This free intergenerational day of celebration will invite us to respond to the call to follow Jesus and seek ways to discover the image of God in all our neighbors. This gathering will be an opportunity to spend time building relationships and learning how to work toward Beloved Community in your parish and community.
St. Barnabas is one step ahead because of the gift of Cultural Encounter Sunday, so add on to that great experience by attending the Convocation. You can share what we did and provide some ideas for other churches.
The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, the Presiding Bishop’s Canon for Evangelism, Reconciliation and Creation, will kick off the celebration. She will be calling us into Becoming Beloved Community and speaking to why this call is essential for us to engage in the work of healing, reconciliation, and justice.
This presentation will be followed by a series of workshops on a variety of topics such as:
Storytelling and the Way of Love
Engaging in Latino Ministry
Mission Shaped Church
Asset Based Community Development
Music and Worship
and many more!
Saturday, May 11, 2019, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Procter Center, 11235 State Route 38 SE, London, Ohio
Registration for Convocation 2019 is now open! Don't delay—registration will end on April 26.
Keep up with the latest news about Convocation 2019 at DSOBeloved.org.
There will also be activities designed for children of all ages and a special tent just for youth leaders engaged in the work of building beloved community.
We will close the day in a diocesan-wide Eucharist and Confirmation service.