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Weeks Ahead

9/27/2006
[Episcopal News Service] 

Events


September 28, 2006

  • EVANSTON, Illinois: Calling Congregations Conference


September 29, 2006

  • ENOSBURG FALLS, Vermont: Final Moral Values and Public Policy forum
  • 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
  • FORT WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania: St. Thomas to host interfaith conference
  • LAS VEGAS, Nevada: Two one day symposiums set to address issues in Nevada

October 1, 2006

  • ENOSBURG, Vermont: "An Inconvenient Truth" in Enosburg
  • NEW YORK CITY: Harlem parish to host art exhibition
  • BENNINGTON, Vermont: Free course on energy conservation at St. Peter's
  • DALLAS, Texas: Katie Sherrod to discuss Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion

October 5, 2006

  • WASILLA, Alaska: Diocese to meet in convention
  • DENVER, Colorado: Diocese to meet in convention
  • EVANSTON, Wyoming: Diocese to meet in convention

October 6, 2006

WILLISTON, North Dakota: Diocese to meet in convention
FALLON, Nevada: Diocese to meet in convention

    October 7, 2006

    • NEW YORK CITY: Financial Leaders Conference

    October 8, 2006

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

    October 9, 2006

    • CHARLESTON, South Carolina: Upward Bound training
    • NATIONAL: CALL announces new Fall/Winter online courses

    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 13, 2006

    • BERKELEY, California: Bonnie Anderson to lecture at CDSP
    • CARLSBAD, New Mexico: Diocese to meet in convention
    • LA GRANDE, Oregon: Diocese to meet in convention
    • BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania: Diocese to meet in convention
    • ALEXANDRIA, Louisiana: Diocese to meet in convention

    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 19, 2006

    • INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana: Diocese to meet in convention

    October 22, 2006

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

    October 28, 2006

    • SCOTTSDALE, Arizona: Second annual Healing Mission Weekend
    • NATIONAL: A Live Internet Conference

    Music



    October 1, 2006

    • FORT WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania: St. Thomas holds Celtic Service
    • SAN FRANCISCO, California: Organ recital

    October 4, 2006

    • NEW YORK CITY: Saxophonist and organist duo to perform at Holy Apostles

    October 7, 2006

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

    October 15, 2006

    • NEW YORK CITY: Queens College Orchestra with Stephen Hamilton
    • WASHINGTON, D.C.: Cathedral Choral Society concert season begins

    October 22, 2006

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


    EVENTS

    Coming September 28, 2006...

    EVANSTON, Illinois: Calling Congregations Conference

    The Fund for Theological Education is hosting an ecumenical conference September 28-30 in Evanston, Illinois, for exploring the role of congregations in raising up the next generation of church leaders.

    The Calling Congregations conference, which is open to all clergy, church staff and lay people, will look at practices and perspectives for supporting the vocational nurture of young people; provide opportunities for networking with others who have concerns in leadership development; and share experiences of congregations where gift discernment and call to ministry are supported.

    The conference will be held at Hotel Orrington in Evanston.

    For registration information visit http://www.thefund.org/ or contact Steve Lewis at 404-727-1411.


    Coming September 29, 2006...

    ENOSBURG FALLS, Vermont: Final Moral Values and Public Policy forum

    A series of public forums themed "Moral Values and Public Policy" are being held on Fridays during the month of September at Episcopal churches in Franklin County in Vermont. Through these public forums, Episcopalians in Vermont are supporting the National church's resolutions and opening dialogue with their neighbors about moral stance on public choices and not just private and personal life decisions.

    The last forum, on September 29, will take place at historic Grace Episcopal Church, at 215 Pleasant Street in Sheldon. John E, Carroll, professor of Environmental Conservation at the University of New Hampshire, will speak on the topic "Ecological Ethics and Moral Values."

    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.

    More information

    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.

    More information


    Coming September 30, 2006...

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

    Funeral services for 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 the Diocese of Long Island, is scheduled 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

    FORT WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania: St. Thomas to host interfaith conference

    St. Thomas' Church, Whitemarsh, invites you to the "Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (GAIA)" Conference hosted by the Rev. Dr. Bill Rankin on September 30, from 9–11 a.m.  Rankin, founder and president of the Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (GAIA) and former dean of the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, will offer a presentation about the AIDS epidemic in Malawi – a tiny country in southeastern Africa.

    More in depth information on target projects will be presented at the conference.

    The conference will be held on the campus of St. Thomas' Church, Whitemarsh, in MacColl Auditorium. To register, please contact the Parish Office at 215-233-3970.

    For more information visit: http://www.stthomaswhitemarsh.org/ or call 215-233-3970

    LAS VEGAS, Nevada: Two one day symposiums set to address issues in Nevada

    R.A.I.N. (Religious Alliance in Nevada) will hold two one day symposiums—September 30 in Sparks, and October 14 in Las Vegas—highlighting issues in Nevada.  Topics of discussion include: Revenue and social programs; Affordable housing; Prisoner re-entry programs; and Affordable and accessible health care.

    Holy Cross Catholic Community will be the location of the September 30 event and First Presbyterian Church will host the October 14 gathering. Both events will run from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cost is $15 and includes lunch.

    Some of the invited speakers include: the Governor of Nevada Kenny Guinn; Michael J. Willden, director, Nevada Department of Human Resources, Dan Drinan, executive director of Ridge House, Reno, Nevada; and Senator Steve Horsford, Clark County District #4.

    R.A.I.N. provides a forum for cooperative effort among communities of faith in Nevada seeking to address and advocate for social justice issues at the state legislature and in the public arena. Members include: Episcopal Diocese of Nevada; Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in Nevada; Roman Catholic Dioceses of Las Vegas and Reno; Presbyterian Church (USA) (Nevada Presbytery); and United Methodist Church (California-Nevada and Desert Southwest Conferences.)

    Bonnie Polley of Christ Church, Las Vegas, is president of R.A.I.N.

    For more information call 775-747-3246 or 702-735-7655. For more about R.A.I.N. visit: http://www.rainnv.org/.


    Coming October 1, 2006...

    ENOSBURG, Vermont: "An Inconvenient Truth" in Enosburg

    There will be two screenings of "An Inconvenient Truth," Al Gore's film on global warming, at St. Matthew's Parish Hall, 323 Church Street, Enosburg Falls, October 1, at 3 and 7 p.m.

    The evening screening will be introduced by Tom Hughes, executive director of Democracy for America in Burlington. Hughes was on staff with Vice President Gore from 1996 to 2001 and will give some insights into Gore's long-term commitment to the preservation of the environment.

    The screenings, sponsored by Interfaith Power and Light, are free and open to the public.

    NEW YORK CITY: Harlem parish to host art exhibition

    St. Philip's Episcopal Church, in New York City, will celebrate Homecoming Day 2006 in cooperation with Roulette Fine Arts as they present "Sanctuary and Undercroft," an exhibition featuring 19 emerging artists who work for the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    The exhibition will run from October 1 to October 31, and the Artists' Reception will be October 5, 2006 from 6-9 p.m. The exhibition will be on view Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursdays from 1 to 7 p.m., Fridays, and by appointment. Admission is free.

    St. Philips, celebrating their 197th anniversary, is located at 204 W. 134th St. between Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard (7th Avenue) and Fredrick Douglas Boulevard (8th Avenue).

    For more information call 212-862-4940.

    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 now through November 26, 9:05 to 9:55 a.m., and on Wednesdays, now through 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.

    DALLAS, Texas: Katie Sherrod to discuss Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion

    Fort Worth based writer, producer and commentator Katie Sherrod will give her reflections on the relationship between the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion at a meeting of Via Media-Dallas at 7 p.m., October 1, at Church of the Transfiguration, 14135 Hillcrest Road at Spring Valley Road in Dallas. The event is free and open to the public.

    A prize-winning journalist, Sherrod is active in the Episcopal Women's Caucus and winner of its 2006 Magdalene Award in recognition of her service to the Church and others. She wrote and produced "Women of the Table", a documentary about the ministries of both lay and ordained women in the Episcopal Church. Married to an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Fort Worth, she has written extensively about issues regarding the Episcopal Church and its relationship with the Anglican Communion.

    Via Media – Dallas is a group of lay and clergy Episcopalians in the Diocese of Dallas that advocates openness, balanced and accurate information, and clarity of thought about issues facing The Episcopal Church.  Members of Via Media-Dallas are united in desiring to remain a part of The Episcopal Church and the life and governance thereof.

    More information


    Coming October 5, 2006...

    WASILLA, Alaska: Diocese to meet in convention

    The Diocese of Alaska will meet in convention October 5-8 at the Meier Lake Convention Center hosted by St. Bartholomew's and St. David's.

    More information


    DENVER, Colorado: Diocese to meet in convention

    The Diocese of Colorado will meet in convention October 5-7 at the Hyatt Regency Tech Center.

    More information

    EVANSTON, Wyoming: Diocese to meet in convention

    The Diocese of Wyoming will meet in convention October 5-8 at Machine Shop, 1500 Main Street. This year's theme is "Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?"  Keynote speaker will be Richard Rodriguez. There will be an evening featuring a worship service with the music of U2 (an U2charist) continuing the focus on the MDGs and how we can participate through Episcopal Relief and Development and hands on projects.

    Workshops will be held on the Diocesan campaign for Wyoming Youth - Wind and Wings, Cross cultural knowledge, Hurricane relief projects, and Grant Writing.

    More information


    Coming October 6, 2006...

    WILLISTON, North Dakota: Diocese to meet in convention

    The Diocese of North Dakota will meet in convention October 6-8.

    More information

    FALLON, Nevada: Diocese to meet in convention

    The Diocese of Nevada will meet in convention October 6-8 at the Fallon Convention Center.

    More information


    Coming October 7, 2006...

    NEW YORK CITY: Financial Leaders Conference

    The Diocese of New York will host two conferences for financial leaders on October 7 in Manhattan and 14 in Poughkeepsie, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    These gatherings, formerly known as Treasurers' Conferences, will be presented by Carol O'Neale, assistant controller and the Rev. Jerry Keucher, chief of finance and operations.

    Topics to be discussed include:

    • Clergy compensation and tax issues
    • Discretionary Fund

    The roles of the players with regard to money (priests, vestry, treasurer, finance committee)  

    • Medical Benefits
    • Plans and enrollment process
    • Parish payroll
    • Unemployment benefits
    • Internet Controls
    • Investments – PEMS
    • Netting out space use

    To register visit: http://www.dioceseny.org/ or call Sara Saavedra at 212-316-7423.


    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, Vermont. Call 802-442-2911 or visit http://www.stpetersbenningtonvt.org/.


    Coming October 9, 2006...

    CHARLESTON, South Carolina: Upward Bound training

    A training seminar to heighten congregational leaders' self-awareness and skills required to lead congregations in times of change and transition. "Upward Bound: Leading Congregations through Change, Decisions and Conflict," will be held at the Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina and is run by the Episcopal Church's Office of Congregational Development in partnership with the Episcopal Church Building Fund.

    The Rev. Charles Fulton III, director of the office and ECBF president, and Mary May, president of May and Associates, will be the seminar presenters. The next seminar will be held February 5-8, 2007 in Hawaii.

    For more information call 800-334-7626 ext. 6003.

    NATIONAL: CALL announces new Fall/Winter online courses

    The Center for Anglican Learning and Leadership (CALL) at Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP) in Berkeley, California announces new fall/winter online courses for clergy and lay persons. 

    Leading the way in online education for 11 years, CALL was established at CDSP for the strengthening and development of spiritual depth, leadership, ministry, and mission of the Church. 

    Highlights of this year's courses include:

    October 9 – November 26, 2006

    God of Our Mothers:  Face to Face with Powerful Women of the Old Testament, by M.R. Ritley.

    January 22 – March 11, 2007

    Resources for an Effective Music Ministry, incorporating sound files as part of the curriculum, by John March.

    February 26 – April 22, 2007

    Islam for Christians, by Michael Duffett.

    March 12 – May 6, 2007

    Blues Clues for Liturgy with Young People, by Jane Alice Gober.
     
    To request a course catalog, or register for CALL classes and events, visit the website, or 1-800-353-CDSP/1-510-204-0720.

    Founded in 1893, Church Divinity School of the Pacific's mission is to provide the highest quality Christian theological education in an environment of scholarship, reflection and worship, rooted in the Anglican tradition.  CDSP is a founding member of the Graduate Theological Union, an ecumenical and interfaith consortium based in Berkeley, California. 

    More information



    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 Emeritus 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

    More information

    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 of New Hampshire on October 12 at the General Theological Seminary (GTS) in Chelsea.

    The address, which will begin 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 13, 2006...

    BERKELEY, California: Bonnie Anderson to lecture at CDSP

    Bonnie Anderson, president, House of Deputies to the General Convention of the Episcopal Church, will give the third annual St. Margaret's Lecture titled "When Did I Call You Friend?" on October 13, at Church Divinity School of the Pacific, in Berkeley, California.

    Introductory remarks will be provided by Presiding-bishop elect Katharine Jefferts Schori, CDSP alum, 1994 and 2001. The lecture supports the seminary's efforts to establish the St. Margaret's Chair for Women and Ministry, at CDSP.

    Space is limited, so the public is asked to reservations through Janet Salsman at 510-204-0740 or jsalsman@cdsp.edu.

    The St. Margaret's Lecture Series at CDSP is sponsored by Every Voice Network.

    CARLSBAD, New Mexico: Diocese to meet in convention

    The Diocese of Rio Grande will meet in convention October 13-14.

    More information

    LA GRANDE, Oregon: Diocese to meet in convention

    The Diocese of Eastern Oregon will meet in convention October 13-15.

    More information

    BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania: Diocese to meet in convention

    The Diocese of Bethlehem will meet in convention October 13-14 at the Cathedral Church of the Nativity.

    More information

    ALEXANDRIA, Louisiana: Diocese to meet in convention

    The Diocese of Western Louisiana will meet in convention October 13-14 at Holiday Inn Convention Centre Hotel, Alexandria.

    More information


    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 19, 2006...

    INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana: Diocese to meet in convention

    The Diocese of Indiana will meet in convention October 19-21 at the Hilton Indianapolis North.

    More information


    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.

    Assisting Bishop Carol J. Gallagher of Newark will preach.



     Coming October 28, 2006...

    SCOTTSDALE, Arizona: Second annual Healing Mission Weekend

    St. Anthony on the Desert will present the Healing Presence of Christ, a healing mission weekend hosted by the St. Anthony Chapter of the Order of St. Luke the Physician and the Daughters of the King October 28-29.

    This year's mission will welcome the Rt. Rev. William Frey, retired Bishop of the Diocese of CO and a dynamic speaker on the subject of health and ministry, as keynote speaker for the weekend; and the Rev. Brad Berglund, director of Reinventing Sunday, an ecumenical ministry that offers worship consulting, worship renewal seminars, and workshops on Taize-style worship.

    The weekend will feature worship in the style of Taize, including how congregations may start this style of worship in their own services; a Healing Arts and Ministries Exhibition; a children’s program and the keynote address given by Frey and his wife Barbara.

    For more information contact Jill Kyler at jillkyler@st-anthony.net.

    NATIONAL: A Live Internet Conference

    Join a remarkable panel via the latest technology on October 28 to learn how to share your faith at work. 

    Trinity, Wall Street and the Diocese of Texas have partnered to produce a live Internet conference at no cost for participating congregations or individuals.  Simply log on to the website at the scheduled time to hear General Charles Bolden, a retired astronaut and Marine Corps General; New York playwright Jennifer Jones and the Rev. Jeff Fisher, former Chief Financial Officer for Hand Benefits and Trust in Houston and now rector of St. Alban's, Waco. Each will share how they share their faith with coworkers and colleagues in an engaging dialogue followed by a live question and answer session from across the country.

    Most of us feel like apprentices when it comes to living and sharing our faith in the workplace. Knowing how to integrate our Sunday worship experience into our day-to-day life is challenging and yet it is part of our Baptismal promises.  Gather a group at your church, host members from surrounding congregations and engage with us in a lively discussion of our calling as Christians.  You will go away better equipped to live your faith at work.

    After the hour-long Internet broadcast, local congregations may engage in small group work for an additional hour to share their own experiences and respond to the lessons they have learned.

    Times for the live webcast are:

    9 -10 a.m. Pacific Time

    10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Mountain Time

    11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Central Time

    12 - 1 p.m. Eastern Time

    Complete facilitators instructions, small group questions and technical information are included on the website

    For more information contact Julie Heath at 800-318-4452 or jheath@epicenter.org.


    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 St. Thomas' website.

    SAN FRANCISCO, California: Organ recital at Grace Cathedral

    Grace Cathedral is a space like no other space in the Bay area to experience the deep connection between art and spirit. All are invited to attend a free organ recital on October 1, at 4 p.m., featuring Simon Lole, former director of music at Salisbury Cathedral.  


    Coming October 4, 2006...

    NEW YORK CITY: Saxophonist and organist duo to perform at Holy Apostles

    William Powers and Jonathan Hall, saxophone and organ duo, will play, among other pieces, the American première of David Hurd's Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Organ (2006) featuring the superb van den Heuvel organ at Church of the Holy Apostles, 296 Ninth Avenue at 28th Street on October 4, at 7:30 p.m.

    Tickets are $10 and $20 and can be purchased at the door on the night of the concert. 

    For more information visit the church's website.


    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 15, 2006...

    NEW YORK CITY: Queens College Orchestra with Stephen Hamilton

    Music at Holy Trinity will begin its 2006-2007 concert schedule on October 15 with the Queens College Orchestra with Stephen Hamilton.

    Join the orchestra with Maestro Maurice Peress at 4 p.m., as they present Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man and the Symphony for Organ and Orchestra. The concert will conclude with the Sibelius Symphony #5 in One Movement, Opus 82.

    Admission is $20 adults and $15 seniors and students. The Church of the Holy Trinity (Episcopal) is located at 316 East 88th Street.

    For more information call 212-289-4100 ext. 210 or visit Holy Trinity's website.

    WASHINGTON, D.C.: Cathedral Choral Society concert season begins

    Highlights this fall of the 2006-2007 concert season of the Cathedral Choral Society, directed by J. Reilly Lewis and based at Washington National Cathedral, include a performance by the Choir of Westminster Cathedral, directed by Martin Baker, at 4 p.m. October 15 and a performance of Bach's Mass in B Minor at 4 p.m. November 19.

    Details and the full schedule


    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/.