Gerrymandering: What It Is, Why It’s a Problem, and How to Fix It, July 24 (Solebury, PA)

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Gerrymandering: What It Is, Why It’s a Problem, and How to Fix It
When does it start?
07/24/2017
When does it end?
07/24/2017
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Trinity Episcopal Church,
6587 Upper York Road
Solebury, PA
What kind of event is it?
Public information program
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Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury, PA, is hosting a public information program on gerrymandering on Monday, July 24 at 7pm. Fair Districts PA speaker, Andrea Kalb, will explain gerrymandering and how it undermines elections, and then offer a solution to the problem. Yes, a solution!

Fair Districts PA is a nonpartisan, statewide coalition of individuals and organizations working for free and fair elections…the foundation of our democracy. Fair Districts PA supports creating an independent citizens commission to ensure transparent, impartial and fair redistricting.

Call the church office at 215.297.5135 or visit www.trinitysolebury.org for more information.

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www.trinitysolebury.org

Come and See Vocation Discernment Weekend, Sept. 1-3 (North Augusta, SC)

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Come and See Vocation Discernment Weekend
When does it start?
09/01/2017
When does it end?
09/03/2017
Tell us where you’re holding the event
Convent of Saint Helena
414 Savannah Barony Drive
North Augusta, SC
What kind of event is it?
Retreat
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This Labor Day weekend gathering will provide you with opportunities to talk with and ask questions of the Saint Helena sisters, to meet other women exploring monastic life in the Episcopal tradition, and to experience our life of prayer and community.

Check out our website for more information and for an event flyer:

https://www.osh.org/becoming-a-sister
https://www.osh.org/come-and-see.pdf

To make a reservation, please contact Sr Ellen Francis, OSH, by emailing vocations@osh.org or by calling 803-426-1616 and leaving a message. If you know someone else who may be interested in religious life, please share this information with her.

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www.osh.org
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www.osh.org/come-and-see.pdf
Contact name
Ellen Francis, OSH
Email
vocations@osh.org

Women’s Miniweek, Aug. 10-13 (Wautoma, WI)

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Women’s Miniweek
When does it start?
08/10/2017
When does it end?
08/13/2017
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Camp Lakotah
Wautoma, Wisconsin 53528
What kind of event is it?
Conference
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41st annual Women’s Miniweek – a long weekend for women of all ages and faiths. Program includes worship, book study, crafts, hiking, beach, talent show, labyrinth, napping, conversation,
networking, music and more.
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womensminiweek.org
Contact name
Constance Ott
Email
cott@chorus.net

Neighborhood Legal Clinic: Free Housing Court Assistance for NYC Residents, July 17-Aug. 28

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Neighborhood Legal Clinic: Free Housing Court Assistance for NYC Residents
When does it start?
07/17/2017
When does it end?
08/28/2017
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2 Rector Street (entrance on Trinity Place)
New York, New York 10006
What kind of event is it?
Course
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Free Housing Court assistance for New York City residents without legal representation is available this summer from Trinity Church Wall Street, in partnership with Housing Court Answers and Mobilization for Justice. The seven-part workshop series will cover the court process, including termination hearings, getting repairs, rent regulations and more. Pro-bono legal advice will be available on certain dates.

Workshops will be held weekly on Mondays from July 17, 2017 until August 28, 2017 at Trinity’s Parish Center (2 Rector Street, Lower Manhattan) from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The August 14 session will be held at Trinity Church (Broadway at Wall Street) in the Manning Room.

August 14 only: Manning Room at Trinity Church (Broadway at Wall Street)

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www.trinitywallstreet.org
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www.trinitywallstreet.org/legal

Fierce Conversations, Sept. 24-27 (Chicago, IL)

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Fierce Conversations
When does it start?
09/24/2017
When does it end?
09/27/2017
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Nicholas Center, St. James Commons
65 E. Huron
Chicago, Illinois 60611
What kind of event is it?
Course
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Fierce Conversations training teaches people how to have vital conversations that interrogate reality, provoke learning, resolve tough challenges and enrich relationships. While no single conversation is guaranteed to change the trajectory of a career, a congregation, a relationship, or a life…any single conversation can.

These workshops will provide sixteen hours of experiential training about how to have more productive conversations. The skills learned will be immediately applicable to one’s personal and professional life. As accredited providers for Fierce, Inc. in the Episcopal Church, Courtney Reid, director of operations and Nicholas Center for the Diocese of Chicago, has provided many Fierce trainings in a variety of church and diocesan contexts.

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www.nicholascenter.org
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www.nicholascenter.org/programs

Leading in a Dynamic Environment: A Kayaking Adventure, Sept. 17-20 (Chicago, IL)

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Leading in a Dynamic Environment: A Kayaking Adventure
When does it start?
09/17/2017
When does it end?
09/20/2017
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Chicago, IL
What kind of event is it?
Course
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A successful Gospel-driven congregation requires a leader who is nimble, thoughtful and able to adjust to the dynamic environment in which we enact our faith and embody our vocations.

The sea, be it an inland sea like Lake Michigan or any one of the great salt water bodies, is the most dynamic system on the planet. What lessons can we learn from people who guide, coach and lead people on the tempestuous waters of the ocean? How do we enable people to experience awe in their faith life? How do we navigate the waters of change that must take place in our congregations in the 21st century?

Join Bonnie Perry in this four-day workshop of sea kayaking, praying, and reflecting on leading. See the city of Chicago from Lake Michigan. Join colleagues in reflecting how leading a group along a rocky shoreline in a sea kayak can offer abiding insights to our lives as congregational leaders. Participants should be comfortable in and around water, and be moderately physically fit.

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www.nicholascenter.org
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www.nicholascenter.org/programs

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.

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www.eo.travelwithus.com/#eotours
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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
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www.norcalepiscopal.org/Websites/newnorcalepiscopal/images/Events/2017/ebrochure%20Beisner%202018%20v2.pdf

All Our Children: The Church’s Role in Education Equity – A National Symposium, Jan. 16-18 (Columbia, SC)

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All Our Children: The Church’s Role in Education Equity – A National Symposium
When does it start?
01/16/2018
When does it end?
01/18/2018
Tell us where you’re holding the event
Trinity Cathedral
1100 Sumter St
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
What kind of event is it?
Conference
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All Our Children: The Church’s Role in Education Equity is an ecumenical event focusing the church’s attention on the urgency of quality public education for all children and lifting up how communities of faith are already strengthening public education in their cities, states, and across the nation. This three day gathering will include informative, interactive workshops and plenaries led by practicing educators, experienced community leaders, and hands-on researchers. Our time together will be grounded in prayer and worship and focus on specific steps you and your congregation can take to build Beloved Community through local partnerships, action, and service, with time for conversation, idea sharing, and networking. Compelling keynote speakers include Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. Join us January 16 – 18 in Columbia, SC. Go to allourchildren.org for more information
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allourchildren.org
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www.allourchildren.org/2018-national-symposium