The Path: A Journey Through The Bible
Building on RenewalWorks, in the Fall of 2019 a Diocesan wide reading will launch of The Path: A Journey Through Scripture, a selection of the stories and scriptures that show the arc of God's path to restore us to the full embrace of God's love in Jesus Christ.
Beginning with Creation, right on through the Book of Revelation, The Path: A Journey Through Scripture shows God's long commitment, a living plan to restore our relationship with God, here and now, in this life.
Available through Audio books, all ages and reading proficiency levels can enjoy The Path/La Senda.
This intergenerational reading of scripture means the whole family, at home and in church, will be reading and engaging our common family story in Scripture from ancient times until now. See how the Old and New Testaments hang together and show a clearly intelligible Path and what is says about our story in God's story. With adult, youth and children's curriculums, coloring books, and a suite of resources that will be available on-line, open scripture in a variety of creative and thought-provoking ways. We'll grow together in our understanding of God's love and our ability to encourage one another and the world that God cherishes.
Put the three eight-week Path/La Senda sections on your calendar now! The sections make it possible for people to participate through-out the academic year.
The first section starts in September and ends to make room for the Thanksgiving/Christmas holidays. The second section of The Path starts again in January concludes at the beginning of March and after a short break, resumes for the third section with the chapters and stories coinciding with Holy Week and in Easter following the life of the early church, to create a powerful liturgical and scriptural experience.
September 15 – November 17
January 12 – March 1
March 22 – May 10
Pentecost Retreat (Scheduled by Churches or Deaneries individually)
Plan a church Pentecost retreat Now using readings from The Path/La Senda in a Way of Love/El Camino Del Amor Retreat. These retreats cover the seven steps of the Way of Love and will be informed by what the people of your congregation have learned in their year-long study of Salvation History in The Path/La Senda and the life of trust and transformation. The intention of the retreat is to give people time to reflect upon and recommit to the life in Christ and Christian service found in the Baptismal Covenant. The retreat ends with a community experience and personal commitment service.
Meeting Bishop Provenzano's call to teach and learn, The Path will fortify our knowledge of God's unfolding plan, build community and unity in our churches, and increase our confidence in understanding and delighting in conversation about scripture.
To see a preview of The Path go here: https://www.forwardmovement.org/Products/2418/the-path.aspx
En Espanol: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDDaqhLWWYQ
The Gothic Imagination: Wonder and Inspiration from Notre Dame to Garden City
Date: Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019Time: 7pmLocation: Cathedral of the Incarnation
Delve into the Gothic experience in a lively multimedia presentation from the Very Rev. Michael Sniffen, Dean of the Cathedral. Come explore the invention of Gothic, its rediscovery in the 19th century, and how its creative potential might invigorate our life today.
The evening will begin with a light reception followed by a talk in the cathedral. Dean Sniffen recently completed his PhD in Liturgical Studies at Drew University, writing his dissertation on the topic of Gothic power, performance and imagination.
The Path Conference with Author Lindsay Hardin Freeman
Bible Women: All Their Words and Why They Matter
Date: Saturday, Oct 26, 2019
Time: 9am – 4 pm
Location: Mercer School
For thousands of years, women in the Bible and their words have been ignored or misinterpreted, yet they have much to teach us. From 2011-2014, Lindsay Hardin Freeman and her fellow Minnesota-based researchers worked to do something never done before: to document every word spoken in the Bible by women.
The resulting book, Bible Women: All Their Words and Why They Matter, made worldwide news. Join Lindsay as she shares the remarkable voices of Bible women. Learn their stories, hear their words, and step more deeply into God's sacred circle of mothers, grandmothers, warriors, prophets, prostitutes and murderers. You won't come out the same.
The recipient of over thirty awards for excellence in religious journalism, The Rev. Lindsay Hardin Freeman is an Episcopal priest, mother, speaker, blogger, and the author of eight books. A joint endeavor of the Episcopal Church Women and Forward Movement, Bible Women won top honors from Independent Publisher. Lindsay believes deeply in humor, story-telling, imagination, women friends, and dark chocolate. www.lindsayhardinfreeman.com
Contact the Mercer Office (516)248-4800 Ext 140 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.mercerschool.org with any questions.
Recovery Weekend with the Rev. Dr. Stuart Hoke
Date: Friday Oct 4- Sunday Oct 6, 2019Time: 10 amLocation: Mercer School of Theology
The spiritual principles of the 12 steps can be life-giving and meaningful to everyone. Join the Rev. Dr. Stuart Hoke for workshops on the 12 steps and how they can benefit anyone, no matter what your relationship is to recovery.
Fri. Oct 4 10 am Recovery Forum with the Rev. Dr Stuart Hoke for Clergy and Lay Ministers
An opportunity for clergy and all those in ministry to have a conversation with Dr. Hoke about recovery in the church:
• How do we best serve those in our parishes and diocese who are in recovery?
• How have other parishes/dioceses approached ministry to those in recovery?
• What are the issues/questions?
• What are best practices?
Clergy and lay ministers who wish to attend the forum on Friday should RSVP to
the Rev. Canon Pat Mitchell at email@example.com or (516) 248-2800 Ext 132.
Saturday Oct 5 10 am Open Workshop with the Rev. Dr. Stuart Hoke
An open workshop for the public from 10am to 3pm. On Sunday, Dr. Hoke will preach in the Cathedral at all three services, and lead a conversation on recovery and the church in the Dean's Forum at 10am.
Registration is free but required for the Saturday workshop, as lunch will be served.
Visit Here to learn more and to register.
Sunday, October 6 Sunday Services at the Cathedral of the Incarnation
Advent Series: The Universal Christ
Date: Wednesdays, Dec 4-18
Location: Mercer School of Theology
Join us on Wednesday evenings in Advent for a discussion on Richard Rohr's latest New York Times bestseller, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe. Drawing on scripture, history, and spiritual practice, Rohr articulates a transformative view of Jesus Christ as a portrait of God's constant, unfolding work in the world.
Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher whose work is grounded in Christian mysticism, practices of contemplation, and compassion for the marginalized. He is a Franciscan priest and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation.
The class will begin with a shared, light meal in the Mercer refectory followed by conversation in the Mercer library.
Registration is free, but required: Register Here
Red Ecumenica de Desarrollo de Iglesias Latinx/Ecumenical Network for the Development of Latinx Churches Workshops
Friday & Saturday Nov 1 & 2, 2019 Two Days of discernment and learning with Pastor Ruben Duran of the Evangelical Church.
Location: Mercer School of Theology/ Sisters of St Joseph Brentwood
REDIL es una red ecuménica de denominaciones cristianas especializada en ofrecerles apoyo a personas que están plantando y desarrollando misiones, iglesias, y obras dentro de comunidades latinas en Estados Unidos, el Caribe y en colaboración con nuevos ministerios en América Latina.
La misión de REDIL se lleva cabo de cuatro maneras: Entrenamiento a Plantadores, Coaching/Asesoría, Academia para Líderes Laicos y proveer recursos a través de la página web de REDIL.
Denominaciones participantes en REDIL:
Iglesia Evangélica Luterana en América (IELA), Iglesia Unida de Cristo (IUC),
Iglesia Presbiteriana EE. UU. (IP-EE. UU.), Iglesia Episcopal (IE),
Iglesia Metodista Unida (IMU)
We are in the process of planning an outreach and mission strategy with Latinx communities on Long Island. REDIL is a network of ecumenical partners focusing on the support of leaders planting new churches or revitalizing existing ones within the Latinx communities in the USA and the Caribbean, and in partnership and cooperation with leaders in Latin America and other parts of the world.
The mission of REDIL is implemented in 3 ways:
1. Congregational Vitality Training every 6 months
2. Coaching training for the support and multiplication of leaders.
3. Resourcing through the web.
We are also in partnership with the Ecumenical Academy for Lay Leaders.
Friday night, Nov 1, 5 – 9 pm: For Clergy.
We will gather together to take our first steps to create a community of learning for Episcopal and Lutheran clergy working in Latino ministries on Long Island and New York Metropolitan Synod. What are we doing, what might we do together? We will spend time together, understanding each other and our ways of being church—how we can share, teach, and encourage each other. In our listening to God we will be part of a community that is an ecumenical learning community.
Saturday, Nov 2, 10 am – 2 pm: For Lay leaders and Clergy.
What are God's desires for the church, my life, my leadership? How can we make a difference and have impact in our lives, our networks, the world? We will engage in building community and interactive leadership development. We will be listening for skills, passion and capacity and discern what we need to learn to learn to build our community and ministry. There will be something for everyone and we will all be teachers and learners together.
Contact the Office of Congregational Support (516)248-4800 Ext 135 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.