Archives for February 2017

Community of the Gospel Annual Convocation, Oct. 26-30 (Glendale, OH)

Tell us what you’re planning …
Community of the Gospel Annual Convocation
When does it start?
10/26/2017
When does it end?
10/30/2017
Tell us where you’re holding the event
Glendale, OH
What kind of event is it?
Conference
Tell us more about what you’re planning
This convocation is the central national event of the Community of the Gospel, one of the recognized non-residential religious communities of the Episcopal Church. In addition to study, worship and fellowship, the community’s annual Chapter Meeting is held. Visitors are welcome to attend and participate. Usually this gathering is attended by more than thirty persons from across the country, including several non-member visitors.
Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
www.communityofthegospel.org
Contact name
Br. Daniel-Joseph Schroader
Email
brdanjoe@gmail.com

National Episcopal Historians and Archivists Conference, June 20-23 (NYC)

Tell us what you’re planning …
NEHA Conference 2017 – Immigration, Going Out and Coming In: Ministries, Transitions and Change in the Episcopal Church
When does it start?
06/20/2017
When does it end?
06/23/2017
Tell us where you’re holding the event
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church
225 W 99th St
New York, New York 10025
What kind of event is it?
Conference
Tell us more about what you’re planning
You are invited to join American and international historians, archivists and those interested in the immigration conference theme to the 2017 Conference of the National Episcopal Historians and Archivists. The Conference consists of papers, presentations, workshops, keynote and luncheon speakers, tours of historic sites, varieties of worship in our Episcopal tradition, fellowship, a major concert and, of course, excellent food!

The NEHA Annual Meeting will take place Thursday, June 22nd before lunch. Most activities center around St. Michael’s Episcopal Church at 99th and Amsterdam. Whether you plan to attend the entire conference or one day, there are options to benefit you and your presence will be a benefit to other participants.

Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
http://www.episcopalhistorians.org
Does the event have a website?
http://www.episcopalhistorians.org/2017.html
Contact name
Jean Ballard Terepka
Email
jbt75nyc@gmail.com

Creation and Climate with the Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Sept. 9-Oct. 10 (Glendale, OH)

Tell us what you’re planning …
Creation and Climate with the Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
When does it start?
09/29/2017
When does it end?
10/01/2017
Tell us where you’re holding the event
Transfiguration Spirituality Center
495 Albion Avenue
Glendale, Ohio 45246
What kind of event is it?
Retreat
Tell us more about what you’re planning
Creation & Climate – Just Living or Living Justly? The Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori will lead the weekend reflections.
Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
http://ctretreats.org/index.php
Contact name
Anne Reed
Email
ctretreats@gmail.com

Heaven on Earth: God’s Call to Community in the Book of Revelation, By Michael Battle

Title of book or publication
Heaven on Earth: God’s Call to Community in the Book of Revelation
Author(s)
Michael Battle
Publisher
Westminster John Knox Press
Month and Year of Publication
February 2017
Description or summary
Much of the literature on the book of Revelation paints a frightening apocalyptic vision of the end times. Michael Battle offers an alternative look at Revelation in this new work, seeing it instead as a hopeful call to bring heaven on earth. Battle explores the problematic imagery found in Revelation before showing how similar problems play out in our contemporary world. Battle sees Revelation as a guide that shows us that we can live out God’s call for heaven on earth by living in community with one another, as exhibited through the writings of Martin Luther King Jr., Desmond Tutu, Rowan Williams, and Ubuntu theology. He writes, “I seek to imagine in my particular Christian context how a view of heaven need not lead to culture wars and further excuses for oppressing others. Heaven, as envisioned by John of Patmos, has much greater purpose.”

Michael Battle is Herbert Thompson Professor of Church and Society and Director of the Desmond Tutu Center at General Theological Seminary in New York, and President and CEO of the PeaceBattle Institute. Ordained a priest by Archbishop Desmond Tutu in 1993, in 2010 he was given one of the highest Anglican Church distinctions as “Six Preacher.” For more information, visit his website at www.michaelbattle.com.

Website
http://www.wjkbooks.com/Products/0664262546/heaven-on-earth.aspx
Where can the publication be purchased?
All major retailers

2/3/17: Rector for Joint Ministry (Northport, MI)

What are you looking for?
Rector for Joint Ministry
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Northport, MI
What do you want this person to do?
We are seeking a full-time rector for a joint ministry between St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church and Bethany Lutheran Church (both in Northport, MI). St. Christopher’s is a small ecumenically oriented parish located on Michigan’s beautiful Leelanau Peninsula. We are an inclusive, educated, committed congregation, many of whom are now retired. We seek a rector whose responsibilities will include celebrating weekly services for both St. Christopher’s and Bethany’s congregations, providing strategic leadership, and supporting our commitment to community outreach.
What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Inquiries should be made through Canon Bill Spaid, OTM for the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan (wspaid@edwm.org). Additional questions should be addressed to Ed Ruffley, St. Christopher’s Rector Search Committee (eruff9@gmail.com).
When is the application deadline?
06/30/2017
Do you have a website?
www.stchristophersnorthportmi.org

2/2/17: Rector (Longview, TX)

What are you looking for?
Rector
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Michael and All Angels
Where is the job site located?
Longview, TX
What do you want this person to do?
Seeking a part-time Rector to provide spiritual leadership and guidance, christian formation, pastoral care and support to our many ministries in the community. A teacher, preacher and engaging mentor. St. Michael and All Angels is a diverse congregation with good lay leadership.
What type of commitment are you looking for?
Part time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Please contact:
The Rev. Francene Young
Transition Minister
Episcopal Diocese of Texas
fyoung@epicenter.org
713 353 2118
When is the application deadline?
06/30/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
http://aa86e41e7d951355383b-cb342165bfeaa4f2927aec8e5d7de41f.r23.cf2.rackcdn.com/uploaded/s/0e5885292_1486051361_st-michael-all-angels-longview-community-portfolio.pdf
Do you have a website?
http://smaalongview.org

Bible Land Exploration w/ Father Wil & Amanda Keith, Jan. 22-31, 2018

Tell us what you’re planning …
Bible Land Exploration w/ Father Wil & Amanda Keith
When does it start?
01/22/2018
When does it end?
01/31/2018
What kind of event is it?
Tour
Tell us more about what you’re planning
Join Father Wil & Amanda Keith and Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church for a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

On this 10-day journey you will walk in the footsteps of Jesus from Tel Dan, Caesarea Philippi in the north to the Sea of Galilee to Bethlehem, Jericho and Jerusalem. Qumran, Masada and a visit to the Dead Sea are included in this unique itinerary. Your first night will be on the Mediterranean Sea in Netanya followed by nights in downtown Tiberias and in Jerusalem. Also included are visits to Yad Vashem (Holocaust History Museum) and the Israel Museum. You also have the option to have the optional opportunity to dine with a Palestinian Christian family.

Post-tour extensions include Cairo & the Route of the Exodus; a Nile Cruise; or extend your stay in Jerusalem to explore more of this wonderful city.

Contact name
Donald Fishburne
Email
donald@donaldfishburne.net

Join Dr. Clair McPherson on A Pilgrimage to Medieval France & Germany, June 5-14

Tell us what you’re planning …
Join Dr. Clair McPherson on A Pilgrimage to Medieval France & Germany
When does it start?
06/05/2017
When does it end?
06/14/2017
What kind of event is it?
Tour
Tell us more about what you’re planning
Visit Notre-Dame in Paris, pray with the Brothers at St-Michel-de-Cuxa, enjoy the great “Two Adams” window at Lyons, see the throne of Charlemagne in his Chapel at Aachen, kneel at the underground sanctuary of St. Boniface in Fulda, explore the Cathedral in Nimes where Christians were thrown to the lions, marvel at the stunning stained glass in the Cathedral of Chartres, study the great carvings of the Cathedral of St. Lazarua in Autun, and reflect on the meaning of pilgrimage at the beautiful Church at Vezalay.

Professor Clair McPherson, The General Theological Seminary. leads this 10-day pilgrimage-seminar-holiday to medieval France and Germany. Plan to join our expedition, a joyour celebration of the sacred treasures of the Middle Ages. You will enjoy excellent accommodations, comfortable travel and great local cuisine.

This tour may be take for 3 GTS credits in either History or Theology by students, alumni, clergy interested in continuing education or general learners.

Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
http://www.eo.travelwithus.com/#eotours
Does the event have a website?
http://www.eo.travelwithus.com/tours/a-pilgrimage-to-medieval-france-germany-with-dr-clair-mcpherson#eotours
Contact Name
Donald Fishburne
Email
donald@donaldfishburne.net

Our Anglican Heritage in England Tour 2018

Tell us what you’re planning …
Our Anglican Heritage in England 2018
When does it start?
05/07/2018
When does it end?
05/15/2018
What kind of event is it?
Tour
Tell us more about what you’re planning
Explore the heritage of the Anglican Church as you visit many of the towns, cities, schools and churches that played a role in the birth and development of what is now a worldwide movement. You will learn about the culture and people at the time the church started and experience contemporary life in places that are hundreds of years old.

You will travel to Cambridge, Coventry, Gloucester, Oxford, Windsor, London, Canterbury, Westminster and much more. You will have the opportunity to participate in Evensong services at Coventry Cathedral and St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Join this scheduled tour May 7-15, 2018 or EO is happy to help you customize this itinerary with more or different sites and different dates that fit your goals and schedule.

Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
http://www.eo.travelwithus.com/#eotours
Does the event have a website?
http://www.eo.travelwithus.com/tours/our-anglican-heritage-in-england-2018-tour#eotours
What is your name?
Donald Fishburne
Email contact
donald@donaldfishburne.net

What I Knew About Clare

Title of book or publication
What I Knew About Clare
Author(s)
Terence A. Aditon
Publisher
ArchangelsPublishing
Month and Year of Publication
December 2016
Description or summary
A most unconventional love story between Jimmy Owens, a Baptist boy living in the small southern town of Fauberg, and young Episcopalian Clare Banning, a quantum physics prodigy and socialite heiress. Through their time together in Fauberg and later in her family’s New York City home, Jimmy’s intellect is awakened as he is swept up into the worlds of literature, art, religion, and science. Yet Jimmy is conflicted by his father’s disapproval of the Banning connection, and Jimmy’s own desire for popularity among his peers. He drifts apart from Clare only to realize in the end, that his time with Clare was astonishing, and what he had come to know about their lives.
Website
http://www.archangelspublishing.com
Where can the publication be purchased?
Amazon.com