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Defining Beauty - Ekklesia Project Gathering 2018

The Ekklesia Project

Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 12:00 PM - Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 12:00 PM (CDT)

Defining Beauty - Ekklesia Project Gathering 2018

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Registration Type Remaining Price    
Commuters (includes two lunches and two suppers)
Sales End Jul 11, 2018
This ticket is for those staying off campus.
50 Registrations from $130.00
Full price
50 Registrations $130.00 +$0.00 Fee
Single Dorm (includes registration and meals)
Sales End Jul 11, 2018
Single rooms are in the Maria House. They are very basic and share a hallway bathroom with other guests.
20 Registrations from $240.00
Full price
20 Registrations $240.00 +$0.00 Fee
Double Dorm (includes registration and meals)
Sales End Jul 11, 2018
Full price is $260. Discounts are given for children and spouses rooming together. These rooms are hotel-like with private baths and are located in the main Towers building.
79 Registrations from Free
Full price
79 Registrations $260.00 +$0.00 Fee
Child 0-4 years
79 Registrations Free  
Child 5-8 years
79 Registrations $55.00 +$0.00 Fee
Child 9-12 years
79 Registrations $95.00 +$0.00 Fee
Child older than 12
79 Registrations $190.00 +$0.00 Fee
Spouses Discount - must enter 2
79 Registrations $230.00 +$0.00 Fee
Triple Dorm (includes registration and meals)
Sales End Jul 11, 2018
Full price is $260. Discounts are given for children and spouses rooming together. These rooms are hotel-like with private baths and are located in the main Towers building.
36 Registrations from Free
Full price
36 Registrations $260.00 +$0.00 Fee
Child 0-4 years
36 Registrations Free  
Child 5-8 years
36 Registrations $55.00 +$0.00 Fee
Child 9-12 years
36 Registrations $95.00 +$0.00 Fee
Child older than 12
36 Registrations $190.00 +$0.00 Fee
Spouses Discount - must enter 2
36 Registrations $230.00 +$0.00 Fee
Optional donation to assist others
Sales End Jul 15, 2018
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Event Details

DEFINING BEAUTY

Ekklesia Project Gathering 2018

Our Gathering title is intentionally ambiguous: “beauty” is a word that needs to be defined and beauty ought to be defining of our lives as persons created in the image of God.

Scripture takes up the idea of beauty from beginning to end but not always in obvious ways:

And God saw that it was beautiful.” (Genesis 1, Septuagint)

She has done a beautiful thing for me” (Mt 26:10; Mk 14:6)

Live such beautiful lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your beautiful deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.” (1 Peter 2:12)

Come join us as we explore this rich theme together! 

See more at http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/the-gathering/2018-defining-beauty/

Basic Schedule

  • Thursday: lunch, worship, plenary 1, pizza dinner, evening activities
  • Friday: prayer, breakfast, plenary 2, plenary 3, lunch, workshops, banquet and foot-washing service, evening activities
  • Saturday: breakfast, checkout, prayer, plenary 4, worship, depart at noon 

Worship 

  • Gathering preacher: Miriam Perkins
  • Liturgical worship leaders: David Butzu, Shannon Schaeffer and Brian Volck

Plenary Sessions

  • Plenary 1: Natalie Carnes
  • Plenary 2: Scott Cairns
  • Plenary 3: Tim Lowly and Sherrie R. Lowly
  • Plenary 4: Debra Dean Murphy

Workshops

  • "Beauty + Divinity = Discipleship?" with Janice Love and Jameson Love
  • "Dark Beauty: Finding God in Harsh and Dreadful Things" with Brian Volck
  • “'There Are No Unsacred Places': Icons, Liturgy, and Learning to See the Sacredness of Creation" with Ragan Sutterfield
  • "Beauty, Body, and American Culture" with ​Shannon Schaeffer
  • "Displacing Beauty: Flannery O’Connor and the Gift of Excess" with Daniel Train
  • "Reflected Light: Theology in Photography" with Lee Kuiper

 

Special Needs 

  • The Ekklesia Project is committed to offering aid to persons with financial needs. If this pertains to you, please contact the gathering facilitator, Jaimee Ryan, at epfacilitator@gmail.com. We also encourage those with greater financial resources to donate additional funds to help make this possible.
  • The Ekklesia Project is committed to making the Gathering more hospitable to children. Four children's formation sessions will be offered concurrent with the adult plenaries. Activities will offer materials for children to engage theologically with the concept of beauty. View session descriptions here: https://tinyurl.com/y9xe77ux
  • The Ekklesia Project is able to accommodate certain dietary and handicap accessibility needs. You will be given the opportunity to communicate these needs while completing the registration form.

 

A few pictures from previous gatherings  

 

 


 

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Techny Towers Conference and Retreat Center
2001 Waukegan Road
Techny, IL 60062

Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 12:00 PM - Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 12:00 PM (CDT)


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The Ekklesia Project

The Ekklesia Project is a network of Christians who are discovering a uniting and empowering friendship rooted in our common love of God and the Church. We share four core convictions; do various things to strengthen the church and encourage one another; and continually seek out new friendships.

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