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Wednesday, November 24, 2010
“Bodacious and Bold”
Sunday Evening, February 27 – Wednesday Morning, March 2
At the Lancaster Host Resort Hotel
Where clergywomen gather to refresh and re-power…
Through worship, learning, prayer, networking, and laughter!
Four worship settings will frame the consultation:
- Sunday evening ,we will Bubble Up at a marketplace/carnival;
- Monday,with the help of dancers and our bishops, we will Burst Out from our veilings;
- Tuesday, we will Break Through into many-tongued thanksgiving;
- Wednesday, we will Build Up our sisters and the City of God.
(An offering will be taken Wednesday for the Bishops’ Initiative on Children and Poverty)
Pre-conference Racial/Ethnic Clergywomen’s Forum
On Saturday, February 26, Racial/ethnic minority clergywomen are invited to gather a day early to spend formative time together and with representatives from GBHEM.
(additional cost for participating)
Monday, February 28, 12 noon to 2 pm, and Tuesday, March 1, 6 pm to 7pm, will be a gathering of clergywomen with disabilities. Discussion topics will include: itinerancy, accessibility, and future plans of the UM Association of Ministers with Disabilities. Bishop Peggy Johnson will convene the forum.
Led by Bishop Susan Morrison and Friends…Bring your fuzzy slippers!
On Monday and Tuesday, local and national vendors and artisans will offer books, pottery, vestments, chalices, artwork, and international fair-value goods for sale.
Rev. Dr. Traci C. West: Elder in the New York Annual Conference; Professor of Ethics and African-American Studies at Drew; inter-faith delegate to Iraq, leader in exposing violence against African-American women; author of two books, Disruptive Christian Ethics andWounds of the Spirit; editor of “Our Family Values.”
Dr. Marjorie Suchocki: United Methodist Professor Emeritus at Claremont, who also taught at Pittsburgh, Wesley, and Vanderbilt; Co-Director of the Center for Process Studies; author of seven books, including In God’s Presence, The Whispered Word, andDivinity and Diversity.
Participating Bishops: Bishop Violet Fisher, Bishop Susan Hassinger, Bishop Peggy Johnson, Bishop Jane Allen Middleton, Bishop Susan Morrison
Workshops will be offered at two times: Monday, February 28 and Tuesday, March 1, 3:30 to 5:30 PM. CEU’s will be available.
Rev. Shauna Hyde
Learn the art of self defense, tailored especially for women, which is more about using your smarts than using your fists to avoid fighting someone who threatens or attacks you.
Shibashi Tai Chi Quigong for Health & Wellness
Originated in Asia (China and Japan), Shibashi is a set of 18 slow body movements that unifies body, mind and spirit. With very gentle and flowing body movements, this meditation cum exercise promotes good health, reduce stress, increase concentration, and invite us to be one
with Mother Earth, so you will be more focused, less anxious, peaceful, healthy and more ecologically connected.
Lillian Smith and Tricia Brown
This workshop introduces alternative ways of prayer, including prayer labyrinth, a maze used as a means to meditate, pray and connect with God in a higher spiritual way.
Learn about coaching support for transition, life balance, and local church management.
We Are in It Together
This workshop will help build up racial-ethnic clergywomen relationships.
Hannah Bonner, Mira Hewlet, and Anna Layman
Focusing on cultivating the leadership of young adults, this workshop will be led by young adults: a head pastor, a campus minister, a missional pastor, and a children/family pastor.
Many Gifts, One Spirit
This workshop will help you cultivate intentional multicultural ministry development.
Bold, Bodacious and Beyond...
Nizzi Santos Digan
This panel discussion will look at mission beyond the local church with a focus on Haiti and Angola.
Are We There Yet
Yolanda Pupo Ortiz
Dialogue about the future of the UMC as a global church and its implications for clergywomen.
Find out how to create visual liturgies: use image, metaphor, and Powerpoint to add meaning to worship.
Designing for Older Parishoners
Learn how to make print resources, visuals, and sound changes to accommodate our aging congregations.
Native American Spirituality
Listen and learn in this workshop on Native American storytelling.
Discovering the Positive in God
Seek ways to move toward positive energy in church relationship.
Removing the Veil
Environmental health and indoor air quality in our church buildings is an ethical issue. Pesticides, fragrances, and cleaning products can be an accessibility barrier to church community. Get resources to transform the health of our communities.
Collaborative Art-Making as Faithful Witness aka Let’s Get Messy Together
Rev. Karin Tunnéll
Art-making as a collaborative effort of the community of faith, especially by non-artists and other-abled folk. Participants will discuss how to incorporate collaborative art-making into the life of the church. Create art individually and collaboratively, which will be displayed. Art supplies will be provided.
For more information or assistance, contact Rev. Lillian Smith, Director of Connectional Ministries, Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, 610-666-9090, x 230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Racial Ethnic Clergywomen’s Forum, contact:
For more information about the Disabilities Forum, please contact Bishop Peggy Johnson email@example.com
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Racial/Ethnic Clergywomen’s Forum Pre-conference gathering
5:00PM Early registration
6:00PM Dinner (On your own)
7:00PM Time for fellowship and relaxation
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Racial/Ethnic Clergywomen’s Forum Pre-conference gathering continues
7:30-9:45AM Breakfast on your own
10:00- 11:30 AM Worship with Bishop Fisher, Lydia Munoz music and liturgy
12:00 - 2:00 PM Lunch and Facilitated Conversation about " Women of Color: what is in it for us...?”
2:00 - 4:00PM Embracing Unity, celebrating our diversity (time to divide in small groups by racial-ethnic associations and then coming back together)
NEJ Clergywomen’s Consultation Begins
7:00PM Gathering Marketplace – Festival of Graces, Arts and Technology
Monday, February 28, 2011
7:00-9:00AM Breakfast on your own
9:00AM Opening Worship
10:30AM Timeline introduction and discussion (Bishops)
Racial/Ethnic Forum Luncheon gathering
Disabilities Forum Luncheon gathering
2:00-3:15PM Keynote – Dr. Marjorie Suchocki
6:00-7:00PM Dinner (On Your Own)
7:00-9:00PM Evening Entertainment
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
10:30 AM Brunch and worship (Community and network building)2:30PM Keynote presentation – Dr. Traci West, “You Made Me Bold: Shalom Boldness Required”
6:00-7:00PM Georgia Harkness Scholars Dinner (By invitation - sponsored by GBHEM)
Disabilities Forum (includes dinner)
7:00-9:00PM Comedienne & Ice Cream Social
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
9:00AM Plenary and Closing worship
10:30AM End of event
Noon Lunch on your own
3:00-5:00PM Racial/Ethnic Forum
Event Location: Lancaster Host Resort Hotel, 2300 Lincoln Highway East (Route 30), Lancaster, PA 17602; Phone: 1-717-299-5500; Toll Free: 1-800-233-0121; www.lancasterhost.com. Lancaster Host Resort Hotel offers Complimentary Shuttle Service to Lancaster Airport and Lancaster Amtrak Station.
Within one hour of Hershey or Gettysburg
New York - 180 miles
Philadelphia - 70 miles
Washington, DC - 130 miles
Pittsburgh - 250 miles