Tour: Magical Christmas Markets, Dec. 1-9, 2018

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Magical Christmas Markets
When does it start?
12/01/2018
When does it end?
12/09/2018
What kind of event is it?
Tour
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Join EO Guest Speaker Annwn Myers on the AmaWaterways’ AmaSonata for the Magical Christmas Markets river cruise in Europe December 1-9, 2018. Delight in the combination of pageantry and timeless traditions as you experience the magical Christmas markets along the Danube river. The sounds, smells, tastes and sights will mix the medieval and modern on this enchanting journey. You will stop in Nuremburg, Regensburg, Passau, Vienna and more. Annwn’s inspirational messages will enhance this special holiday experience.
Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
www.eo.travel
Does the event have a website?
www.eo.travelwithus.com/tours/magical-christmas-markets-river-cruise-2018#eotours
Contact name
Donald Fishburne
Email
donald@donaldfishburne.net

Tour: Celtic Christianity in Scotland, Oct. 1-10, 2018

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Celtic Christianity in Scotland
When does it start?
10/01/2018
When does it end?
10/10/2018
What kind of event is it?
Tour
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Explore areas of Scotland where some of the traditions and practices of Celtic Christianity were developed and then passed on to the wider Church. Your pilgrimage will include Oban, Lismore, Mull, Iona, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dunfermline, St. Andrews and more. Enhance your time in the UK with the optional extension to Ireland.

This is a unique retreat or pilgrimage opportunity for a group from your church. Ask about how the host can earn travel benefits.

Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
www.eo.travel
Does the event have a website?
www.eo.travelwithus.com/tours/celtic-christianity-in-scotland-2018#eotours
Contact name
Donald Fishburne
Email
donald@donaldfishburne.net

Retreat: Advent in Narnia, Dec. 1-3 (Racine, WI)

Tell us what you’re planning …
Advent in Narnia
When does it start?
12/01/2017
When does it end?
12/03/2017
Tell us where you’re holding the event
DeKoven Center
600 21st St.
Racine, Wisconsin 53403
What kind of event is it?
Retreat
Tell us more about what you’re planning
The Rev. Heidi Haverkamp, author of “Advent in Narnia: Reflections for the Season,” will lead an Advent retreat based on the C. S. Lewis novel “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.” Rev. Haverkamp serves St. Benedict Church in Bolingbrook, IL and is a Benedictine oblate of Holy Wisdom Monastery in Middleton, WI. The cost is $225, which includes the program, meals, and lodging. The historic DeKoven Center is located on the Lake Michigan shoreline and is accessible from airports in Chicago and Milwaukee. Nearby Sturtevant is served by Amtrak.
Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
www.dekovencenter.org
Does the event have a website?
https://gallery.mailchimp.com/d198d56af2519c7dcdda1f148/files/3c706ea9-5547-4623-832a-71c8bf520016/RetreatRegistrationForm.pdf
Contact name
Sarah Bussell
Email
sbussell@dekovencenter.org

Webinar: Building Partnerships with Local Resources, Nov. 28

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WEBINAR: You Don’t Have to Do it Alone: Building Partnerships with Local Resources
When does it start?
11/28/2017
When does it end?
11/28/2017
What kind of event is it?
Webinar
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Building a partnership with a public school is hard work. And it can be daunting to work with a committee at church to discern the best way for you to move ahead, face obstacles, and find a meaningful way to serve students and schools that is helpful and sustainable for both the congregation and the school. But the good news is, there are people in your community that can help you!

Join us November 28 at 2:30pm EST for an interactive panel discussion to learn how your church can name and claim the assets you do have that will serve you as you build a partnership and where and how to reach out to other organizations and congregations in your area for support.

Learn more & register free at: allourchildren.org/webinars

Panelists:
Tamara Plummer – Assett Map Coordinator, Episcopal Assett Map
Ansel Sanders – President & CEO of Public Education Partners, Greenville County, South Carolina

Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
allourchildren.org
Does the event have a website?
allourchildren.org/webinars
Contact name
Mary-Liz Murray
Email
maryliz@allourchildren.org

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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
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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

Oberammergau Passion Play 2020

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Oberammergau Passion Play 2020
When does it start?
05/26/2020
When does it end?
10/03/2020
What kind of event is it?
Tour
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Start making your plans now for the oldest and most famous Passion Play in the world. Since 1634 the Bavarian village of Oberammergau has hosted guests for this unique dramatic production. The 42nd season will run from the end of May through the beginning of October 2020.

Educational Opportunities Tours Is providing tour packages for groups and individuals with tickets to the Passion Play. EO has been the largest US supplier of tickets since 1980. Choose from 8 different tour packages on a variety of dates or customize your travel plans with our travel experts.

Alpine Wonders 9-day Tour
Alpine Odyssey 9-day Tour
European Capitals Tour 10-days
Best of the Holy Land 13-day Tour
Best of Switzerland 10-day Tour
Best of Italy Tour 12-days
Reformation Heritage Tour 10- days
Romantic Danube River Cruise 12-days

For tour details and to register visit www.eo.travel/PassionPlay or www.eo.travel/episcopal

Group Leaders/Hosts can earn their travel by recruiting a group. Ask for details.

Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
www.eo.travelwithus.com/#eotours
Does the event have a website?
www.eo.travelwithus.com/passionplay#eotours
Contact name
Donald Fishburne
Email
Donald@donaldfishburne.net

My Quiet Spaces Retreat at Sea, Jan. 25-29

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My Quiet Spaces Retreat at Sea
When does it start?
01/25/2018
When does it end?
01/29/2018
What kind of event is it?
Retreat
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Join us for a retreat cruise designed for Christian women. Engage your mind, body, and spirit through music, creative writing, meditation, movement and prayer. Gather with other w omen who are seeking a time of renewal and connection with God. Relax in the warmth of the Caribbean while enjoying the comforts and activities of the Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas
On the 4-night cruise from Tampa, FL.
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http://myquietspaces.org
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www.eo.travelwithus.com/tours/quiet-spaces-retreat-at-sea-2018#.WV_VNLEpChA

Holy Land Pilgrimage with Bishop Barry Beisner and the Rev. Ann Hallisey, Jan. 24-Feb. 3

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Holy Land Pilgrimage with Bishop Barry Beisner and the Rev. Ann Hallisey
When does it start?
01/24/2018
When does it end?
02/03/2018
What kind of event is it?
Tour
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Bishop Beisner and his wife the Rev. Dr. Ann Hallisey are leading a Holy Land pilgrimage from Jan. 24 – Feb. 3, 2018. Pilgrims will visit the Sea of Galilee, Bethlehem, Qumran and many sacred sites in Jerusalem. The price (including airfare, room, board, and gratuities) is $4,295.

“A pilgrimage brings the chance both to engage with the Christians of today’s Holy Land, as well as discovering first hand something of the reality of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict,” the bishop said.

The bishop’s office asks that you send a copy of your booking form to communications@norcalepiscopal.org when you send it in. The deposit of $500 is dueJuly 24. A downloadable brochure with more information and the booking form is available: www.norcalepiscopal.org/Websites/newnorcalepiscopal/images/Events/2017/ebrochure%20Beisner%202018%20v2.pdf

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www.norcalepiscopal.org
Does the event have a website?
www.norcalepiscopal.org/Websites/newnorcalepiscopal/images/Events/2017/ebrochure%20Beisner%202018%20v2.pdf