Special Events & Lectures
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.

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

For more information, speak to your local clergy or visit the new Congregational Support website at https://www.congsupport.info/

The Path Conference with Author Lindsay Hardin Freeman
Bible Women: All Their Words and Why They Matter

Date: Saturday, Oct 26, 2019
Time: 10am – 1 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

For more information and registration contact Office of Congregational Support at (516) 248-4800 Ext. 134.

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The Gothic Imagination: Wonder and Inspiration from Notre Dame to Garden City
Date: Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019
Time: 7pm
Location: 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.

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Recovery Weekend with the Rev. Dr. Stuart Hoke

Date: Friday Oct 4- Sunday Oct 6, 2019
Time: 10 am
Location: 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 pmitchell@dioceseli.org 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
Time: 7pm
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.

For more information and registration contact Office of Congregational Support at (516) 248-4800 Ext. 134.

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.

Register Here

Contact the Office of Congregational Support (516)248-4800 Ext 135 or cwoodley@dioeseli.org if you have any questions.

Please check back soon for Special Events and Lectures happening in the Fall of 2019.