The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers

On Saturday, May 11, our diocese will have the opportunity to come together in fellowship for a day-long celebration of our Becoming Beloved Community vision at Convocation 2019: Becoming Beloved Community Together.

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. 

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
  • Much more

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. 

Make sure to mark your calendars! Convocation 2019 will take place on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Procter Center. The event is FREE, but registration is required.


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