We have a handful of engaging pre-Convention offering on Friday, October 26. We hope that you will join us a bit early and take part in these unique opportunities.
Southeast Region Stations of the Cross
10-11:30am Starting at St. James', New London
We are glad to welcome you to the SE Region of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut for Annual Convention. As a way of opening our doors and streets to you, we invite you to participate in the Stations of the Cross at 10am on Friday morning, October 26.
Beginning at the red doors of St. James’ Episcopal Church, 76 Federal St., New London, we will proclaim the love of Jesus for all as we walk and visit places where the homeless, hungry, poor, addicted, and lonely find welcome. We will end at the Homeless Hospitality Center, where a tour will be arranged. Approximate walking is 2 miles; we will plan on spending 1 ½ - 2 hours in this public witness to the Way of Love.
This is a free event, and to help our planners, please RSVP in advance.
Fostering Spiritual Leadership for our Times: Embarking on the ways of justice and mercy
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Note, space is limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.
Bethany House of Prayer is comprised of colleagues in ministry who offer retreats, spiritual direction, contemplative groups, and worship. Together with the Sisters of St. Ann Bethany, we care about the life of the soul in individuals and communities, and we trust in the mystery and grace of God to sustain, challenge, and inspire us daily. This workshop will consider the practices of spiritual leadership which support 21st century Christians in the call to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with God? How do we listen better, act wisely, engender compassion and seek justice? We will explore practices that help us attune our lives to such hopes of shared spiritual leadership.
Led by Christ Humphrey, The Rev. Alden Flanders and The Rev. Dr. Debora Jackson
Racial Healing, Justice, & Reconciliation: The Way Forward in ECCT
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Join members of the ECCT’s Leadership Gathering (Mission Council, Standing Commission, Commission on Ministry, and Donations & Bequests) to hear of the engagement these bodies have done together in 2018. Learn about congregational resources and ideas as well as ECCT’s Season of Racial Healing, Justice, and Reconciliation to be launched soon. Participate in Eric Law’s Photolanguage, one of the exercises the Leadership Gathering used to draw out deep metaphorical expressions and memories of racism in our lives and commends to congregations. Come with your questions as well as an openness to new discoveries about yourself and your congregation.
5 Keys to Retiring Fearlessly
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
After years of hard work, your retirement may finally be in sight. Discover five keys to unlocking a retirement where you can have greater confidence in your ability to live out your dreams. Led by Thrivent Financial
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Your Legacy: Family, Church, & Charity
12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Are there people and organizations you care about and want to help financially? Learn strategies around sustaining your church’s foundation, supplementing an endowment fund or leaving an inheritance. Led by Thrivent Financial.
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