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Conference Theme: Prayer for All Times
The Rev. Canon Herbert O'Driscoll, scholar, storyteller, writer, poet, missioner and teacher
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 14
Writing and Leading the Prayers of the People - Brian Evans
Creating corporate (congregational or group) prayers that make space for all of God’s people can be complicated. This workshop will introduce a template and resources that will encourage and assist prayer leaders in their work.
Praying Aloud: An Intimate Conversation - Christopher Page
Whether it's opening a meeting with prayer or praying around the dinner table, our hearts beat a little faster when someone calls on us to talk publicly with God.
Opening to the Breath of God: Sensing the Wisdom of the Body - Heather Page & Sharon Richmond
Explore how our prayer life is deepened through integration of body, mind and spirit.
Writing to God: Journaling as Prayer - Kit Pearson and Annalise Wall
Bring a journal and pen or pencil as we explore personal prayer through writing.
Drawing Near to God: Exploring Colourful Prayer - Kathy Fitzsimmons and Dawna Wall
Art can help bring to the surface that which is deep in our heart. This workshop will provide an open studio setting with options for exploring prayer through art. If you have a favourite medium feel free to bring your supplies. Basic supplies provided.
Praying at Home: Around the Table and the Seasons - Meagan and Rob Crosby-Shearer
Gathering as a family to bless our meals, our gatherings and one another is a huge part of spiritual formation. Come and learn together about ways to integrate a meaningful prayer life into the everyday.
IMPORTANT REGISTRATION NOTES:
Conference attendees are asked to submit a favourite family prayer (sung or said) to be included in a take-home resource. Email submissions to email@example.com by October 14.
When registering, you will be asked to select a company/organization. Please use your parish name or "other."
If you require childcare please email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your needs by October 14.
A carpool sign-up form will be emailed to conference registrants after confirmation.
PRE-CONFERENCE GATHERING - Register Separately (see information below)
Thinking of going to the We Together Conference being held at the St Paul’s Centre for Ministry and Outreach in Nanaimo on October 29 but want to arrive the night before with something to do? Bishop Logan McMenamie is hosting an informal gathering to discuss the role of pilgrimage in our faith life.
Pilgrims and Prayer
DATE: October 28, 2016
Location: Bethlehem Retreat Centre
In addition to a double-size room, Bethlehem Retreat Centre will provide dinner Friday night and breakfast on Saturday morning (starting at 8). There are only 10 rooms available.
COST: $98 per room (dinner and breakfast included).
Other speakers: Herbert O’Driscoll, Jim Holland, Wayne Stewart.
Facilitator: Ian Alexander
(UPDATE - September 30) To book a space, contact Paul Schumacher by phone at 778-350-5721 or email email@example.com. Registration is first-come, first-served.