Wednesday, August 16, 2006

National Gathering of The Episcopal Majority

"REMAINING FAITHFUL"

A NATIONAL GATHERING OF
THE EPISCOPAL MAJORITY

November 3–4, 2006

Purpose: To Build a National Coalition of Individuals and Groups
Who Are Committed to the Values and Vitality of The Episcopal Church

And who:

  • Affirm the orthodoxy of our Church, and its adherence to the Chicago-Lambeth Quadrilateral
  • Affirm the traditional Anglican values of national autonomy and toleration of views involving matters of Church discipline
  • Affirm the consecration of the Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson and the full inclusion of gay and lesbian persons in the sacramental life of the Church
  • Oppose all attempts at home and abroad to curb or demean this Church, dismember it or evict it from the Anglican Communion
  • Desire to establish ties with national churches or groups abroad who are sympathetic to The Episcopal Church
The meeting will be held at St. Columba's Episcopal Church in Washington, D. C., beginning at 1:00 p.m. on November 3 and continuing from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on November 4.

St. Columba's is located at 4201 Albemarle Street, NW, one block west of Wisconsin Avenue, just above the intersection of Wisconsin and Nebraska Avenues (Tenley Circle). It's a little more than two miles north of Washington National Cathedral.

While accommodations are up to each individual, rooms may be booked at the Omni Shoreham (under the heading “Bishop’s Installation”). The rooms are $139 a night. The address of the hotel is 2500 Calvert Street NW (at Connecticut Avenue), Washington, D.C. 20008. The phone number is (202) 234-0700. The Savoy Suites also has rooms but as far as we know there are no special rates. The Savoy Suites phone number is (800) 944-5377.

6 Comments:

Blogger Catherine + said...

This is wonderful but how do we who cannot attend the meeting become involved or join the Gathering in abstenia?

thanks,

Catherine+

8/16/2006 7:30 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Catherine, I'll ask the heavy-hitters in our group to reply to you, but for now I would just say: Prayers, my sister -- Prayers!!

8/16/2006 9:21 PM  
Blogger OakMtHiker said...

I think this is wonderful. I plan to attend the meeting just before the investiture. And I hope to get tickets to the investiture.

8/17/2006 9:46 AM  
Blogger Ann said...

There is also this organizing in the NYC area:
WAKE UP

A coalition of concerned Episcopalians who seek
a Full Inclusion Church that:

-- welcomes and celebrates the gifts of all;
-- does not choose between "Us" and "Them"
-- provides equal access to all orders of ministry, including the
episcopate.

We value unity in the Anglican Communion, but not at the price of
appeasement and injustice.


Come and learn how you can TAKE ACTION to STOP THE APPEASEMENT

Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. (through August 30th)
Church of the Holy Apostles
296 Ninth Avenue (at 28th Street), Manhattan
For more information: visit www.wakeuptec.org, or email info@wakeuptec.org

WAKE UP on Wednesday evenings.
You'll sleep better because you were here.

(PLEASE NOTE: although WAKE UP enjoys the hospitality of Holy Apostles,
WAKE UP is not
the program of any particular parish, but rather a multi-parish,
multi-diocese coalition of Episcopalians concerned for the future direction
of the Church.

We welcome all to sign on in solidarity with WAKE UP's Statement of
Purpose, using the link provided on our website at www.wakeuptec.org.)

8/17/2006 11:06 AM  
Blogger Marshall Montgomery said...

Hey there:

I'm Marshall Montgomery, and I'm new to the blogosphere. I've just started my own blog on the Anglican Communion and ecclesiology http://communioninconflict.blogspot.com/ and am trying to connect with people with similar interests. I came across your blog and thought I'd share mine with you. Feel free to visit and comment--and thanks for your own blog! I might be around DC in November and would be interested in hearing more about your gathering. I can be reached at montgomery.marshall@gmail.com. Cheers, MM

8/17/2006 2:38 PM  
Blogger Jim Vandernaald said...

Please add me to the member list

Jim Vandernaald
Diocese of the Rio Grande
St Bede's Episcopal Church
Santa Fe, NM 87505

JIMVDN@EARTHLINK.NET

8/23/2006 3:10 PM  

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