Workshop on Haiti Ministry with Diocese of Massachusetts

The Diocese of Massachusetts'  Haiti Network is hosting an event called “Global Missions: Perspectives for Success” to which you are all warmly invited. The workshop will center on discussion about best practices for forming and sustaining relationships with our partners by understanding the history and culture of their particular context. The event is open to the entire diocese, and all of Province One.  We will  come together for fellowship, storytelling, and shared discernment.

Save the date for June 10, 10 am – 4:30 pm, at Christ Church, 1132 Highland Ave.,   Needham,  MA.   Speakers who will be present include: Alan Yarborough, Communications Coordinator and Office Manager for the Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations, who lived and worked in Haiti for three years with the Episcopal Young Adult Service Corps; and Natalie Finstad, Interim Director of LDI, who has helped lead community organizing movements in Boston, Texas, New Zealand, and most prominently Nairobi, Kenya, where she co-founded Tatua Kenya, an organization that addresses poverty through locally-led justice movements.

Participants will listen to a panel discussion in the morning, followed by a question and answer session. We will break for lunch, then gather together in our regional Network groups to discuss the morning’s activity in the contexts in which we partner. Attendees from outside the Diocese of MA are welcome to join any of these four Network groups for the afternoon discussion:   Haiti,  Latin America,  Africa, or the MiddleEast.   Lunch will be served; a $5 fee is requested to cover costs. Please RSVP to Diomass Haiti Network organizer Leo Ryan at leo.j.ryan@gmail.com or Deacon for Global Mission Partnerships Holly Hartman at hhartman@diomass.org.