Archives for April 2017

Convents, Jails and Other Tales

Title of book or publication
Convents, Jails and Other Tales
Author(s)
Sister Barbara Jean Brown
Publisher
Welkom Publications
Month and Year of Publication
December 2015
Description or summary
A beginners guide to reading the Mystics. A discussion of the development of Spiritual languages, such as Apophatic and Kataphatic or Affectice and Speculative ways of expressing ones understanding of our relationship with God. This book offers a short biographical look at about 80 different Christian Mystics and does so in primarily a chronological fashion.
Where can the publication be purchased?
Amazon
Contact name
Sister BJ Brown
Email
SisterBJBrown@gmail.com

Days of Awe and Wonder, By Marcus J. Borg

Title of book or publication
Days of Awe and Wonder
Author(s)
Marcus J. Borg
Publisher
Harper One
Month and Year of Publication
2017
Description or summary
How to be a Christian in the 21st Century. A collection of pivotal writings, interviews, and previously unpublished works from one of the most influential theologians of out time on what it means to be a Christian today.
Website
http://www.marcusjborgfoundation.org
Where can the publication be purchased?
Amazon, book stores, etc.

Winterlight at Kanuga, Dec. 27-Jan. 1 (Hendersonville, NC)

Tell us what you’re planning …
Winterlight at Kanuga
When does it start?
12/27/2017
When does it end?
01/01/2018
Tell us where you’re holding the event
130 Kanuga Chapel Dr
Hendersonville, North Carolina 28739
What kind of event is it?
Conference
Tell us more about what you’re planning
Winterlight is a celebrated Kanuga tradition open to high school students grades 9–12 and recent high school graduates. As part of our KEY Conference series, Winterlight brings in the new year for Kanuga Empowered Youth. Take this chance to get away from the distractions of everyday life and spend time meeting new friends, hanging out with old ones, singing, dancing, ringing in the New Year and exploring your thoughts and beliefs. Participants come together in an inclusive fellowship that embodies the vibrancy of the national Episcopal Church. Adult chaperones will attend all plenary sessions and have their own workshops.
Does the event have a website?
https://www.kanuga.org/our-programs/youth-conferences/winterlight

Ireland: A Fall Pilgrimage, Oct. 16-24 (Hendersonville, NC)

Tell us what you’re planning …
Ireland: A Fall Pilgrimage
When does it start?
10/16/2017
When does it end?
10/24/2017
Tell us where you’re holding the event
130 Kanuga Chapel Dr
Hendersonville, North Carolina 28739
What kind of event is it?
Trip/Pilgrimage
Tell us more about what you’re planning
Join President Michael R. Sullivan on a special “Kanuga-journey.” Destined to be an unforgettable experience, this Ireland pilgrimage is aimed at renewal of mind, body and spirit through powerful connections with nature, in exploring rich canons of heritage and myth and through learning in the company of great teachers. The Ireland pilgrimage is limited to 25 guests.
Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
https://www.kanuga.org
Does the event have a website?
https://www.kanuga.org/our-programs/adult-conferences-retreats/ireland

Icon Writing with Teresa Harrison, Nov. 11-17 (Hendersonville, NC)

Tell us what you’re planning …
Icon Writing with Teresa Harrison
When does it start?
11/11/2017
When does it end?
11/17/2017
Tell us where you’re holding the event
130 Kanuga Chapel Dr
Hendersonville, North Carolina 28792
What kind of event is it?
Conference
Tell us more about what you’re planning
Join renowned instructor Teresa Harrison for a course in the ancient technique of icon writing. This process inspires prayerful meditation, both while creating the art and reflecting on the finished piece. This six-day retreat includes Eucharist, chant, prayer, silence and lively conversation, free time and social hours. Icons will be written in acrylic paint and gold leaf, a medium which resembles traditional egg tempera.
Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
https://www.kanuga.org
Does the event have a website?
https://www.kanuga.org/our-programs/adult-conferences-retreats/icon-writing-teresa-harrison

Enneagram Conference, Oct. 26-29 (Hendersonville, NC)

Tell us what you’re planning …
Enneagram Conference
When does it start?
10/26/2017
When does it end?
10/29/2017
Tell us where you’re holding the event
130 Kanuga Chapel Dr
Hendersonville, North Carolina 28739
What kind of event is it?
Conference
Tell us more about what you’re planning
During an extended weekend of dynamic lectures, workshops and group work, participants will apply the Enneagram’s wisdom to every aspect of their lives. Among the special events presented at this year’s conference are a live panel discussion featuring spiritual leaders representing some of the world’s most embraced spiritual pathways, ICB’s “Living Enneagram” and an new theatrical performance enacting the principles of the Enneagram.
Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
https://www.kanuga.org
Does the event have a website?
https://www.kanuga.org/our-programs/adult-conferences-retreats/enneagram

Faith, Art and Creative Expression: A Liturgical Arts Conference, Aug. 20-24 (Hendersonville, NC)

Tell us what you’re planning …
Faith, Art and Creative Expression: A Liturgical Arts Conference
When does it start?
08/20/2017
When does it end?
08/24/2017
Tell us where you’re holding the event
130 Kanuga Chapel Dr
Hendersonville, North Carolina 28739
What kind of event is it?
Conference
Tell us more about what you’re planning
Faith, art and creative expression is designed to provide opportunities to connect with the Divine through many forms of artistic expression. Choose from needlepoint, embroidery, photography, weaving or bringing your own projects to work on. Classes are led by some of the finest artisans in their fields.
Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
https://www.kanuga.org
Does the event have a website?
https://www.kanuga.org/our-programs/adult-conferences-retreats/faith-art-creative-expression

4/7/17: Priest for Pastoral Care (NYC)

What are you looking for?
Priest for Pastoral Care
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Trinity Church Wall Street
Where is the job site located?
New York, NY
What do you want this person to do?
Position Summary:
The Priest for Pastoral Care is responsible for developing and coordinating the delivery of pastoral care ministries and nurture at Trinity Church Wall Street. In this role, you will assess pastoral care needs for individuals and the larger community, and collaborate with the ministry team to respond to those needs. Your leadership will support a community of compassion and hospitality. Sacramental preparation, liturgies for baptisms, funerals and weddings, ministry to small group communities and program development also will be integral to your pastoral care ministry at Trinity.
What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Kindly send in your resume and cover letter to hrp@trinitywallstreet.org.
When is the application deadline?
09/01/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
https://www.trinitywallstreet.org/about/careers#priest
Do you have a website?
https://www.trinitywallstreet.org/

4/7/17: Rector, part time (Franklin, MA)

What are you looking for?
Rector
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. John’s Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Franklin, MA
What do you want this person to do?

Responsibilities:

The rector will have a primary responsibility for worship according to the Book of Common Prayer. Included in this is worship for Sundays, holidays, holy days, and music. In addition rector will:

• Offer sermons each week based on the lectionary readings for the day. We desire sermons that are simple, relatable and tie back to the reading

• Coordinate and supervise the work of all other participants in worship, including readers, lay Eucharistic ministers and music director

• Develop other worship opportunities and services as appropriate

• Offer baptism, marriage, burial and confirmation; and oversee preparations as needed

• Provide pastoral care

Responsible for overseeing Christian education and formation in the parish. The rector will:

• Teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ by word and example

• Oversee Christian Education in the parish for youth and adults

• Develop other educational and enrichment opportunities as needed

• Participate in continuing education programs for their own spiritual and professional growth, as appropriate

Assist the parish in reaching out to and welcoming members of the larger community into the church. The rector will:

• Welcome all people of faith to come together to worship God

• Equip the laity to serve during the service and serve our parish family

• Assist in developing ministries of service to the wider community

• Welcome the larger community to access our building

• Take their share in the life and ministry of the Diocese of Massachusetts

The rector is a chief pastor of the parish. The rector will:

• Oversee the care of individuals and families in joy and sorrow. Make calls and visits

• Make referrals for counseling and other services, if needed

• Supervise support staff and consult with Vestry members

• Guide and equip the laity for extending pastoral care to one another

The post is part-time temporarily. We want someone who can provide long-term stability and growth, and make a long term commitment. We want someone savvy at marketing and growing our parish family; who can gather funds to adapt and upgrade our church building and further support our church family; and build our reserves to ultimately fund a full-time Rector position and salary.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Part time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Interested candidates may send a cover letter, resume, a link to their audio/video sermons and a completed OTM form to:
The Rev. Jean Baptiste Ntagengwa,
Director of Transition Ministry
in the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts at:
jbntagengwa@diomass.org
When is the application deadline?
08/01/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
www.otmportfolio.org/portfolios/community/39161
Do you have a website?
www.stjohnsfranklinma.org

Holy Dying: Stories and Struggles, By Ellen Richardson

Title of book or publication
Holy Dying: Stories and Struggles
Author
Ellen Richardson
Publisher
Church Publishing
Month and Year of Publication
March 2017
Description or summary
Human beings do not want to die; we spend infinite resources to sustain life, without regard to cost or quality. And yet we do die. Facing terminal illness and unprepared for death, we can feel abandoned by both secular and faith-based institutions, whose focus on restoration can fall short of the wisdom and grace needed to embrace a holy death as a part of life.

Ellen Richardson, a physician and Episcopal priest, offers stories from her work in hospice and palliative care, and the rich resources of the church’s Scripture and tradition, to create safe space for exploring questions we carry about dying. Her book is intended for individual readers, and to be used in group, workshop, or retreat settings within the church, so that practices of prayer and healing can become once more a source of comfort and strength, not simply tools of defiance against illness and weakness. No amount of faith will buy immortality for earthly bodies, but death need not be a time of failure and isolation. Holy Dying helps us lay claim to our scriptural stories as hard teachers of our mortal heritage.

Website
https://www.churchpublishing.org/holydying
Where can the publication be purchased?
Church Publishing or Amazon.com
Contact name
Ellen Richardson
Email
ellen@stannestifton.com