an emerging, missional Christian community in the Scranton, PA area:
rooted in the Episcopal Church, welcoming all.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Mid-Week Schedule Change

Beginning TONIGHT, we've decided to change the nights/locations of our mid-week conversation time. Tuesday nights at the Banshee are no more; we're holding open the possibility of doing a limited series at the Banshee (like 4- or 6-weeks of a book group or Bible study), but for now one mid-week gathering seems to be enough.

So, beginning TONIGHT, we'll be meeting on Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. at Northern Lights Espresso Bar on a come-as-you're-able basis for conversation and coffee. This change also opens up the possibility for others who have expressed an interest in being a part of the Scranton Emergent Cohort to now attend on the first Tuesday of the month (1st Wednesdays presented a conflict for some folks who had a commitment to Wednesday night worship in the area).

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Coming September 16: Emerging Church Learning Party: Resources for Outreach, Worship, and Spiritual Formation in Today's Culture

Peacemeal is helping to sponsor a major "Emergent" event in Northeast PA. Karen Ward, abbess of Church of the Apostles, Seattle and a key figure in the Emerging Church conversation in the US and the UK, will be leading a "learning party" at St. Stephens Episcopal Church. Here's a description of the event:

Sep 16, 2006

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

St. Stephens Episcopal Church
35 South Franklin St.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
United States

A new movement being called the 'emerging church' is making a major impact on the landscape of North American Christianity and around the world. FIND OUT what it's about and DISCOVER its significance for re-shaping church and MISSION in today's culture.

EXPLORE how traditional mainline congregations can GET INVOLVED in and be enriched by insights from the emerging church movement.

This mission event will be helpful for those from mainline congregations (Episcopal, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Methodist, UCC...) and also from traditional evangelical congregations.

Come to REIMAGINE CHURCH, and EXPERIENCE new ways to integrate ARTS, NEW MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES, and ANCIENT CHRISTIAN PRACTICES into worship and community mission for today's contexts.

Consider BRINGING A TEAM of 2-3 or more from your congregation with you to help fuel missional momentum when you get back home.

You will be ACCOMPANIED by native, postmodern guides, from Church of the Apostles (Seattle)--a leading edge, mainline (Episcopal/Lutheran), emerging congregation. Also giving a talk is Philadelphia based emergent leader Robert Fisher, from SE Penn Synod of the ELCA.

In the context of an experiential Kingdom PARTY, discover the new ways to RE-SHAPE CHURCH for the contours of mission in today's culture,

The Learning Party includes LUNCH and ends with a 5 pm emerging WORSHIP service with Church of the Apostles.

Early Registration (through Sept. 4) is $25
Regular Registration (Sept. 5-15) is $30


Or you may register by sending a check to:

The Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem
c/o Barbara Lewis
Diocesan House
333 Wyandotte St.
Bethlehem, PA 18015

This event is sponsored by Church of the Apostles, Praxis Center in partnership with Peacemeal and the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem PA

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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Scranton Emergent Cohort Tonight (8/2) at Borders

Due to the lack of air conditioning at Northern Light and the oppressive heat outside, we are changing out conversation space to Borders tonight. We'll be gathering at 8:00pm in the Borders Cafe with others in the area who want to discuss the emerging church and share ideas about new expressions of church in our area. Hope to see you there.