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Metro DC Rostered Women's Gathering: The Art of Yes-And

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Peace Lutheran Church

6362 Lincolnia Rd

Alexandria, VA 22401

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Metro DC Rostered Women's Gathering: The Art of Yes-And

When: Thursday, September 27 from 10 am - 3 pm. Note: our schedules are varied. Come for as much as you can. Come late; leave early. Do whatever works for you. Registration ends September 20th.

Where: Peace Lutheran Church, Alexandria VA. 6362 Lincolnia Rd, Alexandria VA 22041

Who: All rostered women in the synod (includes candidates and all those who identify as women).

Why: Get to know one another. Pray for each other. Have fun together. Discuss topics of concern to us as women in leadership in the church.

Cost: $32 pp. Includes coffee and lunch. You may want to use continuing education funds.

What:

  • 10-10:30 - Gathering and Prayer
  • 10:30 - 12:30 – Workshop: “The art of Yes-And: when life and church don’t go according to plan,” led by the Rev. MaryAnn McKibben Dana, author of God, Improv and the Art of Living. This part will be fun! Description and bio below.
  • 12:30 - 1:30 - Lunch and round tables with discussion topics of interest.
  • 1:30 - 2:30 - Panel discussion: "Negotiations and love songs: defined compensation, benefits, retirement, salaries, sabbaticals, family leave etc."
  • 2:30 - 3:00 - Wrap up and closing prayer.

If you want to be part of the planning team, or if you have a topic you would like to see covered, please email Sarah Scherschligt at pastorsarah@sharingpeace.org.


Workshop: The Art of Yes-And: When Life and Church Don’t Go According to Plan

Using creative exercises from improvisational theater, The Reverend MaryAnn McKibben Dana will lead us into discussion and discovery about how to lead faithful, creative lives in the midst of chaotic, unpredictable times.

Her two-hour workshop will build our relationships with each other, get us sharing about real life, and ground us in theology and scripture. We will move, laugh, and engage the lost art of play as holy work.

About MaryAnn McKibben Dana

The Rev. MaryAnn McKibben Dana is a writer, free-range pastor, speaker, and coach living in Virginia. She is a mother of three, an inveterate muffin-maker, a haphazard knitter, and an occasional marathoner.

Like many authors, MaryAnn writes the books that she herself longs to read. So as a recovering perfectionist who likes her backup plans to have backup plans, she penned God, Improv, and the Art of Living, about embracing improvisation as a spiritual and life practice. And as a twitchy workaholic seeking to find balance in a 24/7 world, she wrote 2012’s Sabbath in the Suburbs, which turned out to be a Chalice Press bestseller for two years running and a “must read” by Ministry Matters. (Apparently other people are dealing with that stuff too?)

Her writing has appeared in TIME.com, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, Religion Dispatches, Journal for Preachers, and the Christian Century, and in a monthly column for Presbyterians Today for three years. She was featured on PBS’s Religion and Ethics Newsweekly for her work on Sabbath and was recognized by the Presbyterian Writers Guild with the 2015-2016 David Steele Distinguished Writer Award.

She is a sought-after speaker, preacher, conference leader and writer around issues of leadership, faith formation, technology, and congregational transformation. She served as co-chair for two years of NEXT Church, a movement within the Presbyterian Church (USA) that seeks to call forth vital ministry for our changing cultural context. MaryAnn is a graduate of Rice University in Houston, Texas and received her M.Div. from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia.

Read more about MaryAnn, including her popular blog, at https://www.maryannmckibbendana.net

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