at 12:30 p.m., at the Advent in Birmingham.

Contact Timothy Tuller at 205.226.3505 or email tim@cathedraladvent.com for details.


Coming September 23, 2006...

PORTLAND, Maine: Haiti Choir Coming to Maine

The Haiti-Maine Companion Diocese Committee is pleased to announce that Les Petits Chanteurs, a 30-voice boy's choir and string quintet from Holy Trinity School of Music in Port-au-Prince, Haiti will be performing at the following Maine congregations from September 23-27:

Saturday, September 23, 7:30 p.m.
The Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland

Sunday, September 24, 4 p.m.
Second Congregational Church, Newcastle

Tuesday, September 26, 7 p.m.
The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, Thomaston

Wednesday, September 27, 7 p.m.
St. John's Episcopal Church, Bangor

Significant travel costs are involved in bringing this group to Maine. If you would like to offer financial support to help fund this endeavor, make checks payable to "The Diocese of Maine" and mailed to 143 State Street, Portland 04101 - Attn: Canon Vicki Wiederkehr, with "Les Petits Chanteurs" on the memo line. Should we be so blessed to receive more than the necessary monies to support the choir's travel, we will make a gift of any excess to Holy Trinity School of Music.


Coming October 1, 2006…

FORT WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania: St. Thomas holds Celtic Service

St. Thomas' Church, Whitemarsh will hold Celtic Service on October 1 at 5:30 p.m. All are invited to experience the splendor of candle light, the richness of the Word and the musical beauty of Celtic worship.

St. Thomas' Church is located at Bethlehem Pike and Camp Hill Road.

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


Coming October 7, 2006…

NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey: Lift Your Voice, Too featuring Horace Boyer

African-American musicologist and editor Horace Clarence Boyer will be in New Brunswick at the Hyatt Hotel on October 7, 11 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., to give a lecture presentation on Lift Every Voice and Sing II (LEVAS II), the African-American hymnal published by the Episcopal Church.

Cost is $35 and includes lunch. Checks should be made payable to "Music & Historic Fund at Christ Church." Tickets must be ordered by September 30. Tickets will NOT be available at the door.

Boyer will also speak and conduct at morning services on October 8 at Christ Church, 5 Paterson Street.

For more information and to register, contact Mark Trautman at 732.545.6262 or email lyvt-enquiries@hotmail.com.

This event is, in part, a celebration of Christ Church, New Brunswick's purchase of the LEVAS II hymnals earlier this year, and is sponsored by the Music & Historic Fund at Christ Church.


Coming October 22, 2006…

NEW YORK CITY: Celebrating ministries of the Presiding Bishop and his wife

On October 22 at 5 p.m., Church of the Heavenly Rest will host a Festive Choral Evensong to celebrate the ministries of Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold and his wife Phoebe.

The evensong will feature two anthems with texts by the Presiding Bishop set to music by composer Bruce Saylor and the offering from this service will be donated to Anglican Women's Empowerment (AWE), of which Phoebe is a founding member.

Featured works to be performed include:

Anthem: "Welcome the Morning Star", Scored for a cappella SATB choir, for the
University Choir, Harvard University, Edward Jones, organist and director of Music;
Anthem: "The Power of Your Love", Scored for three treble voices and a cappella mixed choir, commissioned by Summerfest, Saint James Cathedral, Chicago in honor of the 10th Anniversary of Griswold’s consecration as Bishop of Chicago;
"Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G" by Bruce Saylor. Composed in memory of Giovanni Conticello;
"Let All the World in Every Corner Sing" by Ralph Vaughan Williams, from "Five
Mystical Songs." Performers are the Choir and Choristers of the Church of the Heavenly Rest, Mollie Nichols, director of music, Steven Lawson, assisting organist, Arthur Murray, trumpet.

For more information call 212.289.3400 or visit: http://www.heavenlyrest.org/.