What will it take to step boldly into God's future?
There are countless opportunities for faith-fuelled, liberating ministry in our neighbourhoods. How will we respond?
This Learning Party is all about opening our eyes to what God might be showing us, and unleashing our imagination of what our neighbourhoods, cities, and world might look like if we responded to that call.
In a period of fracture and discord, both local and guest speakers contribute to this year’s poignant and timely theme, “Lift Up Your Hearts! The Transformative Power of Word and Table.”
The Rev. Neichelle R. Guidry of Trinity Church in Chicago, and Sara Miles, author of "Take This Bread," will keynotes. Emily Scott will offer the sermon at the closing Eucharist.
Emily will preach at Faith Lutheran Church in Chico, CA on Sunday, August 6. Worship begins at 9:30 am in the summer.
A bit about Faith Lutheran:
"There is a place for you here. We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God's grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person — questions, complexities and all. Our mission is to provide a loving community to everyone without exception and regardless of sex, race, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, physical and mental ability, age or station in life. It is the Lord's table and all are welcome. Join us as we do God's work in Christ's name for the life of the world."
Join a dynamic gathering of musicians, clergy and lay people in Cincinnati, Ohio to develop and strengthen your congregational song leading skills. Presenters Ana Hernández, Charles Murphy, Emily Scott, and Paul Vasile will lead worship, workshops, and conversation to help you add the valuable tool of paperless song leading to your community’s singing practice. Learn practical skills and diverse repertoire, and explore how paperless music can enrich and expand your congregation's repertoire of sung prayer and praise.
The three-day workshop begins at 1 pm on Wednesday, June 28 and ends at 5 pm on Friday, June 30. Registration begins at 12 noon.
Individual Registration Fee: $600 (Includes all meals and workshop materials)
Co-Sponsor (Group Registration Fee): $1,500 (Includes all meals and workshop materials for a group of 5 participants from the same congregation/faith community)
Music That Makes Community is pleased to offer two related events in conjunction with our three-day workshop. Participants are invited to attend both free of charge.
- Paperless Community SING at The Hive in the Northside neighborhood on Friday, June 30 at 7:30 pm;
- Cultivating Holistic Leadership Practices Workshop for the wider Cincinnati faith community on Saturday, July 1 from 9:30 am to 3 pm.
Paul Vasile · firstname.lastname@example.org · (929) 266-4662
This summer I'm returning to a place close to my heart, the Quad at Yale Divinity School. I'll be teaching a week-long course entitled, "Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurialism in Church Leadership." This is a continuing education course for pastors. Find out more and register here.
SACRED LINKS IN A DIGITAL AGE
The more methods we have to communicate the less we seem to know. The cacophony of demands can both enable and disturb our proclamation of Christ's deep love for the whole creation. The 2016 PNEUMA Conference is excited to welcome Bruce Reyes-Chow as our keynote speaker as we gather to explore the intersection of technology, Christian faith, diversity and modern families. PNEUMA offers ecumenical enrichment and retreat for all leaders, volunteer and professional, lay and ordained; come feel the spirit of lifelong Christian formation at PNEUMA 2016.
Emily will be leading worship alongside Joseph Peters-Matthews.
The Gospel Feast
Come sing, dance, praise and eat at the table of worship that satisfies the soul and revives the spirit. A new format with experts in music, movement, liturgy, and ritual offers a new Summer Music Institute experience this year!
Emily will be delivering a keynote address and leading a Dinner Church worship service.