[From Maria Tjeltveit] The Way of Communion: Spiritually Minded Eating for Carnally Minded Americans, is a workshop offered at the Episcopal Church of the Mediator, on Friday and Saturday, February 15 and 16. It will be led by John and Mary Granger, who are Orthodox Christians. John is a member of the Orthodox Speakers Bureau, and writes and lectures extensively on Harry Potter. He grew up as an Episcopalian. Mary does therapeutic cooking for people with cancer and other health issues. They and their seven children are active in their Orthodox Church in Trenton, New Jersey. Please see the attachment for more details on this unusual workshop, which is very timely for those of us who embrace disciplines like fasting and frequent Communion during Lent. Call 610-434-0155 to register. Download more information below.
This is an invitation from the diocesan Evangelism Commission to consider prayerfully whether you would like to apply to receive training to be an evangelism consultant, to be able to assist local congregations plan and implement their evangelism ministry. The commission will train nine to twelve consultants on Saturday, April 19, (10:00 to 3:00) at Trinity Mount Pocono (lunch provided, no fee) and will then ask you to join with one of the current members of the commission to do a third round of Regional Evangelism Training Days on May 3, 10 or 17 at locations to be determined. From there, you would work with the commission and go out to parishes that request practical help in getting their evangelism ministry off the ground and help the commission plan future trainings and workshops. Donwload more information below.
Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center will offer spiritually-grounded peace training, led by Janet Chisholm and Addison Bross, August 16-19. Creating a Culture of Peace: Nonviolence training for personal and social change is the kind of peacemaking training supported by General Convention, the Episcopal Peace Fellowship and our Diocesan Peace Commission on which both presenters serve. A nationally-recognized leader in peacemaking, Chisholm is the originator of CCP. She is Kirkridge's Coordinator for Peacemaking, and a member of Christ Church, Stroudsburg. Bross, a member of Grace Church, Allentown, is Peace Studies Professor at Lehigh University. Download more information, as a word or pdf file, below.
Kirkridge has been providing a place for rest and renewal to pilgrims along life’s
journey. The Center is located on the beautiful Kittatinny Ridge of eastern Pennsylvania near Bangor, the Delaware Water Gap and the Pocono Mountains region.
Kirkridge’s emphasis since 1942 has been the integration of contemplation and action for justice, or "Picket and Pray." Those early pilgrims and seekers who came to Kirkridge understood that the life of faith requires not only action to transform the world toward greater shalom, but also the cultivation of a deep spirituality to sustain that compassionate action. The legacy continues today, with a wide variety of programming and a growing constituency of folks from many faith traditions. Visit the Kirkridge website for details of many currently offered programs. Kirkridge draws presenters and retreatants from across the country. You may also download info about peace and justice programs in a table format for your use below.
In April and May
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A Centering Prayer workshop will be held at St. Paul's, Montrose, on Sunday, January 28, 1:00 to 6:00 pm. Led by Dr. Christine Kessen, professor at Marywood. Registration not required. No charge. Download news release below.