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Weeks Ahead

11/15/2006
[Episcopal News Service] 

Events

November 15, 2006

  • LOS ANGELES, California: Episcopal Migration Ministries to hold national conference

November 16, 2006

  • RICHMOND, Virginia: 'Going Forward Together: Third Millennium Christianity'
  • HOLLYWOOD, California: National Association of Episcopal Schools Biennial Conference
  • ST. THOMAS, US Virgin Islands: Diocese of the Virgin Islands to meet in convention

November 17, 2006

  • WESTBOROUGH, Massachusetts: Christian Education Network set for November
  • NEW YORK CITY: Native American Youth and Young Adult Gathering
  • FORT WORTH, Texas: Diocese of Fort Worth to meet in convention
  • MIAMI, Florida: Diocese of Southeast Florida to meet in convention
  • SYRACUSE, New York: Diocese of Central New York to meet in convention

November 19, 2006

  • EASTON, Maryland: Interfaith Conversation at Trinity Cathedral

November 21, 2006

  • HOUSTON, Texas: James A. Baker III, to address how faith impacts leadership

November 22, 2006

  • GERMANTOWN, Tennessee: E.A. Carmean, Jr., to preach two services at St. George's Episcopal

November 26, 2006

  • FORT WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania: Diana Frade to speak at Rector's Forum

November 27, 2006

  • ST. PETE BEACH, Florida: The NeXT Generation Stewardship

November 29, 2006

  • AUSTIN, Texas: Bishop Dena A. Harrison to be honored at Austin event
  • BOSTON: Addition and Adolescents is focus of November conference

November 30, 2006

  • LAKE FOREST, California: Archbishop Kolini to participant in AIDS summit

December 1, 2006

  • WASHINGTON, D.C.: Healing between Spirit and Medicine with Larry Dossey
  • FRESNO, California: Diocese of San Joaquin to meet in convention

December 3, 2006

  • WASHINGTON, D.C.: Former Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold to lead Advent retreat
  • MEDINA, Washington: St. Thomas Episcopal Church presents a "U2charist"

 


Music

November 15, 2006

  • CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts: Alastair Cassels-Brown Memorial Concert at EDS

November 16, 2006

  • NEW YORK CITY: Music at Holy Trinity continues

November 19, 2006

  • WASHINGTON, D.C.: Cathedral Choral Society concert season continues
  • BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania: Great Concerts for Great Causes presents Mozart Requiem

December 1, 2006

  • SAN FRANCISCO, California: Grace Cathedral to host World AIDS Day Concert


EVENTS

Coming November 15, 2006…    

LOS ANGELES, California: Episcopal Migration Ministries to hold national conference  

Affiliate staff and friends of Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM) from across the country will meet for a national conference November 15-17, in Los Angeles, California around the theme "Keeping Faith in an Age of Fear."  

Those gathered will address the challenges of welcoming refugees and immigrants in a political and social climate that is increasingly inhospitable to them and recommit to the church’s ministry with the uprooted. EMM has invited national and international partners to educate and inform the group about domestic and global refugee concerns and migration trends. Among these guests are representatives from the U.S. Department of State, the Office of Refugee Resettlement, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. In addition, for inspiration the Rev. Dr. James Lemler, director of Mission for the Episcopal Church, will offer reflections entitled "Love and Fear: Which Will Be Our Foundation?" that will recall and reinforce the biblical mandate to embrace the stranger.  

The achievements of EMM affiliates in the area of refugee resettlement and support will also be acknowledged and celebrated at the gathering. The conference promises to engage and invigorate the EMM network for ongoing service to the uprooted.


Coming November 16, 2006…

RICHMOND, Virginia: 'Going Forward Together: Third Millennium Christianity'

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Richmond, Virginia and the Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, will host "Going Forward Together: Third Millennium Christianity" at St. Stephen's, November 16-19.
 
The conference will combine networking in "best practices" for local church leaders with presentations by a distinguished group of international speakers reflecting on the changing shape of Christianity in First and Two-Thirds World cultures.

Participants will attend panel discussions and plenary sessions with such speakers as authors Phyllis Tickle, Brian McLaren and Diana Butler Bass, and "emerging church" leaders Karen Ward and Peter Rollins.

An international panel composed of Jenny Te Paa, theologian and educator in New Zealand and the only lay indigenous woman appointed head of an Anglican Theological College; Bishop David Beetge, an Anglican from South Africa; Bishop Mano Rumalshah, an Anglican from Pakistan; and Sathi Clarke from India, who now teaches at Wesley Seminary, will consider the church and the culture from a different and enlightening perspective.

The panel will be moderated by William L. Sachs, director of the recently-formed Center for Reconciliation and Mission, Richmond, Virginia.

Online registration and detailed information about workshops, speakers, hotel accommodations and a conference schedule are available at http://www.goingforwardtogether.org/. Brochures are available by calling 804.288-3318, ext. 335.


HOLLYWOOD, California: National Association of Episcopal Schools Biennial Conference

Under the theme "Varieties of Gifts, but the Same Spirit," the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES) will hold its biennial conference November 16-18 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, California.

The conference serves as the primary public forum for the examination of the leadership, governance and Episcopal identity of Episcopal schools and for the professional development of the dedicated men and women who lead, support and teach in them.

For information call 800.334.7626 Ext. 6134.


ST. THOMAS, US Virgin Islands: Diocese of the Virgin Islands to meet in convention

The Diocese of the Virgin Islands will meet in convention November 16-18 at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands. For more information visit: http://virginislands.anglican.org/story.


Coming November 17, 2006…

WESTBOROUGH, Massachusetts: Christian Education Network set for November

The Christian Education Network of the Episcopal dioceses in New England are set to sponsor, "God's Story - Our Story: At All Times and In All Places" Christian Formation: Generation to Generation, November 17-18, at the Doubletree Hotel in Westborough, Massachusetts. Children, youth, young adults and adults will be engaged in experiential activities for sharing their Christian story through art, worship, prayer, storytelling at home, in church and in the community. Concrete ideas will be presented and experienced so that all ages can take new ideas back home to use and practice again with family, friends and neighbors.

The main presenter will be Masankho Kamsisi Banda, a multi-disciplinary performing artist, educator, spiritual healer and peace builder from Oakland, California. He will weave his skill of storytelling, dance and drumming from his Malawian culture.

The Rev. Mark and Kathy Bozzuti-Jones, of St. Bartholomew's Church, New York City, will also lead. Their passions include liturgical renewal, spiritual development and writing for children and adults.

In addition to experiential workshops and worship, "The Discovery Center" will be available for hands-on learning throughout the event as well as a bookstore.


NEW YORK CITY: Native American Youth and Young Adult Gathering

Native American youth and young adults will gather at the Episcopal Church Center in New York City November 17-20.

For more information contact Zena Moughrabi at 800.334.7626 ext. 6203 or email
ECDID2@episcopalchurch.org.


FORT WORTH, Texas: Diocese of Fort Worth to meet in convention

The Diocese of Fort Worth will meet in convention November 17-18 at St. Peter and St. Paul Episcopal Church, Arlington. For more information visit: http://www.fwepiscopal.org/index1.php.


MIAMI, Florida: Diocese of Southeast Florida to meet in convention

The Diocese of Southeast Florida will meet in convention November 17-18 at St Benedicts Episcopal Church, Plantation, Florida. For more information visit: http://www.diosef.org/DiocesanConvention2006.php.


SYRACUSE, New York: Diocese of Central New York to meet in convention

The Diocese of Central New York will meet in convention November 17-18 at the Holiday Inn, Liverpool, New York. For more information visit: http://www.cny.anglican.org/.


  Coming November 19, 2006…  

EASTON, Maryland: Interfaith Conversation at Trinity Cathedral    

Trinity Cathedral, of the Diocese of Easton will host an Interfaith Conversation on November 19, 4 p.m., to discuss how our shared Abrahamic roots can be used to impact conflict resolution and help promote peace among people in the world.  

Guest speakers include Imam Yahya Hendi, Muslim chaplain at Georgetown University and Imam of the Islamic Society of Frederick, Maryland; the Rev. Dr. Clark Lobenstine, executive director of the InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington; Rabbi Harold White, Jewish chaplain at Georgetown University, and member of the theology department and Rabbi at Temple B'nai Israel, Easton, Maryland.  A question and answer period will follow the initial presentations.     

The Very Rev. Ann J. Broomell, dean, will moderate.


  Coming November 21, 2006…

HOUSTON, Texas: James A. Baker III, to address how faith impacts leadership

On November 21, the Episcopal Diocese of Texas is hosting a luncheon -- the third in a series -- at the Four Seasons Hotel, 1300 Lamar, titled "Leadership and Faith." The luncheon features James A. Baker, III, 61st Secretary of State.  Following the luncheon, Baker will sign copies of his book, "Work Hard, Study . . . and Keep Out of Politics."

Proceeds from the luncheon will benefit the work of the "We Are One Church" campaign, raising funds to build new churches in underserved areas and strengthen existing congregations.

Working to embrace the diversity of Houston's faith community, the proceeds will additionally benefit Meals on Wheels: a community service of Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston.

Individual tickets to the luncheon are $60. Table sponsorships, including benefits, are also available at $750 and $1,000 levels. To reserve a ticket or for more information, visit http://www.weareonechurch.org/ or call Nancy Brainerd at 713-353-2122 or 800-318-4452.


  Coming November 22, 2006…

GERMANTOWN, Tennessee: E.A. Carmean, Jr., to preach two services at St. George's Episcopal  

Canon E.A. Carmean, lay canon for Art and Architecture, Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee, will be the guest preacher for Thanksgiving services at St. George's Episcopal Church, Germantown, Tennessee on November 22 at 7 p.m. and November 23 at 10 a.m.  

Carmean is the author of more than 100 books, exhibition catalogues, and articles that have been translated into eight languages. He is currently engaged in a study of the religious-architectural projects of Jackson Pollock, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko, and Frank Stella.  He is an advisor to the Interior Design Committee for the new St. George's church, and will be giving another series of classes in Art History and Objects in the Bible, Part II, at the church beginning January 28, 2007.   

St. George is located at 8250 Poplar Avenue.


Coming November 26, 2006…

FORT WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania: Diana Frade to speak at Rector's Forum

St. Thomas' Church, Whitemarsh will welcome Diana Frade, founder and president of Our Little Roses Ministries in Honduras, to the Rector's Forum on November 26, at 9 a.m.

"From the Streets to the Universities: Changing a Girl's Life" -- Nuestras Pequenas Rosas (Our Little Roses) home was established outside the city of San Pedro Sula in Honduras in 1988 to aid abused, abandoned and orphaned girls. The home provides a safe shelter, healthy diet, clothing, health care, secular and religious education and psychological support for preschool through college-aged girls. Once victims of poverty and oppression, these girls are given the opportunity to be healed and grow in grace. They learn to love and trust God and one another in a family atmosphere with Christian leadership. Frade will share stories from the heart on Honduras. All are welcome.

St. Thomas' is located at Bethlehem Pike and Camp Hill Road. For more information visit http://www.stthomaswhitemarsh.org/ or call 215-233-3970.


Coming November 27, 2006…    

ST. PETE BEACH, Florida: The NeXT Generation Stewardship    

What's Next in stewardship? Can your church see future stewards in younger generations? Is anyone having success connecting with younger stewards? Where will the emerging church take us? How can you be ready for the future? -- All questions to be answered at the 2006 Leadership Conference at the Trade Winds Island Resort, St. Pete Beach, Florida, November 27 – 30. "NeXT Generation Stewardship" will feature Brian McLaren, Diana Butler Bass and Ken Medema.    

Early Bird Registration is $375 and the discounted hotel rate is $99 per night. Group discounts are also available.    

For more information including group discounts, vendor information and hotel updates, visit http://www.stewardshipresources.org/.


Coming November 29, 2006…

AUSTIN, Texas: Bishop Dena A. Harrison to be honored at Austin event

Bishop Don A. Wimberly of Texas is hosting a dinner in honor of Dena A. Harrison, recently consecrated Bishop Suffragan in the Diocese of Texas. The dinner, "An Evening with the Bishops" will be held November 29, 7 p.m., at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas.

Harrison, a native Texan, is the 13th woman elected to serve as a bishop in the Episcopal Church and the only female bishop serving in the southern United States.

Proceeds from the dinner will be shared by Camp Allen Conference and Retreat Center as well as the We Are One Church diocesan campaign.

Camp Allen, a 960-acre facility located near Navasota, Texas, is an 85-year-old ministry of the diocese that serves approximately 44,000 men, women and children annually. The individuals come from all races, religions and socio-economic backgrounds.

The We Are One Church campaign broadens the missionary outreach of the diocese through building new churches and strengthening existing congregations.

Ticket prices begin at $125 per person. Table sponsorships are also available.

Those interested in attending the dinner may contact Megan Artaza at the Diocesan Center at 800-318-4452 or 713-353-2127 or by email at martaza@epicenter.org.


BOSTON: Addiction and Adolescents is focus of November conference

Without regard to economic, social, racial or religious background, addiction amongst adolescents is challenging families throughout society. In this instance, the role of the pastoral leader is critical.

A one-day conference "Listening for the Still, Small Voice, Addiction and Adolescents: A Spiritual Journey from Illness to Recovery," will be held November 29, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., at Trinity Church, Boston.

Open to parish, youth and campus ministers as well as lay youth group leaders, the conference aims to provide an understanding of addiction, the spiritual dimensions of the illness and recovery, and their role in helping adolescents and their families recover and heal.

Cost of the conference, $30, includes lunch.

For registration and information, email Kevin Cross at kcross@eds.edu or call 781-704-6581.

The conference is sponsored by the Evangelical Education Society of the Episcopal Church, No Ordinary Time, The Hazelden Foundation, Gray Wolf Ranch and the Episcopal Divinity School.


Coming November 30, 2006…

LAKE FOREST, California: Archbishop Kolini to participant in AIDS summit

Archbishop Emmanuel Kolini of the Rwandan Episcopal Church will be among the featured speakers at the 2006 Global Summit on AIDS and the Church November 30 - December 1 at Saddleback Church in Saddleback, California.

The summit will include workshops, plenary sessions, and interactive question-and-answer opportunities.

To learn more and register visit: www.purposedriven.com/HIV.


Coming December 1, 2006…

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Healing between Spirit and Medicine with Larry Dossey

Join Larry Dossey, M.D., on December 1, at 7:30 p.m., at Washington National Cathedral, as he shares how such simple and accessible experiences as touch, music and prayer can be healing.

Dossey, Executive director of Explore: Journal of Science and Healing, has spent decades examining the delicate dance between spirit and medicine. Relying on anecdotes, personal history and sound scientific data, his research on an emerging image of consciousness addresses how we can meet our inner needs alongside those of our physical bodies. He is a former internist and chief of staff at Medical City Dallas Hospital, and the former co-chair of the Panel on Mind/Body Interventions for the National Center for Complimentary Medicines at the National Institutes of Health. He is the author of 10 books on the role of consciousness and spirituality, including his latest "The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things."

Admission is $16 regular admission; $14 for NCA members; and $9 for student/seniors. For more information call 800-937-8728.


FRESNO, California: Diocese of San Joaquin to meet in convention

The Diocese of San Joaquin will meet in convention December 1-2 at St. James Cathedral in Fresno, California.


Coming December 3, 2006…

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Former Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold to lead Advent retreat

Former Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold and Barbara Braver, former assistant to the Presiding Bishop for Communication, staffing both Griswold and his predecessor, Edmond L. Browning, will lead "An Advent Retreat for Clergy and Laity: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus" December 3-6, 4 p.m., the Cathedral College of Washington National Cathedral.

T.S. Eliot has written that the Incarnation is "the hint half guessed, the gift half understood." His words point to how we catch glimpses of the divine presence in the reality of our ordinary moments. This Advent retreat will explore the mystery of Christ who is already present in our living. Within the rhythm of the daily offices, this retreat, will offer time for personal and group reflection and Sabbath rest. $400 fee includes travel and accommodations. To register, go to http://www.cathedralcollege.org/ or call Joan Roberts at 202. 537.6380.


MEDINA, Washington: St. Thomas Episcopal Church presents a "U2charist"

On December 3, at 6 p.m., St. Thomas Episcopal Church will feature the music of rock group U2 in a special Episcopal worship service, with offerings donated to the fight against global poverty and AIDS.
 
The "U2charist" (U2 Eucharist) has recently received international media attention, from newspapers to BBC World Service presentations, for its innovative use of the band's biblically rich lyrics and social justice message, for its ability to bring together people of many different generations in a context of worship, and as a tool for raising awareness and empowering communities to respond to the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals.

For more information contact the Rev. J. R. Lander at 206.816.2192 or email jameslander@gmail.com
 
St. Thomas Church is located at 8398 NE 12th Street.



Coming December 7, 2006…

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Mentor training at Cathedral College of Washington National Cathedral

Training for LifeCycles Companions and Journey in Faith Mentors and Diocesan Coordinators, will take place December 7-11 at the Cathedral College at the Washington National Cathedral.

This training program provides certification for both mentors and hose who will coach mentors-in-training. To apply for either role, call 800.941.2218 or go to http://www.leaderresources.org/. Cost is $600 which includes: tuition, room and meals.


MUSIC

Coming November 15, 2006…  

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts: Alastair Cassels-Brown Memorial Concert at EDS  

Episcopal Divinity School's fourth celebration of the life and music of Dr. Alastair Cassels-Brown through a memorial concert featuring the renowned style of John Rose, organist and director of Chapel Music at Trinity College, will take place November 15, at 7 p.m., in St. John's Memorial Chapel.  

The program will include works by Mendelssohn, Franck, Bach, and Vierne. The Alastair Cassels-Brown Memorial Concert is made possible by the generosity of the Cassels-Brown family. A reception will follow in Washburn Lounge.  

Please RSVP events@eds.edu or call 866-433-7669 ext. 573.


Coming November 16, 2006…

NEW YORK CITY: Music at Holy Trinity continues

Music at Holy Trinity continues on November 16 with Jorge Avila, violinist and Kenneth Huber, pianist; November 17 with the Rome Trio: Marilyn Neeley, pianist, Jody Gatwood, violinist and Michael Mermagen, cellist; November 19 with the Mannes College of Music's annual city-wide festival.

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.


Coming November 19, 2006…

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

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, of Bach's Mass in B Minor at 4 p.m. November 19.


BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania: Great Concerts for Great Causes presents Mozart Requiem

The 'Great Concerts for Great Causes' series continues on November 19 at 4 p.m. with a performance of Requiem by W. A. Mozart. Peter Sipple will conduct the combined 100 voice choir of Church of the Redeemer and Trinity Church, Princeton, with organ accompaniment by Michael Stairs.

The concert series supports the outreach program of the Church for the benefit of the African Children's Mission (HIV/AIDS services in Malawi, Africa) and Interfaith Hospitality Network of the Main Line (providing temporary shelter to homeless persons).

Tickets are $20 ($15 for seniors and students—children under 12 free). For information call 610.525.2486, ext. 10.

Great Concerts for Great Causes is a cultural program to support worthy charities. In addition to this concert, this year's series will feature performances by the Washington National Cathedral Choir on March 4, pianist Spencer Myer on April 22 and organist Stephanie Liem on May 20.

Church of the Redeemer is located at Pennswood and New Gulph Roads.


Coming December 1, 2006…

SAN FRANCISCO, California: Grace Cathedral to host World AIDS Day Concert

Grace Cathedral welcomes the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, Dr. Ellen Schell of the Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance, and the Omega West Dance Company for a special evening December 1, 7 p.m., that commemorates both the losses and the examples of heroic service during the 25 years of the pandemic.

"The World's AIDS crisis is not a 'them' and 'us' situation but an issue that affects and envelops us all," said the Rev. Alan Jones, dean of Grace Cathedral. "We are beginning to wake up to the evils and dangers of environmental degradation and devastation and the human suffering they cause. Part of this waking up process involves our understanding more clearly that AIDS is a central element in the challenges facing the human family in the twenty-first century. There can be no bystanders."

Admission is free. Grace Cathedral is located at 1100 California St., at Taylor St. For more information call 415-749-6364.