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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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