The Diocese of Massachusetts offers a Diocesan Spring Learning Event, "Our Stories Speak of God," on March 4, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM in Boston. Some of the questions addressed will include the following:
- How could our churches be energized by members sharing their own faith stories?
- How could we make new connections in our neighborhoods by sharing what we believe about God's work in the world?
- How can Episcopalians learn to connect their own experiences and faith journeys with scripture?
- And how do we learn to do this in a way that isn't scary?
"If we want our churches to grow, if we want to make a difference in our community and connect it with our faith, and if we want others to know the transforming power of God in their lives then we need to find a way to talk about it," explains the Diocese of Massachusetts.
The keynoter this year, the Rev. Hershey Mallette Stephens, is on staff at Trinitiy Episcopal Church, Wall Street, and will lead an interactive workshop where participants will share stories, and listen to others' stories. Please consider using the EPIPHANY PAPERS before this event. This year's theme is "Recognizing God's Story" and each of the 5 downloadable studies emphasizes a story from around our diocese of God at work in unexpected ways. These are not dated and can be used at any time, or explored without attending the training.
The event will be held at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 138 Tremont Street in Boston.
REGISTRATION: $20.00. GROUPS: $15.00per person for groups of 5 or more. Use the code "GROUP" in the Promo Code field. STUDENTS: $10.00
Price includes lunch with a selection of sandwiches and sides to choose from. Please indicate any special food needs in registration.
Registration closes March 2. Learn More and Register HERE.