Renewal Assembly – February 19 – Registration has begun

From Charles Cesaretti
Convener, The Congregational Renewal Committee
Diocese of Bethlehem

Registration is now available on for the Renewal Assembly, “The Call to Prayer and Discernment,” on February 19, 2011. The Assembly will be held in six locations across the Diocese of Bethlehem. Registrants will be assigned to the most appropriate site.  Registration is found by clicking on the “Register for Diocesan events” on the right column of the homepage. Registration closes on Feb. 9.

The Renewal Assembly, sponsored by the Renewal Committee of the Diocese, will be held on Saturday, February 19, 2011, 9 AM – 1 PM, in six locations across the Diocese:  Christ Church, Towanda; Trinity Church, Carbondale; Trinity Church, West Pittston; Trinity Church, Pottsville; St. Anne’s, Trexlertown; and, the Cathedral Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem. Lunch will be provided.

Members of the Renewal Committee and the Lifelong Christian Formation Committee will present the program, which will focus on the call and practice of personal and corporate prayer, and Bible Study. The Assembly will begin with a DVD presentation hosted by Bishop Paul with Mo Laura Howell and Fr. John Francis. A copy of the DVD will be presented to a representative of every parish.

A special Renewal Poster, below, has been designed by Jenifer Gamber. A copy will be available to every parish in the diocese.

For information contact Fr. Cesaretti:  [email protected]


Share Save Spend Workshop, June 12 in Whitehall

[From Dan Charney, Diocesan Stewardship Missioner]

God's Way or My Way?  Which path will be best...? How can we best manage our money for God's purposes?  

The Diocesan Stewardship Commission is pleased to offer you the opportunity to hear and learn from a leader in the field. On June 12 at St. Stephen's in Whitehall, Nathan Dungan, President of Share Save Spend will offer some of his 20 years experience helping youth and adults link their money decisions to their values..  
"Nathan Dungan has a philosophy and framework for financial planning in families that redirects attention to values and makes the distinction between wants and needs....It has changed the way I've talked about money and lived about money with my children."
                                                                       Krista Tippett, host of NPR's Speaking of Faith
Each diocesan parish has received a brochure and poster containing seminar details.  Please speak to your priest, Sr. Warden, or parish information contact to receive a copy.
Whether or not you can attend the workshop, you can help us by downloading and sharing the attached poster with folks you know who would find the day important. Attached also is an article by Nathan Dungan.
Register online at by choosing Diocesan Event Registration.  Or call Rosie Hummel at 610-691-5655.  Registration closes June 1.

Dan Charney, Stewardship Missioner

Download 2010.ShareSaveSpend Poster.pdf

Download 2010.Dungan.ConfrontingtheConsumerCarnival.pdf

Dive In! A Day Exploring Baptism

[From Canon Anne Kitch]

Please advertise this wonderful opportunity in your parish. Download posters that you can reproduce; one is black & white and the other is color. View poster at the bottom of this note. Don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions or need other resources.

Download Dive In! Color Poster.pdf

Download Dive In! B&W Poster.pdf

Bulletin Announcement
Dive In! A Day Exploring Baptism
This day of Christian Formation will offer resources for parents, Christian educators, clergy, and anyone seeking a deeper life in Christ. What does it mean to be baptized and to live a baptized life? How can you nurture your life in Christ? How can your congregation live more deeply into baptismal ministry? Saturday, February 27, 2010 from 9:30 am until 3:30 pm at Church of the Good Shepherd in Scranton.

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