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WORKSHOPS FOR

THE FORTY-SEVENTH TRIENNIAL MEETING OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH WOMEN

“Many Paths, One Journey” Indianapolis, Indiana July 5-11, 2012


Episcopal Church Women’s Prayer Almighty God, we pray that you will bless our work in mission and ministry in the world. Help us to pray fervently, labor diligently and give liberally to make known the power of your love given through your son Jesus. Let us not forget the lessons from the past nor fear the challenges of the future. Anoint us with your grace and shine in our hearts as we reflect your light throughout the world. Amen. Dios Omnipotente, oramos para que tú bendigas nuestro trabajo en nuestra misión y ministerio por el mundo. Ayúdanos a orar fervientemente, laborar diligentemente y danos la libertad para que demos a conocer el poder de tu amor a través de tu Hijo Jesucristo. No dejes que olvidemos las lecciones del pasado y los retos del futuro. Bendícenos con tu gracia y que nuestros corazones reflejen tu luz a través del mundo. Amen.


The Forty-Seventh Triennial Meeting of the Episcopal Church Women “Many Paths, One Journey” Indianapolis, Indiana July 5-11, 2012 La Cuarenta y Siete Trienal Junta de Mujeres de la Iglesia Episcopal “Muchos Caminos, Un Viaje” Indianápolis, Indiana Julio 5-12, 2012 Workshops designed to educate and enrich women’s lives in the areas of Leadership, Spirituality, and Social Justice. Triennial Meeting is the culmination of three years of work by the National Episcopal Church Women’s Board. We pray that your time in Indianapolis will be fun as well as enriching and rewarding to you, and that each of you will return home with much enthusiasm and information to share with the women of your diocese. We are very pleased with the quality of workshops and presenters who have offered to share their time and talents this year. It has been a pleasure to work with them and to offer such a variety of workshop topics to you. Please return your registration cards early, as we will fill workshops on a first-come, first-served basis. Almost all of our workshops will be offered at least twice, so we hope everyone attends the workshops of choice. However, with such a richness of programs offered by our leaders, you will be surprised and delighted whichever workshops you attend. You will be notified which workshops you are scheduled to attend through the Secretariat Office at Triennial.

Talleres designados a Educar y enrriqauezer la vida de las mujeres en las áreas de Liderazgo, Espiritualidad y Justicia Social. La Junta Trienal es la culmina cion de tres años de trabajo de la Directiva de Mujeres de la Iglesia Episcopal Nacional. Nosotros rezamos para que tu tiempo en Indianápolis pueda Tener diversión como también enriquecimiento y regales para ti y


para que cada uno regrese a casa con mucho entusiasmo e información para compartir con las mujeres de su Diócesis. Por favor regresen su registracíon a tiempo y nosotros llenaremos los talleres los primeros que llegen, los primeros-servidos en bases. Casi todos los Talleres van a ser ofrecidos casi dos veces, nosotros espera mos que atiendan los talleres que escojan. De todos modos, con un enriquecimiento de programas ofrecidos por nuestros lideres, ustedes van a sorprenderse y deleitarse con cualquiera de los talleres que ustedes atiendan. Ustedes van a ser notificados a los talleres que están programados para atender a través de la oficina secretarial trienal.


Workshops Sunday, July 8th 2:30-4:30 PM #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15

Tools for the Journey; Ministry of all the Baptized … Ruth-Ann Collins Many Paths, One Journey: The Women in the Life of Jesus … The Rev. Edna Brown A Modern Missionary Journey … Robin Denney Rainier Ramblings … The Rev. Debora L.H. Jennings The Word Resurrected: An Episcopal Way of Honoring Scripture … The Rev. Carol L Mead Time for J.O.Y.: A Gift for Your ECW … Sara Milford Girls Friendly Society: A Path for the Next Generation … Margaret Nolde Some Basic Pathways to Parliamentary Order … Connie Skidmore Running on the Path, Our Hearts Overflowing with Love … The Rev. Dr. Jane Tomaine Green Cleaning & Healthy Homes … Teri Van Huss Journey through the Senses … Katerina Whitley Women, Money, and Spiritual Vision … Rosemary Williams Many Songs, One Voice … Adam Graham United Thank Offering 101 en Español … Olga Arevalo Networking with United Thank Offering in English and en Español … UTO Board

Monday, July 9th 2:00-3:30 PM #16 #17 #18 #19 #20 #21 #22 #23 #24 #25 #26 #27 #28 #29

Hacer el Plan de Vida en la Vida de Una Mujer Cristiana … The Rev. Yamily Bass-Choate The Word Resurrected: An Episcopal Way of Honoring Scripture … The Rev. Carol L Mead Voices of Episcopal Women … The Rev. Barbara Bender-Breck Time for J.O.Y.: A Gift for Your ECW … Sara Milford Finding Our Way: Context, Path, and Journey … Sister Catherine Grace Girls Friendly Society: A Path for the Next Generation … Margaret Nolde A Woman’s Way of Praying: Exploring the Relationship of Jesus and the Woman at the Well … The Very Rev. Kate Moorehead Rhythms of Grace: Worship for Individuals and Families with Special Needs Children … Linda L. Snyder Faith and Nature: Our Spiritual Journey … Phyllis Strupp Running on the Path, Our Hearts Overflowing with Love … The Rev. Dr. Jane Tomaine Rahab’s Sisters: A Ministry of Radical Hospitality … Christine Thurston Green Cleaning & Healthy Homes … Teri Van Huss Domestic Grants for UTO Funding: How Hard Is It to Write? … The Rev. Lynne Washington Women, Money, and Spiritual Vision … Rosemary Williams


Monday, July 9th 4:00-5:30 PM #30 #31 #32 #33 #34 #35 #36 #37 #38 #39 #40 #41 #42 #43

Many Paths, One Journey: Finding Our Way on Dark Paths … The Rev. Gail Avery Many Paths, One Journey: The Women in the Life of Jesus … The Rev. Edna Brown “Espiritualidad de Mujer” Descubra el ángel que tiene dentro … Petra Barragán Dear God... A Prayer Writing Workshop … The Rev. Anna Carmichael Food and Faith: Many Meals, One Table … Brin Bon New Paths Through Cross-Cultural Relationships … The Rev. Elizabeth Geitz Bullying: it even happens in church … Maryfran Crist Courageous, Bold and Surprising: Spiritual mothers and grandmothers … The Rev. Lindsay Hardin Freeman Greening Congregations … The Rev. Stephanie Johnson and Mike Schutt In the Parish … In the Diocese … In the Province: Paving the Way from the Pews to the People … CPC Presenter to be Announced Building Churches Without Walls: Street Church Across America … The Rev. Dr. Lee Anne Reat God’s Web: Communicating the Gospel in the 21st Century … Richelle Thompson An Aromatic Journey Into Wholeness: Using Essential Oils for Body, Mind and Spirit … The Rev. Jo Ann Weeks UTO in the Worldwide Church: Exploring the Uniqueness of Foreign Grants … The Rev. Petero Sabune and Buck Blanchard

Workshops Tuesday, July 10th 2:00-3:30 PM #44 #45 #46 #47 #48 #49 #50 #51 #52 #53 #54 #55 #56

Voices of Episcopal Women … The Rev. Barbara Bender-Breck Food and Faith: Many Meals, One Table … Brin Bon Dear God... A Prayer Writing Workshop … The Rev. Anna Carmichael A Modern Missionary Journey … Robin Denney Bible Women Who Sought Healing: What can we learn from their actions? … The Rev. Lindsay Hardin Freeman Courtney’s House: A Safe Place and Loving Environment … Tina Frundt Greening Congregations … The Rev. Stephanie Johnson and Mike Schutt Building Churches Without Walls: Street Church Across America … The Rev. Dr. Lee Anne Reat Reafirmando a las Mujeres en el siglo 21: Fortaleciendo Nuestro Liderazgo … The Rev. Canon Zoila Manzanares-Cole Applying Rhythms of Grace principles in your Worshipping Communities … The Rev. Dr. Audrey Scanlan Advanced Pathways for Your Leadership Journey … Connie Skidmore God’s Web: Communicating the Gospel in the 21st Century … Richelle Thompson UTO in the Worldwide Church: Exploring the Uniqueness of Foreign Grants … The Rev. Petero Sabune and Buck Blanchard


Workshops Tuesday, July 10th 4:00-5:30 PM #57 #58 #59 #60 #61 #62 #63 #64 #65 #66 #67 #68 #69 #70

Many Paths, One Journey: Finding Our Way on Dark Paths … The Rev. Gail Avery Road-Mapping in the Life of a Christian Woman … The Rev. Yamily Bass-Choate Finding Our Way: Context, Path, and Journey … Sister Catherine Grace Bullying: Being part of the solution … Maryfran Crist Courtney’s House: A Safe Place and Loving Environment … Tina Frundt New Paths Through Cross-Cultural Relationships … The Rev. Elizabeth Geitz Many Songs, One Voice … Adam Graham Rainier Ramblings … The Rev. Debora L.H. Jennings A Woman’s Way of Praying: Exploring the Relationship of Jesus and the Woman at the Well … The Very Rev. Kate Moorehead Rahab’s Sisters: A Ministry of Radical Hospitality … Christine Thurston Faith and Nature: Our Spiritual Journey … Phyllis Strupp An Aromatic Journey Into Wholeness: Using Essential Oils for Body, Mind and Spirit … The Rev. Jo Ann Weeks Domestic Grants for UTO Funding: How Hard Is It to Write? … The Rev. Lynne Washington Biblical Women: How do we listen to them? … Katerina Whitley

TRIENNIAL MEETING 2012 WORKSHOPS Sunday, July 8th 2:30-4:30 PM #1 Tools for the Journey; Ministry of all the Baptized Ruth-Ann Collins We are all called by our Baptismal vows into the ministries of the church. Designed for laity, this worship will focus on ways to empower individuals who have a desire to enrich the ministries in which they serve. Using the Baptismal Covenant as our guide we will explore how The Charter for Lifelong Christian Formation (General Convention 2009 resolution A082) and The Five Marks of Mission can provide a solid foundation on which individuals and communities of faith can respond to the needs of local and global concerns. Ruth-Ann Collins is the Episcopal Church Center staff officer for Lifelong Christian Formation. As part of the Formation and Vocation Team, her areas of focus are: Children’s Ministries, Adult Formation, and Older Adult Ministries. She serves as the staff liaison to the General Convention Standing Commission on Lifelong Christian Formation & Education, as well as the Older Adult Taskforce. She is the former Canon for Christian Formation at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in the Diocese of Long Island.


#2 Many Paths, One Journey: The Women in the Life of Jesus The Rev. Edna Brown This workshop will focus on the women from the Old and New Testaments who have a direct link to Jesus, either through the line of Jesse or during His life on earth. Bring your Bible, the more versions the better. In addition, we will ask some questions and share some stories. We will have fun but will keep our focus on these women, as their stories are part of our stories. The women are very different and their paths have twists and turns, stops and starts, as well as bumps in the road. Still, it is one journey, many paths. The Rev. Edna Brown says that she loves to tell Christian women about the women of the Bible. As Verna Dozier once said, “I read the Bible not to become a Christian but because I am a Christian.” Edna is a cradle Episcopalian, born and brought up in Chicago at St. Thomas Church on the south side. Currently she resides in Idlewild, Michigan most of the year, and Fairfax, Virginia in the winter months. She attends St. Andrew’s Church in Big Rapids, Michigan and Holy Communion in Washington, DC where her sister, the Rev. Nan Peete is the priest. #3 A Modern Missionary Journey Robin Denney Robin Denney will give an overview of the theology that drives mission sending today, talk about the ups and downs of missionary work, tell stories, and give pointers on how to prepare yourself for mission work abroad or at home. Robin has been an Episcopal missionary in Liberia and Sudan, and has helped with missionary orientation. She is now working as a lay pastoral leader, helping to start a new emerging church in her home diocese. In Liberia, Robin served as a member of the Young Adult Service Corps of The Episcopal Church for a year and taught agriculture at an Episcopal University. In Sudan, she worked for the Archbishop of the Episcopal Church of the Sudan for two and a half years, to develop an agriculture department and design training programs.


#4 Rainier Ramblings The Rev. Debora L.H. Jennings The sight before me took my breath away. As I stood there, wind gently dancing around me, I knew I was in the presence of a mighty mountain - and an almighty God. - D. L. H. Jennings In this workshop, Rainier Ramblings, the Rev. Debora L. H. Jennings will explore the relationship between the landscape of Mt. Tahoma (Rainier) and the spiritual journey on which we find ourselves. Using photographs, poetry, and stories she will invite participants to 'ramble' along with her on the many paths the mountain offers her pilgrims. Tahoma teaches us so much about our relationship with creation, with God, and with ourselves, Debora states. We simply have to be open to what Tahoma has to offer. And if we ARE open - well, life's journey will never be quite the same. The Rev. Debora L. H. Jennings is currently serving as the Vicar of St. Basil's Episcopal Church in Tahlequah Oklahoma. She also serves as Devotional Chair for Episcopal Church Women in the Diocese of Oklahoma. An experienced retreat leader, musician, photographer, and writer, Debora has led retreats around the country on a number of different themes, including Creation Centered Spirituality. She has served congregations in several dioceses, and is also adjunct faculty at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. Part of her ministry in the Diocese of Oklahoma includes serving as chair of the Diocesan Companion Relationship Board as the diocese lives out their newly formed relationship covenant with Uruguay. A grandmother of two, Debora is very involved in life in the community of Tahlequah, which includes participating in the annual musical presented by the Tahlequah Community Players. #5 The Word Resurrected: An Episcopal Way of Honoring Scripture The Rev. Carol L. Mead In this workshop, the Rev. Mead speaks of different kinds of knowledge: knowledge of information versus knowledge of transformation. She then identifies the tension in society today resulting from failing to distinguish the differences in those forms of knowledge. The Rev. Mead concludes with a discussion of ways that the Episcopal Church can approach and manage those challenges, so that a Christian’s intellect can be used in service of the faith. She encourages listeners to deepen their own spirituality through awareness of the transformational power of Scripture. The Rev. Carol L. Mead serves in Starkville, Mississippi as Episcopal chaplain at Mississippi State University and as assisting priest at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection. She received her Master of Divinity degree from Yale University in 2009, and she was ordained to the priesthood in December of 2009. She is the author of two devotional books, Holy Ordinary and Practically Holy, as well as a weekday meditation based on the Daily Office (www.holyordinary.com). She has also written two months’ worth of meditations for Forward Day by Day; one set appeared in October, 2009, and the second in March of 2012.


#6 Time for J.O.Y. : A Gift for Your ECW Sara Milford Consider the younger women in your congregation. Maybe you're one of them. Wouldn't it be lovely if you could offer a weekend or a day full of gifts to these overworked women? Rest. Relaxation. Palpable presence of Spirit. Tools to go forward. Awareness of the importance of Jesus, Others, and You. All of this is part of Time for J.O.Y., and you can be a part of this dynamic ministry! The retreat was developed with younger women (under 40) in mind. It's meant to last for a weekend and be put together by older women in the church. In this workshop, learn about how and what the Diocese of Arkansas learned from the Diocese of Western Louisiana. Walk through the process. Hear powerful stories of Spirit at work. Discover ways to adapt a weekend retreat into a day if you need to start small and ways to maintain your own sense of peace while pulling it all together! Workshop leader Sara Milford attended the first Time for J.O.Y. in Arkansas in 2005 and has served on the steering committee for every retreat since then. She's been through it, grown with it, and is excited to share the possibilities with you. #7 Girls Friendly Society: A Path for the Next Generation Margaret Nolde There is no doubt that early, positive experiences within the church create lifelong members. Through Girls Friendly Society, a 135-year-old Episcopal organization, girls develop a sense of importance and confidence by having a program just for them. GFS (as the girls call it) grounds girls in their knowledge of Christian beliefs and allows them to develop close relationships with each other. The GFS program provides support to help girls become the next generation of faithful women. GFS takes girls from just “going to church� to being active leaders with an appreciation of all of the members of the body of Christ. It gives them a sense of belonging and importance. In addition, the national and world-wide GFS network offers opportunities to participate in an extensive and diverse Christian community. You can provide constructive support to the girls of your church by establishing a GFS branch. GFS materials are inexpensive, easy for novice leaders to use, and fun! Margaret Nolde is president of Girls Friendly Society in the Diocese of Los Angeles. She is an alumna of the GFS program and became a GFS leader while raising her five daughters. She also works in public accounting. In the workshop, Margaret will explain the nuts and bolts of GFS and its popular badge program. Visit our website www.GFSCalifornia.org.


#8 Some Basic Pathways to Parliamentary Order Connie Skidmore, RP ECW Board Triennium Parliamentarian This workshop will give any leader or presiding officer more confidence in running meetings and improve fundamental skills in parliamentary procedure. Connie Skidmore is a Registered Parliamentarian and Member of the National Association of Parliamentarians. She has been Parliamentarian for the national ECW Board since 1999. She has also served in this capacity for the past 4 Triennial Meetings, as well as this one in Indianapolis. She is a member of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Incline Village, Nevada, where she serves as Lay Eucharistic Minister, Lay Reader, Parliamentarian, Education For Ministry (EFM) Mentor, and Outreach/Mission Chair. #9 Running on the Path, Our Hearts Overflowing with Love The Rev. Dr. Jane Tomaine What brings joy to our relationships, our communities and in the day-to-day ordinariness of life? How might we look forward in expectation to each new day, opening to the grace and the possibilities that await us? St. Benedict would say that the path is a “heart overflowing with the inexpressible delight of love.” Although written in the 6th century for the men of his monastery, the Rule of St. Benedict speaks to women and men of the 21st century with relevance and clarity, gifting us with practical ways to live a Christ-centered life. Come to this experiential workshop and learn about the Benedictine Path of hospitality, community, wholeness in relationships and finding the sacred in the ordinary. The Rev. Dr. Jane Tomaine, an Episcopal priest and nationally known retreat leader, will lead this exploration into Benedictine living. She is author of St. Benedict’s Toolbox: The Nuts and Bolts of Everyday Benedictine Living (Morehouse, 2005). Following an eighteen-year career with the Bell System and AT&T, Jane was ordained a priest in 1995, earning Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Drew Theological School in Madison, New Jersey, and served as rector of a New Jersey parish for 12 ½ years. Jane lives in Mountainside, New Jersey with her husband John, where they are staff to eight resident felines.


#10 Green Cleaning & Healthy Homes Teri Van Huss This workshop seeks to help people understand how the broad scope of environmental sustainability can be realized in an up close and personal way – in their own home! Teri Van Huss teaches practical and effective ways to keep homes (including church homes) clean and safe, and how this improves children’s health, creates better indoor air quality, and improves water quality. It helps people understand, too, the importance of using their purchasing power to affect change. Teri is a life-long Episcopalian and a child of the Southwest. She has three children, two with disabilities, and has been an active advocate for children with special needs. She entered her husband’s home town in the Diocese of San Joaquin in 1994, and in 2011 was accepted as a postulant to the diaconate. Teri’s passion for studying and then teaching the concept of a nontoxic home began in the late 1990s with her quest to provide a neutral indoor environment for her son whose health is compromised and who is unable to clearly communicate any discomfort. She has been teaching families since 2002 how to clean without chemicals using materials easily found in their homes. #11 Journey through the Senses Katerina Whitley We are sensual beings. We are guided and sometimes controlled by our five senses: seeing, hearing, smelling, touching, tasting. When one of these senses is missing or defective, we lose something of the fullness of life and experience. We can also train the senses to be more acute. This workshop will address the following questions: 1) How do we use the five senses to enhance our own lives and those who live with us? Do you cook paying attention to taste, color, aroma, texture? Do you try to make your home and work environment appealing to the senses so that you feel less stressed, more vitalized, calmer? 2) How do we use the five senses to enhance memory? The best legacy you can leave to a younger generation is to offer them your memories. How do you employ the sense of smell to recall an event in your life? Or the sense of hearing: A song from the past, a hymn from childhood? 3) How can you write down these stories that are triggered by the senses so that you leave a legacy to those younger than yourself? And finally: 4) How can you, as a spiritual person move beyond these five senses to perceive another reality? Is this possible? Katerina Katsara Whitley is a professional writer and dramatic performer. She specializes in the form of the dramatic monologue, using research, exegesis, and intuition in writing these stories in the first person. She is the author of Yet We Persist, a reader’s theater play based on the history of Episcopal Church Women. She is the author of Speaking for Ourselves: Voices of Biblical Women; Seeing for Ourselves: Biblical Women Who Met Jesus; Walking the Way of Sorrows: Stations of the Cross; Waiting for the Wonder: Voices of Advent; Light to the Darkness: Lessons and Carols, Public and Private. Her latest book is Around a Greek Table, published by Globe Pequot Press. She lives in Valle Crucis, North Carolina and is a wife, mother, and grandmother; she writes regularly for the church’s Sermons That Work series.


#12 Women, Money and Spiritual Vision Rosemary Williams In this workshop we will explore our money mythology and relationship with money from early years to the present time. We begin by acknowledging that money is never neutral. It triggers powerful emotions and conflicting messages, especially for women, and often defines our self-image and self worth. Interactive exercises and conversations in dyads and triads are used to uncover the hidden messages and attitudes that influence our daily financial lives. Participants will leave the workshop with a simple plan for aligning their spiritual and economic power. Rosemary Williams is an author and the Founder/Director of Women's Perspective, a non-profit educational organization based in Fairfield, Connecticut. As a financial planner and former banker, she uses her financial know-how to help women explore and strengthen their connection between their core spiritual beliefs and money. She conducts workshops and retreats and has led transformational trips to Haiti, Guatemala and Kenya. She is currently a delegate to the UN Commission on the Status of Women, a member of the UN, NGO Committee on Spiritual Values and Global Concerns, on the board of AWE (Anglican women’s Empowerment) and author with Joanne Kabak of The Women’s Book on Money and Spiritual Vision. #13 Many Songs, One Voice Adam Graham Many paths, One Journey... many of our churches have a chancel choir to lead the music in worship on Sundays. Some churches are blessed to have several choirs: traditional, gospel, contemporary, men's choir, women's choir, children's choir, handbells, etc. This workshop will feature music to prepare us to be the choir for closing worship, with traditional and gospel music, going back to Mendelssohn's "Lift Thine Eyes" and working forward to Taize, and "Perfect Praise" which most associate with Lecresia Campbell, Walt Whitman, and the Soul Children of Chicago. Adam Graham, our Triennial Meeting musician, is organist and minister of music at Trinity Church, Washington DC. He has held positions as an accompanist, choral and children’s choir director, organist and director of handbell ensembles. He has worked with professional and volunteer choirs as well as several gospel recording artists. In addition to his church ministry, he teaches piano, theory, and voice.


#14 Ofrecimiento Unido de Gracias 101 UTO 101 Olga Arevalo Vengan a aprender e información básica acerca de UTO y el gran proceso. Sus preguntas serán contesta das! Come learn basic information about UTO and the granting process. Your questions will be answered! This workshop will be led by Olga Arevalo, a UTO board member from Ecuador.

#15 Creación de redes para las Ofrenda de Gracias Networking for United Thank Offering In Spanish and English United Thank Offering Board Members Este taller está diseñado para alentar a los participantes a compartir ideas e historias acerca de los Estados Unidos Ofrenda de Gracias ministerio. ¿Cómo se difundió la noticia para mantener este ministerio vital? Favor de traer elementos que mostrar, y sus historias que contar acerca de cómo se "vende" UTO en su diócesis y las iglesias. ¿Cuáles son algunas maneras de fomentar día a día gracias y el uso regular de las cajas azules? El objetivo es hablar sobre lo que funciona para usted y para recopilar nuevas ideas para su uso. La creación de redes es otra manera de aprender acerca de la Ofrenda de las Gracias. Este taller se ofrece a los participantes de habla Inglés y Español. This workshop is designed to encourage participants to share ideas and stories about the United Thank Offering ministry. How do you spread the news to keep this ministry vital? Please bring items to show and your stories to tell about how one “sells” UTO in your diocese and churches. What are some ways to encourage daily thanks and regular use of the Blue Boxes? The goal is to talk about what works for you and to gather some new ideas for your use. Networking is another way to learn about the United Thank Offering. This workshop is offered for both English and Spanish speaking participants.


Monday, July 9th 2:00-3:30 PM #16 Hacer el plan de vida en la vida de una mujer Cristiana The Rev. Yamily Bass-Choate Muchos caminos, Un Viaje habla de las mujeres atravez de el tiempo. Mientras nosotros caminamos muchos caminos nosotros viajamos en el mismo viaje. Cuando el destino que miramos es el que decide la vida de una mujer Cristiana, que tiene ejemplos Bíblicos como Sara, Ruth, Noemi, y Maria, que brillan con luz sobre las caminos diferente que toma en nuestra vida de fe. El terma de los peregrinos es ecencial en la Historia de el Cristianismo. Nosotros podemos examinar las vidas de muchos cararacteres Bíblicos, siguiendo sus caminos e identificando los puntos de regreso que nos dejan crecer en fe y acercarnos a Cristo. Nosotros podemos planear los momentos de nuestros propios viajes y examinarlos lo mas paralelo a nuestras vidas de fe. Esto podría envolvernos en lecturas de las Escrituras y de otras Literaturas como la refleccíon y discusión y manos sobre “Hacer el plan de vida.” See #58 for this workshop offering in English. The Rev. Yamily Bass-Choate is an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of New York, and has the privilege of serving a Hispanic/Latino congregation in Southern Westchester County. Her own path has led her from her country, Colombia, South America to Jackson, Mississippi, to New York City. Her journey is not unlike that of many other women: she been a high school teacher, a social worker, and now a parish priest. She writes, “As Christians we are called to reflect upon our journeys’ twists and turns and to acknowledge God’s presence throughout the journey, especially at moments when we find ourselves like Jonah in the belly of the beast.” #17 The Word Resurrected: An Episcopal Way of Honoring Scripture The Rev. Carol L. Mead In this workshop, the Rev. Mead speaks of different kinds of knowledge: knowledge of information versus knowledge of transformation. She then identifies the tension in society today resulting from failing to distinguish the differences in those forms of knowledge. The Rev. Mead concludes with a discussion of ways that the Episcopal Church can approach and manage those challenges, so that a Christian’s intellect can be used in service of the faith. She encourages listeners to deepen their own spirituality through awareness of the transformational power of Scripture. See information about Carol+ under Workshop #5.


#18 Voices of Episcopal Women The Rev. Barbara Bender-Breck In this introductory workshop you will learn different theories, methods, and debates surrounding the oldest historical tool, oral history. We will discuss how and why oral history can be useful, and you will learn the “nitty-gritty” aspects of oral history for your congregations. When you complete this workshop you will be familiar with the theory, methodology, and practical aspects of oral history. This knowledge will help you better understand the tools available. You will have a better understanding of both individual and collective memory and how it influences all historical sources. You will leave this class with the tools needed to begin an oral history project in your congregation, or community. The Rev. Barbara Bender Breck has served as a trained Intentional Interim Priest since 2002. Canonically resident in the Diocese of California, she has also served a congregation in the Diocese of Oregon. She has served as a Board member of the EWHP (Episcopal Women History Project) serving as Chaplain for two years. On the National Church level Barbara has served on the Standing Commission for Ministry Development and Title IV Task Force, and as a Board member of NNECA (National Network of Episcopal Clergy Associations). She is passionate about women’s issues. Through her work, she has come to realize that many inside and outside of the Episcopal Church are unfamiliar with the historical role women have played in ministry. Her work with oral history has given her the opportunity to share this wealth of knowledge. In 2009 Barbara moved to Portland, Oregon where she enjoys being in the midst of the many members of her extended family. In her spare time she can be found reading, taking walks, cooking, or baby sitting grandson Ezrah. #19 Time for J.O.Y. : A Gift for Your ECW Sara Milford Consider the younger women in your congregation. Maybe you're one of them. Wouldn't it be lovely if you could offer a weekend or a day full of gifts to these overworked women? Rest. Relaxation. Palpable presence of Spirit. Tools to go forward. Awareness of the importance of Jesus, Others, and You. All of this is part of Time for J.O.Y., and you can be a part of this dynamic ministry! The retreat was developed with younger women (under 40) in mind. It's meant to last for a weekend and be put together by older women in the church. In this workshop, learn about how and what the Diocese of Arkansas learned from the Diocese of Western Louisiana. Walk through the process. Hear powerful stories of Spirit at work. Discover ways to adapt a weekend retreat into a day if you need to start small and ways to maintain your own sense of peace while pulling it all together! Workshop leader Sara Milford attended the first Time for J.O.Y. in Arkansas in 2005 and has served on the steering committee for every retreat since then. She's been through it, grown with it, and is excited to share the possibilities with you.


#20 Finding Our Way: Context, Path and Journey Sister Catherine Grace The moments of our lives are framed in a particular context, or story. Each of us makes decisions, takes action, even speaks in ways determined by the particular context in which we find ourselves and the assumptions and beliefs we have about that story. For Christians, the context has generally been formed within a historical period of about 5000 years. When we consider the human story, for example, we tend to frame it within that time period, even though most of us understand that the human species has existed for a much longer time. What might happen to our collective journeys if we were to place our religious story in the larger context of the full human story - and then place both of those in the even larger context of Earth itself, and all of that in the vast context of the Universe? Would the decisions we make, the actions we take, change? Might we be drawn to take new paths on the journey of our lives? This workshop will explore these questions, and through them begin to consider what it means to live in a Universe that is deeply Eucharistic in nature, where everything is indeed tinged with the glory of God. Sr. Catherine Grace has been a member of the Community of the Holy Spirit since 1990, when she came to New York from Colorado. She is one of the sisters responsible for preserving the abundant harvests from their local gardens, and speaks to groups about the sacredness of Creation. Passionate about environmental and ecological issues, she feels strongly that conservation and preservation are first and foremost spiritual concerns. In spite of a delightfully busy life, she enjoys reading, sewing, writing, spinning and weaving in her spare moments. The sisters in Brewster, New York grow most of their own food, tap their own sugar bush for maple syrup, share their produce with other families, and, as their schedules allow, give talks on the reasons why they have chosen this “farming life” in the twenty-first century. They focus their lives and worship to model and celebrate sustainable living, social justice and spiritual fulfillment. #21 Girls Friendly Society: A Path for the Next Generation Margaret Nolde There is no doubt that early, positive experiences within the church create lifelong members. Through Girls Friendly Society, a 135-year-old Episcopal organization, girls develop a sense of importance and confidence by having a program just for them. GFS (as the girls call it) grounds girls in their knowledge of Christian beliefs and allows them to develop close relationships with each other. The GFS program provides support to help girls become the next generation of faithful women. GFS takes girls from just “going to church” to being active leaders with an appreciation of all of the members of the body of Christ. It gives them a sense of belonging and importance. In addition, the national and world-wide GFS network offers opportunities to participate in an extensive and diverse Christian community. You can provide constructive support to the girls of your church by establishing a GFS branch. GFS materials are inexpensive, easy for novice leaders to use, and fun! See information about Margaret under Workshop #7.


#22 A Woman's Way of Praying: Exploring the Relationship of Jesus and the Woman at the Well The Very Rev. Kate Moorehead How do you best pray? How can you enter into God's presence in the most effective way, given your inner nature? Using the story of the Samaritan Woman at the Well, we will look at how each woman encounters Christ in her own unique way. We will develop and fine tune our prayer practices based on the experience of the Samaritan woman, her thirst, her honesty and her passion. Using the relationship of Jesus and this unique woman, we will draw closer to Jesus ourselves and learn more about our inner lives of prayer. The Very Rev. Kate Moorehead is the Dean of St. John's Cathedral in Jacksonville, Florida and the author of three books: Between Two Worlds, Organic God, and Get Over Yourself!. Kate is the mother of three boys and is married to James Moorehead, a professor at Florida Coastal School of Law. Kate is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Vassar College, a Carpenter Scholar at Yale Divinity School and a MDiv cum laude graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary. The Cathedral where Kate is serving as Dean is passionate about the inner city and is in the process of creating a Cathedral Village, modeled on medieval villages surrounding Cathedrals, in the urban core. #23 Rhythms of Grace: Worship for Individuals and Families with Special Needs Children Linda L. Snyder Come and join us as we lead you through a typical Rhythms of Grace worship. This is a model that offers a variety of methods to explore God’s Holy Word, and appeals to many learning styles. We push at the bounds of traditional worship in making a “new way” in order to honor the sacred spirit in each and every person. We do not focus on the special needs of individuals as handicaps or disabilities but instead celebrate the unique gifts that we all bring to the Body. Our beginning was a conversation with a parent seeking an alternative worship experience for his autistic son in 2003. We have expanded to multiple sites in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Texas, California, Wyoming, and Scotland. With Rhythms of Grace we experience what a blessing it is to open the church doors and say to everyone, “Welcome. Come inside. We have something for you.” Linda L. Snyder, founder and Executive Director of Rhythms of Grace, has a degree in education and over 30 years of service in Christian Formation in parishes throughout the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut. She is presently assisting in the leadership of the Avon location and supporting other sites as needed.


#24 Faith and Nature: Our Spiritual Journey Phyllis Strupp "The goal of our spiritual journey is to grow rich toward God." Faith and Nature . In September 2011, the House of Bishops issued a pastoral teaching that indicates, "This is the appointed time for all God's children to work for the common goal of renewing the earth as a hospitable abode for the flourishing of all life." Phyllis Strupp, founder of the Diocese of Arizona’s Nature and Spirituality Program in 2005, will offer practical tips for "renewing the earth" as part of our spiritual journey. Participants will learn insights from nature, science, and scripture that reveal God’s work in today’s world. We will review the top faithful actions that enable us to support life on earth (including our own!) and grow rich toward God. Phyllis is a naturalist, writer, speaker, and Brain Coach. She is the author of the award-winning book, “The Richest of Fare: Seeking Spiritual Security in the Sonoran Desert” and Church Publishing’s curriculum “Faith and Nature: The Divine Adventure of Life on Earth.” She writes a monthly column for the Episcopal News Service and posts for Church Publishing’s buildfaith.org blog. Website: www.brainwealth.org. #25 Running on the Path, Our Hearts Overflowing with Love The Rev. Dr. Jane Tomaine What brings joy to our relationships, our communities and in the day-to-day ordinariness of life? How might we look forward in expectation to each new day, opening to the grace and the possibilities that await us? St. Benedict would say that the path is a “heart overflowing with the inexpressible delight of love.” Although written in the 6th century for the men of his monastery, the Rule of St. Benedict speaks to women and men of the 21st century with relevance and clarity, gifting us with practical ways to live a Christ-centered life. Come to this experiential workshop and learn about the Benedictine Path of hospitality, community, wholeness in relationships and finding the sacred in the ordinary. The Rev. Dr. Jane Tomaine, an Episcopal priest and nationally known retreat leader, will lead this exploration into Benedictine living. She is author of St. Benedict’s Toolbox: The Nuts and Bolts of Everyday Benedictine Living (Morehouse, 2005). Following an eighteen-year career with the Bell System and AT&T, Jane was ordained a priest in 1995, earning Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Drew Theological School in Madison, New Jersey, and served as rector of a New Jersey parish for 12 ½ years. Jane lives in Mountainside, New Jersey with her husband John, where they are staff to eight resident felines.


# 26 Rahab’s Sisters: A Ministry of Radical Hospitality Christine Thurston This workshop will engage and challenge participants in their understanding of prostituted women, and will encourage lively discussion about the church and society’s responses to prostitution. Rahab’s Sisters is a ministry of outreach and compassion toward women who live and work on the streets of Portland, Oregon. This ministry serves as a concrete example of how radical hospitality makes possible the physical and spiritual transformation of those who are most vilified in society. We will discuss the history and motivation for development of Rahab’s Sisters – how it has grown and been influenced by the needs of our ‘street sisters’, and the important contributions of our collaborative relationships with various women’s services. We will review the various influences on children and adult women that lead them into lives of “sex slavery”, and what makes it so difficult to leave the trade. To deepen our understanding of prostitution, we will discuss some social science research about positive and negative consequences of public programs to ‘contain’ or eradicate prostitution. Finally, we will talk about how individual parishes might develop a similar ministry in their area. An outline will be provided for discussion. Christine Thurston holds a PhD, MSN in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse. During her professional nursing career, she worked in both academia and in Community Mental Health programs throughout the United States. Married to the Very Rev. Anthony (Bud) Thurston for 46 years, they have two adult children, who fortunately also live in Portland. There are no grandchildren, unfortunately, but their Airedale, Zakk fills that role (sort of). She has conducted research with adolescent youth, concerning the development of self concept and self esteem. She has always been involved in social ministries, as well as community health and mental health agencies. She became involved with Rahab’s Sisters in the beginning of the ministry, 2004. She has been the Volunteer Coordinator and served on the Board of Directors. She continues her commitment to this life-giving ministry. #27 Green Cleaning & Healthy Homes Teri Van Huss This workshop seeks to help people understand how the broad scope of environmental sustainability can be realized in an up close and personal way – in their own home! Teri Van Huss teaches practical and effective ways to keep homes (including church homes) clean and safe, and how this improves children’s health, creates better indoor air quality, and improves water quality. It helps people understand, too, the importance of using their purchasing power to affect change. son whose health is compromised and who is unable to clearly communicate any discomfort. She has been teaching families since 2002 how to clean without chemicals using materials easily found in their homes. See information about Teri under Workshop #10.


#28 Domestic Grants for United Thank Offering The Rev. Lynne Washington Grant applications for funding through the United Thank Offering have decreased, not only as a result of Board limitations which is one domestic grant per diocese. The challenge in this workshop is to clarify funding criteria, address processing issues, and stimulate creative ideas that would address basic compelling human needs in localities throughout the Church in the U.S. Lynne through her work on the Diocesan Grants Selection Committee and her leadership as Executive Director of the Peter Paul Development Center has been able to receive four grants over the years for various aspects of the program at PPDC. Knowing how to address pertinent issues and what aspects of a program are good grant possibilities are key points for grant writing. Join us to learn and explore ideas. The Rev. Lynne Washington is Vicar of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Church Hill, Diocese of Virginia. She graduated from St. Paul’s College and General Theological Seminary. She was the first clergy of color elevated to the Virginia Delegation and is serving a second term as Deputy to General Convention. Lynne was employed in the bishop’s office for several years during which she was the diocesan staff person who handled the UTO grants. She also managed other diocesan funds for outreach, the Mustard Seed and the Fund for Human Need, both of which were often springboards for domestic UTO grants. She then worked as Executive Director of the Peter Paul Development Center, a center serving children, youth and seniors in a severely depressed inner city community. Lynne is presently serving the small church across the street from PPDC. #29 Women, Money and Spiritual Vision Rosemary Williams In this workshop we will explore our money mythology and relationship with money from early years to the present time. We begin by acknowledging that money is never neutral. It triggers powerful emotions and conflicting messages, especially for women and often defines our self-image and self worth. Interactive exercises and conversations in dyads and triads are used to uncover the hidden messages and attitudes that influence our daily financial lives. Participants will leave the workshop with a simple plan for aligning their spiritual and economic power. Rosemary Williams is an author and the Founder/Director of Women's Perspective, a non-profit educational organization based in Fairfield, Connecticut. As a financial planner and former banker, she uses her financial know-how to help women explore and strengthen their connection between their core spiritual beliefs and money. She conducts workshops and retreats and has led transformational trips to Haiti, Guatemala and Kenya. She is currently a delegate to the UN Commission on the Status of Women, a member of the UN, NGO Committee on Spiritual Values and Global Concerns, on the board of AWE (Anglican women’s Empowerment) and author with Joanne Kabak of The Women’s Book on Money and Spiritual Vision.


Monday, July 9th 4:00-5:30 PM #30 Many Paths, One Journey: Finding Our Way on Dark Paths The Rev. Gail Avery Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. (Psalm 25:4) It is no surprise that the Psalmist is crying out to our Lord. Sometimes there are too many paths before us, and not all of them are particularly helpful. Still, the truth remains - there are many paths that can bring us to our Lord. Many paths, yet one journey: a journey that takes us into the very heart of God. But how do we discern God’s call and will for us when a path is lit so dimly that we can barely see that it is a path at all? How do we find our way? How do we even know it is God’s call? What tools can help us to discern? My path to the Priesthood wasn’t brightly lit but somehow my sense of priesthood remained strong. As an Episcopal Priest working as a Maritime Chaplain, I have learned that a journey to the priesthood isn’t about ordination - though for me, it was partly that. And my journey didn’t stop there. It still continues. What does the term priesthood mean to you? Why do we find it easier focusing on end results rather than trusting the process? How do we find our way when all we can see is darkness? The Rev. Gail Avery serves as Seafarer’s Friend Port Chaplain of Boston Harbor, “coming alongside the maritime industry with friendship, faith, and hospitality”, as well as serving on the North American Maritime Ministry Association (NAMMA) board as the Anglican/Episcopal Denomination Representative for Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean. She is Assistant Vicar at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, Hampstead, New Hampshire, and a 2006 graduate of The Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts with a special competency in Anglican, Global and Ecumenical Studies and noted by the Boston Theological Institute for her excellence in International Mission and Ecumenical Engagement. #31 Many Paths, One Journey: The Women in the Life of Jesus The Rev. Edna Brown This workshop will focus on the women from the Old and New Testaments who have a direct link to Jesus, either through the line of Jesse or during His life on earth. Bring your Bible, the more versions the better. In addition, we will ask some questions and share some stories. We will have fun but will keep our focus on these women, as their stories are part of our stories. The women are very different and their paths have twists and turns, stops and starts, as well as bumps in the road. Still, it is one journey, many paths. See information about Edna+ under Workshop #2.


# 32 “Espiritualidad de Mujer” (“Women’s Spirituality”) Descubra el ángel que tiene dentro (Discover the angel you have inside) Petra Barragán es miembro de la Iglesia Episcopal por casi 21 años; actualmente asiste a la Iglesia de San Bartolomé en Pico Rivera California donde es la Presidenta del “Comité Damas de San Bartolomé” y la Maestra para la Educación Cristiana. Trabaja en las oficinas de la Diócesis Episcopal de Los Angeles por más de 15 años como asistente para el Ministerio Hispano, secretaria para el Ministerio Multicultural y actualmente como administradora de la Congregación de la Catedral. Petra ha sido presentadora y coordinadora del Entrenamiento Nacional “Mujeres Unidas en Liderazgo” También fue coordinadora del Retiro Hispano para niños y niñas “Un Encuentro con Dios”. Fue Rectora del Cursillo para mujeres en el año 1999 y rectora del Retiro “De Regreso a la Montaña”. Petra Barragan has been in the Episcopal Church for 21 years; at present is a member of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Pico Rivera, California. There she is the chair of the Committee of the Ladies of St. Bartholomew’s and a teacher of the Christian Education. Petra has worked at the Diocese of Los Angeles for more than 15 years as an assistant of the Hispanic Ministry office, secretary for Multicultural Ministries and at present, administrative assistant for Cathedral Congregation. Petra has been a presenter and coordinator of the national training “Mujeres Unidas en Liderzgo”, the Coordinator for the Hispanic Children Retreat “Un Encuentro Con Dios” and Rector of the women’s Cursillo in 1999, rector of the retreat “Back to the Mountain”. #33 Dear God…a Prayer Writing Workshop The Rev. Anna Carmichael When preparing women to take their Daughters of the King vows, one woman revealed that she got nervous at family gatherings because she was always asked to pray over the meal. Dear God developed as a result of that conversation. How do we pray? When do we pray? What are the types of prayer? Does it matter if we stand up, sit down or kneel? Do we pray in color, or is it all black and white? What names for God do we use when we pray? These are the types of questions that will be explored. Participants will learn about the five types of prayer as found in scripture, and have the opportunity to create both an individual prayer, as well as a community prayer during the workshop. The Rev. Anna Carmichael is a graduate of Church Divinity School of the Pacific. She is currently the Rector at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Hood River, Oregon. She is a member of the Daughters of the King and serves as Diocesan Chaplain to both the Diocese of Eastern Oregon and the Diocese of Oregon.


#34 Food and Faith: Many Meals, One Table Brin Bon There are many paths to God, and one of them in our lives as Christians, churchgoers, and women is through food—from Lenten soup suppers and Easter brunch potlucks, to church barbeques and Advent teas. On Sundays we come together to feast at God’s holy table and then to sip coffee and eat cookies with our friends and community members. From sacrament to fellowship, the life of the church revolves around the act of eating together. Food is certainly a part of our religious practices, but is it part of our faith life, too? How might we better integrate our eating with our spirituality in a way that helps us in our common journey toward God? In this workshop we will explore the spirituality of eating and how we can eat in a way that reflects our faith in God. We will start by sharing our common experiences of meeting God through food. We will then take a look at what our faith tells us about food, creation, and the land through scripture and other sources of spiritual inspiration and guidance. We will turn to the question of where our food comes from, what impact our eating habits have on the environment, and what it means to feed others as servants of Christ. We will end by reflecting on our insights by writing a mealtime grace that reflects our understanding of food and faith, and that invites God into our ongoing conversation about how and what we eat. Brin Bon is a postulant for ordination in the Episcopal Diocese of Utah. She graduated from the University of Utah in 2008, and is currently a seminarian at Berkeley Divinity School at Yale. Her husband and she are raising their three young children--two sons and daughter--and living in Connecticut, while she completes her Master of Divinity degree. In her spare time she loves to cook, write, knit, take walks with her husband, and break bread with friends. When she graduates in 2013 she hopes to continue her ministry of food and faith in the context of a parish, where family, food, faith, and God often come together in wonderful and delicious ways. She blogs about the many ways in which food is a matter of faith at http://mattersoffoodandfaith.blogspot.com/. #35 New Paths Through Cross-Cultural Relationships The Rev. Elizabeth Geitz What happens when three American women put their faith into action in a developing nation? In this workshop based on her book, I Am That Child, the Rev. Elizabeth Geitz, discusses how cross-cultural relationships among people of faith can change our world . . . one person at a time. Join Elizabeth on her pilgrimage to an orphanage in Cameroon, West Africa, as she answers God’s call to follow a new path on her spiritual journey. She will share humorous and gut-wrenching wisdom from leaders and children who struggle against AIDS, global poverty and sexism as she examines how to engage global poverty efforts and build community across continents or across the street. Elizabeth Geitz’s books have been hailed by people as diverse as Desmond Tutu, Phyllis Tickle, and John Berendt. With a focus on justice issues, her writings speak to people of passion who want to make a difference in the world. Elizabeth is author of Fireweed Evangelism and Gender and the Nicene Creed, and co-editor of Women’s Uncommon Prayers. Her newest book, I Am That Child, is a riveting memoir of her journey to the Good Shepherd Home for Children orphaned by AIDS.


#36 Bullying: it even happens in church Maryfran Crist Do you know the warning signs of bullying behavior? Do you realize that bullying is part of social injustice as well as increasing violence? This workshop will explore: how to recognize bullying not only with children, but in adult settings; how we respond when it takes place in the church; how to respond to both the victims as well as the person bullying; and what the resources are for study and sharing. Maryfran Crist: AA,HT ASCP, CT,ADN,BSN,MSN,FNP, AE-C, FCN, RNx2, MOM, MRS, etc. Maryfran was asked once if she ever would stop learning. Her answer was not unless God doesn’t give lessons in heaven. The assortment of initials following her name above reflects a life of challenge and joy. Currently Maryfran is a family nurse practitioner in a rural health clinic, a parish nurse in Episcopal churches in Illinois, and the regional representative to National Episcopal Health Ministries: NEHM. Her nursing started in Battle Creek, Michigan and she completed her parish nursing, BSN and MSN in Minnesota. As a woman of faith she believes she too is on a journey. Her travel has been with a husband of 40+ years, 4 children and now their spouses, 8 grandchildren, 13 exchange youth and 35 foster children, as well as the youth groups, Sunday schools, Girl Scouts and Camp Fire, serving as camp nurse. Yet there is time for knitting and reading Beverly Lewis, sitting by the lake and taking time for WPNC. She writes: “It is a challenge to find balance at times, but the variety God has placed in my life brings joy!” #37 Courageous, Bold and Surprising: Spiritual mothers and grandmothers The Rev. Lindsay Hardin Freeman Throughout the centuries, the legacy left to us by brave and risk-taking Bible women has often been glossed over in church. But like our own relatives, our spiritual mothers and grandmothers cannot be ignored. Some were hilarious, others brave, still others visionary. Who are the ones that have stood the test of time? Why? What DON'T we know about them? And what do they have to tell us about God's call to us to be courageous, bold, and surprising? A workshop goal is to spring biblical women from their dreary literary caskets and bring women closer to each other and to God in that process. Lindsay Hardin Freeman is an Episcopal priest of some twenty-six years and has won over thirty national awards for excellence in religious journalism. She served as the editor of Vestry Papers for nine years and has four books in print, three of them published in the last two years. They are: The Scarlet Cord: Conversations with God’s Chosen Women (a book of twelve Bible women telling their own stories in their own words); Wisdom Found: Stories of Women Transfigured by Faith, and Good Lord, Deliver Us: A Lenten Journey, written with her husband, the Rev. Leonard Freeman. She has most recently served as interim rector at Trinity Church, Excelsior, Minnesota and lives in Orono, Minnesota with Leonard and their youngest son, David, a high school senior, while keeping tabs on their older son Jeffrey, a junior in college.


#38 Greening Congregations The Rev. Stephanie Johnson and Mike Schutt How do we integrate greening into the life of a congregation? This workshop includes specific practical steps such as: 1)forming a green team, 2)developing a strategy for engaging the entire congregation, 3)offering theologically grounded educational programs for children, youth and adults 4) implementing greening initiatives in the church including energy efficient projects, congregational gardens, recycling, and liturgical resources. A list of resources will be distributed which congregations can use to support their work, including funding opportunities (green grants, rebates, etc.) The Rev. Stephanie Johnson works for the Province I Bishops of New England on an Energy Stewardship ministry, providing resources and support to the 675 congregations in the Province. She is the project coordinator for the Diocese of New York's "Faith, Food, Farming and Our Future" program. Currently, she is completing a Master's in Sacred Theology at Yale Divinity School on congregational environmental ministries. She won the 2011 St.Francis Philanthropic Award from Earth Ministries for her sermon titled "Abundance". Michael Schut serves as the Economic and Environmental Affairs Officer of The Episcopal Church, following 11 years on the staff of Earth Ministry. He has edited and partially authored three books/study guides: Money and Faith: The Search for Enough; Food and Faith: Justice, Joy and Daily Bread; and Simpler Living, Compassionate Life: A Christian Perspective . He coordinates and provides resources for various eco-justice programs in the church and speaks and leads workshops/retreats connecting faith, justice, economics and ecology. He represented the Episcopal Church on a Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships White House Task Force on Environment and Climate Change. He received his M.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Oregon in 1993 and his B.S. in Biology in 1987 from Wheaton College in Illinois. He likes to backpack, climb, sing, read, and spend time with his nephew, Carter. He lives in Seattle. #39 In the Parish … In the Diocese … In the Province: Paving the Way from the Pews to the People Presenter to be Announced The Church Periodical Club is celebrating 124 years of service dedicated to the Ministry of the Printed Word and to the Promotion of Christian Mission throughout the world. CPC is funded by contributions from all levels of the Episcopal Church. Come and learn how the paths from the parish, the diocese and the province intertwine at the national level in providing grants through the National Books Fund and the Miles of Pennies Fund. This workshop is open to all who wish to learn more about CPC. It all starts in the parish. Come and share your personal journey in carrying out the CPC mission or just come and listen to others share their stories. We can all learn from each other. Many voices – one vision. A CPC Board Member or other representative will be lead this workshop.


#40 Building Churches Without Walls: Street Church Across America The Rev. Dr. Lee Anne Reat Street Churches take worship to people who do not feel that they can go inside our church buildings. Eucharist, healing prayers, hymns of praise and, above all, relationships with fellow Christians are now being offered in 80 + cities. In the fall of 2011, Lee Anne Reat visited street ministries from coast to coast, gathering resources, meeting leaders and congregation members, and sharing in worship. This workshop will take participants on a short tour of street churches around the country, consider how Jesus may have imagined his ongoing mission, and discuss the larger issue of how we engage “the other” in our ministries. We will explore our tendency to try to “fix” people through “outreach” rather than healing ourselves and others through genuine relationship-building as the very definition of who we are as the church of Jesus Christ. The Rev. Dr. Lee Anne Reat is Vicar of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Columbus, Ohio. Since Easter 2006 St. John’s Street Church has worshiped on a vacant lot near the church building every Sunday. Before being ordained Lee Anne was an assistant professor of education and directed an education public policy organization in Missouri. She holds degrees in early childhood education, adult education and public policy, and a M.Div. from Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis. #41 God’s Web: Communicating the Gospel in the 21st Century Richelle Thompson Tweet if you ♥ Jesus. From Facebook and Twitter to Yelp and Foursquare, social media is transforming how we communicate. In many ways, these new tools are just fancy ways to bring us back to the roots of word-of-mouth Christianity. We’ll talk about the ministry of communication and how to use technology to build and strengthen your communities. Richelle Thompson serves as director of communications for the Diocese of Southern Ohio and is a board member for Episcopal Communicators and Forward Movement. She blogs twice weekly for Episcopal Church Foundation’s Vital Practices and has been part of the search committees for The Episcopal Church’s director of communications and the executive director and managing editor of Forward Movement. Before joining the diocesan staff, she covered religion and social justice issues as a reporter for The Cincinnati Enquirer. She is a clergy spouse whose husband serves in the Diocese of Lexington. Their two children – ages 7 and 10 – could probably be co-leaders for this workshop, explaining how technology is changing how we communicate.


#42 An Aromatic Journey Into Wholeness: Using Essential Oils for Body, Mind and Spirit The Rev. Jo Ann Weeks This workshop will cover how and why Essential Oils (EOs) heal and how they support our body systems (circulatory, digestive, nervous, reproductive, endocrine, limbic, skeletal, lymphatic, urinary and respiratory). We will take a look at the link between EOs and the emotions as well as understand how EOs can uplift our spiritual awareness. We will explore the impact of the combination of EOs and prayer. If time permits, we will spend time noting what many women throughout history, like Hatsheput, Esther, Cleopatra, Hildegard of Bingen and others can teach us about the use of EOs. The Rev. Jo Ann Weeks is priest-in-charge of Grace Episcopal Church in Moreno Valley, California, a chaplain in the Order of St. Luke Healing Ministry and Diocesan Chaplain of Daughters of the King. She is also a Certified Clinical Aroma therapist. She uses EOs in her hospice work, her energy healing practice, and as part of her daily health regimen. #43 United Thank Offering in the Worldwide Church The Rev. Petero Sabune and Buck Blanchard This workshop will teach about the very real need for grants around the world and some of the cultural sensitivities that my help people communicate effectively with foreign dioceses and provinces. Both Petero+ and Buck are dynamic and well traveled, representing the Episcopal Church in the world. A UTO Board member will be present to clarify details and answer granting questions. If you have a companion diocese, you might want to participate in this meeting. The Rev. Canon Petero Sabune, Africa Partnership Officer for the Episcopal Church Center. Born in Uganda, he came to the U.S. to attend Rutgers University and was ordained in 1981 after graduating from Union Theological Seminary. He has served in four churches in the Diocese of New York and two in the Diocese of Newark, including St. Philip’s Cathedral where he was the Dean. He is a former member of the Executive Council and is a Trustee of the Episcopal Seminary in Haiti. He has visited 28 African countries and 10 of the 12 Anglican Provinces in Africa. Charles (Buck) Blanchard is Director of Missions and Outreach in the Diocese of Virginia. He graduated from the University of Colorado before spending two years in the Peace Corps in Togo, West Africa. After his return to the States, Buck attended Washington and Lee School of Law graduating in 1985. He worked for Hunton and Williams Law Firm in Richmond but also lived in Brussels, Belgium, and Warsaw, Poland, helping to establish the firm’s European business practice. He began his position in the Diocese of Virginia in 2006 through his own initiative, providing funds from personal resources for salary and travel needs. How could his bishop not “hire” him? Buck is now employed by the diocese full time.


Tuesday, July 10th 2:00-3:30 PM #44 Voices of Episcopal Women The Rev. Barbara Bender-Breck In this introductory workshop you will learn different theories, methods, and debates surrounding the oldest historical tool, oral history. We will discuss how and why oral history can be useful, and you will learn the “nitty-gritty” aspects of oral history for your congregations. When you complete this workshop you will be familiar with the theory, methodology, and practical aspects of oral history. This knowledge will help you better understand the tools available. You will have a better understanding of both individual and collective memory and how it influences all historical sources. You will leave this class with the tools needed to begin an oral history project in your congregation, or community. See information about Barbara+ under Workshop #18.

#45 Food and Faith: Many Meals, One Table Brin Bon There are many paths to God, and one of them in our lives as Christians, churchgoers, and women is through food—from Lenten soup suppers and Easter brunch potlucks, to church barbeques and Advent teas. On Sundays we come together to feast at God’s holy table and then to sip coffee and eat cookies with our friends and community members. From sacrament to fellowship, the life of the church revolves around the act of eating together. Food is certainly a part of our religious practices, but is it part of our faith life, too? How might we better integrate our eating with our spirituality in a way that helps us in our common journey toward God? In this workshop we will explore the spirituality of eating and how we can eat in a way that reflects our faith in God. We will start by sharing our common experiences of meeting God through food. We will then take a look at what our faith tells us about food, creation, and the land through scripture and other sources of spiritual inspiration and guidance. We will turn to the question of where our food comes from, what impact our eating habits have on the environment, and what it means to feed others as servants of Christ. We will end by reflecting on our insights by writing a mealtime grace that reflects our understanding of food and faith, and that invites God into our ongoing conversation about how and what we eat. See information about Brin under Workshop #34.


#46 Dear God…a Prayer Writing Workshop The Rev. Anna Carmichael When preparing women to take their Daughters of the King vows, one woman revealed that she got nervous at family gatherings because she was always asked to pray over the meal. Dear God developed as a result of that conversation. How do we pray? When do we pray? What are the types of prayer? Does it matter if we stand up, sit down or kneel? Do we pray in color, or is it all black and white? What names for God do we use when we pray? These are the types of questions that will be explored. Participants will learn about the five types of prayer as found in scripture, and have the opportunity to create both an individual prayer, as well as a community prayer during the workshop. See information about Anna+ under Workshop #33. #47 A Modern Missionary Journey Robin Denney Robin Denney will give an overview of the theology that drives mission sending today, talk about the ups and downs of missionary work, tell stories, and give pointers on how to prepare yourself for mission work abroad or at home. See information about Robin under Workshop #3.

#48 Bible Women Who Sought Healing: What can we learn from their actions? The Rev. Lindsay Hardin Freeman Throughout the Bible, women seek healing of mind, body and spirit. Some seek healing for themselves, others for a child. Who were these women and what can we learn from their actions on our own journeys toward health and wholeness? See information about Lindsay+ under Workshop #37.


#49 Courtney’s House: A Safe Place and Loving Environment Tina Frundt Come to this workshop to learn about Courtney’s House of Washington, DC, and its extraordinary founder, Tina Frundt. Ms. Fundt will share the story of Courtney House and the services it provides to girls and boys ages 12 to 18 years old who have been coerced to enter the commercial sex industry. You will hear Ms. Frundt’s own story as a survivor of commercial sexual exploitation of children, how traffickers recruit vulnerable young children, and ways to combat trafficking. Ms. Frundt has been actively raising awareness of the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) since 2000. A high profile national advocate on the issue of domestic sex trafficking and a survivor of CSEC, Ms. Frundt is deeply committed to helping other children and women who are living through experiences similar to her own. She has been featured on numerous national shows and publications, including Lisa Ling’s Show Our America that featured a undercover look into sex trafficking, “3Am Girls” on the OWN network, and CNN’s freedom project. She trains law enforcement and services providers around the country and recently won the “Frederick Douglas” award through the “Freedom Awards” that recognizes survivors of sex trafficking; she is the first U.S. Citizen to win the award. She has testified before U.S. Congress about her own experiences and the need for greater protection and services for trafficked persons. #50 Greening Congregations The Rev. Stephanie Johnson and Mike Schutt How do we integrate greening into the life of a congregation? This workshop includes specific practical steps such as: 1)forming a green team, 2)developing a strategy for engaging the entire congregation, 3)offering theologically grounded educational programs for children, youth and adults 4) implementing greening initiatives in the church including energy efficient projects, congregational gardens, recycling, and liturgical resources. A list of resources will be distributed which congregations can use to support their work, including funding opportunities (green grants, rebates, etc.) See information about Stephanie+ and Mike under Workshop #38.


#51 Building Churches Without Walls: Street Church Across America The Rev. Dr. Lee Anne Reat Street Churches take worship to people who do not feel that they can go inside our church buildings. Eucharist, healing prayers, hymns of praise and, above all, relationships with fellow Christians are now being offered in 80 + cities. In the fall of 2011, Lee Anne Reat visited street ministries from coast to coast, gathering resources, meeting leaders and congregation members, and sharing in worship. This workshop will take participants on a short tour of street churches around the country, consider how Jesus may have imagined his ongoing mission, and discuss the larger issue of how we engage “the other” in our ministries. We will explore our tendency to try to “fix” people through “outreach” rather than healing ourselves and others through genuine relationship-building as the very definition of who we are as the church of Jesus Christ. See information about Lee Anne+ under Workshop #40. #52 Reafirmando a las Mujeres en el siglo 21: Fortaleciendo Nuestro Liderazgo The Rev. Canon Zoila Manzanares-Cole Este seminario analizará la historia del papel de la mujer en la Iglesia desde los tiempos bíblicos hasta la actualidad. Vamos a reflexionar sobre la importancia de un compromiso profundo de nuestras mujeres líderes de la iglesia y de como afrontar el reto para utilizar mejor nuestras habilidades y fortalezas. La participación en este taller ayudará a las asistentes en la apertura de posibilidades a la superación de desafíos que las mujeres encuentran en posiciones de liderazgo. Empowering Women in the 21st Century: Strength in Leadership This workshop will review the history of the role of women in the church from biblical times to present day. We will reflect upon the importance of a deep commitment by women and their roles in the church. Discussion will challenge women as leaders to better utilize our skills and strengths. Participating in this workshop will assist attendees in opening doors to overcome challenges that women encounter in positions of leadership. The Rev. Canon Zoila Manzanares-Cole was born in El Salvador, Central America. She joined the Anglican Church in the early 1980’s prior to moving to the U.S. Once in the U.S. she continued her ministry with the Episcopal Church, and graduated with a Masters of Divinity from The Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest. After completion of seminary she returned to Los Angeles to continue her ministry in the Church. Zoila is the first Salvadorian woman to be ordained a priest and the first Latina to be ordained in the Diocese of Los Angeles. During the years she served in the Diocese, she worked with multicultural, bilingual parishes. Zoila moved to Indianapolis in 2006 and is delighted to be able to serve in the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis. She currently serves as a Canon at Christ Church Cathedral, centrally located in the heart of Indianapolis. Her current participation in events at the Cathedral has opened a new chapter in the history of her priesthood. She is grateful for all the blessings God has offered in her ministry.


#53 Applying Rhythms of Grace principles in your Worshipping Communities The Rev. Dr. Audrey Scanlan Not quite able to add worship for individuals and families with special needs, join the founders of Rhythms of Grace as we take the principles that helped design this worship and find ways to apply them in your community of Faith. We will look at faith development, child/adult development, characteristics of various special needs. Taking this information along with your own individual parish’s characteristics we as a group will discuss steps that can be taken to help your parish become more welcoming to those with special needs. The Rev. Dr. Audrey Scanlan serves as the President of Rhythms of Grace and as Celebrant at the Avon location. She has a particular interest in the Theology of Disability. Audrey also works as the Canon for Mission Collaboration in the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut, encouraging new paths for participation in God's mission of restoration and reconciliation. #54 Advanced Pathways for your Leadership Journey Connie Skidmore, RP ECW Board Triennium Parliamentarian This parliamentary workshop will cover the use of general consent, consensus building, the use of standing rules, decisions via electronic devices and more. The workshop material assumes the participant has good basic knowledge of parliamentary procedure. See information about Connie under Workshop #8.

#55 God’s Web: Communicating the Gospel in the 21st Century Richelle Thompson Tweet if you ♥ Jesus. From Facebook and Twitter to Yelp and Foursquare, social media is transforming how we communicate. In many ways, these new tools are just fancy ways to bring us back to the roots of word-of-mouth Christianity. We’ll talk about the ministry of communication and how to use technology to build and strengthen your communities. See information about Richelle under Workshop #41.


#56 United Thank Offering in the Worldwide Church The Rev. Petero Sabune and Buck Blanchard This workshop will teach about the very real need for grants around the world and some of the cultural sensitivities that my help people communicate effectively with foreign dioceses and provinces. Both Petero and Buck are dynamic and well traveled, representing the Episcopal Church in the world. A UTO Board member will be present to clarify details and answer granting questions. If you have a companion diocese, you might want to participate in this meeting. See information about Petero+ and Buck under Workshop #43.

Tuesday, July 10th 4:00-5:30 PM #57 Many Paths, One Journey: Finding Our Way on Dark Paths The Rev. Gail Avery Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. (Psalm 25:4) It is no surprise that the Psalmist is crying out to our Lord. Sometimes there are too many paths before us, and not all of them are particularly helpful. Still, the truth remains - there are many paths that can bring us to our Lord. Many paths, yet one journey: a journey that takes us into the very heart of God. But how do we discern God’s call and will for us when a path is lit so dimly that we can barely see that it is a path at all? How do we find our way? How do we even know it is God’s call? What tools can help us to discern? My path to the Priesthood wasn’t brightly lit but somehow my sense of priesthood remained strong. As an Episcopal Priest working as a Maritime Chaplain, I have learned that a journey to the priesthood isn’t about ordination - though for me, it was partly that. And my journey didn’t stop there. It still continues. What does the term priesthood mean to you? Why do we find it easier focusing on end results rather than trusting the process? How do we find our way when all we can see is darkness? See information about Gail+ under Workshop #30.


#58 Road-Mapping in the Life of a Christian Woman The Rev. Yamily Bass-Choate “Many Paths, One Journey” speaks to women throughout the ages. Though we walk many paths we are all traveling on the same journey. When the destination we seek is the meaningful life of a Christian woman, we have Biblical examples like Sarah, Naomi, Ruth, and Mary to shine light on the different routes women can take in our faithful lives. The theme of pilgrimage is essential to the Christian story. We will examine the lives of several Biblical characters, mapping their paths, and identifying the turning points that allowed them to grow in faith and closeness to Christ. We will map the moments of our own journeys and examine them as parallel to those lives of faith. This will involve readings from scripture and from other literature, as well as reflection, discussion, and hands-on “road-mapping.” See information about Yamily+ under Workshop #16. #59 Finding Our Way: Context, Path and Journey Sister Catherine Grace The moments of our lives are framed in a particular context, or story. Each of us makes decisions, takes action, even speaks in ways determined by the particular context in which we find ourselves and the assumptions and beliefs we have about that story. For Christians, the context has generally been formed within a historical period of about 5000 years. When we consider the human story, for example, we tend to frame it within that time period, even though most of us understand that the human species has existed for a much longer time. What might happen to our collective journeys if we were to place our religious story in the larger context of the full human story - and then place both of those in the even larger context of Earth itself, and all of that in the vast context of the Universe? Would the decisions we make, the actions we take, change? Might we be drawn to take new paths on the journey of our lives? This workshop will explore these questions, and through them begin to consider what it means to live in a Universe that is deeply Eucharistic in nature, where everything is indeed tinged with the glory of God. See information about Sister Catherine Grace under Workshop #20.


#60 Bullying: Being part of the solution Maryfran Crist There are many types of bullying – it is a power and a control issue. What is the difference between bullying and harassment? Learn how you can respond if you are bullied and what you and your faith community can do to assist those that bully and those who are victims. This workshop will look at resources for individuals and congregations and how to set up education and action plans for the church and the community. To be part of the solution, we must educated ourselves and witness for justice and love for all of God’s people. See information about Maryfran under Workshop #36. #61 Courtney’s House: A Safe Place and Loving Environment Tina Frundt Come to this workshop to learn about Courtney’s House of Washington, DC, and its extraordinary founder, Tina Frundt. Ms. Fundt will share the story of Courtney House and the services it provides to girls and boys ages 12 to 18 years old who have been coerced to enter the commercial sex industry. You will hear Ms. Frundt’s own story as a survivor of commercial sexual exploitation of children, how traffickers recruit vulnerable young children, and ways to combat trafficking. See information about Tina under Workshop #49.

#62 New Paths Through Cross-Cultural Relationships The Rev. Elizabeth Geitz What happens when three American women put their faith into action in a developing nation? In this workshop based on her book, I Am That Child, the Rev. Elizabeth Geitz, discusses how cross-cultural relationships among people of faith can change our world . . . one person at a time. Join Elizabeth on her pilgrimage to an orphanage in Cameroon, West Africa, as she answers God’s call to follow a new path on her spiritual journey. She will share humorous and gut-wrenching wisdom from leaders and children who struggle against AIDS, global poverty and sexism as she examines how to engage global poverty efforts and build community across continents or across the street. See information about Elizabeth+ under Workshop #35.


#63 Many Songs, One Voice Adam Graham Many paths, One Journey... many of our churches have a chancel choir to lead the music in worship on Sundays. Some churches are blessed to have several choirs: traditional, gospel, contemporary, men's choir, women's choir, children's choir, handbells, etc. This workshop will feature music to prepare us to be the choir for closing worship, with traditional and gospel music, going back to Mendelssohn's "Lift Thine Eyes" and working forward to Taize, and "Perfect Praise" which most associate with Lecresia Campbell, Walt Whitman, and the Soul Children of Chicago. See information about Adam under Workshop #13. #64 Rainier Divagaciones Rainier Ramblings The Rev. Debora L.H. Jennings La vista delante de mí me dejó sin aliento. Mientras estaba allí, el viento suave bailando a mi alrededor, yo sabía que estaba en presencia de una enorme montaña - y un Dios todopoderoso. . - D. L. H. Jennings En este taller, Rainier Divagaciones, el reverendo Debora LH Jennings explorará la relación entre el paisaje de la montaña. Tahoma (Rainier) y un viaje espiritual en el que nos encontramos. El uso de fotografías, poesía y cuentos que se invitará a los participantes a "pasear", junto con ella en los muchos caminos de la montaña ofrece a sus peregrinos. The sight before me took my breath away. As I stood there, wind gently dancing around me, I knew I was in the presence of a mighty mountain - and an almighty God. - D. L. H. Jennings In this workshop, Rainier Ramblings, the Rev. Debora L. H. Jennings will explore the relationship between the landscape of Mt. Tahoma (Rainier) and the spiritual journey on which we find ourselves. Using photographs, poetry, and stories she will invite participants to 'ramble' along with her on the many paths the mountain offers her pilgrims. Tahoma teaches us so much about our relationship with creation, with God, and with ourselves, Debora states. We simply have to be open to what Tahoma has to offer. And if we ARE open - well, life's journey will never be quite the same. See information about Debora+ under Workshop #4.


#65 A Woman's Way of Praying: Exploring the Relationship of Jesus and the Woman at the Well The Very Rev. Kate Moorehead How do you best pray? How can you enter into God's presence in the most effective way, given your inner nature? Using the story of the Samaritan Woman at the Well, we will look at how each woman encounters Christ in her own unique way. We will develop and fine tune our prayer practices based on the experience of the Samaritan woman, her thirst, her honesty and her passion. Using the relationship of Jesus and this unique woman, we will draw closer to Jesus ourselves and learn more about our inner lives of prayer. See information about Kate+ under Workshop #22.

# 66 Rahab’s Sisters: A Ministry of Radical Hospitality Christine Thurston This workshop will engage and challenge participants in their understanding of prostituted women, and will encourage lively discussion about the church and society’s responses to prostitution. Rahab’s Sisters is a ministry of outreach and compassion toward women who live and work on the streets of Portland, Oregon. This ministry serves as a concrete example of how radical hospitality makes possible the physical and spiritual transformation of those who are most vilified in society. We will discuss the history and motivation for development of Rahab’s Sisters – how it has grown and been influenced by the needs of our ‘street sisters’, and the important contributions of our collaborative relationships with various women’s services. We will review the various influences on children and adult women that lead them into lives of “sex slavery”, and what makes it so difficult to leave the trade. To deepen our understanding of prostitution, we will discuss some social science research about positive and negative consequences of public programs to ‘contain’ or eradicate prostitution. Finally, we will talk about how individual parishes might develop a similar ministry in their area. An outline will be provided for discussion. See information about Christine under Workshop #26.


#67 Faith and Nature: Our Spiritual Journey Phyllis Strupp "The goal of our spiritual journey is to grow rich toward God." Faith and Nature . In September 2011, the House of Bishops issued a pastoral teaching that indicates, "This is the appointed time for all God's children to work for the common goal of renewing the earth as a hospitable abode for the flourishing of all life." Phyllis Strupp, founder of the Diocese of Arizona’s Nature and Spirituality Program in 2005, will offer practical tips for "renewing the earth" as part of our spiritual journey. Participants will learn insights from nature, science, and scripture that reveal God’s work in today’s world. We will review the top faithful actions that enable us to support life on earth (including our own!) and grow rich toward God. See information about Phyllis under Workshop #24. #68 An Aromatic Journey Into Wholeness: Using Essential Oils for Body, Mind and Spirit The Rev. Jo Ann Weeks This workshop will cover how and why Essential Oils (EOs) heal and how they support our body systems (circulatory, digestive, nervous, reproductive, endocrine, limbic, skeletal, lymphatic, urinary and respiratory). We will take a look at the link between EOs and the emotions as well as understand how EOs can uplift our spiritual awareness. We will explore the impact of the combination of EOs and prayer. If time permits, we will spend time noting what many women throughout history, like Hatsheput, Esther, Cleopatra, Hildegard of Bingen and others can teach us about the use of EOs. See information about Jo Ann+ under Workshop #42.


#69 Domestic Grants for UTO Funding: How Hard Is It to Write? The Rev. Lynne Washington Grant applications for funding through the United Thank Offering have decreased, not only as a result of Board limitations which is one domestic grant per diocese. The challenge in this workshop is to clarify funding criteria, address processing issues, and stimulate creative ideas that would address basic compelling human needs in localities throughout the Church in the U.S. Lynne through her work on the Diocesan Grants Selection Committee and her leadership as Executive Director of the Peter Paul Development Center has been able to receive four grants over the years for various aspects of the program at PPDC. Knowing how to address pertinent issues and what aspects of a program are good grant possibilities are key points for grant writing. Join us to learn and explore ideas. See information about Lynne+ under Workshop #28.

#70 Biblical Women: How do we listen to them? Katerina Whitley This workshop will focus on: 1) How to read the Bible avoiding preconceived notions. Reading the Bible with new eyes and listening with new ears is the most revitalizing exercise: how do we recapture the excitement of hearing a story as for the first time? 2) How to research the context of the times and what resources to use. What was the role of women at the time the story was written? How does it compare with the role of women today? What does this story have to do with us? With me? 3) How to share such stories with others forgetting the self and being faithful to the time it was written. We all have the tendency to read and judge what we read by our personal values and perceptions. This workshop will address this tendency and help us to enter another time and another cultural context as free of preconceptions as possible. To prepare: Bring with you the story of your favorite Biblical woman. See information about Katerina under Workshop #11.


Triennial Workshops 2012  

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