Archives for August 2017

The Gospel of John: Church and Culture in Conflict

Title of book or publication
The Gospel of John: Church and Culture in Conflict
Author(s)
The Rev. Gregg Knepp
Month and Year of Publication
July 2017
Description or summary
For use as a Bible study, with leadership groups or for personal reflection, the Rev. Gregg Knepp interweaves commentary, real life ministry stories and reflection questions that are certain to challenge, stimulate and provoke the reader Often considered the most “spiritual” of the Gospels, biblical scholars now recognize the fourth Gospel to be the faithful testimony of an alienated Christian community struggling to maintain its identity in the face of overwhelming opposition Knepp encourages 21st century disciples of Jesus to delve deeper into the exploration of their faith by wrestling with the text of this intriguing Gospel and its radical implications for daily life.
Where can the publication be purchased?
Amazon

8/30/17: Rector (Woodstock, IL)

What are you looking for?
Rector
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Ann’s Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Woodstock, IL
What do you want this person to do?
Rector to oversee and manage a congregation, continue with congregation’s vibrant community outreach and open welcome to all people who come through the doors.
What type of commitment are you looking for?
  • Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
To apply, please visit https://episcopalchicago.wufoo.com/forms/diocese-of-chicago-transitions-clergy-application and fill out the form for transitions in the Diocese of Chicago.
When is the application deadline?
10/31/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
www.episcopalchicago.org/our-diocese/for-clergy/clergy-openings
Do you have a website?
http://stannsw.org

8/30/17: Rector (Palos Park, IL)

What are you looking for?
Rector
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Church of the Transfiguration
Where is the job site located?
Palos Park, IL
What do you want this person to do?
Full time rector of a congregation with just under 100 ASA to oversee and manage the congregation, support and grow ministry in the church and broader community.
What type of commitment are you looking for?
  • Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
To apply, please visit https://episcopalchicago.wufoo.com/forms/diocese-of-chicago-transitions-clergy-application and fill out the form for transitions in the Diocese of Chicago.
When is the application deadline?
10/31/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
www.episcopalchicago.org/our-diocese/for-clergy/clergy-openings
Do you have a website?
http://transfigpalos.org

Romanian Iconographer to visit the United States, Sept. 26-Oct.5

Tell us what you’re planning …
Romanian Iconographer to Visit the United States
When does it start?
09/26/2017
When does it end?
10/05/2017
What kind of event is it?
Icon Presentation
Tell us more about what you’re planning
In September and October 2017, Sister Eliseea Papacioc, an internationally-known iconographer and a nun in the Romanian Orthodox Church, is coming to Virginia and Tennessee. With shows scheduled in several metropolitan areas, she will present a number of her icons, speak about her calling as an icon “writer” and discuss the spirituality of praying with icons.

All are invited to attend and learn more about Sr. Eliseea and her icons. Several icons will be for sale and she happily takes commissions for new work.

Sr. Eliseea’s scheduled events in Northern Virginia are:

Sept. 26 Arlington, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 27 Alexandria, Virginia Theological Seminary, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

In Tennessee, Sr. Eliseea will visit:
October 1 Nashville, Christ Church Cathedral, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
October 3 Chattanooga, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
October 5 Memphis, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Church Leadership Conference, March 2-4 (Hendersonville, NC)

Tell us what you’re planning …
Church Leadership Conference
When does it start?
03/02/2018
When does it end?
03/04/2018
Tell us where you’re holding the event
130 Kanuga Chapel Dr.
Hendersonville, NC 28739
What kind of event is it?
Conference
Tell us more about what you’re planning
Kanuga and the Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) partner to offer practical tools for the challenges of congregational leadership. Speakers and presenters will address core needs in strategic planning, church leadership and finances.
Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
www.kanuga.org/churchleadership
Does the event have a website?
www.kanuga.org/churchleadership
Contact name
Richmond Jones, Director of Formation Programs
Email
rjones@kanuga.org

8/26/17: Rector (Hemet, CA)

What are you looking for?
Rector
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Church of the Good Shepherd
Where is the job site located?
Hemet, CA
What do you want this person to do?
FULL-TIME RECTOR: Church of the Good Shepherd – Hemet, CA. is an urban parish in an ethnically diverse mid-sized town (85,000 pop.) in Southern California. We are located 80 miles from Los Angeles, 90 miles from San Diego, and 40 miles from Palm Springs in a semi-arid farming area. Our ASA is approximately 110 people, mostly seniors (55+).

Our ideal candidate is an ordained Episcopal priest with progressively responsible experience as a Vicar, Priest-in-Charge, assistant Rector or Rector of a similar sized parish; however, recently ordained seminary graduates will also be considered.

We are looking for a Rector with strong skills and experience in preaching, growth and development, fundraising, and end-of-life issues who has high personal energy, and who is willing to make a long-term commitment to Good Shepherd.

A detailed description, including general compensation information is available by contacting our Search Committee Chair Edward Moore atsearch@goodshepherdhemet.org or by visiting our website at goodshepherdhemet.org (click on “Rector Search”).

What type of commitment are you looking for?
  • Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
http://goodshepherdhemet.org/rector-search
Do you have a website?
http://goodshepherdhemet.org

8/26/17: Rector (St. Edmund’s, Chicago, IL)

What are you looking for?
Rector
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Chicago, IL
What do you want this person to do?
Rector of a large historically African American church on Chicago’s South Side.
What type of commitment are you looking for?
  • Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Online application process through the Diocese of Chicago. More information here: www.episcopalchicago.org/our-diocese/for-clergy/clergy-openings
When is the application deadline?
10/31/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
www.episcopalchicago.org/our-diocese/for-clergy/clergy-openings
Do you have a website?
www.stedmundschicago.org

Following the Spiral: Exploring Celtic Christian Heritage, Dec. 15-17 (Bellows Falls, VT)

Tell us what you’re planning …
Following the Spiral: Exploring Celtic Christian Heritage
When does it start?
12/15/2017
When does it end?
12/17/2017
Tell us where you’re holding the event
Stone Church Center
12 Church St
Bellows Falls, Vermont 05101
What kind of event is it?
Retreat
Tell us more about what you’re planning
An Advent Retreat

Things Celtic seem to be appearing frequently in our culture – in music, art, jewelry, movies – as well as in spirituality. In fact, Celtic spiritual tradition is deeply embedded in Anglican Christianity.
The ancient Celts prized deep connections with nature and the divine wisdom hidden within it – in the rocks, plants and animals that share our world, as well as in our souls and physical bodies. Due to current upheavals in our earth’s climate as well as in human society, a deep yearning for a different way seems to be emerging in many of us, which may find resonance in the wisdom of our Celtic Christian ancestors.

Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
www.stonechurcharts.org
Does the event have a website?
www.stonechurcharts.org/event/c3158b4a20d0f2996d47d10176b02202
Contact name
Robert Bowler
Email
sca@sover.net

An Introduction to Celtic Shamanism with Jane Burns, Nov. 2-5 (Bellows Falls, VT)

Tell us what you’re planning …
An Introduction to Celtic Shamanism with Jane Burns
When does it start?
11/02/2017
When does it end?
11/05/2017
Tell us where you’re holding the event
Stone Church Center
12 Church St
Bellows Falls, Vermont 05101
What kind of event is it?
Retreat
Tell us more about what you’re planning
This workshop will lead you into the hollow hills, the icy sea, and the splendor of the sky, as they once were experienced by the ancient Celtic races.

Through discussion and shamanic journeying, we will unravel their unique and poetic vision, their wild and courageous heart, and their deep reverence for the natural world, both seen and unseen. We will learn how to access, for purposes of divination and wisdom gathering, the Otherworld, and locate our spirit allies there. We will try our hand at shapeshifting, omen hunting and love-talking to nature. We will make power bracelets and bring back a cloak of power from the Otherworld. We will swim with the salmon and run with the deer, as the storied Fianna once did. We will ignite, align and draw inspiration from the three cauldrons of warming, motion and knowing. We will explore the Celtic Medicine Wheel, Samhain and the dark time of the year, the spiritual intention of ordeal, and the transmigration of the soul.

Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
www.stonechurcharts.org
Does the event have a website?
http://www.stonechurcharts.org/event/8c4bdeeab17ca889d3cc403278844839
Contact name
Robert Bowler
Email
sca@sover.net

Forma Annual Conference | Formed For Justice, Jan. 24-26 (Charleston, SC)

Tell us what you’re planning …
Forma Annual Conference | Formed For Justice
When does it start?
01/24/2018
When does it end?
01/26/2018
Tell us where you’re holding the event
Grace Episcopal Cathedral
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
What kind of event is it?
Conference
Tell us more about what you’re planning
Come join your colleagues in ministry for Forma’s 21st Annual Conference. We have an awesome line up of speakers and workshop presenters for you this year. We are looking forward to:
– The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Michael Curry preaching at our closing Eucharist
– The Rev. Dr. Jennifer Harvey, professor of Religion at Drake University and author of Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation leading us her work towards reconciliation and justice
– Heidi Kim and the Rev. Chuck Wynder, staff officers for Racial Reconciliation and Advocacy for the Episcopal Church sharing how Formation Leaders can adapt Becoming Beloved Community
– Workshops for every ministry setting and topics that will provide deeper insight into our theme, give needed skills to be a Formation practitioner in the 21st century, and/or workshops that will provide a much-needed breath of fresh air and renewal
Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
www.forma.church
Does the event have a website?
www.forma.church/forma-conference-2018
Contact name
Bill Campbell
Email
bill@forma.church